News

UWOFA urges Western to place climate action at the core of the next Strategic Plan

April 6, 2021

UWOFA is recommending that climate change action be at the core of Western’s new strategic plan. This will require a strengthened, data-driven strategy for reducing Western’s GHG emissions, one that is critical to preserving a healthy Earth for the entire Western community and future generations.

Tom Murphy Memorial Award presented to Tess Hooks

March 24, 2021

Tess Hooks has received UWOFA's Tom Murphy Memorial Award for her exemplary hard work and commitment to the union's aims.

Stephen Pitel receives Allan Heinicke Memorial Service Award

March 24, 2021

Pitel has taken on a variety of roles within the structure of UWOFA and has completed them with an unerring attention to detail and calm professionalism.

Members honoured for dedicated service to UWOFA

March 24, 2021

Christy Sich, Marianne Larsen, and Sam Trosow were presented with CAUT Dedicated Service Awards at a meeting of members on March 30.

UWOFA celebrates International Women's Day

March 5, 2021

UWOFA is proud to join the world in celebrating International Women’s Day, and invites our members to reflect on how they can personally contribute to advancing the fight for gender equity

Support Laurentian University's academic community, demand more public funding

February 5, 2021

Send a letter asking the provincial and federal governments to intervene to stop the CCAA insolvency proceedings and provide long-term stable funding to Laurentian University.

February advocacy update

February 3, 2021

UWOFA calls for the Chancellor's resignation; face masks are available to members; and reminders from UWOFA

Western halts negotiations with Navitas following faculty mobilization

Dr. Marianne A. Larsen

February 1, 2021

It is important that faculty continue to push back against for-profit initiatives such as this, which operate to undermine the work of Western faculty and exploit international students.

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.