November advocacy update

November 10, 2020

Advocacy updates and reminders from UWOFA

Statement from UWOFA on Ontario government circumventing democracy and public debate on Bill 168

October 30, 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.

Things to consider before making flex credit allocations

October 27, 2020

The deadline for allocating how you wish to use your flex credits is November 30, 2020. In considering the use of this valuable benefit, the UWOFA Pension & Benefits Committee would like to offer the following reminders and suggestions:

UWOFA Equity Champions

October 23, 2020

UWOFA’s Equity Committee has developed a series of profiles highlighting the perspectives and contributions related to equity among UWOFA members. They are also designed to help facilitate conversations about the ‘everyday’ nature of equity, and inequity, among our members.

Toward a stronger, more united, more engaged Association

Beth MacDougall-Shackleton

October 23, 2020

As I write this column, it’s been seven months since the World Health Organization announced the Covid-19 pandemic. In the days and weeks following that announcement, campus life at Western and elsewhere changed beyond recognition. In the spirit of solidarity, UWOFA members rallied to help our students salvage their winter term courses. We transitioned rapidly (if not always smoothly) to the new world of remote instruction.