The Communiqué – December 17, 2018

December 17, 2018

In this issue:


January General Membership Meeting

We will be hosting a General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 9 from 2:00-4:00pm in 2017 Dunton Tower. The Pension Fund Management director, Betsy Springer, will present on the Carleton University Retirement Plan. Betsy will talk about the basic design of the plan, the governance structure, and the financial position. She will also be taking questions that members may have on the plan. We hope to see you there!


Member Engagement Survey

We would like to remind you about our Member Engagement Survey to learn more about your needs and preferences across the university. It should take you 5-8 minutes to complete. Please click here to access the survey. We ask that you fill it out no later than December 31. Thank you for your help in this!


Ottawa Senators CUASA Social Night

Join us for a night of fun on Saturday, February 2 to watch the Ottawa Senators play the Detroit Red Wings at the Canadian Tire Centre. Tickets are just $25. This is a great deal for a night out with family, friends, and colleagues!

Don’t want to drive? CUASA is arranging for a free bus to take members to the game! The bus will leave Carleton at 5:30pm and make a stop at Carling and Kirkwood.

If you are interested in attending this event please contact Member Services and Communications Officer Josh Horton here and let him know:

    • how many tickets you would like;
    • if you and your other ticket holders will be getting on the CUASA bus to the game;
    • how you will be paying for your ticket. Payment by cash or cheque is due by January 11, 2019. You can pay in person at the CUASA office, or by inter-office mail. Members that have not paid by this date will forfeit their tickets.

Please respond ASAP is you would like to attend. Limited tickets and bus seats are available!


CUASA Office Closure

Please note the CUASA Office will be closed from December 22 through January 1 inclusive. No services will be provided during this time. The office will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.


ACORN Support

CUASA endorses ACORN’s campaign for affordable housing near rapid transit. Currently, there are over 10,000 families on the wait-list for social housing. Meanwhile only 3% of development in the past 10 years has been affordable rental units. ACORN is working with allies to ensure addressing the housing crisis is also a top priority for Ottawa’s decision-makers.

You can sign ACORN’s online petition here.



CUASA Communiqué, December 2018

The Communiqué is published by the Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA), 2003 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Canada, K1S 5B6. Past issues are archived on the CUASA Web site at The Communiqué publishes CUASA-related news and information for our Members and provides Members with a forum to express their CUASA-related ideas and opinions. We want to hear from you! Please send your CUASA-related story ideas, news items, opinion pieces, letters, photographs, and other submissions to the CUASA Office at

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