CUASA Update – January 29
January 29, 2021
CUASA Update – January 29
Passing of Professor Raymond Buhr
CUASA would like to extend its condolences to the family and friends of our late colleague Professor Raymond Buhr from the Faculty of Engineering and Design, who passed away recently in California.
Please visit http://www.pianotheoryman.com/static/doc.pdf to see one of his many contributions.
Some members or their family members may be struggling in light of the current situation. Remember that all CUASA members and their families have access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP). You can find details about the EFAP here.
Nominations for Steering Positions
We are still accepting nominations for the following Steering positions (click on the title to read the position description):
Information on the nominations process can be found on our How to Volunteer page. The work of CUASA continues, despite the current environment we find ourselves in. Remember that the association is only as strong as its membership, so we count on the time and commitment of our members to achieve our goals. Some of these positions come with a course release, subject to the availability of funds (please ask if interested).
Tax Information Sheet
This information sheet on taxation of home office expenses and this information sheet on personal financial statements were prepared by a CUASA member. We share this information to assist in helping you find resources on the subject. Please note that CUASA does not provide personal tax advice. If you require more customized information, we strongly encourage you to reach out to a tax advisor.
Carleton Community Updates
Board of Governors Vacancy
The Board of Governors is seeking to fill one Academic Staff Representative vacancy for a three-year term starting July 1, 2021. To learn more about the position and the application process click here.
Academic Community Updates
LUFA – Day of Social Action
The Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) has been without a contract since July 1, 2020, and its bargaining team has faced ongoing delays due to the administration pushing for severe budget cuts without providing supporting data. LUFA is giving the administration until the end of today to provide the requested data. If the requested data is not provided, LUFA will file a complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board that the administration is bargaining in bad faith.
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The third annual OCUFA Fellowship for Higher Education Journalism is now accepting applications. The application deadline is March 23, 2021. To learn more and to apply click here.
A new online platform recently launched to help Canadian researchers find research projects and contact investigators. Read more about the platform here and visit www.cognit.ca to start searching for projects.