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Collectively Speaking – April 2021

In the fall of 2020, news outlets carried stories about the significant wage gap between male and female professors showing up in Statistics Canada salary data for full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities for 2019/20. Concern was expressed here by many faculty members. This issue of Collectively Speaking provides a preliminary examination of the gap […]

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Collectively Speaking – January 2021

Our issue of Collectively Speaking for January 2021 contains a summary of collective bargaining from universities across Canada as reported at the CAUT Council meeting in November. With less than 18 months left in the term of our Collective Agreement, this will provide you with a sense of the current national bargaining landscape.  This issue […]

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Collectively Speaking – October 2020

In the first issue of Collectively Speaking for the 2020-2021 academic year you will find articles about a number of things. There’s a message from USFA Chair, Allison Muri, and articles about getting involved in the USFA, the importance of participation in collegial decision-making, copyright and CAUT. Download Collectively Speaking

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The Crisis of Confidence in University Boards Across Canada

Voting is underway for the faculty representative on the U of S Board of Governors, with ballots closing on May 25th. If you have not yet voted, consider participating in the process to determine who will take the seat of the faculty member on our Board of Governors. As recent events across Canada have shown, […]

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Search and Review Processes for Senior Administrators

Senior administration at the University of Saskatchewan appears to be poised to undergo a marked transformation. Of 73 senior administrative positions covered by MoA 2 of the Collective Agreement, 3 are TBA, 11 are Interim, 5 are Acting and 32 have terms that will conclude in 2016. Combined, this represents more than half of all […]

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Get Research Right – It’s your choice

We are in the dying days of the federal election campaign. Our most recent issue of Collectively Speaking is a reflection by USFA Chair Larry Stewart, following our two Get Research Right discussion events, about the importance of considering research when you cast your ballot. Download Collectively Speaking – Get Research Right: It’s your choice […]

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Get Research Right – federal research policies hit close to home

Research and policy choices made by the federal government are hitting close to home, according to faculty scientists at the U of S: “… as a university professor, the message has become as clear as it can be: we are no longer welcome to use the science infrastructures within government buildings. The rules and regulations […]

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Get Research Right

The choices of federal governments about research and science policy and funding are an election issue that directly impacts USFA members. Our September issue of Collectively Speaking offers some reasons why we need to give thorough consideration to this topic when it comes to our choices on election-day. Download Collectively Speaking: Get Research Right PDF

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Assignment of Duties

Our latest Collectively Speaking, by Eric Neufeld (Department Head, Computer Science), contains some ideas and advice for units to consider as they proceed. Download Collectively Speaking PDF

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