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Call for nominations - The Allan Heinicke Memorial Service Award

December 13, 2018

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is pleased to present this call for nominations for the Allan Heinicke Memorial Service Award. The Allan Heinicke Memorial Service Award was established in honour of the late Allan Heinicke, former Chair and President of UWOFA and latterly financial, technical and policy analyst. This award was instituted to honour and to recognize outstanding service and achievement in financial, technical, or policy development and/or analysis supporting the aims of UWOFA.

Things to consider before making flex credit allocations

December 11, 2018

The deadline for full-time faculty members allocating how they wish to use their flex credits is fast approaching — December 30, 2018. If you have already made your allocations but decide to make changes after reading this communication, you can do so up to December 30. In considering the use of this valuable benefit, the UWOFA Pension & Benefits Committee would like to offer the following reminders and suggestions.

New Faculty Collective Agreement achieves important gains for contract faculty, employment equity

December 5, 2018

The new Faculty Collective Agreement achieved important gains for members, particularly in three priority areas, during this round of collective bargaining: compensation and benefits, job security

Students' academic achievements celebrated at UWOFA scholarship reception

Vanessa Brown

December 4, 2018

Members of the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) gathered Wednesday to celebrate undergraduate students’ academic accomplishments. Thirty-seven students received a Faculty Association Scholarship, which has been awarded annually since 1971. Totalling $36,000, the scholarships are supported through UWOFA members’ dues and recognize students’ academic achievements from the previous year.

UWOFA to award student scholarships

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. The Faculty Association scholarships are awarded annually to students across all faculties at Western, and recognize academic achievements in the previous year. The awards have been given since 1971. This is unquestionably one of the most enjoyable and rewarding events that UWOFA sponsors.

Promotion and tenure process tips

December 3, 2018

Updated tips for those going through the promotion and tenure process.

Tentative agreement ratified - Vol. 7 No. 16

November 26, 2018

The UWOFA membership has voted to ratify the tentative faculty collective agreement reached with the university administration. Members of the faculty bargaining unit voted 90 per cent in favour of the deal in a vote that closed Friday, November 23.

Faculty Bargaining Unit meeting to review details of tentative Collective Agreement

November 14, 2018

UWOFA faculty members are encouraged to attend a Bargaining Unit meeting next week to hear details of the tentative faculty Collective Agreement.

Tentative Agreement Reached

November 9, 2018

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is pleased to announce that a tentative faculty collective agreement has been reached with the university administration.