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‘THE CONCORDIAN’ LAUNCHES SERIES ON CUPFA MEMBERS

Today marks the launch of a series of in-depth articles featuring CUPFA members in the student newspaper the Concordian.   The series kicks off with a two-page spread on John Boulay, and highlights his passion for teaching in his chosen …

CUPFA – WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE

In Working Together to Build a Better Future full-time faculty and members of the upper administration talk about the unique qualities part-time faculty bring to the university and how we give meaning to applied pedagogy, whether through our teaching and research, or …

CUPFA – BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE

Building a Better Future was produced by CUPFA for our 25th Anniversary in order to increase the university community’s awareness of the significant contributions, talents, and dynamic energy that part-time faculty bring to the university.  It features Mahmood Moghaddam (English), Kathleen MacDonald (Classics), …

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 …

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 …

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, …

# 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 …