• Congratulations to Professor Richard Clayman, 2016 Part-Time Professor of the Year!
  • Would you like to improve your skills in the classroom? The TLSS offers lectures, workshops and consultations designed to help you innovate in your teaching methods.

Important Deadlines - January 30, 2016 & Other Important APTPUO News

Welcome Back!

As the New Year begins, the Association wishes you the best of luck with your courses. Be sure to continue reading our Newsletters and emails to be up to date on important deadlines, benefits, and upcoming events. For more information on the Association of Part-Time Professors, please take a look at our website.

Publication of the Winter 2016 Hiring Report - January 30 2016

The University will publish the Winter 2016 Hiring Report on January 30 2016. It will be available here.

If you applied unsuccessfully for a course, you can review the report and the successful candidates' category and seniority points. If you believe that the hiring process was not respected, you can contact the Association by replying to this email or by visiting the "Contact Us" page.

You have until the end of February 2016 to file a complaint.

Winter 2016 Tuition Fee Credit - Deadline January 30 2016

If you wish to apply for the Tuition Fee Credit Plan, you have until January 30 2016 to do so.

The Tuition Fee Credit Plan reimburses a portion of a student's tuition fees if registered at the University of Ottawa, and if the student is the child or the spouse of a Part-Time Professor. If the Part-Time Professor is a part-time student at the University of Ottawa, they may apply for the credit.

To apply, go to Human Resources' Infodesk, located in Tabaret Hall, room 019 and complete the application form.

For more information, please visit our website.

Extended Health Insurance Plan - Deadline January 30 2016

Members holding appointments during the Winter 2016 session, may opt into the medical plan at the time of appointment for a period of twelve months. The deadline to opt into the plan for this session is January 30 2016.

To opt into the medical plan, contact Human Resources at 613-562-5832 or [email protected] before January 30 2015. For more information on the medical plan through Manulife, please visit our website or the Human Resources website.

Pension Plan

APTPUO members, who have worked during the previous calendar year, have access to the University-administered APTPUO Pension Plan. 

To enroll in the plan, contact Human Resources directly at 613-562-5832 or [email protected] or visit HR's Infodesk, located in Tabaret Hall, room 019.

There is no deadline to enroll in the plan. However, the Association strongly encourages members to enroll at the beginning of the session to avoid paying all of the contributions at once.

Employee Card

Your employee card gives you access to the services at the University (library, gym, etc.). It also gives you access to discounts through the Privileges program. If you have lost your card, or if you are a new employee, you can receive a new card with Human Resources.

The APTPUO is Hiring!

The Association is hiring an Executive Union Assistant

Position title: Executive Union Assistant
Position type: Full-time
Salary: $50,200 - $60,500 or commensurate with experience
Closing date: 7 February, 2016

The Executive Union Assistant is a staff person whose primary responsibilities are to support the members of the Board of Directors, and APTPUO committees, in their duties and responsibilities to provide membership services, outreach and mobilization. Day-to-day responsibilities include responding to and redirecting queries from members, the use of information technology, and basic bookkeeping.

Qualifications and Experience

The education, skills, knowledge and experience required of the Executive Union Assistant includes:

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma
  • Experience in labour relations is an asset
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills in French and English essential (written and verbal); and,
  • Strong information technology skills
  • Solid research skills
  • Committed to union principles and knowledge of the labour movement and its goals for social and economic justice


The APTPUO is an equal opportunity employer. Members of equity-seeking groups are encouraged to self-identify. Women, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender workers, and Aboriginal workers are encouraged to apply for this position.

Please send an electronic cover letter and CV to [email protected] addressed to Hiring Committee.

Please note that the Committee only contacts those applicants whose candidature is retained.

General Membership Meeting: 4 December 2015

Annual General Membership Meeting
Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

FSS 4007
Faculty of Social Sciences Building
120 University Private, 4th floor

Dinner will be available.


Get to know other Part-Time Professors, hear the year-end reports, and vote on important issues including elections of the 2016 Board of Directors and Bargaining Committee.


  1. Introduction
  2. Adoption of the agenda
  3. Adoption of minutes
  4. Report of the President
  5. Report of the Bargaining Committee
  6. Annual Budget and Audit
  7. Elections:
    1. Board of Directors
    2. Bargaining Committee
  8. Constitutional Amendments
  9. Adjournment


The documents for the 4 December 2015 General Membership Meeting are now available.

You can find them via the Association's website by clicking here.

You will find the following documents:

  • Agenda
  • Officers sitting on the Board of Directors and on the Bargaining Committee
  • Reports of the President and of the Bargaining Committee
  • Changes to the Constitution and the By-Laws as recommended by the Governance Committee and the Union Council
  • Proposal of constitutional amendment submitted by members.The financial documents and the nomination form will only be available in hard copy at the general meeting.

Distributed documents

Copies of these documents will be distributed to members attending the meeting.

The financial documents and the nomination form will only be available in hard copies at the meeting.


You are a member of the APTPUO while you are teaching as a part-time professor and for two years after the end of your last contract.

Part-time professors teaching only in the Faculty Law are not members of the APTPUO.

Memorandum of Understanding - Additional Leave under Ontario's Employment Standards Act

The Association and the Employer signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for different leaves sitpulated in the Employment Standards Act of Ontario, but are absent of the Collective Agreement covering Part-Time Professors (PTP) teaching at the University of Ottawa.

The MoU deals with the rights of PTP to take these leaves, the procedure by which PTP can request them, the protection of PTP during the leaves, and the compensation PTP may receive if the administration of the University cancels a contract.

The leaves are in most cases not paid, but PTP's employment is protected. Upon his/her return, the PTP may resume his/her duties, unless the Employer cancels the contract or contracts, in which case, the PTP shall receive a compensation of 50% or 100% of the value of the contract or contracts (minus the money already paid out before the cancellation or cancellations).

These additional leaves are:

  • Family Medical Leave
  • Organ Donor Leave
  • Family Caregiver Leave
  • Critically Ill Child Care Leave
  • Crime-Related Child Death or Disappearance Leave
  • Personal Emergency Leave
  • Emergency Leave, Declared Emergencies
  • Reservist Leave

MoU: Employment Standards Act Leaves.

SFUO's Activist Assembly

Opening keynote - Black Lives Matter organizers from Canada and the United States: November 6th, 6PM - 9PM, Bronson Centre.

Tickets available at the SFUO (UCU 07)

Free for U of O students. $5 for non-students (limited tickets).

Registration & Schedule: www.campaigns.sfuo.ca

Contact [email protected] for any accessibility requests.



Research, publications and conference/travel grants: Important changes

Part-Time Professors have access to grants for research, publications and conferences through the Academic and Professional Developement Fund (APDF).

Although many professors successfully applied for grants in the past, professors applying for grants during the Spring-Summer semesters would not receive any funding because no fund would be available for these activities, when most of them usually take place.

The Employer and the Association agreed to make changes to the APDF to make sure than funds would be available during the summer, to make sure that more members get access to the funds, and to simplify the processing of applications. The members of the APDF Committee, in charge of processing applications, were consulted in the process.

The changes will be incrementally implemented until 1st March 2016. Until this date, applications will be processed as they were in the past. On 1st March 2016,  applications for the Spring-Summer 2016 semester will have to be submitted before this date.

These changes are important. The following table includes the most important changes:

Item Before Now
Deadline Three months before activity

For Fall semesters: August 1st

For Winter semesters: November 1st

For Spring/Summer semesters: March 1st

Application submission Usually four paper copies

Electronically: www.apdf.aptpuo.ca

Single paper copies can still be submitted at the APTPUO's office.

Types of grants

1a) Presentation at a conference

1b) Attendance at a conference

2) Publications

3) Research

1) Presentation at a conference*

2) Publications and Research

*Grants for attendance at a conference will only be granted if funds are available.

Maximum granted per member per year

$2500 per type of grants

$7500 total

$2500 per type of grants

$5000 total

Maximum granted per semester No maximum per semester  

For Fall semesters: 25% of funds

For Winter semesters: 45% of funds

For Spring/Summer semesters: 30% plus funds not spent during previous semesters