Media Releases

UWO Faculty Association calls on Western to adopt Covid-19 vaccine requirement

July 20, 2021

In light of the announcement Monday by the provincial government about a normal return to campus in September, UWOFA calls on Western university administration to require all eligible students, staff, faculty, librarians and archivists to be fully vaccinated before coming to campus, acknowledging that some may be exempt for medical or religious reasons.

UWOFA condemns program, job cuts at Laurentian University

April 15, 2021

The union representing faculty members at Western University (UWOFA) condemns unprecedented academic program and job cuts announced at Laurentian University this week, and calls on Western University administration to speak out as well.

UWOFA urges government to end restructuring process at Laurentian University

April 8, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UWOFA urges government to end restructuring process at Laurentian University

UWOFA calls for Chancellor's resignation

January 25, 2021

The union representing faculty members at Western University is calling for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz, saying her apology for taking a holiday trip outside Canada mid-pandemic is not good enough.

Faculty members committed to students

September 4, 2020

Faculty members at the University of Western Ontario report they are working overtime to get their courses ready for the fall semester, according to a recent survey conducted by the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA).

Coalition of Ontario Unions Files Charter Challenge

Ontario Federation of Labour

March 4, 2020

As a member of OCUFA, UWOFA is proud to join with the Ontario Federation of Labour to challenge Bill 124.  

Librarians and Archivists Ratify Agreement with Western Administration

November 4, 2019

Librarians and archivists of UWOFA voted 89% in favour of a new collective agreement with Western University Administration.

Western Librarians and Archivists of UWOFA will Return to the Bargaining Table on Friday

October 24, 2019

Bargaining will resume after librarians and archivists reject tentative agreement.

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.”