Category Archives: UTFA

Historical Bits and Bytes: Origins of the Current Policy for Librarians at the University of Toronto

UofT librarians began to join the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) in 1974-1975. In 1976, under the leadership of the UTFA President, Jean Edward Smith,  the UofT librarians voted for UTFA to be their exclusive bargaining representative.  In turn, … 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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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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UTFA ANNUAL General Meeting – April 18 at 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Join us!

UTFA Annual General Meeting 2013 – Update on Special Joint Advisory Committee Talks. Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Tanz Neuroscience Building, Room 6 6 Queen’s Park Crescent West

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10th Anniversary of the UTFA Librarians Committee – Monday, March 25

Dear Colleagues, There are still a few seats left for Monday’s event at the University of Toronto Faculty Club. Do join us! Below is a detailed schedule of the event followed by speakers’ biographies. Monday, March 25, 2013, 12:00 noon … Continue reading

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THE SEARCH FOR LIBRARIANS’ POWER* at the University of Toronto

*A homage to William H. Nelson, The Search for Faculty Power: The History of the University of Toronto Faculty Association 1942-1992. (Canadian Scholar’s Press, 1993, reprinted 2006). Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Librarians Standing Committee of the University of … Continue reading

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UTFA supports Dale Askey and the academic freedom of librarians

The University of Toronto Faculty Association has made a public statement of support for Dale Askey. Only one of the two lawsuits launched against Dale Askey has been dropped. The announcement last Monday by CBC referred to only the lawsuit … Continue reading

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Stephen Lewis “Where in the World is the World Headed?”

The University of Toronto Faculty Association has invited Stephen Lewis, former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS, 2001-2006, to speak at the annual C.B.MacPherson Lecture. Do join us! Date: March 20, 2013. … Continue reading

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“Search for Librarians’ Power” – March 25, 2013 at the UT Faculty Club

On Monday, March 25 from 12 noon to 5:30 UTFA will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Librarians Standing Committee in the University of Toronto’s Faculty Association at the Faculty Club. The event will consist of a lunch (with limited … Continue reading

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