December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women falls during the 16 Days of Activism, and this powerful day is observed to remember the women who were murdered during the tragic mass shooting at Polytechnique Montréal on December 6, 1989. To honour the 14 women who were murdered at Polytechnique Montréal on December 6, 1989, across Canada, we … [Read more...] about National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
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On December 3, we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), an annual observance proclaimed in 1992 by the UN. Considering persons with disabilities through an intersectional lens, A.H. Monjurul Kabir, the UN Coordination Adviser on Gender Equality and Disability Inclusion, has argued that “disability, gender and discrimination … [Read more...] about International Day of Persons with Disabilities
It's a tale as old as time, "I asked my dean/director and they told me NO, what can the Union do about it?" Well... honestly? Not much... until something's been put in writing, an email, a text, a fax (does anyone actually have one of those anymore?) or... etched on a stone tablet, spray painted on the side of a building... you get the idea. (Hey, I'm Gen X we love … [Read more...] about Informal Request Denied?
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has released their course oﬀerings for the upcoming 2024 Winter School, and it looks like another fantastic selection of introductory and advanced training opportunities in Labour Education. What is Labour Education, you ask? Labour education is the foundation and the future of Canada’s unions. It helps to strengthen unions by … [Read more...] about Canadian Labour Congress – Winter School 2024
Noon- 1 pm Dec 5, 9:30-10:30 am Dec 13 & 1 - 2 pm January 4 Hi members! Your Union wants you to be better informed about your Collective Agreement Rights. This time of year, it is important to know your rights on Faculty Appraisal! Try to join one of our upcoming Infosessions. We're offering multiple sessions on this so as many of you can attend as … [Read more...] about Faculty Appraisal Infosessions