This year is a Presidential election year for the University of Toronto Faculty Association. The period for nominating candidates for the position of the President of UTFA has now ended. There are two nominees: Cynthia Messenger and Ken MacDonald. As a result, there will be an election.
University administrations, faculty associations, unions and other staff groups at University of Toronto, University of Guelph and Queen’s University have been working diligently to develop a new pension plan that would cover employees at all three universities: the University Pension Plan (UPP). Once established, the JSPP will be open to other Ontario universities joining. This will create a larger pool for sharing pension costs and risks.
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.