Tag Archives: higher education

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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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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Conference, day of action to challenge rise of precarious work at Ontario universities

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate February 2016 4.6.) The following is a press release issued by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) TORONTO – Faculty, staff, and students are coming together to challenge the rise of … Continue reading

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Universities under pressure

This article is associated with the WLUFA Advocate 4.4 November 2015. This article was first published in the Ontario University Student Association’s July 2015 edition of Educated Solutions (pp. 8 – 10). The Advocate thanks OUSA for permission to reprint … 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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Margin Notes – Redux: National Discussion about CAS

For those of you who have been following, the ‘Margin Notes’ blog of the online website for the AUCC’s University Affairs magazine, will know that the original column and my initial response, have had a series of other responses (they … Continue reading

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