Category Archives: UofT

UTFA Seeks Nominations for the Presidency

Prof. Scott Prudham is stepping down as his six year term is finished June 30, 2016. Two candidates have stepped forward: Cynthia Messenger, Vice-President of Grievances at UTFA Petition of Support and Paul Hamel, Treasurer, UTFA. The position of President … Continue reading

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Update and Summary of Salary and Benefits from Provost’s Office

Many members have been asking when they would receive the agreed upon settlements recently negotiated. UofT has posted a summary, see http://memos.provost.utoronto.ca/summary-of-the-salary-and-benefits-agreement-for-faculty-and-librarians-and-implementation-details-pdadc-29/

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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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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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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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Compilation of Policies and Best Practices: UofT Librarians and Research Leaves

Looking for that one statement or clause pertaining to research leaves or research days? Not sure what your application for a research leave should include? The UTFA librarians committee has compiled this guide which might help: Final-Sep22-2013-ResearchLeavePolicies-Librarians

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