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Provincial budget implications on retirement-eligible faculty members

Dan Belliveau

April 25, 2019

Last week, UWOFA informed members that Western had invited some faculty members to participate in a voluntary retirement incentive program. It is not a coincidence that this retirement incentive package has emerged on the heels of the recent provincial budget.

Message to members about Western's retirement incentive program

April 18, 2019

On Tuesday a number of UWOFA members received an invitation from Western to participate in a one-time Voluntary Retirement Incentive Window. For those who have received the invitation, UWOFA advises you to consider the offer carefully and assures you that we will make every effort to support members as they consider their offer. In addition to the resources identified by Western in the materials you have received, please feel free to consult Lina Rodriguez, UWOFA's Member Services Officer, or Cindy Cossar-Jones, UWOFA Professional Officer, with any questions you may have.

April Advocacy Update

April 15, 2019

UWOFA advocacy update for April

UWOFA donates to Scholars at Risk program

April 12, 2019

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association will donate $30,000 over the next three years to support the Western’s Scholars at Risk Committee. This financial contribution marks the second such donation since 2016, bringing the Faculty Association’s total contribution to $60,000. UWOFA members approved the donation in a recent vote.

Postsecondary education needs robust public funding

April 5, 2019

Healthy levels of government funding for post-secondary institutions are crucial to deliver high-quality education to students. At a time when Ontario universities already receive the lowest per-student funding in Canada, UWOFA urges the provincial government not to cut core operating grants for post-secondary schools in the upcoming provincial budget.

Contract faculty members invited to apply for funding

March 28, 2019

Contract faculty members of UWOFA are invited to apply for UWOFA's Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund. The purpose of this funding is to support the participation of UWOFA contract faculty members in professional development activities, academic conferences and research.

Dan Belliveau named 2019 Allan Heinicke Memorial Service Award winner

March 25, 2019

Dan Belliveau, a longstanding active member of the Faculty Association and its current president, has been awarded the 2019 Allan Heinicke Memorial Service Award.

UWOFA members receive CAUT Dedicated Service Award

March 25, 2019

At a membership meeting on Monday, March 25 four UWOFA members received CAUT Dedicated Service Awards for their contributions to the Faculty Association over the years.

Axworthy calls for university engagement

Joanna Quinn

March 13, 2019

It all started when a 17-year-old boy heard Lester B. 'Mike' Pearson, the future Prime Minister of Canada, give a call to use his Canadian education and resources to give back to those who have less. More than 60 years later, Lloyd Axworthy continues to heed that advice.