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Important YUFA Updates on COVID-19 and Fall 2021-Winter 2022 Planning

Since our July 26th, 2021 communiqué on YUFA Guidelines for Fall-Winter 2021-2022 Return Plans, the York University administration provided responses by email to some of the questions raised by YUFA. We wish to share the employer's responses here, and to direct your attention to the following important items: Mode of delivery of...

YUFA Guidelines for Fall-Winter 2021-2022 Return Plans

As the fall term approaches, and with the continued uncertainty about the impact on University’s operations due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to provide some clarity to members about the York University Faculty Association’s position with respect to the rights of members over the mode...

Health & Safety Checklist for University Re-Opening

To access the full document compiled by public health experts at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health who serve on the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) side of the U of T Central Health and Safety Committee click here. If a University Administration wishes to schedule significant in-person...

Prevent What Happened at Laurentian from Happening Elsewhere

Both the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) continue in their actions to support faculty at Laurentian, and to work to ensure what happened at Laurentian is not repeated elsewhere.

Statement on Islamophobia and Mourning the Afzaal Family

Last Sunday evening four members of a Muslim family in London, Ontario, were brutally killed in a violent attack because of their faith and ethnicity. A grandmother (74), two parents, Salman Afzaal (46) and Madiha Salman (44), and their daughter, Yumna Afzaal (15) were killed by a truck driver who...

Statement on the Missing Children at Kamloops Indian Residential School

On May 27th, the Tk’emlúps te Secweìpemc First Nation announced the devastating discovery of a mass grave at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. We express our deepest condolences and solidarity with Indigenous peoples and particularly with parents who have suffered the loss of children through the genocidal practices of...

YUFA Update on Workplace Accommodations and Fall 2021 & Winter 2022 Course Planning

Since the senior administration’s May 6th communication directing units to plan for Fall 2021 in-person course delivery, YUFA has brought members’ questions and concerns about health and safety, workload, and collegial decision-making processes to the Employer at several meetings, including to an emergency COVID table meeting on May 13, a...

Summary of YUFA May 11th Drop-In Session on 2021 Fall Planning

Dear YUFA Colleagues, The YUFA Executive Committee thanks each of the colleagues who participated in YUFA’s Drop-In Session on May 11th to discuss senior administration’s directives in their May 6th message, “Principles to Guide 2021-2022 Course Planning.”  The incredible turnout, especially by younger faculty, on very short notice, demonstrates the...

YUFA Guidance on 2021 Fall and 2022 Winter Course Planning

Dear Members, This is a follow up message based upon feedback from members who attended the YUFA drop-in session held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. It includes guidance that members and units may use based on YUFA’s understanding of our collective agreement rights, applicable health and safety standards and our...