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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.

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.