Dear QUFA members, On May 24th I wrote to the candidates from the Conservative Party, the Green Party, the Liberal Party, and the New Democratic Party in the following four ridings: Kingston ant the Islands, Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Hastings-Lennox and Addington, and Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. I asked each of the → Learn More
Please note that the QUFA office will be closed on Fridays, June 29- August 31, inclusive. We will also be short-staffed from time to time to accommodate staff vacations and appreciate your patience during this period.
Download May 2018 QUFA Voices here
Dear Adjunct Faculty Members, The deadline this term for applications to the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts) is Monday, June 4, 2018. You are eligible to apply if you have an Adjunct appointment at Queen’s during the current term, and the Committee encourages you → Learn More
1. QUFA Annual Lecture with Ira Wells on April 6th at 2pm: Professor Wells (University of Toronto) will be joining us to talk about the hot-button issue of free speech on university campuses. His talk is titled “Virtue Signals: Anti-Intellectualism and the Weaponization of Free Speech on Campus” and will → Learn More
Dear QUFA Members, Please find attached an information bulletin about the University Pension Plan project that QUFA has been involved in for a few years now. This is the first official communication from those who have been working on establishing a new, jointly-sponsored pension plan for the university sector (the → Learn More
In response to growing Member concern about the workings and ramifications of the “New” or “Activity-Base” budget model introduced by former Provost Alan Harrison, QUFA commissioned Professor Emeritus John Holmes (Queen’s, Geography) to prepare a review and critique of how this kind of budgeting works in general and how it → Learn More
To read Elizabeth Hanson’s (QUFA JCAA Co-Chair) comment on how “merit” works and what has changed with a biennial model (attached) click here.
Dear Colleagues, QUFA and the University administration have reached an agreement about the use of the software tool, Faculty180, for the use of filing biennial and annual reports in 2017. Members may use the Faculty180 tool in lieu of the current forms on a strictly voluntary basis. QUFA sought voluntary → Learn More
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All Members are welcome to attend. There are two Orders of the Day. The first is a review of the recommendations of the Benefit Review Committee with regard to modifying our supplementary medical package with Great West Life. The second is an update on the University Pension Plan with special → Learn More
Download March 2018 Voices here
QUFA has invited the candidates of the four major parties to come to Queen’s to talk about their platforms and take your questions (see here for more information). Join us at the University Club, George Teves Room at 2:30pm on March 23, no RSVP required. We will follow candidate presentations → Learn More
1. QUFA Lunch & Learn: Assertive Communication: One way to head off conflict is to handle communications with the right tone. Join us to learn about communication styles and how to refine yours for the workplace (see here for more information). To be held at the University Club on March → Learn More
The ability to be assertive is the key to respectful and collegial work relationships. In this lunch and learn workshop you will learn the different styles of communication and the foundational knowledge and tools to be assertive in the workplace. We will examine the proven DESC model of assertiveness and practice with our → Learn More
Virtue Signals: Anti- Intellectualism and the Weaponization of Free Speech on Campus with Ira Wells ( Department of English, University of Toronto) The QUFA Annual Lecture takes place on Friday 6 April 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Wallace Hall with a reception to follow from 3:30 p.m. → Learn More