Dear Colleagues, I promised that I would write something specific about teaching evaluation and what the Collective Agreement (CA) allows QUFA instructors to do to represent their teaching in the absence of USATs. Last week I attended a helpful webinar by CTL on developing your own survey in the absence → Learn More
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
To view the March issue of QUFA Voices click here.
To read QUFA’s letter to Principal and Provost click here.
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
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
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
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
QUFA Event: Freedom of Speech – Please join us on April 2 at 2pm, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, to hear Michael Lynk speak. Save the date! More information to follow by email. QUFA Open Council Meeting – Ann Tierney and Stephanie Simpson will join us on April 15 between 3-5pm, → Learn More
To view the February issue of QUFA Voices click here.
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
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
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
The QUFA office will be closed at 12:00 noon on December 24th and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. EST on January 6th, 2020. Regards QUFA Staff
To view the November issue of QUFA Voices click here.
Please see here for updates: http://unbcfa.ca/bargaining-updates-2019/ Please send messages of support to: UNBCFA.email@example.com
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. https://qufa.ca/event/lunch-and-learn-having-difficult-discussions/ RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 9. Effective Communication: December 3, 2019(12:15 pm -1 pm) Join us for soup and conversation at the University Club. https://qufa.ca/event/lunch-and-learn-effective-communication/ → Learn More
Dear Colleagues, This email serves as the one 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 Members are invited to attend the QUFA Council of Representatives Order of the Day on Thursday 14 November 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in McDonald 2. Provost Harris will speak to performance-based funding and to answer questions from QUFA Members and Council. If any QUFA Members have a question they → Learn More
To view the October issue of QUFA Voices click here.
The deadlines to apply for the 2019-2020 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 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 email@example.com 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