News

Nigmendra Narain takes baton as UWOFA president

Vanessa Frank

July 13, 2021

Nigmendra Narain, who has taught political science for over 20 years, took the baton as UWOFA president on July 1 for the 2021-22 academic year. He expects a busy year ahead continuing to redress issues members are facing from the coronavirus pandemic such as health and safety in the classroom; workload; research; and sabbatical leave. The Faculty Association will also ramp up preparations for the next round of faculty collective bargaining in 2022.

UWOFA condemns Islamophobic mass murder in London

June 8, 2021

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is deeply saddened by the recent deaths of four London family members who were targeted because of their Islamic faith. A nine-year-old boy remains in hospital following the attack. 

Jeff Tennant, UWOFA chief negotiator, receives OCUFA Service Award

June 7, 2021

Jeff Tennant, UWOFA’s chief negotiator for the faculty bargaining unit and an active union member for more than a decade, is one of five recipients of this year’s OCUFA Service Award.

UWOFA urges OCADU to reinstate librarians

May 20, 2021

UWOFA expresses its dismay with respect to the elimination of six positions in the OCADU Dorothy H. Hoover Library. This figure includes four incumbent staff who collectively represent nearly seventy years of accomplished service to OCADU.

Get involved in the campaign to save Laurentian

April 28, 2021

Members are encouraged to consider getting involved in the campaign to save Laurentian University. Click to read this list of the ways to do so.

CAUT Council censures University of Toronto

April 23, 2021

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Council has voted to censure the administration of the University of Toronto.

UWOFA Statement - International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism

April 16, 2021

During its April meeting the UWOFA Board of Directors passed a motion in support of the following statement:

New Librarians and Archivists Forum a chance to strengthen collegial governance

April 14, 2021

The inaugural Librarians and Archivists Forum meeting was held April 9 and is modelled after Faculty Councils. The full mechanics of the forum have not yet been finalized, but at least one meeting shall be held per term.

Deep program cuts, firings at Laurentian University

April 13, 2021

UWOFA's Board of Directors will discuss concrete actions that we can take to support our colleagues at Laurentian. This should never have happened, and should never be permitted to happen again.