UOITFA and Ontario Tech Joint Communication Regarding Process for Removing Inappropriate Student Comments

Ontario Tech University and the UOITFA are pleased to announce that the parties have agreed to a process for addressing and/or removing inappropriate comments from student course feedback surveys. This process stems from a set of recommendations that came from the joint Student Course Feedback Surveys working group. The final report and recommendations of that …

Bill 26: Information for UOITFA Members

What is Bill 26 Bill 26, the Strengthening Post-Secondary Institutions and Students Act, comes into effect July 1st, 2023, and amends prior acts by setting out rules respecting sexual misconduct toward students by employees of universities and colleges in Ontario. Bill 26 expands the definition of sexual misconduct and/or harassment that triggers the requirement for …

UOITFA On The Flying Picket: Solidarity with UPEIFA

On April 6, the UOITFA sent a member via flying picket to Charlottetown. By then the University of Prince Edward Island Faculty Association had been on strike for 18 days. Each day of the strike faculty walked the length of the campus boundary on University Avenue. The winter weather may have been biting, but the …

New for Members! UOITFA Digital Backgrounds and Updated Profile Picture

The UOITFA has recently created new resources for our members including new digital backgrounds and a new profile picture for members to use in online meetings and on other virtual platforms. UOITFA Meeting Background 1 UOITFA Meeting Background 2 UOITFA Meeting Background 3 UOITFA Profile Picture Tip: To save the picture to your computer, click …

UOITFA Observes Fair Employment Week: Social Media Day of Action and Other Resources

Fair Employment Week, taking place this year from October 17th to 21st, is CAUT’s (Canadian Association of University Teachers) annual campaign to raise awareness about precarious employment on campuses and support local organizing to improve the working conditions of contract academic staff. More information on CAUT’s Fair Employment Week can be found here. Join the …

UOITFA Bargaining Update: 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 both about the agreement and about the resumption of classes following an end to the strike.