News

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.

UWOFA urges Western to place climate action at the core of the next Strategic Plan

April 6, 2021

UWOFA is recommending that climate change action be at the core of Western’s new strategic plan. This will require a strengthened, data-driven strategy for reducing Western’s GHG emissions, one that is critical to preserving a healthy Earth for the entire Western community and future generations.

Tom Murphy Memorial Award presented to Tess Hooks

March 24, 2021

Tess Hooks has received UWOFA's Tom Murphy Memorial Award for her exemplary hard work and commitment to the union's aims.

Stephen Pitel receives Allan Heinicke Memorial Service Award

March 24, 2021

Pitel has taken on a variety of roles within the structure of UWOFA and has completed them with an unerring attention to detail and calm professionalism.