Weekly Update – January 8

January 8, 2021

Weekly Update – January 8

Workload Accommodation Requests

Yesterday, the provincial government announced it was extending online learning until January 25 in Southern Ontario. We anticipate this will affect numerous CUASA members who must now balance their family responsibilities with their professional ones, particularly with the start of the winter term next week.

The University has had ample of time to plan how to accommodate CUASA members during these trying times and they have thus far been generally unresponsive to our members’ needs. Our CUASA families did not have time to plan – they are receiving updates from the province at the eleventh hour and now have to scramble in light the additional school closures.

We strongly encourage any members who may require accommodation to contact your Dean immediately.

Carleton Shutdown Information

As a result of the provincewide shutdown, Carleton has made changes to on-campus operations and procedures. For more information on these measures, click here.

CUASA’s Director on Leave

This is to remind our members that CUASA’s Director/Senior Grievance and Arbitration Officer, Christal Côté, is on a leave of absence for educational purposes until March 31, 2021.

As such, CUASA members should contact the following for assistance during this time:

For grievance concerns or matters:

  • For those with a last name beginning with the letters A-M
    Hanan Mankal (mankal@cuasa.ca)
  • For those with a last name beginning with the letters N-Z
    Alex Aucoin (aucoin@cuasa.ca)
  • To reach the Chair of the Grievance Policy and Administration Committee
    Chinnaiah Jangam (grievancechair@cuasa.ca)

For non-grievance matters, please email cuasa@cuasa.ca.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation while Christal is away.

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 the Association continues, despite the current environment we find ourselves in. Remember that our 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).

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