The University of Toronto Faculty Association is alarmed to learn that a web site may be under construction that is designed to place under surveillance certain kinds of academic content. Instructors of the potentially targeted courses believe that their autonomy as educators may be under threat. The proposed website has created a climate of fear and intimidation. The UTFA Executive has taken the unprecedented step of asking that the entire Executive meet with the Provost's office to express our deep concern about this threat to our members and to the academic mission of the University.
- U of T Guideline for Employees on Concerns and Complaints Regarding Prohibited Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment
- U of T Policy with Respect to Workplace Harassment
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.