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Welcome to the website of the Lakehead University Faculty Association (LUFA), representing over 300 faculty workers at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario. LUFA promotes the professional interests of its members, protects academic freedom and tenure, negotiates and monitors employment relations between the academic staff and librarians and the Board of Governors of Lakehead University, and endeavours to obtain and preserve adequate conditions of salary, financial security, and employment.
Lakehead University has recently updated the rates of return for professional staff pensions. After the shocking decline in 2008 due to the financial crisis, the plan has started to rebound. A full breakdown of the Pension Plan Rates of Return is available here.
Ontario’s per-student funding for universities is the lowest in Canada. And it is getting worse. Per student funding has been heading downward since 2010-11. After inflation, it is now at its lowest point since the government began building capacity and expanding access in the sixties. Read more