Monthly Archives: April 2012

Message from George Luste, President of UTFA – AGM this Wednesday

Dear colleagues, A reminder to please join us this Wednesday for our Annual General Meeting, 3-5:30 pm at the Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Avenue. You will be hearing important reports on bargaining and workload and other affairs that matter to … Continue reading

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Provincial news and updates – settlements, students occupy President’s office, McMaster

MacMaster University’s standards on accountability and openness are discussed in this article: http://www.thespec.com/news/article/703713–opinion-mac-should-set-standard-on-openness Students occupy University of Ottawa’s President’s office over tuition hikes: http://thefulcrum.ca/2012/04/students-roccupy-u-of-o-president%E2%80%99s-office/ Faculty and TAs reach a deal at York University: http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/Professors+reach+deal+with+York/6451524/story.html Ottawa University ready for legal fight … Continue reading

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Performance Evaluations – deadline nears

UTFA supports a transparent approach to how our colleagues are assessed. It will soon be that time of year when many of you have questions about the process and the results of the annual performance reviews. Some of our colleagues … Continue reading

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UTFA Annual General Meeting – Next Week!! Wednesday April 18, 2012 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm.

Lots happening folks, make sure you try to set aside some time to join us to say farewell to George Luste, who has worked hard for many years on our behalf, and to welcome Scott Prudham. We have a full … Continue reading

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Not so far away…heroic librarians

Our world is a small place but we tend to forget what our colleagues in other regions face on a daily basis. In south Africa in Timbuktu, librarians and ordinary citizens defended their library and collections by standing in front … Continue reading

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History in the making….new President of UTFA

On July 1, 2012, Scott Prudham will assume the responsibilities of the University of Toronto Faculty Association. Over 1600 members took the time to vote and bring in a new era.

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Donors and Universities

For the latest about York University and donorship, see National Post: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/04/03/york-university-teaches-jim-balsillie-hard-lesson-of-mixing-philanthropy-with-public-academics/?__lsa=878819c5

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