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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

QUFA Digest Emails: March 2020

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

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

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

QUFA Digest Emails: November 2019

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 ep43@queensu.ca  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

Announcements: 1 Month Notification – Mandatory Ethics Training

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