Category Archives: University of Toronto

Update from Librarians’ UTFA Council Representatives

**This is from an email sent to librarians, members of UTFA by your Council Reps “Hello all, This morning’s Globe and Mail featured this article:  The Globe and Mail, April 20, 2014: “U of T faculty consider option to unionize,” … Continue reading

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SJAC Process Update for UT Librarians

As UTFA members know, the SJAC process is currently underway to negotiate and modernize our Memorandum of Agreement. The University of Toronto Faculty Association is not certified like most other Canadian Faculty Associations (more than 90% are certified, giving their … Continue reading

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UTFA AGM – April 23, 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held in room 108 of the Koffler House (KP), 569 … Continue reading

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Policies for Librarians – In the same Policy with Faculty or Not? What is the Trend?

As a librarian working in the University of Toronto Library System, have you ever wondered why we have a separate Policy for Librarians, never mind the numerous other guidelines and agreements? Or how does this compares to other institutions in … Continue reading

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UofT President Speaks to UTFA Council – You are Invited!

President Gertler will be addressing UTFA Council on Monday, December 16, 2013. He plans to come for the portion of the meeting from 3:15 to 4:00 pm, including time for some discussion. We have moved the meeting to a larger … Continue reading

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UofT Says No to Access Copyright Agreement

In an announcement from Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost, it was stated “that, despite good faith efforts by both parties, we have been unable to reach an agreement with Access Copyright for a renewal of the current License at a … Continue reading

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What happens to former Presidents of the University of Toronto?

David Naylor joins the Board of Directors for the Canadian Barrick Gold Corp., founded by Peter Munk, see the CBC report http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/barrick-gold-s-peter-munk-to-step-down-in-2014-1.2450583  In recent years there has been considerable concern expressed by University of Toronto (UofT) faculty, librarians and students … Continue reading

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New UTFA Posters – Distribute and Share

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UTFA Website – A New Look!

The UTFA office is currently revising and updating the University of Toronto Faculty Assocation Website: http://www.utfa.org/

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October 9 – SJAC Update and Welcome to New Hires (Faculty and Librarians)

Poster for October 9 2013 FINAL Dear Colleagues, Please join us and ensure your colleagues, new librarians (hired in the last 2-3 years), attend the UTFA reception on October 9, from 5 to 7 pm, at the Croft Chapter House … Continue reading

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