Media Releases

UWOFA supports students and affordable education

January 25, 2019

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) stands with students in opposition to the OSAP changes recently announced by the provincial government. The announcement includes cuts to grants for low-income students, a move that will force those in need to take on more student debt. “Cutting needs-based grants flies in the face of affordable post-secondary education,” said UWOFA president Dan Belliveau. “The provincial government should make it easier for students to go to university, not harder and more stressful.”

UWOFA to award 37 student scholarships on December 5

December 4, 2018

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) will award scholarships to 37 undergraduate students at a reception on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Bill 47 will leave contract faculty members vulnerable

November 22, 2018

UWOFA is concerned that recent improvements to labour laws will be abandoned with yesterday’s passage of Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act. Last year, part-time workers won the much-needed protection of equal hourly pay for doing the same work as their full-time counterparts. Bill 47 will cancel that important gain, along with other provisions that prioritized fairness for workers such as consolidating bargaining units and a minimum wage increase to $15 an hour in 2019.

Tentative faculty collective agreement reached at Western University

November 9, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       Tentative collective agreement reached at Western University

UWOFA to award student scholarships

December 15, 2017

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) will award scholarships to 36 undergraduate students at a reception on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

UWOFA attends Campus Assembly in Toronto

September 18, 2017

UWOFA representatives joined others across the province this weekend in Toronto to raise awareness about insecure contract work.

UWOFA Statement Regarding US Travel Ban

January 30, 2017

"This ban creates barriers that run counter to academic freedom and the pursuit of intellectual inquiry, the very tenets of our international community of scholars," said UWOFA president Ann Bigelow. "We are alarmed about the unpredictable and far-reaching implications this ban will have."

UWO Faculty Association supports contract faculty

October 24, 2016

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is participating in Fair Employment Week with an event on Tuesday in support of contract faculty at Western.