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Century Club

I am struggling with the notion of the Century Club.  It indicates age or rather aging bodies.  There’s no certificate from the Queen for having crossed the 100 line nor is there any personal pride.  All it does is say … Continue reading

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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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Mental health: helping our students

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate April 2017 5.2.) By Anne-Marie Allison, Mathematics The recent suicides of students at nearby universities (two at UW and four at UG this academic year) are a somber reminder of the profound importance … Continue reading

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Some days I feel overwhelmed

By Kimberly Ellis-Hale , Sociology. Some days I feel overwhelmed. Between students asking for support and understanding, Accessible Learning’s term-long student accommodation updates, Dean of Student’s requests for additional student-related consideration, and URGENT-student-related-notices, I very rarely feel that I have … Continue reading

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WLUFA equity and diversity town hall a success

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate April 2017 5.2.) By Laurie Jacklin , Society, Culture & Environment & Michele Kramer, President. The issue of equity has been on most faculty association agendas for quite some time, but it has … Continue reading

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Full-time faculty and Librarians meet your Negotiating Team!

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate April 2017 5.2.) Azim Essaji, Economics, Co-chair Sheila McKee-Protopapas, ED, Co-chair Andrew Herman, Communications Glenda Wall, Sociology Joanne Oud, Library With the June 30th expiry of the Collective Agreement (CA) for Full-Time Faculty … Continue reading

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Fight for $15 & fairness on the Brantford campus

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate April 2017 5.2) By Eddie Sauvé, MA Candidate, Social Justice and Community Engagement. This term, students at Laurier-Brantford have begun a campaign for the Fight for $15 & Fairness. Provincially the movement is … Continue reading

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Governance report and recommendations to the Senate

Originally published Apr. 7/17. By Kari Brozowski, Communications. Despite having no official position in the WLU Act or Senate approval, the University Secretariat initiated its own Governance Review of Wilfrid Laurier University. While some may applaud the gumption, faculty should … 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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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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