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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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Century club inductees

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate April 2017 5.2.) Having taught 100 or more courses at Laurier is worthy of recognition in and of itself but, when that milestone is reached by a Contract Faculty member it is a testament to … 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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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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