To all APUO members:

We would like to invite you to participate in a 10-minute online survey that we are conducting in conjunction with the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), APUO and other Ontario faculty associations.

The purpose of the survey is to provide insight into your views of current issues in Ontario’s higher education sector, including controversial policies that will affect professors and academic librarians directly. In addition, we are asking for your views on how you prefer to receive information from, and engage with, APUO and OCUFA.

We would appreciate it if you would complete the survey by Wednesday, 11 December 2013.
You can access the survey by clicking this link: http://ocufa.on.ca/ocufa-and-member-faculty-association-fall-2013-survey/

Your responses to this survey will inform the activities and advocacy efforts of APUO and OCUFA. They will help to ensure that our work reflects the interests and concerns of our members, and that we are effective advocates for you at the local and provincial level. Our surveys usually receive a very high response rate.

As a token of our appreciation for completing this survey, OCUFA will be giving away two iPad Minis to two survey respondents from all participating faculty  associations. To enter the prize draw, please complete the contact information request at the end of the questionnaire. If you do not wish to enter the prize draw, you can still complete the questionnaire.

Please be assured that your responses will remain anonymous and your personal information kept strictly private–your contact information will not be linked to your survey responses. APUO will receive the local data from this survey. Aggregate data from all participating faculty associations will be made available to OCUFA for provincial-level analysis.

Thank you in advance for your participation.


To all APUO members,

The APUO Workshop on Tenure and Promotion that was to take place tomorrow is being postponed for a week, because of the expected « historical winter storm » that will be hitting Ottawa tonight and tomorrow. Since the purpose of the workshop is to inform as many members as possible about everything that relates to tenure and promotion, it seems to defeat the purpose to hold it on what will likely be the worst possible day of the semester to come to campus. Therefore, the workshop will be held the following Wednesday, 4 December 2013, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, room to be determined. We apologize for this last minute change, and hope to see you in large numbers next week.

Christian Rouillard, Ph.D.
Full Professor
Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa
170, Waller, Ottawa ON
Canada K1N 9B9
613-230-3659 (phone)
613-230-4130 (fax)