CUFA News – For Immediate Release
April 24, 2020 – The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC and its 5,500 faculty, academic librarians, and other academic professionals commend federal, provincial, and municipal governments on moving swiftly to secure protections for the most vulnerable members of our society affected by COVID-19. Supports like rental subsidies, protections from evictions, freezes on rental increases, federal financial supports, provincial supports and expanded access to employment insurance through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). All together, these will form the safety net that is so critical in the coming weeks and months to ease the burden of global pandemic.
The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA BC) represents over 5,500 faculty members, librarians, instructors, lecturers, and contract faculty at the five research and doctoral universities in British Columbia (University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, Royal Roads University and University of Northern British Columbia).