CUPFA 2012-2015 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT: OUT OF CONTRACT

CUPFA has been out of contract for:

CUPFA – Building a Better Future

Credits

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OPEN BID FOR CUPFA ARCHIVING SYSTEM – DEADLINE MAY 5, 2016

Patrice Blais, V.P. Collective Agreement and Grievance is accepting bids for the creation and set up of a ‘Case Management System’.  If you are interested in submitting a bid, please ensure that you read the attached document that outlines all pertinent information.  Please note that all bids must be submitted no later than May 5, 2016.  Final product target delivery date is by August 31, 2016.  Bid submission is by email to: blais.patrice@gmail.com
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Exhibition “FIRST CONTACT” April 30 to June 12, 2016

Part-time faculty member Lorraine Oades has an upcoming exhibition that begins with a vernissage on Saturday April 30, 2016 from 2-5pm.  The exhibition entitled “First Contact” is a multimedia installation presented within the context of “La Bian 2016′.  The exhibition runs till June 12, 2016.

Tuesday and Wednesday 1-7pm
Thursday and Friday 1-6pm
Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm
Location: Maison de la Culture de NDG, 3755 Rue Botrel
Information: 514-872–2157
www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/cdn-ndg/accesculture.com

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CUPFA HOSTS MOBILIZATION MEETING & SOCIAL – APRIL 21, 2016 – 5-8PM

CUPFA is pleased to invite members to a mobilization meeting, followed by a social hour.  We look forward to seeing you!

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 April 21st, 2016 from 5-7pm, followed by social hour 7-8pm
Where?  Kafein Café-Bar, 1429a Bishop

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Exhibition “PORTRAITS IN EXILE” March 31 to April 24, 2016

Part-time faculty member Bernard Gamoy’s figurative drawings and paintings are featured in an exhibition at Galerie d’art d’Outremont until April 24, 2016.
Tuesday to Friday from 1-6pm
Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm
Location: 41, avenue Saint-Just, Outremont H2V 4T7
Information: 514-495-7419
www.galeriedartdoutremont.ca

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AGM – THURSDAY MARCH 24th AT 4.45PM

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NELSON HENRICKS: DES IMAGES, DES MOTS ET DES SONS

NelsonHenricks

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EXHIBITION “CADAVRES EXQUIS” MARCH 12 – MAY 29, 2016

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TALK BY RECIPIENT OF SPECIAL PROJECT AWARD ON MARCH 15, 2PM

CUPFA Announces Recipient of Special Project Award:

CUPFA is proud to announce that the recipient of our 2016-17 Special Project Award is part-time professor Krzysztof Dzieciolowski, for his research in Big Data.

“Dr. Dzieciolowski’s project, entitled “Bridging Academic and Industry Expertise for Big Data Probabilistic Data Matching,” explores how algorithms of Big Data have the potential to radically change modern economies on a global scale.

Dr. Dzieciolowski will receive a $10,000 grant from the Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association to create a collaborative research project between Concordia and an industry partner in order to develop new methodologies in data matching. He will be working with undergraduate research assistants from the John Molson School of Business, providing them with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in real world problem solving by applying skills they learn in the classroom.

One of the most recognized experts in the field of Data Mining in Canada, Dr. Dzieciolowski has been teaching at JMSB for 22 years. He has delivered courses in Data Mining, Research Methods, Software for Decision Making, and Statistics. Dr. Dzieciolowski was instrumental in introducing a highly successful minor program in Data Intelligence in JMSB, the only undergraduate program of its kind in Canada. Most recently, he has championed the creation of a partnership between JMSB and SAS Institute, the world’s largest statistical software company, to acquire state-of-the-art data mining software and to develop a JMSB-SAS Joint Certification in Business Analytics, which will be launched in the spring of 2016.

Alongside teaching and research, Dr. Dzieciolowski directs the Campaign and Analytics team at Rogers Communications – a leading mobile operator in Canada. He received a M.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Warsaw (Poland) and completed his Ph.D. in Statistics at Queen’s University in Kingston (Ontario). The winner of many business awards for the implementation of innovative tools for planning and optimizing key investments in telecommunications, he is also an active cyclist, coach of the soccer team and volleyball player in the Concordia intramural leagues.

Dr. Dzieciolowski has been invited by the Undergraduate Programs Office, John Molson School of Business to be a guest speaker. His talk –  Big Data & Data Mining – will take place on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at the John Molson School of Business, MB 6.240. If you have any questions about Dr. Dzieciolowski’s talk, or CUPFA’s Special Project Awards, please contact Lorraine Oades, CUPFA’s Vice President of Professional Development (ext 3691).

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Social event and Mobilization meeting Tuesday Feb. 16, 2016 at 12 noon

Cupfa invites you to a Social event and Mobilization meeting,
led by Erik Chevrier, Chair of Mobilization,
to be held on
Tuesday February 16th at
12 noon

Agenda: Bargaining update; Discussion on Mobilization strategy
Location: Burritoville, 2055 rue Bishop

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CUPFA Special Project talk by Dr. James Freeman – Feb 4, 2016 at 6:30pm

“Gentrification and the Creative Economy in a “Pacified” Rio de Janeiro Favela”

Thursday February 4, 2016
Burritoville, 2055 rue Bishop
6:30-8:30pm followed by a social event

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This talk presents the results of fieldwork in Rio de Janeiro during the Summer of 2015, which was funded by a CUPFA Special Project’s Grant.

Rio de Janeiro is in the midst of dramatic transformation as part of a mega event led strategy of urban development, centered on the recent soccer World Cup and the upcoming 2016 summer Olympics.  The business of the games is highly dependent on a policy of favela pacification, where military occupation displaces drug gangs and among other things opens housing markets to wealthier outsiders, displacing long-time residents. In the beachside favela of Vidigal, North American style residential gentrification appears to be well underway. The community has long had a vocation for the arts, and artists seem to be leading the way in the class transformation of the neighborhood, as middle-class Brazilians and foreigners move in to this once stigmatized neighbourhood to take advantage of an arts scene, an emerging cultural economy and stunning views at a discount. While there is much talk of displacement and exclusion, a minority of native Vidigal residents have been able to take advantage of the new opportunities offered by pacification. Through a series of interviews with Vidigal residents James addresses the question of who wins, who loses and why. How does residential gentrification led by artists and bohemians (facilitated by military occupation) look in a Brazilian context and what can it add to our understanding of gentrification?

Dr. James Freeman teaches in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment.  He earned his PhD in geography from the University of California at Berkeley in 2002.  Researching popular culture, public space and political economy in Rio de Janeiro for almost 20 years, James is the author of numerous scholarly articles on these topics. He has recently given a series of public and academic lectures on the consequences of the World Cup and the Olympics for Rio’s favelas.

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