1. QUFA Annual Lecture: Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns – Lessons from the University of California. Save the date and join us on January 30 from 3-5:30 pm in the George Teves Room at the University Club. For more information please see https://www.qufa.ca/event/divestment-queens-and-climate-change-reducing-the-carbon-footprint-at-queens/ All are welcome to attend this free event! → Learn More
The deadline for submitting an application for the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts) is February 3. More information and the application for may be found on the Faculty Relations website: https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/queens-university-faculty-association-qufa/professional-support-programs/fund-scholarly-research-and
Dear QUFA Members, Please be advised of the following deadlines. The deadline for submitting an application for QUFA Tuition Support is February 28. More information and the application form may be found on the Human Resources website: http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/wellness-accessibility/employee-benefits/tuition-support-plan The deadline for submitting an application for child care expenses is February → Learn More
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October 16, 2019 email from Human Resources Department <HRDEPT-L@LISTS.QUEENSU.CA>; on behalf of; VP Finance and Administration <vpfa@QUEENSU.CA> Dear Colleagues, The creation of the new University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP) and the transfer of assets and liabilities from the existing university pension plans is a complex process. The current university pension → Learn More
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
Dear Members, Please note that the new QUFA-Queen’s University Collective Agreement begins on May 1st, 2019. Due to the unique nature of bargaining in December, as a result of the UPP consent process, MOAs were signed with the intention to update the relevant articles of the Collective Agreement in the → Learn More
A Workshop with James Cameron, Jessica Greenwood and Wassim Garzouzi of Raven Law All QUFA Members Welcome! Join us on April 16 for a workshop to explore what happens when we are ill or disabled. We’ll consider important issues like: Your Rights and Obligations if Partially Disabled: What do you → Learn More
The QUFA office will be closed at 12:00 noon on December 24th and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. EST on January 6th, 2020. Regards QUFA Staff
Please see here for updates: http://unbcfa.ca/bargaining-updates-2019/ Please send messages of support to: UNBCFA.firstname.lastname@example.org
QUFA Lunch and Learn Having Difficult Discussions: November 11, 2019 (12:15 pm – 1 pm) Join us for soup and conversation at the University Club. https://qufa.ca/event/lunch-and-learn-having-difficult-discussions/ RSVP to email@example.com by November 9. Effective Communication: December 3, 2019(12:15 pm -1 pm) Join us for soup and conversation at the University Club. https://qufa.ca/event/lunch-and-learn-effective-communication/ → Learn More
Dear Colleagues, This email serves as the one month notification to remind you that following consultation with the University and QUFA through the JCAA for the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement, the Office of Research Ethics Compliance will be implementing mandatory research ethics training for all research team members, including faculty, librarians → Learn More
QUFA Members are invited to attend the QUFA Council of Representatives Order of the Day on Thursday 14 November 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in McDonald 2. Provost Harris will speak to performance-based funding and to answer questions from QUFA Members and Council. If any QUFA Members have a question they → Learn More
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The deadlines to apply for the 2019-2020 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