About LUFA

Welcome to the LUFA website!

LUFA is the Laurentian University Faculty Association. LUFA represents faculty of Laurentian University. We are affiliated with the Canadian Association of University Teachers, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, the Sudbury and District Labour Council, the Ontario Federation of Labor and the Canadian Labor Congress through National Union of the Canadian Association of University Teachers.

LUFA’s Chronology



The Memorandum of Settlement for the 2016-2020 Collective Agreement with the Board of Regents of Huntington University is ratified unanimously by the membership at Huntington University.

29 April


Ashley Thomson receives the CAUT Academic Librarians’ and Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award at the 80th CAUT Council Meeting in Ottawa. The photo above is of Mr. Thomson giving his acceptance speech. (Photo courtesy of Paul Jones, CAUT)

29 March

Jim Ketchen is elected by acclamation as President from 2016 to 2018.

16 March

CAUT publishes the report of its Ad Hoc Investigatory Committee on allegations of improper conduct within the Faculty of Arts at Laurentian University. The report documents serious violations of academic freedom and interference with collegial governance; it also concludes that university officials have acted outside the accepted norms and practices of the university sector.

Media coverage of the report is extensive including CBC Radio Sudbury (French and English), local newspapers (Sudbury Star, Northern Life, and Le Voyageur), student newspapers (Lambda and The Ontarion), the Globe and Mail, and CTV News. It is also Number 1 of the Academica Top 10 on March 18.


Clinicians are certified by the Ontario Labour Relations Board following an affirmative vote (95 percent in favour). Linda St-Pierre has helped them to organize over the previous months.

… Complete chronology since 1979