News

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.

Navigating the new roadmap for additional compensation during coronavirus pandemic

October 22, 2020

After seven months of negotiations, UWOFA and the employer have agreed to a new process to address additional teaching workloads experienced by the majority of UWOFA members.

New UWOFA relief fund to support contract academic staff

September 29, 2020

A new UWOFA COVID-19 relief fund will provide support for contract academic staff who teach on a per-course basis.

Climate action petition calls on university presidents to endorse UN's climate emergency letter

September 22, 2020

UWOFA members are encouraged to consider signing a petition that calls on university presidents across Canada to endorse the UN's climate emergency letter.

OCUFA to host anti-Black racism virtual workshop

September 17, 2020

OCUFA’s Status of Women and Equity Committee is hosting a virtual workshop entitled “Combatting anti-Black racism in the academy: A primer for faculty” on September 24.

UWOFA members encouraged to participate in Scholar Strike Canada programming

September 8, 2020

UWOFA’s Executive Committee endorses the Scholar Strike Canada advocacy event for racial justice this week and strongly encourages UWOFA members to participate in the two-day programming to the extent they are able.

Post-secondary staff across Canada concerned about remote teaching, research, health and safety and jobs

September 4, 2020

A survey conducted by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) shows that the pandemic has significantly increased the workload and the stress level of academic staff across the country.

Faculty members report increased workload, concerns balancing work with family care commitments in new survey

September 2, 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 survey conducted by UWO’s Faculty Association.

UWOFA and the employer sign Letter of Understanding on Student Questionnaires on Courses and Teaching

September 2, 2020

UWOFA and the employer have negotiated a new Letter of Understanding (LOU) regarding the administration and use of Student Questionnaires on Courses and Teaching (SQCT) in the upcoming academic year.