Faculty Times Archive

March 19, 2018

Browse current and past issues of Faculty Times, UWOFA's official publication

OCUFA Report - What the 2018 election results mean for Ontario's professors and academic librarians

June 20, 2018

On June 7, the Ontario voters elected a Progressive Conservative majority government led by Doug Ford. This election outcome has a number of important implications for professors and academic librarians in the province and will pose several challenges and opportunities for the university sector over the next four years.

UWOFA past presidents remain involved in the academic labour movement

June 15, 2018

Several UWOFA past presidents continue their work in the academic labour movement. There are currently four former presidents who hold positions with the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). Both organizations support local faculty associations throughout collective bargaining and advocate for the professional interests of faculty members and academic librarians and archivists. Here's what Ann Bigelow, James Compton, and Jeff Tennant have to say about their work beyond the Western campus.

Answering the Call to Serve

Vanessa Brown

June 8, 2018

It seems like they have been working together for years. In fact, barely 10 minutes into a conversation about negotiations last fall, I had already forgotten that Jeff Tennant and Johanna Weststar are about to enter just their first round of negotiations for UWOFA working together as chief negotiator and deputy chief negotiator, respectively. Both Tennant and Weststar fluidly pick up where the other ends, and they speak with ease and conviction about deeply held principles including collegial governance, grassroots mobilizing, and academic freedom. Both also see themselves as a proxy for their faculty colleagues during collective bargaining.

Faculty collective bargaining begins - Vol. 7, No. 3

June 8, 2018

Faculty collective bargaining began on Wednesday, June 6, with your UWOFA negotiating committee meeting with the Administration's representatives for several hours to exchange initial proposals.