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USFA e-letter: The SK Govt. may be making bad choices when it comes to funding for the U of S, but our University’s future is secure

Yesterday, the Provincial Government brought down its 2014-15 Budget. As Chair I want to provide you with the USFA reaction to the Budget and to the comments from President Busch-Vishniac in her Provincial Budget Announcement. We are concerned about choices being made by the Provincial Government with respect to the way in which it allocates […]

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USFA e-Letter: When to go for tenure or promotion

The Collective Agreement is clear – you can elect to go for tenure or promotion in any year if you believe you have met your standards. The applicable standards may be less clear, and it may be difficult to gauge how strong your case should be. First, be sure you know which standards apply to […]

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USFA e-Letter: March 31 Deadline to Submit Claims

Claims for reimbursement from any of the benefit plans must be submitted to Sun Life within 90 days of the end of the calendar year in which the expense is incurred.  This means that the deadline for submitting claims incurred between January 1 and December 31, 2013 is March 31, 2014. You can find account […]

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USFA e-Letter: International Women’s Day 2014

Tomorrow, March 8, is International Women’s Day (IWD). For more than a century IWD has been observed around the world to raise awareness of issues affecting women. It’s a day to recognize and celebrate the progress that’s been made in bettering the lives of girls and women while renewing our resolve to keep going. IWD […]

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USFA e-Letter: You Have Academic Freedom

Now more than ever, those of us involved in delivering academic programs need to pose questions and offer perspectives in order for informed decisions to be made. There needs to be freedom of discussion and the ability to safely offer dissenting opinions and criticisms. Whether it takes the form of speaking at University Council, providing […]

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USFA e-letter: University Council 2:30 Feb 27 Arts 241

The next meeting of University Council is tomorrow, Thursday, February 27, at 2:30pm in Room 241 Arts (Neatby-Timlin Theatre). At this meeting, the following motion will be considered: “The University Council expresses non-confidence in the TransformUS process as a means of making academic decisions, and Council will therefore continue to rely on existing collegial structures […]

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USFA e-letter: University Council and You

University Council is currently composed of 105 voting members – 64 faculty representatives from academic units on campus, 20 administrators, 10 representatives from affiliated and federated institutions and 11 student representatives. It is the most important decision-making body on campus. It is responsible for overseeing and directing the university’s academic affairs. It has the power […]

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USFA e-Letter: Member Social 4:00 p.m. February 26 University Club

Hello everyone. The next USFA member social is on Wednesday,  February 26, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm at the University Club in the Windows Room. Please join me, other Executive Committee members and USFA staff for some refreshments. There’s a lot happening on campus and this is an opportunity to connect with colleagues in […]

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