CUPFA has signed, on January 13th 2015, a letter of agreement (LOA) concerning the posting of summer courses for the summer term 2015.  You might remember that we signed a similar LOA in 2012 and 2014.   This LOA will apply only to the current year, 2015.

The minor modifications of this new protocol were agreed to by CUPFA following discussions that would accommodate the Employer, while keeping the dates at the end of the process intact.   The Employer’s position was that the timing of the initiation of the hiring process was difficult to incorporate into their deadlines.  This new process will now give the same amount of time as that allocated for the other hiring processes in the May and October periods.

The dates will be modified as follows:

Publication of Seniority List: Unchanged
February 1st  ie. 2nd because it falls on a Sunday

Posting deadlines: Changed
From February 1st to February 12th

Application deadlines: Changed
From February 15th to March 2nd

Recommendation deadlines: Unchanged
March 15th ie. 16th because it falls on a Saturday

Contract printing deadline: Unchanged
April 1st

Contract signing deadline:  Unchanged
April 15th

Please note that the final contract signing deadline remains unchanged.  CUPFA members will find out what courses they will teach on the same date as in the past.  The amended application forms (Appendix H) are available in French and English on the CUPFA website.  Should you have any questions feel free to contact Me Patrice Blais, VP Collective Agreement and Grievances at

David Douglas, Ph.D.
President, CUPFA