Monthly Archives: September 2012

Letter from UTFA Vice President, Salary, Benefits, Pensions and Representative on UTFA Council

Prof. Downes, UTFA Council Rep, has given permission for us to share with you this letter he has written to inform his constituents in the English Department, September 30, 2012: University of St. Michael’s College Bargaining: Our colleagues (and fellow … Continue reading

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University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) Passes Motion About St. Michael’s College (USMC) at the University of Toronto

“University administration negotiators walked away from the bargaining table Sept. 24. Faculty of theology professors and librarians will be in a legal strike position, or could be locked out by management, as of midnight Oct. 8.” Catholic Registrar, http://www.catholicregister.org/news/toronto-gta/item/15133-st-mikes-faculty-on-cusp-of-strike In … Continue reading

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UTFA’s Letter to the Presidential Search Committee

Today UTFA submitted this letter to the Search Committee outlining some of the main recommendations from our community: UTFA Presidential Search letter September 2012 (and see below) ********* Mr. W. David Wilson Chair Presidential Search Committee Office of the Governing … Continue reading

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UTFA Librarians Committee – update and more coming…

At this term’s first UTFA Librarians Committee meeting yesterday, several important matters were raised and discussed (St. Mike’s situation, workload policy, PTR reviews, research issues and UTFA forum for Oct. 11). This short note is just to let you know … Continue reading

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Chair’s Report, UTFA Librarians Committee, at the Sept. 18, UTFA Council Meeting

Please find attached the report prepared to update council members about recent activities and plans: Sept18LibReport

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CLA Resolution to Raise Institutional Membership Fees

Discussion is arising on whether or not the new fee hikes at CLA for institutional memberships is providing our community what they need. Here is the resolution and fee structure: Resolution_2012-4_Membership_Fees_revised

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LAC Cuts to Interlibrary Loan Services will Result in Privileged Access for Locals Only and Costs to Researchers

See the article in Huffington Post, Sept. 25, 2012: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/vincent-gogolek/budget-cuts-national-archives-library-bc-research_b_1911191.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-british-columbia Declare your concerns and openly object to what is happening to our national heritage by signing the CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers) petition at: http://www.savelibraryarchives.ca/about-lac.aspx If we are silent, … Continue reading

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