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Message from UWFA President

Pauline Pearson, UWFA President
My exams are written and the carols are playing in my office, which can mean only one thing—the end of the term is rapidly approaching and with it a welcome rest. I would…

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A Heartfelt Thank-you from BUFA

Dick Henley, Brandon University Faculty Association
BUFA strike headquarters hosted a union Membership meeting on Monday afternoon; it was billed as a Q&A session, but we knew well that it would be a…

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The Aggrieved Librarian: CAUT Librarian's Conference

Linwood DeLong, Library, UWFA Council Member
Academic librarians from across Canada attended a very interesting two-day conference put on by CAUT
in late October. It was noted at the beginning that a high…

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UWFA Party for New and Returning Faculty

On 27 October, Hugh Grant and Marissa Dudych, with the support of the UWFA Membership Committee, organized an event for new and returning Faculty Members. Around 110 of our Members made the trek to the Atrium…

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Changes to Canada Pension Plan

Jim Clark, UWFA Salary and Benefits Committee Member
Human Resources recently circulated a memo about changes to CPP that start in January, and earlier offered a related seminar. People between 60 and…

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UWFA Invites Book Reviews

Jane Barter Moulaison, UWFA Communications Committee Member
In an unstable global economy, universities appear to be increasingly under siege. From the corporatization of higher education to the violent…

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UWFA Supports the Occupy Movement

On 14 November, UWFA Council voted to publish the following statement of support, provided by Peter Ives, in our newsletter and on the UWFA website,
We stand in solidarity with the…

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