URFA issues letter of support for dismissed OCAD University librarians
The University of Regina Faculty Association (URFA) was dismayed to
learn of the dismissal of four senior librarians at OCAD University
Library, announced on May 4, 2021. These dismissals amount to the loss
of more than seven decades of experience and service to OCADU, and come as part of a reorganization conducted by OCADU administration without apparent or meaningful consultation.
Q&A with Michael Shires, URFA Member Mobilization Committee chair
Michael Shires, Collection Development and Subject Librarian at the Dr. Archer Library & Archives and chair of URFA’s Member Mobilization Committee, shares his interest in being involved with URFA, what he enjoys about his work as a librarian, and what he hopes fellow URFA members know about the association.
URFA opposes IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s Working Definition of Antisemitism raises concerns about limiting academic freedom
Support the Laurentian University community
Show your virtual support for the Laurentian University Faculty Association and the Laurentian University community by downloading this poster and sharing a picture of yourself with it on social media on April 30, 2021.
URFA social media contest
One week. Seven prompts. Up to 14 chances to win. Participate in URFA's first social media contest and be entered for a chance to win the grand prize! Contest opens on April 20, 2021 and closes at 11:59 p.m. CST on April 26, 2021.
URFA responds to the Government of Saskatchewan’s 2021-22 budget
This week, the Government of Saskatchewan presented its budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year. The budget contains a four-year commitment to maintain the University of Regina’s current base operating funding. Non-base funding for the University of Regina includes close to $5.5 million dollars in years one and two of the next four years for COVID-19 recovery and to support long-term financial sustainability projects. Overall, the 2021-22 budget for Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, Luther College and the University of Regina is $133,867,650.
2020-2021 Annual Report
We're pleased to share with you our 2020-2021 annual report, which highlights the work we did to support you during the past year. Have a look through for reports from our President, various committees and take a peek at our snapshot of 'URFA by the numbers'.
Q&A with Dr. Britt Hall, URFA's President
Dr. Britt Hall, Professor of Biology at the University of Regina, began as URFA’s President a few months after COVID-19 brought about swift changes to the way we live and work. We recently spoke with her to learn about how things are going, what she enjoys about this position and her vision for what’s next for URFA.
Joint University & Standing Committee member vacancies
Would you like to be part of the team that helps run URFA? We're seeking volunteers to join various Joint University Committees and/or Standing Committees for one, two or three-year terms.
Join us in welcoming our new Executive Director!
URFA's Executive Committee is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Heather Ritenburg as URFA's Executive Director.