Dear Colleagues, I hope all of you have survived the first week of remote teaching without calamity, that you and your families are well, and that those who were travelling have been able to get home safely. Here’s an update on matters affecting QUFA members that have emerged over this → Learn More
To view the March issue of QUFA Voices click here.
To read QUFA’s letter to Principal and Provost click here.
The first matter I raised with the Principal was the fact that, given that the campus was open, some Members (and of course other Queen’s staff) still had to report to work. Therefore, the appropriate cleaning of the campus was imperative, and our Members were informing us that such cleaning → Learn More
Dear QUFA Members, The Principal’s message today clarifies the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish to address some matters specific to our Members. All face to face teaching, including graduate teaching and labs, must be delivered in alternative, i.e. online, formats. Moreover, all assessments, including final summative ones—i.e. → Learn More
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
In light of the rapidly evolving and highly concerning situation with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to observe that the University has a legal obligation to ensure all its employees a safe workplace. This includes ensuring the cleaning of all potentially contaminated spaces and surfaces and the provision → Learn More
QUFA Event: Freedom of Speech – Please join us on April 2 at 2pm, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, to hear Michael Lynk speak. Save the date! More information to follow by email. QUFA Open Council Meeting – Ann Tierney and Stephanie Simpson will join us on April 15 between 3-5pm, → Learn More
To view the February issue of QUFA Voices click here.
Dear QUFA Executive and Council Representatives, If you or colleagues will be travelling to the US or returning to Canada with electronic devices containing sensitive research data, please take a moment to read CAUT’s latest travel advisory. Please share this with your networks. To read the CAUT Travel Advisory click → Learn More
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
1. Nominations are now open for some Executive Committee positions. As well, the Nominations Committee is looking for 2 members who are not on QUFA Council or Executive to serve on the committee and help with contacting potential QUFA volunteers. Please contact Jordan Morelli (VP) at email@example.com or Leslie Jermyn → Learn More
Dear QUFA Members, Ontario’s four major teachers’ unions are all presently engaged in job action. This includes work-to-rule campaigns and rotating or province-wide strike actions. In order to put pressure on the provincial government to return to the bargaining table, all four unions will engage in a province-wide strike this → Learn More
Dear QUFA Members, The deadline to apply for the Tuition Support Plan is February 28. 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 make sure you mark your calendars and submit → Learn More
To view the January issue of Voices click here
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
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