Weekly Update – November 20

November 20, 2020

Weekly Update – November 20

CBC COVID-19 Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered our personal and professional lives, and the CUASA Collective Bargaining Committee (CBC) wishes to seek additional input from the membership. The CBC has launched a new survey to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on CUASA members and to determine priorities for bargaining.

Thank you to those who have completed the survey thus far. The CBC has extended the survey to Monday, November 30 to allow for additional responses.

Members can find the link to the survey in their email. Please note that this survey is meant only for CUASA bargaining unit members. We kindly ask that you please not share the link to the survey.

Note: if you can’t find the link to the survey in your email, please contact cuasa@cuasa.ca.

CUASA Anti-Racism and BIPOC Community Members’ Experience Survey

CUASA’s Anti-Racism Working Group has launched a survey to seek input from CUASA members about how we can promote specific changes to protect the rights of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) community members and other marginalized communities at Carleton. This is only one step in CUASA’s ongoing commitment to support and learn from grassroots movements to redress colonial oppression, anti-Black racism, and white supremacy in CUASA, Carleton and the wider community.

The survey will be open until Monday, December 14.

Members can find the link to the survey in their email. Please note that this survey is meant only for CUASA bargaining unit members. We kindly ask that you please not share the link to the survey.

Note: if you can’t find the link to the survey in your email, please contact cuasa@cuasa.ca.

“Doing My Best”

On October 15 CUASA launched its “Doing My Best” campaign to share the challenges our members have been facing due to the increased workload caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are actively seeking CUASA members willing to share their stories. Please send videos, photos, or stories to Dawn by emailing equity@cuasa.ca.

Nominations for Steering Positions

We are still accepting nominations for the following Steering positions:

  • Communications Officer
  • Chair, Nominations and Elections
  • Chair, Internal Affairs

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.

Call for Volunteers

We are seeking one CUASA member to serve on the Joint Committee on Employment Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JCEE). Details on the mandate of this important committee can be found here. If you are interested in serving on the JCEE, please email cuasa@cuasa.ca.

We are also seeking CUASA members to serve on the Association’s internal Equity Committee. Please send an email to equity@cuasa.ca if you are interested.

Call for Nominations for CAUT Executive Committee

Nominations are being actively sought for election to the CAUT Executive Committee. The deadline for nominations to all positions is March 1, 2021. Elections will take place at the CAUT Council meeting in Ottawa from April 22 to 25, 2021.

For more information, including a description of positions, click here.

Call for nominations for the Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction

Nominations for the OCUFA Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction are open. The deadline for nominations is November 27th, 2020. Nominations are encouraged for individuals whose work has contributed meaningfully to the advancement of professors, academic librarians, and/or academic staff who are Indigenous, women, racialized, LGBTQ2S+, living with disabilities, and/or belong to other historically marginalized groups. The award is open to all gender identities.

Additional information and nomination forms can be found here. Any questions about the award should be directed to Cheryl Athersych at cathersych@ocufa.on.ca.

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