Panel Discussion: In Search of Professor PrecariousIn October 2021, URFA's Sessional Advocacy Committee hosted a screening of the documentary film "In Search of Professor Precarious", followed by a rich panel discussion. Participants heard about the opportunities and challenges found in sessional employment, shared encouragement, and left with ideas of how to stand in solidarity with sessional faculty.
Standing together with University of Manitoba Faculty Association members
URFA stands in solidarity with the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) who is seeking a fair deal for its 1200-plus members. UMFA has been negotiating to achieve an agreement that prioritizes recruiting and retaining faculty. Having reached an impasse in negotiations, UMFA members began striking on November 2.
Q&A with Claire Carter, URFA Equity Committee Chair
A foundation in student activism, positive connections with colleagues at the University of Regina, and an interest in learning more about how URFA works led Claire Carter to join URFA’s Equity Committee about eight years ago. The associate professor in the Department of Gender, Religion and Critical Studies is now in the third year of chairing URFA’s Equity Committee. Find out what’s been a highlight for her and learn about her teaching and research.
URFA reaffiliates with the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour
Through reaffiliation with the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, URFA members to gain access to education, training, resources and being part of the broader labour movement in the province.
URFA honours National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30 is Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is one way to honour residential school survivors, encourage learning about the atrocities of the residential school systems, and prompt reflection on how each of us can engage in reconciliation to create a better future.
Q&A with Yasser Morgan, URFA Vice-President Academic
What makes Yasser Morgan, URFA Vice-President Academic and Professor of Engineering at the University of Regina, smile when he enters a Canadian airport after returning from a trip? How do students in Morgan’s courses begin studying ten hours a week voluntarily? What is one highlight of his work with URFA to date? Find out in this Q&A.
URFA President Dr. Britt Hall shares about the power of togetherness in this Labour Day message.
Vote passes in favour of next FNUniv Sessional Member collective agreement
URFA and the First Nations University of Canada Sessional Academic Staff Member Bargaining Team are pleased to announce that FNUniv Sessional Members have voted in favour of a three-year Collective Agreement (2020 – 2022).
Q&A with Dwayne Meisner, URFA member
What began as a term with URFA’s Sessional Advocacy Committee in 2018 piqued additional interest in URFA committee contributions for Dr. Dwayne Meisner, sessional member of classics at Campion College. In this Q&A, he describes his interest in serving with URFA, explains how COVID-19 improved (yes, improved!) his teaching, and shared how he gamified a Latin course he teaches.
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