Executive Nominations Are Open!

The Annual General Meeting is just a week away! As many of you may recall, at the Annual General Meeting we hold our elections. We need nominations for positions. If you are currently a faculty representative, please consider taking an administrative role in the FA. Now that we have an Staff Officer, we have excellent …

Course Evaluations

As a result of a memorandum of agreement between UOIT and the UOITFA, a joint committee was struck to review the use of course evaluations. The following report was submitted by the UOITFA: UOITFA Teaching Evaluation Report

Controversial Ontario report says teaching loads should be higher

A controversial new report is claiming that just under 20 per cent of faculty in Ontario are not “research active” and should have their teaching loads doubled. Teaching Loads and Research Outputs of On­tario University Faculty: Implications for Productivity and Differentiation, published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario in March, surveyed 10 university …

Custody and Control of Faculty Records

Faculty have custody and control of most documents and records they create in their workplaces. This means these records are not in the custody and control of the university, and so are not subject to requests filed under access to information legislation. 

CAUT Statement on International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women’s achievements and to renew our commitment to promote women’s equality and to seek justice for women who are disproportionately marginalized both nationally and internationally.

New report shows employment success of Ontario university grads

A new report by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) demonstrates that Ontario’s university graduates enjoy higher earning, have better employment rates, and find employment in their fields. The findings, based on data from Statistics Canada and the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, was published on February 25, 2014.

Court upholds researchers’ right to protect confidential information

Researchers across Canada won a major victory when police efforts to seize confidential research records were quashed in a precedent-setting Quebec court decision last month. Quebec Superior Court Justice Sophie Bourque denied Montreal police access to a taped interview with accused killer Luka Magnotta, upholding, for the first time, the rights of researchers to protect …