UWOFA concerned to see masking mandate end without warning
February 8th, 2023
UWOFA is concerned that Western has abruptly terminated its mask mandate in instructional spaces.
UWOFA stands with education workers in Ontario
November 1st, 2022
UWOFA stands with education workers in Ontario, represented by CUPE-OSBCU (Ontario School Board Council of Unions).
Time is running out to avert a strike
October 28th, 2022
The “No Board” report UWOFA requested last week was filed with the Ministry of Labour.
Strike Vote Results
October 3rd, 2022
We are pleased to report that 91% of ballots cast were YES votes, in support of the UWOFA Board of Directors authorizing strike action if necessary.
September 21st, 2022
Here is all the information you need to Vote “YES” to a strike vote next week.
Unionization drive for GSAs and GRAs
September 19th, 2022
UWOFA strongly supports PSAC 610 in starting a unionization drive for Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs) and Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs).
Every Budget is a Choice 3.0
September 16th, 2022
We have prepared a report to outline Western’s current economic position. As you will see, Western has the money to reinvest in faculty and the academic mission, but they are choosing not to.
UWOFA supports Covid safety protocols on Western campus
August 24th, 2022
UWOFA supports Western’s recent announcement regarding Covid policies as we return to campus for the fall semester.
UWOFA Calls for Health Protocol Clarification
August 18th, 2022
UWOFA is still waiting for confirmation regarding the Covid health protocols.
Join UWOFA in remembering Our London Family
June 6th, 2022
It has been one year since the attack that took the lives of Salman Afzaal, Madiha Salman, Talat Afzaal, and Yumna Afzaal.
UWOFA Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund
April 20th, 2022
Application for the UWOFA Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund is now open.
UWOFA stands in solidarity with Ukraine
March 14th, 2022
UWOFA strongly condemns the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian regime and expresses solidarity with our Ukrainian faculty, students, staff, and all those here at Western who are affected by this conflict.
UWOFA advocates for faculty autonomy and PPE in return to campus plans
January 17th, 2022
On Friday, Jan. 14 the employer sent a notice about its return to campus plan. UWOFA acknowledges the stress and hard work of all our members and continues to advocate strongly on your behalf.
UWOFA accepting nominations for Tom Murphy Memorial Award
January 4th, 2022
UWOFA is accepting nominations for the Tom Murphy Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to UWOFA.
Upcoming deadline for librarians, archivists to submit request for promotion and continuing appointment extension
December 9th, 2021
Academic librarians and archivists are reminded that the deadline for submitting a request for an extension to their promotion and continuing appointment clocks is December 31, 2021.
Deadline for librarians’ and archivists’ Annual Report submission extended
November 15th, 2021
The deadline for librarian and archivist Members to send their ARR submissions to the Chief Librarian or Dean or designate, with copy to the immediate supervisor, is now Friday, December 3, 2021.
UWOFA condemns Islamophobic mass murder in London
June 8th, 2021
The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is deeply saddened by the recent deaths of four London family members who were targeted because of their Islamic faith.
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism
April 16th, 2021
During its April meeting the UWOFA Board of Directors passed a motion in support of the following statement.
UWOFA urges Western to place climate action at the core of the next Strategic Plan
April 6th, 2021
UWOFA sent the following recommendation to the university's Strategic Planning Steering Committee.
Ontario government circumventing democracy and public debate on Bill 168
October 30th, 2020
UWOFA’s Executive Committee is alarmed that the Ontario government is pushing through provisions of an antisemitism act that could erode academic freedom to criticize a foreign state.
UWOFA Equity Committee’s Anti-Racism Statement
June 15th, 2020
We are witnessing a defining civil rights moment in world history. UWOFA stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and we are committed to ensuring the equitable inclusion of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) individuals and communities.