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UWOFA awards 38 student scholarships

January 8, 2021

Thirty-eight undergraduate students received a UWOFA Scholarship in December. Awarded annually since 1971, the scholarships are supported through UWOFA members’ union dues and recognize students’ academic achievements from the previous year.

UWOFA Holiday Schedule

December 22, 2020

The UWOFA office will be closed for the holidays from December 23 to January 3. Staff will return to work on January 4, 2021. Happy holidays from UWOFA.

Call for nominations - Allan Heinicke Memorial Service Award

December 2, 2020

All members and former members of UWOFA (including full- and part-time faculty, librarians and archivists) are eligible to receive this award. Nominations can be made by any Member of UWOFA.

UWOFA Membership Meeting to be held November 24

November 16, 2020

UWOFA will hold a membership meeting on Tuesday, November 24 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

November advocacy update

November 10, 2020

Advocacy updates and reminders from UWOFA

Statement from UWOFA on Ontario government circumventing democracy and public debate on Bill 168

October 30, 2020

UWOFA’s Executive Committee is alarmed that the Ontario government is pushing through provisions of an antisemitism act that could erode academic freedom to criticize a foreign state.

Things to consider before making flex credit allocations

October 27, 2020

The deadline for allocating how you wish to use your flex credits is November 30, 2020. In considering the use of this valuable benefit, the UWOFA Pension & Benefits Committee would like to offer the following reminders and suggestions:

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.