ULFA News - Special Edition

on Monday, 28 September 2015. Posted in News

ULFA has decided to publish a special edition of our bi-monthly newsletter. In this issue Rumi Graham, the University Copyright Advisor, updates us on recent developments and the important information that we should know.

Check out the special edition here.

Finance Minister reaching out to Albertans through pre-budget telephone town halls

on Monday, 21 September 2015. Posted in News

Albertans from across the province will be able to share their ideas directly with the Finance Minister on how the government can improve their quality of life and build the economy.

The province-wide telephone town halls are part of the government’s ongoing pre-budget consultation process, which includes in-person meetings with a cross-section of industry stakeholders, business leaders and the non-profit sector, as well as online and written submissions.

“This is an opportunity to engage Albertans in the budget process and hear directly from them about the important issues facing their families. Through these consultations I’m hearing good ideas about how we can diversify our economy by building on our strengths, create job opportunities and protect public services during these tough economic times.”

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance

How it works

  • The telephone town halls will be held over two evenings: northern Alberta on Monday, September 21 and southern Alberta on Wednesday, September 23.
  • The calls run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Publicly listed telephone numbers, not on the National Do Not Call list, will be dialed and invited to participate in the call.
  • Those who want a guaranteed place on the call may register online in advance.
  • Cellphone users and other interested participants may dial into the call at 1-877-229-8493 (ID 114591) starting at 6:55 p.m. or they can also register online to be called.
  • Albertans may also listen and submit questions to the telephone town halls online.
  • The 90-minute call will be moderated. A question and answer period will follow Minister Ceci’s opening remarks.
  • No personal information will be saved or used by the Government of Alberta.

The 2015 budget will be tabled this fall.

Get Science Right Election Tool Kit

on Thursday, 10 September 2015. Posted in News

CAUT has released an Election Tool Kit for their Get Science Right campaign in order to help make post-secondary research a topic of discussion for the 2015 election. The purpose of the Get Science Right campaign is to place control of research back into the hands of researches and scientists.

Get Science Right Website:

Get Science Right Election Tool Kit:

Negotiations Update: Sessional Lecturers Economic Benefits

on Monday, 06 July 2015. Posted in News

Dear ULFA Members,

This is to inform you that the current negotiations with the Board of Governors on Sessional Lecturers salary and benefits have reached an impasse. As a result, ULFA and the Board will be proceeding to Final Offer Selection, as per provisions of Schedule C of the Sessional Lecturers Handbook. We expect to reach a resolution in late summer and early fall, and will keep you informed as best as we can.
Saurya Das
EBC Chair and Chief Negotiator, ULFA

Salary, Tenure & Promotion (STP) Workshops

on Tuesday, 23 June 2015. Posted in News

NOTE: If you would like copies of the materials used during the presentations or have questions, please contact the ULFA office.


Are you up for salary, tenure or promotion this year? Are you unsure what information is relevant or how much is too much? Are you serving on a STP committee and unsure what your role is? ULFA cordially invites you to our STP Workshops where you will be provided with a variety of tips and information on the STP process.

ULFA is changing the way we offer our STP Workshops so that the STP Workshop for Chairs/Committee members will be offered in the fall and the STP Workshop for applicants will be offered in the spring. This year, though, we will offer both workshops in the beginning of September so we don’t miss anyone who will be applying this fall. Please mark your calendars, ULFA’s two STP Workshops will be held between September 3rd & 4th.

Two workshops will be offered, each covering a different topic. The first workshop is designed to assist applicants who are applying for extension of probation, tenure and/or promotion. The second workshop is designed to assist STP Committee Chairs and members in their roles.

STP Workshop for Applicants

September 3, 2015 - 9:00-11:00am
Room: TH241

The presentation will cover the STP process as well as provide advise on putting together a teaching dossier, research materials, and the service component of assigned duties. As well, there will be information on how to engage the appeal process in the event of an unfavourable decision, along with a question and answer period.

STP Workshop for Committee Chairs and members

September 4, 2015 - 9:00-11:00am
Room: TH241

The presentation will cover the STP process as well as provide advise on chairing a STP Committee under our Handbook and how the STP Procedures relate to the Handbook. There will also be time for a questions and answer period.

Videoconferencing is available, please contact the ULFA office prior to August 27, 2015 to make arrangements.

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