Category Archives: University of St. Michael’s College

How is ‘scholarship’ defined for Academic Librarians at the University of Toronto?

Appointed librarians in the University of Toronto Library System (UTLS) have workloads defined as consisting of three principal areas of responsibilities:  professional practice, service, scholarship or professional creative activities (WLPP as of Oct. 3, 2015 and the Library Workload Policy … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom under Threat – St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto

Our colleagues at the University of St. Michael’s College need our support. Please read below a letter from Scott Prudham, President of the University of Toronto Faculty Association outlining some of the issues, one is ‘academic freedom’ – and we … Continue reading

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Members of the UTFA Librarians Committee (2013-2014)

The following members have been approved by the UTFA Council: Chair of UTFA Librarians Committee, Harriet Sonne de Torrens. Bobby Glushko (Librarian, Robarts Library) Brock Macdonald (Teaching Stream, Woodsworth College) Michael Attridge (Faculty, St. Michael’s University College) Christina Tooulias (Librarian, … Continue reading

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Sign Up – Not too late! Session on Scholarship & Research Leaves for UofT Librarians

Dear Colleagues, In response to requests from the community, the UTFA Librarians Committee has organized an afternoon session on policies and best practices related to research leaves and scholarship at the University of Toronto.The focus will be on what you … Continue reading

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USMC Reaches Tentative Agreement with CUPE 3902, Unit 4

“The agreement is for the period from July 1, 2012, through to June 30, 2014.  It will now move to the ratification processes of both parties… As a result of this tentative settlement, the Union’s strike activity has ceased and … Continue reading

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Message from Scott Prudham, President of UTFA, about USMC Collective Agreement

Read attached (pdf) News Release re USMC ratification October 9 2012 or see below: News Release October 9, 2012 Faculty and Librarians at the University of St. Michael’s College Ratify First Collective Agreement TORONTO – Unionized faculty and librarians at … Continue reading

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Is the Future of Academic Status at the University of Toronto Being Questioned?

St. Mike’s administrators have offered monetary remuneration on the condition that faculty and librarians at the college give up academic status, their tenure and permanent status in their first negotiations to secure a collective agreement. We have seen academic status … Continue reading

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