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
Dear Adjunct Faculty Members, Please read these instructions carefully and use the updated on-line form, noting that this is now a fillable PDF application. The link for the guidelines and the application, as well as COVID-19 updates are listed below. The Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional → Learn More
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 here. The deadline for submitting an application for child care expenses is February 1. More information → Learn More
Dear Members, I apologize for throwing so much at you at the end of the term and in one email. Please save this email or print it to review again in January if you cannot process it now. It contains important information about the next round of merit assessment in → Learn More
Dear Members, We know many of you are concerned about reporting on and being assessed for merit for 2020. Queen’s and QUFA have negotiated a variance to the biennial merit cycle that changes reporting requirements for some of you. It is a complicated matter where one must keep in mind → Learn More
To view the November issue of QUFA Voices click here.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dear QUFA Members, Attached you’ll find two documents about the new Voluntary Phased Retirement Program negotiated as part of the deal for QUFA to consent to the conversion of the Queen’s Pension Plan to the University Pension Plan. It should be noted that Queen’s has opted to offer this Program → Learn More
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
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
To view the January issue of QUFA Voices click here.
To view the January issue of QUFA Voices click here.
Dear Colleagues, Tis the season for “what a year this has been” letters. Since I speak as your union president rather than as your employer, I don’t have to thank you for your incredible work getting us through this tough year etc. Instead, I can acknowledge the truth as it → Learn More
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on December 8, 2020 to receive → Learn More
NOTICE OF FALL GENERAL MEETING The Fall General Meeting of the Queen’s University Faculty Association will be held on Thursday, December 17th, 2020 from 1:00p – 3:00p via Zoom. As per Article 5 iii) of the Constitution an agenda package will be emailed to you one week prior to the → Learn More
Dear Members, QUFA Lunch and Learn – Managing Conflict with Email: November 25, 2020 (12-1pm). RSVP to Elizabeth Polnicky email@example.com 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
To view the October issue of QUFA Voices click here.
To view October issue of QUFA Voices click here.
Following Principal Deane’s declaration of October 30th as a Queen’s holiday, QUFA will also be closed that day.