The University of Toronto Faculty Association is the official representative of faculty and librarians on employment matters which include salary, pension, benefit negotiations, and workplace grievances. 

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Cynthia Messenger elected President

UTFA is pleased to announce that, on April 5, 2016, Cynthia Messenger was elected the 17th President of the Faculty Association. She is the third woman to be elected President. Cynthia has held several leadership roles at UTFA over the approximately twelve years that she has served on UTFA’s Executive Committee and Council.

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Council Ratifies New UTFA Settlement for July 2014 to June 2017

At its December 14th meeting, UTFA Council voted unanimously to ratify the recent settlement, most of the terms of which were agreed upon in mediation with Mr. Kevin Burkett and Mr. William Kaplan. The new, mediated agreement has been approved by the Business Board on behalf of the Governing Council.

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Letter to the Provost about new draft Information Security policy and Email Migration

Since November 2013, UTFA has been expressing concerns about the possible privacy, ownership, and academic freedom implications of migrating University of Toronto faculty and staff e-communications to a third-party provider.

In the meantime the Vice-President University Operations has tabled a draft policy on Information Security and the Protection of Digital Assets. This new letter reiterates UTFA's ongoing, unaddressed concerns and calls on the Administration to increase faculty consultation, address crucial faculty concerns, and expedite the negotiation of a privacy policy governing access to and control over academic records.

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