The University of Toronto Faculty Association condemns in the strongest possible terms the violent and hate-filled events in Charlottesville, Virginia. UTFA is profoundly disturbed by the rhetoric of white supremacy and neo-fascism that is at the centre of these events.
The U of T pension plan is facing both financial and political challenges. UTFA is currently engaged in discussions about possible changes to its pension plan and exploring a jointly sponsored pension plan model, and has developed a website to keep members informed about the situation.
Since early 2017, UTFA has been calling on the University Administration to provide greater transparency regarding its asbestos abatement activities in the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) on the St. George campus.
At its AGM on April 6, 2017, UTFA members voted to make changes to UTFA's By-Laws to allow for the hiring of an Executive Director, and to empower members to recall members of the Executive Committee. The full text of the By-Laws has been updated.
In this issue: Annual General Meeting (AGM) Agenda, Reports of the Officers and Chairs of Committees, and upcoming event information.