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QUFA Digest Emails: September 2021

Dear Members, 1. QUFA Lunch and Learn Becoming More Assertive: October 20, 2021 Active Listening and Effective Communication: November 24, 2021 Respectful Workplaces for Faculty: December 8, 2021 Join us for a virtual lunch and conversation with Meaghan Welfare via Zoom between 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm. RSVP to Elizabeth → Learn More

Announcements: QUFA Update on Return to Campus

Dear QUFA Member, Late last week, the university finally published their “Teaching Space Ventilation Review” on their ‘Ventilation Management at Queen’s’ website (https://www.queensu.ca/facilities/our-services/operations-maintenance/ventilation). QUFA has been actively seeking this information since January 2021 at Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) meetings. In the absence of such information, QUFA and the → Learn More

Announcements: Message from President and QUFA Infosheet re: Return to Campus

Dear QUFA Member: The QUFA Executive endorses Queen’s University’s recently announced policy mandating vaccinations in order for students, staff, and faculty to access campus starting 7 September 2021. We look forward to working with the university administration as they make the necessary plans to implement this policy with a view to ensuring, among other things, that our Members’ privacy → Learn More

Announcements: An Official Welcome From the University Pension Plan

Dear Members, Tomorrow marks an important milestone for University Pension Plan (UPP) and the beginning of our journey with you – our members. On July 1, 2021, UPP will formally assume responsibility for administering the pensions and investing the assets of its predecessor plans. This landmark realizes the historic vision → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: May 2021

Dear Members, QUFA Voluntary Phased Retirement Workshop: We encourage QUFA members nearing retirement to attend this workshop on May 19 (1-2:30 pm) to learn more about this program. RSVP to Elizabeth Polnicky at ep43@queensu.ca by May 17 for Zoom details. QUFA RoR Workshop (Adjuncts): We encourage Adjunct members to join → 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

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