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QUFA Digest Emails: January 2021

Dear Members, Important Benefits Deadlines: Childcare Support Plan – The deadline to submit an application is February 1. More information and the application form may be found on the Human Resources website. Click here. Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts) – The deadline to submit → Learn More

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

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

January, 2021

To view the January issue of QUFA Voices click here.

Announcements: Holiday Closure

The QUFA office will be closed on December 24th and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. EST on January 4th, 2021. Regards QUFA Staff

QUFA Digest Emails: December 2020

Dear Members, Open QUFA Council Meeting: Principal Patrick Deane will be attending the December Council meeting to talk about his Report on the Conversation.  We encourage you to join us on December 8, 2020 (1 pm – 2:30 pm). RSVP to ep43@queensu.ca by noon on December 8, 2020 to receive → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: November 2020

Dear Members, QUFA Lunch and Learn – Managing Conflict with Email: November 25, 2020 (12-1pm). RSVP to Elizabeth Polnicky ep43@queensu.ca by November 23, 2020 to receive Zoom details. Click here for more information. Open QUFA Council Meeting: Principal Patrick Deane will be attending the December QUFA Council meeting to talk → Learn More

October,2020

To view October issue of QUFA Voices click here.