Month: April 2020

Message From The UWFA President

Dear Members, By now, I am sure you have read the disturbing news regarding Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s as of yet indeterminate plans to cut funding to universities, as well as the public sector, in order to pay for the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since...

Letter To Members

Dear Members, Many of you were understandably concerned by yesterday’s message from Government and the Employer. UWFA was present for the teleconference between the public sector and quasi-public sector unions that was held yesterday. Government met with employers...

The Province says it's holding another meeting this week with faculty associations to discuss post-secondary funding.
@theuwfa president @DrPeterJMiller talks concerns over performance-based metrics, after leaving a virtual consultation two weeks ago.

MOFA Submission on Performance Based Funding https://mofa-fapum.mb.ca/mofa-submission-on-performance-based-funding/ @CAUT_ACPPU
@theuwfa @UMFAPres @UMFA_FAUM @pnoelepistemo
@DrPeterJMiller @lsf58 @Gautam_33
#mbpoli #canlab

Happy to speak with @ianfroese yesterday. I’ll add that @theuwfa is very willing to talk about how to sustain & improve Universities — but, it has to be a true consultation that identifies issues, problems to be solved, and is open to diverse solutions.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/faculty-walks-out-university-winnipeg-performance-based-model-manitoba-1.6487410