Tag Archives: Canada

To divest, or to not divest – that is the question

In early 2016, the University received a letter endorsed by 80 faculty members calling on it to divest from fossil fuels. Fourteen months later, Laurier’s Responsible Investment Working Group (RIWG) is distilling the results of written submissions and public consultations … Continue reading

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February 14th 2017 marks Ontario’s The Fight for $15 & Fairness Coordinated Campus Day of Action Campaign

In the face of increasingly precarious and low wage job growth, fully two thirds of Canadians have registered their approval for a $15 an hour national minimum wage (Two Thirds Approval for $15 National Minimum Wage). In support of this, … Continue reading

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Contract Faculty: Injustice in the University

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate October 2016 5.1.) Stephen Svenson Sociology In the fall of 2015 Contract Faculty member Stephen Svenson and Regular Faculty member Garry Potter attended the Challenging Academic Precarity Symposium at Trent University in Peterborough where … Continue reading

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Statue Project Update: Senate motion will not go to Board

“…at the October 20 WLU Senate meeting [Jonathan Finn] presented a motion that the University Senate oppose ‘the statue project’ and that it cancel the University’s involvement with that project. The result was an overwhelming majority 39-6-7 vote. It was … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Unionization of Professors Inevitable

N.B. This is a guest post by Robert F. Clift, the Executive Director of Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC (CUFA), which the Times-Colonist of Victoria, BC, declined to publish.  We usually picture university professors as individuals: lecturing in … Continue reading

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WLUFA – The First 25 Years

Twenty-five years ago, on September 26th, 1988, Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) was certified as the bargaining agent for full-time faculty and librarians. It would be another 18 months or so before a first collective agreement (CA) was achieved … Continue reading

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