APUO is both a professional association and a union, certified in 1976 under the Ontario Labour Relations Act.
It is the exclusive bargaining agent for the 1250 employees in the bargaining unit which it represents. The unit includes professors (other than visiting professors), language teachers, counsellors, librarians, and certain research fellows.
Accessibility to the APUO building
For the next two months, accessibility to the APUO building situated at 170 Waller will be compromised due to ongoing construction work related to the installation of a wheelchair lift. In our attempts to maintain accessibility to our services, please contact the APUO should you need to meet in another location.
Online Student Evaluations
July 25, 2017
On January 31, 2017, the Association filed a grievance against the decision of the employer to use the data obtained using the new online student evaluations to reach decisions and recommendations relating to professor’s careers. On July 19, 2017, arbitrator Michael Bendel agreed with the Association that this decision breached the APUO collective agreement and allowed the grievance. The decision clearly states that the employer may not use any data or analyses obtained pursuant to…