The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC is the provincial voice for teachers and staff at BC universities, higher education institutions and institutes, as well as in private sector institutions. Member of the Aboriginal FPSE, represented by the Presidential Council and executive, representing more than 10,000 faculties and collaborators and was formerly the College Institute Educators` Association of BC. OCUFA also pays tribute to the achievements of our members. With the OCUFA Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards, the OCUFA Status Committee Award of Distinction and the Lorimer Award, we honour those who have made outstanding contributions to university education in Ontario. Learn more about ocUFA awards. Thank you for everything you do in this difficult time. I recognize that it has not been easy — that many of you are dependent on young and old, and that the boundaries between work and life are considerably blurred. I am also aware of the toll this has taken on collective and individual mental health. We appreciate everything you do – and look forward to having a good woman in the near future. Finally, we have an individual responsibility to take care of ourselves and a collective responsibility to take care of each other. Please follow the health guidelines that have been set out by our experts – and together we will get by! It is important to know that existing faculty guidelines are being revised, although no substantial changes to the criteria are being made at this time. Existing faculty guidelines refer to previous collective agreements and APT and GPC manuals that are no longer in force.

Most of these provisions are now in the GFC manual. In addition, existing faculty guidelines refer to procedures and promotion and evaluation committees that have since been amended and codified in the current collective agreement. Our agreement also provided for early access to reimbursement of 2020/2021 professional expenses and deferral options for academics who were on research and scholarship leave (RSL) or who had planned an RSL from July. We will meet again in the fall with the faculty association to discuss further adjustments that may be necessary to assist university staff if the pandemic continues. The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations is the voice of 17,000 university faculties and librarians across Ontario. We strive to maintain and improve the quality of our province`s higher education system and to promote the professional and economic interests of our members. Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents its 28 member associations through campus support and representation of public interests. We provide research and logistics services to support collective bargaining and complaint management at universities. OCUFA also brings the needs and concerns of our members directly to government, other higher education stakeholders, the media and the citizens of Ontario.

We do this through public campaigns, publications and direct meetings with policy makers and policy makers. Learn more about OCUFA`s activities. Effective representation of interests is supported by strong research. OCUFA produces a large amount of data and analysis, ranging from government letters to independent research. Learn more about OCUFA`s research. The Faculty and Human Relations held two briefings on updates to the AASUA 2018-2020 collective agreement. Employees who manage and interpret the agreement may find these slides useful in communicating changes, carrying out their work, and updating internal information and policies. Let the faculty and staff know if you have any questions or are interested in an upcoming information meeting on fsrel@ualberta.ca. We can also cut the presentation out on certain employee groups. Very soon after moving to the delivery of distance courses during the winter semester, we worked collaboratively