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Canadian Military Colleges Faculty Association
The Association is a member of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, and the National Joint Council.
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Requested Amendment to Vacation MOA
10 February 2021 • CMCFA President
Further to the Principal’s email dated 8 February 2021 regarding vacation leave, I can confirm that the Association’s requested amendment to the vacation MOA has been denied and that the MOA will expire on March 31, 2021. As the Principal’s message states, members are encouraged to “do their best in fulfilling the MOA.” For some, this will be possible. For others, it will not be. It is my understanding that there is no intention on management’s part to put anyone on forced leave, and that this message is sent solely out of concern for faculty’s health and well-being. As such, the Association supports this message.more...
CMCFA Dependents' Scholarship Recipients
20 January 2021 • CMCFA Executive Committee
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020-2021 CMCFA Dependents’ Scholarship Award. Congratulations to Pauline Jolicoeur, Kate Leblanc and Anna Leuprecht. In accordance with the Scholarship Committee’s recommendation, the Association granted three awards this year, rather than the usual two. This was made possible thanks to a reduction in the Association’s travel expenses as a result of the pandemic.more...
Simplified process for claiming home office expenses
15 December 2020 • CMCFA President
As you may be aware, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is streamlining the process for deducting home office expenses for tax purposes by allowing employees working from home to claim a Home Office Expense Deduction of up to $400 in the 2020 tax year, without the need to track detailed expenses or the need for their employer to provide a signed form (T2200).more...
COVID-19 Vacation Leave MOA
12 December 2020 • CMCFA Bargaining Committee
You have likely seen the email from the RMC Principal of 11 December 2020 regarding vacation leave. This message accords with DND’s latest direction that managers should not schedule forced leave for employees, in recognition of the mental health impacts that forced leave might have, especially during the holidays. The Principal has assured the CMCFA that he will not be placing our faculty on leave at this time.more...
CMCFA Winter 2021 Schedule Survey
4 December 2020 • CMCFA President
The CMCFA conducted a survey of the 161 faculty members (including deans, sessionals, and military faculty) teaching in the first and last periods of the winter term. Based on the 116 responses we received, we recommended a 0900-1730 schedule for the winter.more...
CMCFA News Bulletin
30 November 2020 • CMCFA President
A CMCFA News bulletin is available, covering the following topics: Remote Teaching Survey, On-site Teaching, Increment Process, COVID-19 Sabbatical MOU, CDARP Accommodations, Call for Grievance Officers and Update on Previous items.more...
OCUFA Report on COVID-19 Pandemic
24 November 2020 • CMCFA Equity Officer
The ongoing pandemic has caused disruptions in how university faculty carry out their professional duties. This fall, OCUFA commissioned a survey to gather the experiences of faculty members across the province to evaluate the impact of adjustments (like moving course delivery online) on the experience and quality of university education in the province. Unsurprisingly, the results reveal a perception of decline in education quality, and a marked increase in stress and difficulty adjusting on the part of faculty members.more...
CMCFA Executive Assistant Job Posting
23 November 2020 • CMCFA Web Master
The CMCFA is sad to announce the departure of its Executive Assistant, Louise Ford, who will be retiring in February 2021 after more than ten years with the CMCFA. She will be sorely missed. We must therefore recruit a new CMCFA Executive Assistant.more...
Academic Dates for December 2020 and January 2021
10 November 2020 • CMCFA Web Master
The following, dealing with Fall 2020 undergraduate marks submission, was distributed to the members of Faculty Board by email on behalf of the Principal on November 10, 2020.more...
AY 2021-2022 Sabbatical Leave Applications
25 October 2020 • CMCFA President
It has come to our attention that some UTs may be discouraged from applying for sabbatical leave in Academic Year 2021-2022 because such applications may not be approved. The CMCFA encourages all UTs who are eligible for sabbatical leave and are considering it during Academic Year 2021-2022 to apply by the deadline of 1 November 2020 in order to ensure that any deferral of a sabbatical by the Employer will be counted as service and credited towards the next sabbatical leave. UTs may also request to cancel their sabbatical leave application up to four months prior to the start of the the leave.more...
CMCFA News Bulletin
10 October 2020 • CMCFA President
A CMCFA News bulletin is available, covering the following topics: CMCFA Scholarship Committee, Joint-Load Distribution Committee, Modified Faculty Assessment Report, Flexible Work Agreement, Zoom licences and PDA, COVID-related topics under discussion with management, Copyright statement on Moodle and Employer policies highlighted at the AGM of 23 Sept 2020.more...
Promotion Application Deadline - Second Extension
15 September 2020 • CMCFA Secretary
The Principal of RMC has further amended the deadline extension for promotion applications. Please see the e-mail below that was sent to individual candidates. We publish the message here to help ensure that it reaches all candidates.more...
Promotion Application Deadline Extension
10 September 2020 • CMCFA Vice-President
The Principal of RMC has sent the following message to UTs who have submitted a notice of intent to apply for promotion in 2020. We publish the message here to help ensure that it reaches all UTs.more...
OCUFA statement in support for the scholar strike for racial justice
8 September 2020 • Chair of CMCFA Equity Committee
Members of the CMCFA are by extension members of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). We are forwarding to you OCUFA’s statement regarding the planned “Scholar Strike” to protest systemic racism.more...
Change to the RMC (Kingston) Undergraduate Teaching Schedlue
31 July 2020 • CMCFA President
As you have seen from the Principal’s e-mail, Management has decided to change the normal RMC undergraduate teaching schedule in the Fall to 09:00-17:30 in order to accommodate the 10% of undergraduate students who live on the West Coast. As you know, this decision was made without consulting the faculty at large, and the decision to change the RMC undergraduate teaching schedule at all (originally to 10:00-18:30) was made without consultation with the CMCFA. It is only after the decision was announced on 21 July 2020 that Management agreed to discuss the matter with the Faculty Association, and only upon our insistence.more...
Personal E-mails and Access to Information
23 July 2020 • CMCFA Legal Officer
We have received the following question from a CMCFA member: Are personal e-mails used for work communications subject to Access to Information requests?more...
Notice of Intent - UT Promotions
16 July 2020 • RMC Principal
An extension has been granted for the submission of notices of intent to apply for promotion.more...
Message from Outgoing CMCFA President, Jean-Marc Noël
8 July 2020 • CMCFA Executive Committee
The CMCFA Executive Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Helen Luu of the Department of English, Culture and Communication as President of the CMCFA and the appointment of Dr. Barbara Falk of Canadian Forces College Toronto as Chair of the Bargaining Committee. Both of these appointments result from the appointment of our outgoing President, Dr. Jean-Marc Noël of the Department of Physics and Space Science to the position of Dean of Graduate Studies at RMC in Kingston. In accordance with our Constitution, both Dr. Luu and Dr. Falk have been appointed until the end of Dr. Noël’s original term of office in 2022.more...
Memoranda of Understanding - COVID19
17 June 2020 • CMCFA Bargaining Committee
The CMCFA has been negotiating aspects of our terms and conditions of employment affected by COVID-19 with the employer. Consequently, we have entered into Memoranda of Understanding (MOAs) with the employer regarding various aspects of our work.more...
COVID-19 Information for CMCFA Members
25 May 2020 • CMCFA President
The COVID-19 virus has wide-ranging implications for UTs, as it does for all including faculty, federal public service employees and Canadians as a whole. The CMCFA receives information dealing with COVID-19 from various sources, and we will endeavor to post it here as soon as possible. The latest update is dated 25 May 2020.more...
CMCFA Membership to the FQPPU
15 May 2020 • CMCFA President
On February 6-7, 2020, our colleague Laurence Piché attended the 98th meeting of the Federal Council of the FQPPU (fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d’université). One of the first items on the agenda was the membership of the CMCFA (members from RMC Saint-Jean) to the FQPPU. We are pleased to inform you that the vote for our membership was unanimous.more...
CDARP - Terms of Reference and Results from 2014-2018
8 November 2019 • CMCFA President
Many UTs apply for funds from the Canadian Defence Academy Research Program (CDARP). Documents associated with CDARP were recently released under the Access to Information Act.more...
New Collective Agreement in Effect
16 September 2019 • CMCFA Bargaining Committee
We are pleased to tell you that the new collective agreement has been signed by all parties. The employer confirms that the collective agreement came into effect on 30 August 2019, although it may take some time for it to be published on-line. Many of the provisions of the previous collective agreement are still in effect, and members can consult the tentative agreement until the new version is published.more...
Ratification of Tentative Agreement
18 August 2019 • CMCFA Bargaining Committee
The CMCFA membership voted to ratify the tentative agreement regarding the new collective agreement on-line and during meetings held at RMCSJ and RMC on 13 and 14 August 2019 respectively. We expect the new collective agreement to be signed toward the end of August 2019.more...
Ratification Vote Details
2 August 2019 • CMCFA Bargaining Committee
The CMCFA membership will hold a vote to ratify the new collective agreement. The details are contained below.more...
Tentative Settlement Reached between CMCFA and TBS
17 July 2019 • CMCFA Bargaining Committee
The CMCFA and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat have reached a tentative agreement for the UT group, following a collective bargaining session which took place from June 3 to July 12, 2019.more...
Canadian Military Colleges Faculty Association v. Treasury Board (Department of National Defence), 2019 FPSLREB 45 - Summary
21 June 2019 • CMCFA Bargaining Committee
On April 17, 2019, the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (the “Board”) released a decision addressing an unfair labour practice (“ULP”) complaint that was filed by the CMCFA on September 21, 2015.more...
Federal Public Sector Labour and Employment Board Decision: Lukits v. Treasury Board
20 March 2019 • CMCFA Grievance Committee
On March 13, 2019 the Federal Public Sector Labour and Employment Board (the “Board”) released its long-awaited decision in this matter. The decision deals with a grievance filed by CMCFA member, Dr. Steven Lukits, a UT in the English department at the Royal Military College of Canada (“RMC”). Dr. Lukits filed the grievance after he was ordered by the RMC Principal, Dr. Harry Kowal, to hand over his course notes in compliance with an ATI (Access to Information) request.more...
Bargaining Bulletin: Issue 2018-1
28 January 2019 • CMCFA Bargaining Committee
Please see the CMCFA Bargaining Bulletin: Issue 2018-1.
CMCFA Tuition Scholarship Award
12 January 2019 • Louise Ford
We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018–2019 CMCFA Tuition Scholarship Award is Amir Jnifene.
Tentative Settlement Reached between CMCFA and TBS
28 June 2018 • CMCFA Bargaining Committee
The CMCFA and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat have reached a tentative agreement regarding the UT group, following a collective bargaining session which took place from June 26 to June 28, 2018.more...
Federal Public Sector Labour and Employment Board Decision: Hurley v. Treasury Board
2 May 2018 • CMCFA Grievance Committee
On April 26, 2018 the Federal Public Sector Labour and Employment Board (the “Board”) released its long-awaited decision in this matter. The decision deals with a grievance filed by CMCFA member, Dr. Michael Hurley, a former UT in the English department at the Royal Military College of Canada (“RMC”). Dr. Hurley filed the grievance after RMC Principal, Dr. Harry Kowal, refused to approve his three-part retirement plan.more...