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Unions and admin adopt adversarial approach

As Queen’s faces a $456 million pension solvency deficit, many full-time jobs at the University have been reduced to part-time positions, according to the president of the local Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE).Continue...

Principal's letter leaked to Facebook

Ongoing labour disputes were cited as limitations to Woolf’s year plan throughout a letter sent to William (Bill) Young who chairs the Board of Trustees.Continue...

Ready to strike

Queen's administration filed a No Board Report on July 25, calling an end to conciliation meetings with QUFA.Continue...

Stand-off on labour talks

QUFA President Paul Young and Queen's Provost Bob Silverman weigh in on the ongoing labour negotiations from either side of the bargaining table.Continue...

Faculty strike possible

The Queen's University Faculty Association has set a June 30 deadline to reach an agreement with the administration.Continue...

Shirkhanzadeh firing won’t proceed to further arbitration

On Sept. 12, seated around a boardroom table at the Four Points Sheraton, representatives from Queen’s administration, it’s faculty union, and recently-fired professor Morteza Shirkhanzadeh went into a closed session mediation.Continue...

Putting USATs back on the table a good sign

Queen’s revision of the student feedback process is a welcome step, but it won’t mean anything if USAT results aren’t taken seriously.Continue...

Teaching profs deserve an equal pedestal

A growing trend across Canadian universities is the “teaching class”, university instructors who are hired on short contracts to teach classes on an hourly basis and for lower pay than more ‘elite’ professors who spend their days researching.Continue...

“Get Science Right” campaign comes to Queen’s

“There is a war on science in Canada,” Professor John Smol said, as he addressed a packed room of over 100 local researchers, professors and graduate students at Botterell Hall, Thursday afternoon.Continue...

University and faculty association reach agreement for new contract

With the announcement of a firm collective agreement between Queen’s and its faculty, students can anticipate a review of both professor evaluations and teaching methods at Queen’s.Continue...

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