UOITFA President’s Statement Regarding Social Justice Week

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association (“UOITFA”) has been notified that it has been named in an application under the Ontario Human Rights Code related to the Hasbara Fellowship having been denied a table during the Student Association at Durham College and UOITs “Social Justice Week” held in March 2016.

The decision to deny the Hasbara Fellowship a table was the result of a resolution of the Student Association.

It was not a decision made by the UOITFA.

The UOITFA neither organized the event nor made any decisions as to which organizations would be permitted to have tables at the event.

Furthermore, the UOITFA has neither passed any policy nor taken any position respecting the issues which gave rise to the decision to deny the Hasbara Fellowship a table during Social Justice Week.

The UOITFA does not have any policy and has not taken any position with respect to boycotts or sanctions against, or divestment from Israel or any other state.

Respectfully,

Mikael Eklund
President, UOITFA

Tentative Agreement Reached

The University and the UOIT Faculty Association are pleased to advise that they have reached a tentative agreement. Details of the agreement will remain confidential until both parties have conducted their ratification processes, after which further details will be available. All classes and activities at the University will proceed as scheduled.

Letters of Support

Thank you to everyone sending in letters of support of our bargaining! Working together, we can better the academic mission at UOIT. Please see below for letters we have received from organizations.

The Student Association at Durham College & UOIT

Durham Region Labour Council

Algoma University Faculty Association

Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa

Brescia Faculty Association

Brock University Faculty Association

Canadian Association of University Teachers

Carleton University Academic Staff Association

Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo

Huron University College Faculty Association

Laurentian University Faculty Association

Northen Ontario School of Medicine Faculty & Staff Association

Trent University Faculty Association

OCAD Faculty Association

Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

Ryerson Faculty Association

Windsor University Faculty Association

York University Faculty Association