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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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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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RLACs: 24/7

Clayton McCort, Associate Director, Residence Life. While Residence Life Area Coordinators (RLACs) are responsible for the day-to-day operational supervision of their assigned residence buildings and enhancing the living and learning environment for students living in residence, they also play a … Continue reading

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Upcoming WLUFA site redesign?

By: Matt Thomas, eResources Librarian and WLUFA Social Media Manager. Last Fall Term, the WLUFA Communications Committee worked with a group of students in Dr. Abby Goodrum’s JN270 “Intro to User Experience Design” class to help them present a set … Continue reading

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Key changes to Contract Faculty’s Collective Agreement

By your Contract Faculty Negotiating Team In no particular order, here are some key changes finalized in the new Collective Agreement (CA). More details will be provided at http://www.wlufa.ca when the final version of the CA is ready. Over the life … 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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Students & workers united

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate October 2016 5.1.) Toby Finlay Laurier Student, LSPIRG Students have a responsibility to support Contract Faculty. Contract Academic Staff (CAS) make an important contribution to the quality of education students receive at Laurier. However, without … Continue reading

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