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.
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.