NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
ACIFA POSITION PAPER FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD
March 17, 2023
Complimenting ACIFA's VP Professional Affairs, Brooklin Schneider, author of ACIFA's position paper on Academic Integrity, Dr. Sarah Eaton of the University of Calgary, enthusiastically supported the paper stating that, as far as she knows, "this is the first position paper [on this subject] by a faculty association anywhere in the world". Dr. Eaton is an internationally recognized authority in the field of academic ethics.
LETTER OF SUPPORT TO AUPE
October 28, 2020
ACIFA sends its solidarity to the frontline health care workers from AUPE who walked off the job in opposition to the provincial government eliminating 11,000 healthcare jobs in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
LETTER OF SOLIDARITY TO ALBERTA'S FACULTY ASSOCIATIONS FROM MUNFA
July 23, 2020
MUNFA, the union representing academic staff at Memorial University of Newfoundland, has been watching with alarm the Alberta government’s sustained assault on post-secondary education, the wider public sector, and organized labour. Working in provinces that are connected in so many ways, we write to extend our political support.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
July 6, 2020
Black Lives Matter is an organized movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality against African-American people.
FAIR EMPLOYMENT WEEK
July 1, 2020
Late October each year, one week is designated as Fair Employment Week . It highlights the contributions of contract academic staff and draws attention to the challenges faced by them, such as insecure work, low pay, limited or no benefits and little support for their teaching.
PSE COALITION LETTER TO MINISTER NICOLAIDES
Public Interest Alberta - We, the undersigned, are writing to you to emphasize the critical contributions being made by Alberta post-secondary institutions in this time of crisis.
KEN HEATHER INTERVIEW ON CTV ALBERTA PRIME TIME
March 3, 2020