Announcements: President’s Message #6, April 9, 2020

Dear Colleagues, I hope all of you survived the end of term, such as it was, and more importantly, that you and yours continue in health. (It’s a bit weird, that archaic formulation, suitable for a letter from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra, is so acutely of the moment.) → Learn More

Announcements: QUFA President’s Message #4, March 27, 2020

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

Announcements: QUFA President’s Message #3, March 20, 2020

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

Announcements: QUFA President Message #2, March 13, 2020

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

Announcements: QUFA President Message #1, March 9, 2020

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

Announcements: Solidarity Pickets for Ontario Teachers February 21

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