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March advocacy update

March 12, 2019

UWOFA advocacy update for March

UWOFA supports International Women's Day

March 7, 2019

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is celebrating International Women's Day by attending the 19th annual International Women's Day Breakfast on Friday, March 8 at the London Convention Centre. The International Women's Day Breakfast is an annual fundraiser held in support of the London Abused Women's Centre.

Protecting our fair dealing rights

Samuel E. Trosow

February 26, 2019

The federal government is currently conducting a five-year review of the Copyright Act and one of the more contentious issues to be discussed will be fair dealing.

OCUFA makes recommendations for 2019 Ontario budget

February 22, 2019

The Ontario Confederation of University Facuty Associations has set out its priorities for the 2019 Ontario budget in a written submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.

Report of the OCUFA Student Questionnaires on Courses and Teaching Working Group

February 8, 2019

The report of OCUFA's Working Group on Student Questionnaires on Courses and Teaching (SQCT) has now been released. Prompted by increasing reports of the misuse of results and the harassment of faculty through anonymous comments, and by suggestions in the policy community that SQCT scores be used as university "performance" metrics, OCUFA established the working group in 2016 to examine these issues.

UWOFA partnering with Academics Without Borders

February 7, 2019

UWOFA is partnering with Western's Academics Without Borders committee to raise awareness about future opportunities to volunteer with the organization.

UWOFA advocacy update - February

February 4, 2019

A summary of UWOFA's work in December and January.

Determining if you are a UWOFA member

January 21, 2019

According to the Collective Agreement (Appointments, clause 1.4.2), if you are a part-time faculty member who has taught at least a half university course in two of the last three fiscal years (May 1 - April 30) you are a Member of UWOFA. However, there is one exception. Graduate students who are assigned courses without open competition are not Members solely due to those courses (Appointments, clause 3d).

David Heap receives United Way Labour Appreciation Award for commitment to social justice

January 11, 2019

David Heap, an associate professor in French Studies and longtime UWOFA member, is a 2019 recipient of the United Way Elgin Middlesex Labour Appreciation Award. He and his fellow recipients received their awards at a ceremony held in London on Thursday, Jan. 10.