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New Website

Welcome to the new UWFA website!
Although it is still a work in progress, we hope that this new website will be easier to navigate and easier for us to keep updated.
If you have any comments, questions…

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The UWFA News - September 2009

In the September issue of the UWFA News, you’ll find a wide range of interesting articles including:
A Message from the UWFA President; Updates on the Pension Plan, Collective Bargaining and the…

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Pension Plan Update

By Wendy Josephson, UWFA Pension Trustee
UWFA Appointed Trustees
Jim Clark has completed his one-year term as UWFA-appointed Trustee to the University of Winnipeg’s pension plan. Many thanks to Jim…

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UWFA Bargaining Update

The Collegiate Unit Negotiating team is Karen Zoppa (Chief Negotiator), Michael West, Jim Trellor, and Lisa McGifford. The draft mandate for the Collegiate Unit was approved. Now that this has occurred…

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It's Not Too Late To Donate!

The University of Winnipeg Faculty Association Bursary and Scholarship Fund is more than a third of the way toward reaching its goal of raising $250,000 in donations, and we raised this from nearly a third…

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Still Waiting...

By Pauline Greenhill, Women’s and Gender Studies

Remember the administration’s request in March 2009 that UWFA members take days without pay? (See article “Who is better at math? Lloyd or Pauline”…

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A Cautionary Tale: Lessons from Thompson Rivers University

By Tracy Whalen, UWFA Secretary
It’s a cautionary tale for those of us who decide to teach a course with someone outside the bargaining unit—-in this case, a university president. A few weeks ago at Thompson…

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Pop Goes the Union

By Tracy Whalen, UWFA Secretary
Unions pop up often in popular culture. We can find representations of union business in television, films, books, cartoons and other media forms. Both Entertainment Weekly

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Community May Not Extend Past Words

By Mark Golden, UWFA Member-at-Large
The University of Winnipeg’s commitment to the local community does not always extend beyond words.
A local academic publisher (and sometime U of W instructor in…

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