Author Archives: David Douglas

So close to a deal… SO CLOSE THE DEAL!!

Fourteen Concordia Unions including ours are without a contract: The Concordia University Union of Support Staff (CSN)- Technical Sector  (CUUSS-TS) (over 4 years) Concordia University Support Staff Union (CUSSU) (over 3 years) Concordia University Library Employees’ Union (CSN) (CULEU) (over …

Call for Submissions: CUPFA MicroTalks

Dear member, I would like to tell you about an initiative CUPFA is currently undertaking that we hope you will participate in. As you may know CUPFA has been able to support members with significant research profiles through Showcase/Special Project …

Don’t miss these two important CUPFA events:

Don’t miss these two important CUPFA events:  Members are advised of the following events over the next few days.  1)   CUPFA members are invited to attend the Canaire Conference on Pilgrimage: The Ecstatic Journey held May 3 and 4, 2013. …

Demonstration against Government Changes to EI — April 27th, 12h

All CUPFA members are advised of the upcoming demonstration against government changes to the EI system. The changes Mr. Harper is bringing in will adversely impact contract workers and place undue burdens on our members. The changes are a step …

Message concerning Procedures for Job Applications and FRIS

Dear Members, By now you may have received an email from our employer regarding the experimental use of FRIS in connection to Summer hirings. The Association has lodged its objection to our employer’s recommendation that members test out their initiative. …

CUPFA votes for an “unlimited strike mandate” at its Special AGM on November 4th

The Association’s membership voted by secret ballot for an unlimited strike mandate at the Special General Assembly of November 4, 2012. Fully 95% of the membership supported the mandate. What does this mean exactly? First, this does not mean we …

Two Upcoming Events Featuring CUPFA Members

Feeling the mid-term need to add a little culture to your diet? Check out these upcoming events in the month of November: Concordia Jazz Studies Faculty Ensembles: Charles Ellison, Michael Pinsonneault, Gary Schwartz, Robin Chemtov, Fraser Hollins, Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr …

SPECIAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY – CUPFA NEGOTIATIONS

SPECIAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY NOVEMBER 4TH AT 2PM  (NOUVEL HOTEL) The Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association began this round of negotiations with mixed feelings. On the one hand we were hopeful that our employer would negotiate in a manner that would …

Update #2 – Copy Right and Academic Freedoms

Members should have an understanding about the copyright of the academic materials they develop and their academic freedoms. The following provides information that you should bear in mind about material and lectures you provide. Course Syllabi and Course Outlines The …

A New Semester, New Challenges, New Events

A welcome to all members beginning their fall semester. If you are a new member or require any information, please contact the Association. A “Survival Guide” along with other useful information is available online on the CUPFA website. The Fall …

#7 Update May 21, 2012 – The Politics of Civil Disobedience – Bill 78

After 14 weeks of student unrest, boycotts, demonstrations and strikes, it is reasonable for citizens of Quebec to wish for the conflict to come to a just and fair resolution. To arrive at closure, you need to demonstrate good faith …

Update #6 May 11, 2012 – The Wrong Deal

At some point, you just feel like a kid in the back seat of your parent’s car, enduring a seemingly endless journey to somewhere. You have no control over anything, and are left asking the inevitable question to those in …

Welcome to Dr. Alan Shepard, Concordia’s New President

On behalf of CUPFA faculty members, I wish to extend our warmest welcome to Dr. Alan Shepard, our new President and Vice-Chancellor.  The appointment of Dr. Shepard, the former Provost of Ryerson University, begins a new era at Concordia. Since …

Announcement of New Executive Members

NEW VICE PRESIDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The CUPFA Executive is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Vice President Professional Development. Lorraine Oades (Studio Arts, IMCA). In addition to numerous committees at the Departmental level representing PT faculty, Lorraine Oades …

Memo on Course Applications

To All CUPFA Members Members are reminded that May 1 – 15 is the time to apply for Fall and Winter courses! Remember when you apply: You must fill out a hard copy of the application form and submit it …