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CUPFA HOSTS TWO SOCIAL EVENTS – AUGUST 6th AND AUGUST 13th

CUPFA is pleased to invite members to two upcoming events in the month of August.  We look forward to seeing you!

First event…….
What? Come play a round of indoor mini-putt with other Cupfa members!
When? Thursday August 6th at 6pm
Where? Putting Edge at 1259 Guy, corner of St. Catherine (www.puttingedge.com/location/centre-ville)

Please RSVP by end of day Monday August 3rd, by emailing erikcupfa@gmail.com

Second event……
What? Social event and Mobilization meeting.  Come have a beer and snacks with CUPFA members, led by Erik Chevrier, Chair of Mobilization, as we discuss the issues we are facing.
When?  Thursday August 13th from 5-7pm (Meeting will take place from 5:30-6:30pm)
Where?  Kafein Café-Bar, 1429 Bishop

Agenda:  Introductions; Follow up from Mobilization meeting on June 12th; Future directions for mobilization.

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CUPFA HOSTS A LUNCH FOR MEMBERS FRIDAY JUNE 11, 2015 Noon-1:30pm

CUPFA is pleased to invite members to a lunch at Burritoville , 2055 Bishop, 2nd floor, to be held on Friday June 12th, 2015 from 12 noon to 1:30pm.  “Come have lunch and discuss ways to mobilize on the issues we are facing, such as the loss in courses available to Part-time Faculty.”, says Erik Chevrier, CUPFA’s Chair of Mobilisation.   Erik and the CUPFA Executive look forward to seeing you on Friday.

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CUPFA HOSTS A SPECIAL EVENT THURSDAY JUNE 4, 2015, 5-7pm

CUPFA is pleased to invite members to a cinq à sept at Kafein Café-Bar, 1429 Bishop to be held on Thursday June 4th, 2015.  We look forward to seeing you there to discuss important issues such as job security, benefits etc.  “By banding together”, says Erik Chevrier, CUPFA’s Chair of Mobilisation , ” we can stand up for our rights during this time of negotiations.”   The CUPFA Executive will be present and CUPFA will provide beer and snacks.

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PREMIERE OF “UNDER THE NORTH STAR” BY MATTHEW ANDERSON

On Friday May 8th, at 6 pm, part-time faculty member Matthew Anderson will present the Montreal premiere of his documentary “Under the North Star”.   In it he asks emigrants returning to their home country the question we all face: “Where is home?”.  The beautiful landscape and people of Finland are interspersed with music and interviews in this 26 minute short documentary film.  Following the documentary premiere, Simon Coleman from the University of Toronto will give a short talk on “Indigenizing Pilgrimage” and there will be a wine and cheese reception.
Date and location:  Jesuit Centre, Loyola Campus, Friday May 8th at 6 pm.
For information and tickets: http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/theology/news/indigenizing-pilgrimage.html#

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EXPOSITION ‘THE HEART OF THE MATTER’ – MAY 9 – JUNE 6, 2015

Part-time faculty member Francine Potvin opens her exhibition entitled “J’ouvre l’oeil de mon coeur/The heart of the matter” on May 9th in Dunham, Quebec.  It runs until June 6, 2015.   For more information regarding opening times, and location please download the invitation below.   Invitation

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INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY – MAY 1, 2015

Come join us on Friday May 1st to participate in the International Workers’ Day march, along with CUPFA members and the labour community at Concordia University.  Add your voice to the support for recognition and rights of workers around the globe.

Meeting time and place: 5pm at the Norman Bethune Square (corner Guy and de Maisonneuve) facing Guy Concordia Metro station.

Your presence is important, to protest recent government cuts in education that are having an impact on CUPFA members and to show solidarity as we enter negotiations for the next CUPFA collective agreement.

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CUPFA SIGNS NEW COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

St. Patrick’s Day this year took on a special significance, as CUPFA’s negotiating team, fellow executive members and University administrators gathered to sign into effect the 2012-2015 Collective Agreement.  This ceremony marked the closing of another chapter in CUPFA’s history and sets us on a path to begin new negotiations when this CA expires, in the spring.   In the meantime CUPFA will be focusing its efforts on the important task of implementing this new Collective Agreement.

Download 2012-2015 CA – English

 

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CUPFA RESPONSE TO STUDENT AUSTERITY MEASURES

The ongoing student actions to protest the Couillard government’s Austerity agenda enters a new phase this coming week, when a number of Concordia student groups initiate their plans to stage short-term strike actions.  CUPFA has been asked by students and faculty what position we take with respect to this protest and what guidance we offer to our members.   The following statement has therefore been issued.  It also gives important information as to how CUPFA members should respond to the student protests, to safeguard themselves, the students, university property and to fulfill their contractual obligations.  If you have any questions, or concerns please call the CUPFA office, or get in touch by email.
Download CUPFA’s response to student austerity protests

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THURSDAY MARCH 19, 2015 AT 4:30pm – H-763

The CUPFA Annual General Meeting will take place in the Hall building, 1455 de Maisonneuve West,  Room 763 at 4.30pm, on Thursday March 19, 2015.  Concordia University President Alan Shepard and Provost Benoit-Antoine Bacon will both be present and address the assembly.  We look forward to seeing you all for this important meeting.

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CUPFA SUPPORTS UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA

CUPFA President David Douglas sends a strong letter of support to President Holler at the University of Northern British Columbia, one of many such letters written in an outpouring of support from many institutions across the country.

Download CUPFA’s letter of support for UNBC

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