News and Features
WUFA Statement on President Wildeman’s State of the University Address
On Friday, January 27th President Wildeman gave his annual State of the University Address. In it he laid out five priorities for the coming year and made a surprise announcement. WUFA President, Jeff Noonan, responds to the Address.
Statement in Response to U.S. Executive Order
WUFA stands in solidarity with our Muslim members. Canada’s universities are deeply concerned about a new executive order issued in the United States Friday preventing individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.
Congratulations Prof. Brian E. Brown
Prof. Brian E. Brown was awarded the Charles E. Brooks Labour Community Service Award at a celebration dinner on November 18, 2016, presented by the Windsor & District Labour Council in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of volunteer community service.
Fair Employment Week 2016
Fair Employment Week is a yearly event in which contract academic staff (Sessionals) give proud voice to the invaluable work that they do in universities across Canada, but also make political demands that faculty associations, administrations, and governments recognize and respond to the problem of precarious academic work.
Introducing WUFA’s Executive Committee (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018)
Some members of Executive share with us some interesting facts, thoughts, and insights about themselves; we hope you enjoy getting to know WUFA's Executive Committee of 2016-2018.
OCUFA Teaching Award Recipient, Prof. David Andrews
UWindsor professor David Andrews, head of the Department of Kinesiology, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by OCUFA
WUFA Faculty Council 2016 - 2017, 2018
WUFA Faculty Council 2016-2017, 2018. We thank you for your service to the Faculty Association.
2016 Charles E. Brooks Award Recipient, Brian E. Brown
WUFA is proud to announce that Brian E. Brown, School of Creative Arts, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Charles E. Brooks Award.
WUFA supports CUPE 2974
A solidarity rally was held in Leamington on August 31, 2016 in support of the Essex Library workers, who are now on their 68th day of strike action.
Important Victory for WUFA in the Mercer Arbitration
On August 24th Arbitrator Pamela Piche issued her ruling in our policy grievance against the administration in the matter of the independence of the Pension Plan’s actuary, Mercer.
Why Mercer must be replaced
WUFA members are concerned about the lack of independence between the Administration and Mercer, the pension plan actuary. Our pension plan requires the actuary to be independent of the Administration. Nonetheless, the Administration hired Mercer to provide it with private collective bargaining advice during the 2011 round of negotiations.