elcome 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.


ension Update – All LUFA members need to be aware of the issues and challenges faced by the current Lakehead University Professional Pension Plan and understand the urgent need for change.

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argaining 101 – As LUFA continues to bargain with the Board of Governor’s representative, we want to ensure that our members have as much information about the process as possible. Please read carefully through the following definitions and FAQ for general information about the bargaining process, including information on Strike Mandate Votes.

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OCUFA Service Award Call for Nominations Now Open

The OCUFA Service Award was established six years ago to honour individuals who have done, or continue to do, exceptional work on behalf of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and its Members.  Up to six awards may be given each year and are presented during OCUFA’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held …

Call for Nominations for Bernice Schrank Award

CAUT is soliciting nominations for the Bernice Schrank Award. The Award was established in 2013 to recognize outstanding contributions to the enforcement of academic staff workplace rights through grievance/arbitration. Criteria Eligible candidates must be or have been academic staff at a Canadian post-secondary institution. The candidates’ achievement(s) must include: – A demonstrable history of consistent …

The 2016 Ontario Budget made headlines for its changes to student financial aid in Ontario. By repackaging and re-focusing existing financial aid programs, the Government of Ontario has made a bold promise: that for certain low-income students in Ontario, tuition will now be “free.” While improving access to postsecondary education is a welcome policy goal, it …

CAUT Statement Regarding the 2016/2017 Federal Budget After years of austerity measures and attacks against science and scientists, Canada needs a new vision to get science right and improve accessibility and quality of post-secondary education. In its 2016-2017 pre-budget submission, CAUT recommends the federal government invest in Canada’s knowledge infrastructure and develop a pan-Canadian strategy …

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