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Students' academic achievements celebrated at UWOFA scholarship reception

Vanessa Brown

December 4, 2018

Members of the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) gathered Wednesday to celebrate undergraduate students’ academic accomplishments. Thirty-seven students received a Faculty Association Scholarship, which has been awarded annually since 1971. Totalling $36,000, the scholarships are supported through UWOFA members’ dues and recognize students’ academic achievements from the previous year.

UWOFA to award student scholarships

December 4, 2018

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) will award scholarships to 37 undergraduate students at a reception on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The Faculty Association scholarships are awarded annually to students across all faculties at Western, and recognize academic achievements in the previous year. The awards have been given since 1971. This is unquestionably one of the most enjoyable and rewarding events that UWOFA sponsors.

Promotion and tenure process tips

December 3, 2018

Updated tips for those going through the promotion and tenure process.

Tentative agreement ratified - Vol. 7 No. 16

November 26, 2018

The UWOFA membership has voted to ratify the tentative faculty collective agreement reached with the university administration. Members of the faculty bargaining unit voted 90 per cent in favour of the deal in a vote that closed Friday, November 23.

Faculty Bargaining Unit meeting to review details of tentative Collective Agreement

November 14, 2018

UWOFA faculty members are encouraged to attend a Bargaining Unit meeting next week to hear details of the tentative faculty Collective Agreement.

Tentative Agreement Reached

November 9, 2018

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is pleased to announce that a tentative faculty collective agreement has been reached with the university administration. 

Contract faculty work: a member's perspective

Anita Woods

November 5, 2018

I have tried to just learn to live with the situation I am in as I do love this school and the group of colleagues I am privileged to work with who also devote most of their time to teaching. But when there are discussions that our faculty union is fighting for better job security for people like me, I have a glimmer of hope that I don't have to do my job with fear nagging in the background.

Every Budget Is A Choice 2.0

October 25, 2018

As we did in 2014, UWOFA has done a deep dive into Western’s financial status. It reveals that Western is flush with cash and there is no reason for its administration to refuse adequate compensation and job security for our members.

OCUFA Report - On October 15, speak out for decent work across Ontario

October 10, 2018

People across Ontario are planning to show their support for a $15 minimum wage and decent work on October 15. On university and college campuses, all faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to join in. In recent announcements, the Conservative government has indicated its intention to freeze the minimum wage at $14 an hour and consider repealing recent decent work reforms, including paid sick days, fair scheduling measures, and equal pay protections for contract, part-time, and temporary workers.