Author Archives: Matt Thomas

About Matt Thomas

I've been a professional librarian since 2001, a father since 2000, and a nerd since birth.

Letter responding to the “strategic new directions for teaching and learning” from the Faculty of Arts

(Posted with permission from Jonathan Finn.) Deb MacLatchy, Vice President: Academic Paul Jessop, Acting Vice President: Academic Kathryn Carter, Associate Vice President: Teaching and Learning April 10, 2017 Dear Deb, Paul and Kathryn, As the Chairs and Program Coordinators in … Continue reading

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Opposition to library collections budget cuts

The “Open letter from WLUFA opposing the library cuts at University of Ottawa” was just published on the WLUFA news site.  It’s important to support our colleagues in other institutions in Ontario, Canada, and around the world, and several faculty … Continue reading

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The UFC: Cynicism Versus Optimism of the Will

By Garry Potter Until last Monday night I believed that the single biggest problem stopping Contract Faculty from improving their situation was the ignorance, arrogance and egoism of the full-time faculty. Most full-time faculty fail to understand that the institutionalized … Continue reading

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Standing with CUPE 926

By Matt Thomas, Library Tired and a little scared. Those were my feelings as I stood on the sidewalk near 202 Regina, the morning of Friday, July 8th. Tired from standing for so long wearing sandals a little too old … Continue reading

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WLUFA supports CUPE strikers!

(Speech delivered to the CUPE rally on Dec. 3, 2015, by WLUFA President Michele Kramer.) The slogan on the CUPE buttons says it all—universities work because we do. This is true for all of us who are gathered here today. It … Continue reading

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WLUFA’s Response to the Draft Strategic Academic Plan

Posted on behalf of Michele Kramer, WLUFA President. The following is WLUFA’s response to the Administration’s Strategic Academic Plan and it has been sent to the VP:A: The WLUFA Executive Committee has reviewed the Strategic Academic Plan draft and has three … Continue reading

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Faculty Discuss the Milton Poll

The results of our informal poll about Laurier’s failure to be approved for a Milton Campus are in (see “WLUFA Members mainly happy that Milton was denied”), but the results were certainly not one-sided. The Advocate Blog welcomes you to … Continue reading

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