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QUFA Digest Emails: January 2020

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

Announcements: Adjunct Scholarly Fund deadline February 3.

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  

Announcements: Deadlines for QUFA Tuition Support and Child Care Expense applications

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

Announcements: New provider selected for employee benefits plan

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

QUFA Digest Emails: October 2019

Dear Members, QUFA Lunch and Learn – Having Difficult Discussions: November 11, 2019 (12:15 pm – 1 pm) Join us for soup and conversation at the University Club. RSVP to ep43@queensu.ca by November 6, 2019 https://qufa.ca/event/lunch-and-learn-having-difficult-discussions/ QUFA Council Meeting – Provost Visit:  November 14, 2019 (3 pm – 5 pm) → Learn More

Announcements: 2 Month Notification – Mandatory Ethics Training

Dear Colleagues, This email serves as the two month notification to remind you that following consultation with the University and QUFA through the JCAA for the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement, the Office of Research Ethics Compliance will be implementing mandatory research ethics training for all research team members, including faculty, librarians → Learn More

QUFA office closed Friday September 6, all staff can be reached via email

The QUFA office may be closed on Friday September 6  while renovation work is being completed,  staff will be working off site and can be reached at the below emails Leslie Jermyn ( Executive Director) – jermynl@queensu.ca Micheline Waring (Member Services officer) – micheline.waring@queensu.ca Elizabeth Polnicky (Office Administrator) – ep43@queensu.ca → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: September 2019

Dear Members, The QUFA Digest resumes with the new term. For new QUFA members, the Digest is a short list of events or details we believe will be of interest to you. This month’s mailout is lengthier than usual but it contains some important deadlines, events and information. 1. Celebration → Learn More

Announcements: UPP Consent Achieved

Dear Colleagues, Another significant milestone has been achieved towards the creation of the University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP). We are extremely pleased to share that the required consent threshold has been surpassed at Queen’s University, enabling the conversion to the UPP to proceed. UPP consent thresholds were also met at → Learn More