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CAUT will intervene in York University copyright case


(Ottawa – April 23, 2018) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) have been granted leave to intervene in the York University v.The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency ("Access Copyright") case.

The decision by the Federal Court of Appeal allows CAUT to make written and oral arguments in a case that holds important implications for the way students, teachers, librarians and researchers use and share copyrighted material.

“This is a real victory,” says CAUT Executive Director David Robinson. “The initial decision represented a significant setback for the education sector, and was not in keeping with other recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) jurisprudence. We look forward to making the case for fair dealing at the Court of Appeal.”

The case was first heard at the Federal Court’s trial division level, where Judge Michael Phelan adopted a strict interpretation of fair dealing and ruled against the university’s copyright practices.

If upheld, that decision would sharply limit the exchange of information within the university and college sector by forcing users to seek permission, and pay substantial amounts of money for uses the SCC has said should be free.

REMINDER UWOSA AGM – Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 12:00pm -2:00pm

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To all UWOSA members,

Just a reminder that the UWOSA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday  April 25th from 12:00-2:00 pm in the McKellar Theatre, 290 UCC.

Please bring your Western ID card to gain admittance to the meeting.
Per our Collective Agreement, Article 7.07 (Union Representation), you are entitled to 2 hours without loss of pay or reduction of benefits, to attend this general membership meeting. These 2 hours include your regularly scheduled meal period. In addition, if you work away from main campus, you are entitled to up to one hour of additional time for travel. This time does not need to be made up.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

2018 SFL Summer Camp For Kids – Apply Now!

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The 30th Annual Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) Summer Camp will be held on August 25-31 at Camp Easter Seal, Manitou Lake. This 6 day camp focuses on issues relevant to young people – including social justice and equality – and combines learning with cooperative recreation activities. See the brochure and registration form here.

National Medical Laboratory Week – April 22-28, 2018

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There are over 1.2 million lab tests performed on a daily basis in Canada. That would work out to approximately one test done every day for every person living in the province of Manitoba. Laboratory tests are valuable tools regularly used by physicians to diagnose, monitor and treat patients. Each test provides vital information that guides medical decisions. 

For more information please visit the Medical Laboratory Professionals website or the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science website.