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First impression of Alberta Budget 2023

Dear Colleagues, Like many of you I am deeply disappointed in the support for post secondary education outlined in the provincial budget this week. While there are no further cuts, with the impact of inflation,  we are essentially asked once…

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REMINDER: Fair Dealing Week – February 20-24, 2023

Fair dealing is a critical tool needed to balance the rights of users and owners under Canada’s Copyright Act. Protecting and enhancing fair dealing for users, learners, and researchers makes information and knowledge more accessible.  Fair Dealing Week is an…

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Statement of solidarity with CUPE Ontario

The Faculty Association of the University of Calgary (TUCFA) deplores the actions of the Ontario government in using the Notwithstanding Clause to protect its assault on the rights of education workers in that province to exercise their right to free…

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Protest Friday in Support of Education Workers

(Ottawa – November 3, 2022) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) encourages members to support solidarity actions with CUPE’s 55,000 education workers who are being denied their legal right to strike by the Ontario government’s unconstitutional legislation. Members in Ontario…

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Bargaining Bulletin: March 4, 2022

Your bargaining team has been continuing to work over the past several months. And while we have not provided a detailed update to you about our progress at the table since early Summer of last year, discussions continued to move…

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Bargaining Status as of February 7, 2022:

The Faculty Association and university administration have been meeting remotely since late December, 2020 and engaging in collective bargaining discussions. Throughout these discussions, the parties have been actively working through the various non-monetary items and continue to make progress. Both…

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Alberta Student Day of Action

The Faculty Association has been contacted regarding the “Alberta Student Day of Action” occurring this Friday, October 29th, at noon in the Quad (between Mac Hall and TFDL). We have been asked to invite all academic staff members to attend.…

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Statement on Laurentian University

Our Faculty Association’s Executive joins CAUT Council and our colleagues at Laurentian and across Ontario in opposing the actions that have taken place at Laurentian University and the threat to public universities posed by those actions. We stand with our…

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CAFA’s comments on Alberta 2030

The Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations has released a press release responding to the Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs report that was released last week by the Alberta Government. The response from CAFA highlights several concerns that may be…

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Statement on 2021-22 Alberta Provincial Budget

We are disappointed that the government has persisted with cuts to college and university funding and we wish to make clear that the removal of $90 million from post-secondary operations will not contribute to higher quality education. Unfortunately, the budget makes clear that…

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Stop PSE Cuts Drive-by Protest

On January 30, 2021, the Faculty Association of the University of Calgary joined other supporters of post-secondary education in Alberta in voicing our support for stable funding of post-secondary education and expressing our concern about the province’s future. We hope…

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Alberta 2030 Consultations

Letter from Faculty Association President, David Stewart, to McKinsey & Company Alberta-2030-ResponseDownload Related to submission from Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations which is available here

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Federal Advocacy – MP Outreach

The Faculty Association at the University of Calgary is joining the call for stronger federal support for post-secondary education. Universities and colleges are critical to the COVID-19 response and recovery, providing much needed research, knowledge, education and training. Yet, as in Alberta,…

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Support for Health Care Workers

The Faculty Association of the University of Calgary (TUCFA) supports the efforts of front line health care workers to protect their jobs.  We urge the Government of Alberta to reconsider the elimination of these positions and honour the contributions these…

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