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Announcements: QUFA Operational Response to Covid-19

Dear QUFA Members, As you are aware, things are changing rapidly with regard to how institutions are responding to the threats posed by Covid-19. QUFA will remain in step with public health authorities’ advice and with decisions made by Queen’s in determining its own operational response. During the same period, → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: October 2020

Dear Members, Virtual Member Town Hall 2020: Date and Zoom details to follow – Join QUFA for a check in about the Fall Term in these unusual times.  We look forward to hearing how things are going. QUFA Lunch and Learn – Communicating Effectively with a Dispersed/Distanced Team: October 27, → Learn More

Announcements: Tuition Support Deadline – November 1, 2020

The deadlines to apply for the 2020-2021 academic year are November 1 for the fall term and February 28 for the winter term. The application is now available on-line. Please contact your Human Resources Advisor, not QUFA, if you have any questions about this benefit. Deadlines are strict, so please → Learn More

Announcements: ScholarstrikeCanada statement

QUFA supports the “Scholar Strike” for racial justice and an end to anti-Black police violence and anti-Indigenous colonial violence which will take place on September 9-10 in Canada. We encourage faculty, academic librarians, and other staff to organize their work in order to join, and permit students to join, the → Learn More

Announcements: Advisory on Outfitting Home Offices

Dear Members, There have been a number of questions raised with QUFA around purchasing equipment for home offices in light of COVID-19 and remote working. There are a number of options available to you to pay for the purchase of equipment for a home office and to manage remote teaching. → Learn More

Announcements: QUFA Message About Remote Teaching

Dear QUFA Members, As we approach the beginning of Fall 2020, it is clear that everyone is working hard to make a remote term successful. Given the number of novelties and uncertainties in moving to remote delivery of courses, we have become aware of many, sometimes conflicting or confusing, communications → Learn More

QUFA Infosheet on Intellectual Property & Remote Delivery

Dear QUFA Members, Michael White, QUFA Co-Chair of the Joint Committee to Administer the (Collective) Agreement (JCAA), has prepared this infosheet on intellectual property and remote delivery of courses. It contains some good advice and links to excellent resources that we hope will help you as you prepare for Fall → Learn More

QUFA Executive Statement on Racism

Dear QUFA Members, Since a Minneapolis Police Officer murdered George Floyd on May 25th, a wave of justified anger and recognition of the simple, elegantly stated truth that Black Lives Matter has swept the world. That George Floyd stands for and among innumerable men and women who have suffered racist → Learn More

QUFA COVID-19 Letter of Understanding

Dear Members, Please find attached an introduction and explanation for the agreement recently signed between QUFA and Queen’s to govern certain aspects of work while the COVID emergency prevails. The actual agreements can be found on the QUFA website here: QUFA COVID-19 Information We recommend that you read the brief → Learn More

Announcements: New provider selected for employee benefits plan

Queen’s employees will soon have a new benefits provider as well as an enhanced benefits plan. Following a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process through the spring and summer 2019, Manulife has been selected as the new employee and retiree benefits provider for Queen’s University. In late 2016, the university asked all → Learn More

October,2020

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QUFA Digest Emails: September 2020

Dear Members, The QUFA Digest resumes with the new term. For new QUFA members, the Digest is a short list of events, or details we believe will be of interest to you. QUFA Lunch and Learn – Facilitating Effective Virtual Meetings: September 28, 2020 (12 pm – 1 pm). Join us → Learn More

QUFA Summer Hours

Please note that the QUFA office will be closed on Fridays, June 26 – August 28 inclusive. We will also be short-staffed from time to time to accommodate staff vacations and appreciate your patience during this period.