Weekly Update – April 9

April 9, 2021

Weekly Update – April 9

Vaccine Distribution

Ontario has entered phase two of its vaccine distribution plan. To learn more and to find an Ottawa vaccination clinic click here.

CUASA Business

Save the Date: CUASA 2021 AGM

The CUASA 2021 April General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Friday, April 30, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The meeting will take place on Zoom and all CUASA members are welcome to attend.

The meeting documents and Zoom details will be sent closer to that date.

Nominations for Steering Positions

The following Steering positions are either currently vacant or will be up for re-election this year for terms beginning on July 1, 2021:

  • Vice President
  • Chair, Collective Bargaining (note: this position also serves as Chief Negotiator)
  • Salary and Benefits Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Chair, Nominations and Elections
  • Chair, Internal Affairs

Nominations are due to the virtual CUASA Office by Friday, May 14, at 12:00 p.m. Elections will be held at the May Council meeting on Thursday, May 27. If you are interested in one of these positions or wish to nominate a colleague, please contact us at cuasa@cuasa.ca for a nomination form.

Information on the nominations process can be found on our How to Volunteer page. Remember that CUASA 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 you are interested.

Carleton Community Updates

CUPE Local 910 Collective Agreement Ratification

We would like to congratulate CUPE Local 910 on the ratification of its new collective agreement. CUPE Local 910 represents skilled trades and maintenance employees in Facilities Management and Planning.

Free EFAP Programs

Carleton’s Employee and Family Assistance Program now offers free online programs. To access the programs click here and enter “Carleton University” as the username and “myfseap” as the password.

Academic Community Updates

Introducing the CAUT Journal

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has launched an online journal for the publication of refereed articles, papers, and presentations related to post-secondary academic staff.

To learn more and to view the journal click here.

CAUT Call for Nominations

Nominations for the CAUT Academic Librarians’ and Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award are now open. For more information click here.

Nominations for the CAUT Sarah Shorten Award are also open. For more information click here.

The nomination deadline for both awards is June 1.

Update on Laurentian University

OCUFA recently released an update on the situation at Laurentian University. At its April 6 meeting, the Laurentian University Senate was asked to vote on a restructuring package with only five days of notice and based on materials provided at the meeting. To read the entire update click here.

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