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Information about a fall return to campus

Even with the Employer’s Framework for a Staged Transition to Increased on-Campus Activity, there continue to be considerable unknowns about returning to campus this fall, particularly with respect to course delivery. The Employer has advised us that individual “units” will decide which courses will be delivered face-to-face and which will be delivered remotely. Each college is approaching […]

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Assistance with Reviewing Tenure and Promotion Case Files

The USFA would like to once again organize a review process that matches tenure and promotion candidates with experienced faculty members willing to read case files and provide an “outsider’s perspective”. If you wish to participate in this process this year as either a candidate or as a reviewer, please contact USFA Member Services Officer Abbie […]

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University Club Petition

Faculty members have started a petition seeking a special meeting to reconsider the dissolution of the University Club. Concerns have been raised about the vote that was held at a Zoom meeting of members and non-members of the University Club on May 14, which supported a motion to permanently shut down the Club as of […]

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Reminder: One-time taxable allocation from APEFs available to USFA members

May 14 is the deadline for the first opportunity to request a one-time allowance from your accountable professional expense funds to help defray expenses associated with establishing a home office/remote workspace to conduct teaching, research, and related professional activities. Funds will be added to June 15 payroll. The next and only other opportunity to make a […]

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Academic Freedom Event: Open for Business: on What Terms

2:00 p.m. May 13, 2021 Please register in advance. Over a century ago, Thorsten Veblen (1918) warned that the intrusion of business principles in Universities would weaken the pursuit of learning, resulting in a digression of interest and support from scholarly achievements to the competitive acquisition of wealth. With chronic underfunding, Universities, look to collaborative research […]

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When will we be the University the World Needs?

On April 30, USFA Chair Allison Muri wrote to advise President Stoicheff that USFA members had voted resoundingly in favour of the following motion at the Association’s Spring General Meeting: In the spirit of research excellence and discovery, and the need to show local, national and international leadership in vaccine development, education and use, the […]

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Workers’ Day of Mourning

April 28 is the Canadian National Day of Mourning. This day is dedicated to remembering workers who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy. It is also a day to recommit to making every workplace safe and healthy.  Last year, 34 workers in Saskatchewan […]

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