Media Releases

UWOFA calls on Western to adhere to Step 3 regulations in the interest of public safety

August 31, 2021

As the Delta variant surges and thousands of students, staff, and faculty prepare to return to campus, UWOFA calls on Western to take the following four steps in order to ensure the health and safety of the Western community.

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).

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.