Author Archives: David Douglas

CUPFA STATEMENT TO THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

The Association is thankful to members of the University community for assisting faculty and students to conclude an arduous semester. Our faculty members met the demand to teach all our students regardless of their political position about the student protest. …

#5 Update – April 8, 2012 – Peace: A Road Not Taken

Faculty and students are seeing the end of the semester with a student protest that is winding down for the majority of Concordia’s students. Everyone is buckling down to complete the semester and/or figure-out a number of different grading options …

#4 Update, April 1, 2012 — Hard Pickets, Soft Pickets, and Hard Lines

The Association thanks its members for the valuable feedback and suggestions they made at our Annual General Meeting this past Thursday, March 29.  Our strength as an organisation is founded upon your support and commitment. There were many issues to …

“Les Profs contre la Hausse”

We have been asked by Concordia students and faculty to invite members to attend a mobilisation of Concordia PT and FT faculty opposed to the privatisation of education. The event will take place this Thursday, March 29th at 9:30 a.m. in front of the …

Take a number and wait

The following article was published in The Link this week. It gives a comprehensive view of the current state of labour relations at Concordia.  As CUPFA approaches its own contract renewal, we can expect to receive the same treatment from our …

# 3 UPDATE March 25, 2012 – From Peaceful Protest to the Politics of Confrontation

On March 22nd, Concordia Students joined tens of thousands of their counterparts from across the province to voice their objection to the Charest government’s policy on tuition. The march was well-organised, well-attended and peaceful. The University administration’s response to this, …

Concordians Make the Grade

The Concordia community hit the streets of Montreal yesterday, arm in arm, to speak with one voice.  To the Charest government, they collectively said that the future of education is at stake, and they denounced the ill-conceived funding policies of …

Massive Demonstrations Support Quebec Students Striking Against Fee Hikes — Richard Fidler

Tens of thousands of students and their supporters marched in major Quebec cities yesterday, March 18, in opposition to the Jean Charest government’s promise to impose a 75 per cent increase in post-secondary education fees over the next five years. …

Open Letter to the People – by Anna Kruzynski and Eric Shragge

Top 10 Reasons to Support the Student Strike by Anna Kruzynski and Eric Shragge, professors at the School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University Tuesday March 13th, 2012. Two weeks ago, the undergraduate students in our School voted to …

Sign the MANIFESTO: Teachers Against Tuition Increases

Sign the MANIFESTO: Teachers Against Tuition Increases Below is a manifesto, written by three CEGEP teachers. If you would like to sign the manifesto, send an e-mail to manifestecontrelahausse@hotmail.com include your name, the discipline that you teach and the educational …

CUPFA Association General Meeting : March 29, 2012

With all that is going on at Concordia, members are reminded that the Annual General Meeting is fast approaching. Mark your calendars! Thursday, March 29, 2012 Hall Building 7th Floor Room 763 4:45 pm

Gary Schwartz in Concert at Segal Centre – March 25, 2012 – 8pm

Gary Schwartz – Lettingo: The music and influence of Ornette Coleman as performed by guitarist Gary Schwartz and his 10-piece band  CUPFA member and Montreal guitarist Gary Schwartz and his band celebrate jazz master Ornette Coleman with Lettingo, winner of …

# 2 UPDATE March 19, 2012 – University to close on March 22nd

Meeting The Challenges With The Politics of Protest  CUPFA members will be pleased to know that your Executive continues to take a leading role with the membership and within the University on the student protests about the tuition issue. We …

#1 UPDATE of March 8, 2012 – Ongoing Student Protests

It will come as no surprise to CUPFA members to learn that the events of the past week have placed a significant burden on all of us, as we try to fulfill the responsibilities we have to our students, to …

CUPFA Responds to Joint CSU/GSA Statement, March 5, 2012

The Association is pleased to report about the leadership taken by the Concordia Student Union and the Graduate Student Association in responding to the concerns of our members during the student boycott of classes. As you may know, in advance of …