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Lakehead University Faculty Association represents faculty and librarians at Lakehead University campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia.  This video presents images and memories of Lakehead’s first (and to date) only strike in 1988 and the 2009 protest against a temporary closure of the university to cover a budget deficit.



Collegial Governance – What You Need to Know

Date Approved by LUFA Executive: 13 November 2020 Collegial Governance: What You Need to Know For centuries, universities have been run by an alliance of stakeholders comprised of faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community representatives operating on the basis of transparency, trust, and inclusion. In contemporary systems of shared governance, decision-making authority and responsibility for …

Contract Lecturer Issues – What You Need to Know

Date Approved by LUFA Executive: 13 November, 2020 Contract Lecturer issues – What you need to know In 2018, researchers from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and CUPE collected data from 78 universities on contract faculty issues and produced a report entitled Contract U : contract faculty at Canadian universities. No Lakehead data appears …

Negotiations FAQ

What are LUFA’s bargaining priorities? LUFA’s priorities are: 1) reject proposed short-term layoff provisions; 2) improve our pension plan; 3) update the equity, diversity, and inclusiveness policy; 4) improve working conditions for contract lecturers; 5) preserve and enhance collegial governance; 6) improve policy and regulation regarding conflict of interest; and 7) other measures to ensure …

LUFA Negotiation Bulletin #9

Dear Members of the Lakehead University Faculty Association: The Association and the Board of Governors met on Wednesday November 11, 2020 for a second day of mediated talks. You will recall that the parties had originally agreed to two days of mediation on all issues, with the proviso that talks would focus initially on the …

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 …

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