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
QUFA invites applications for the position of Assistant to the Executive Director and Executive Team with an anticipated start date of November 15, 2021. To view this job posting click here.
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The deadlines to apply for the 2020-2021 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
Dear QUFA Member, I hope that the return to classes has gone smoothly for you. As you might imagine the QUFA Staff have been quite busy assisting members who require accommodations in order to comply with the recent requirements that our employer has mandated. I especially want to acknowledge the → Learn More
Dear QUFA Member Since the spring QUFA has worked hard advocating for all our Members, negotiating Memoranda of Understanding, and holding the University’s feet to the fire to prepare for a safe return to in-person classes; something we jointly agreed was a shared goal for the fall term. It will → Learn More
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
Dear QUFA Member, QUFA has been notified that the Town Hall meetings announced last week by the Principal, that were to have taken place on Monday 23 August for faculty and on Wednesday 25 August for staff, have been postponed until further direction is provided by the provincial government regarding → Learn More
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
Dear Members, When University Pension Plan (“UPP”) formally launched earlier this month, we stated our clear commitment to put our members’ pension security at the core of everything we do. Our goal is, and will always be, to deliver a secure, stable retirement income to our members. Our investment strategy → Learn More
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
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 email@example.com by May 17 for Zoom details. QUFA RoR Workshop (Adjuncts): We encourage Adjunct members to join → Learn More
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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 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 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
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