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COVID-19 Update

The NUFA Office is closed until further notice. Union work will continue, but in the interest of the health of our employee, and to follow recommendations for social distancing, the office is closed to walk-ins. The NUFA email ([email protected]) will be the first point of contact for Members with questions and concerns until the office opens again.

Precarious Historical Instructors Manifesto

In its March 3, 2020 meeting, the NUFA Executive voted to endorse the Precarious Historical Instructors’ Manifesto, http://activehistory.ca/2020/02/precarious-historical-instructors-manifesto/, and committed to implement its recommendations for faculty associations.

We call on all faculty, provincial, and national associations in the university sector to do the same.


Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards – Nominations

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is once again calling for nominations of outstanding teachers and librarians for the annual Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards 2019-2020.  Deadline is May 22, 2020.

NEW!  They are excited to announce the added category for nomination of Contract Faculty members. Check the guidelines for details.

Please find attached the nomination guidelines and flyers.

2019-2020 OCUFA Teaching Awards Call for Nominations 

2019-2020 OCUFA Librarianship Awards Call for Nominations

OPSEU “Pins and Pizza” Event

POSTPONED March 24th at 4:30 pm in the Teaching Hub – Members are invited to OPSEU’s Pins and Pizza event in support of OPSEU Local 608, as they prepare for bargaining.   Local 608 represents approximately 150 staff members at Nipissing University.  They will be serving pizza while folks make pins for their upcoming events.  You can drop by and make pins or simply as a show of support. It is a kid-friendly, drop-in event and if anyone has any dietary restrictions or pizza preferences, they are very welcome to send an e-mail to Lindsey Voisin at [email protected].

Breaking out of the Binary

CANCELLED March 24th at 11:30 am in A236 – This is a follow-up workshop to one presented in February entitled Inclusive Language Training.  The event is sponsored by NUFA and presented by the students of the Equity Centre.  The PPT presentation from the previous event was sent to you on February 12 and a video link is available at:  http://live.nipissingu.ca/archive/NU/EquityC.html.

Inclusive Language Workshop

On February 4, 2020 NUFA sponsored a workshop on Inclusive Language which was hosted by the Gender Equity and Diversity Committee and presented by students from the Equity Centre.  For your information and that of your students, a video link to the presentation is available at http://live.nipissingu.ca/archive/NU/EquityC.html.   The PPT presentation and additional information is available in the Resources section of this website.

Social Media Day of Action – February 12, 2020

February 12 is OCUFA’s Social Media Day of Action.  It’s a day for contract faculty and allies to come together to support publicly funded education and better contract faculty working conditions.  This year’s day of action theme is #BrokenPromises. The day of action is set to advocate for fairness for contract faculty and to extend solidarity with education unions. The Ford government is full of #BrokenPromises – to workers, to students, to communities.  Half of the faculty in Ontario universities work on short-term precarious contracts, often without benefits or any job security. The Ford government has broken its promise to not cut jobs in the public sector, including at Ontario’s universities. They have broken promises to make life affordable by making massive cuts to OSAP.  Together, we will continue the fight to push back against the Ford government, working with the public school teachers, support workers, and parents who are tired of Ford’s #BrokenPromises and cuts to our cherished public education system.  Join us on Twitter and use the hashtag #BrokenPromises.

Education Sector Organizing – First Meeting, February 12, 2020

Education Sector Organizing for Community Outreach –  This task force is being organized through the NBDLC and would develop strategies to engage community allies to fight against government cuts to education at all levels.  This may involve letter writing, hosting forums, speaking to groups, getting community to come out and support strike days, etc.  The first meeting is scheduled for February 12 at 4:30 pm at 222 McIntyre Street East, the United Way Office.  Please let us know if you are interested in participating.