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Declaration of Disruption of Academic Activities

Message from the Senate Executive:


Disruption of Academic Activities Exceeds One Week

Completion of Courses Will Require Adjustments

March 9, 2015

The academic disruption resulting from a strike by members of CUPE 3903 reached its seventh full day on
March 9, 2015. Earlier today, members of Unit 2 (Contract Faculty) ratified their agreement. Members of Unit 1 (Teaching Assistants) and Unit 3 (Graduate Assistants) of CUPE 3903 voted not to ratify their tentative
agreements. As a result, and with exceptions outlined in Senate Executive's communication of March 6, 2015, academic activities remain suspended for Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The Senate Executive Committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow March 10, 2015 to review input from the Deans.

A disruption of one full week or more means that some adjustments to class schedules will be necessary. There may also be modifications to normal academic regulations (it has already been announced that the last day to withdraw from courses without receiving a grade will be extended, with details to be announced). Decisions will be based on the principles of academic integrity and fairness to students.

Senate Executive continues to monitor the disruption and will announce further changes as soon as they are authorized.

Roxanne Mykitiuk, Chair of Senate, March 9, 2015



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