This year is a Presidential election year for UTFA. Members will be electing a new President of the Association for a term beginning July 1, 2016.
The procedural language pertaining to electing the President of UTFA is found in the UTFA Constitution. There is also language pertaining to the duties of the President in both the Constitution and the By-Laws.
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.
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.