COVID-19 and faculty members

We will continue to update this page as we learn more about the University’s response and the ways in which our members are affected by that response. Also see: The archive of all FAUW emails about COVID-19.

On this page: Resources | Member concerns

Last updated November 27, 2020. 

Resources: Where to find information and support

PUBLIC HEALTH: The University's coronavirus website has links to major public health sites (under "Important links" on the main page). If you want information faster, consider following those organizations on Twitter.

UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS: Visit the News section of the Universty's coronavirus website for past messages to students, staff, and faculty, or the repository of mass communications to students and instructors on the Registrar's Office website.

REMOTE COURSE DELIVERY: Visit the Keep Learning website for options. You can direct questions about teaching not answered there to your associate dean.

WORKING REMOTELY: Visit the IST knowledge base for information about connecting to the campus network, your email, voicemail, and colleagues from home.

SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS: If you are struggling and need support, we encourage you to use the Employee & Family Assistance Program. Counselling is available by phone and online.

If you need help with your working conditions, contact our Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee. We will respond to your emails in priority order, starting with issues that impact many of you. Please note that we might not respond to individual-level concerns very quickly right now.


Member concerns

Here's what we know about how the pandemic is affecting our members.

Also see: the CAUT COVID-19 and the Academic Workplace question-and-answer page and the archive of our emails about COVID-19.

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