• 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.

APTPUO Bulletin - May 2017

Publication of the Spring/Summer 2017 Hiring Report

The University has published the Spring/Summer 2017 Hiring Report. It is available here: https://erp-forms.uottawa.ca/uohmsweb/Reports_aptpuo.aspx?lang=en
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 May 2017 to file a complaint.

Part-Time Professor of the Year Award – Deadline October 31, 2017

In partnership with the University of Ottawa and the Alumni Association, the Association of Part-Time Professors is opening nominations for the Part-Time Professor of the Year Award 2017. The deadline to submit candidates is October 31. All submissions must be handed in at the APTPUO Office (UCU124).

For more information on the Part-Time Professor of the Year Award, please visit our website.

APTPUO Bulletin - March 2017

General Application - March 31 2017

Remember that the deadline to submit a general application is Friday, March 31 2017 in accordance with Article 5.6.4 of the Collective Agreement.

General applications are considered by the University when no qualified candidates have applied for a specific course or when they need to hire a part-time professor at the last-minute. Following the last round of bargaining, the Association successfully negotiated that members who submit a general application before 31 March of each year as per Article 5.6.4, regardless of whether they teach a course, shall continue to maintain their membership status and seniority points.

How to file a general application:
  • choose the "Apply without posting" option on the main postings page (or visit the website);
  • log in;
  • select a session;
  • select the appropriate Faculty and Academic Unit;
  • indicate the number of courses you wish to teach in a session in the box;
  • update your record of employment under Teaching UO and/or Other Teaching tabs;
  • submit your application and C.V.;
  • repeat for every academic unit for which you would like to teach and for each session.
You can also check the box “To submit a general application prior to March 31st, please check this box” under the “Job Postings” tab when submitting a general application before March 31st 2017. This application is considered as a general application. For more information, please visit our website.

APTPUO Workshop on Resume Writing

The APTPUO is organizing a workshop on how to write strong resumes. Members are invited to learn about what the University looks for in a resume when hiring part-time professors.
We encourage you to bring your resume and examples of job postings that you would like to apply for since this workshop has the goal of ensuring that these skills can be put into practice.

Facilitator: Pascal Sergent, VP-external and Greer Knox, English Grievance Officer

WHEN : Thursday, March 16th, 2017 – First Workshop at 12:00PM and a second one will be present at 4:00PM.

WHERE : 30, Stewart street, room 207

A Lunch and beverages will be served. 

Bilingual workshop.

We hope to see you there!

Press Release - Keeping Education Public in the face of austerity


OTTAWA – uOttawa: Keeping Education Public in the face of austerity
March 6, 2017
For immediate release
Seven associations representing students, faculty and staff at the University of Ottawa come together for Keeping Education Public week to raise awareness around major issues facing Canadian universities today.
From March 6-10th, 2017, several events will be taking place with a common thread drawing back to the austerity budgeting measures that have been implemented at the University of Ottawa and which are reflective of the current context of postsecondary education across North America.
This takes place following threats of massive budget cuts of 4 to 8% at the University of Ottawa, including $2 million in cuts to library acquisitions which were narrowly avoided, and a freeze on university support staff, all of which undermine the quality of education for students, and the working conditions of faculty and staff throughout the university.
Monday March 6th the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa will be hosting a roundtable discussion on the commercialization of academic publishing. As an increasing number of academic societies sign publishing agreements with the “Big 5”, these large multinational publishing houses drive industry trends that increase the cost of research and access to publishing, which adversely affects libraries that struggle to maintain their collections due to government defunding and austerity budgeting practices.
Wednesday March 8th, in conjunction with International Women’s Day (IWD), the campus associations will be hosting a game of Cards Against University at Café Nostalgica from 2-4pm. The game features content specific to the university community and uOttawa in particular, with a gendered focus on some of the card content for IWD. Food will be served.
Thursday March 9th at 11:30AM the Association of Part-Time Professors of the University of Ottawa (APTPUO) will be screening Starving the Beast, to be shown at Desmarais Hall, room 12102 (55, Laurier street). The documentary examines the last 35 years of systemic defunding of universities and market-driven reform that has been commonplace in the United States, and which parallels with ideologies around higher education in Canada. Pizza and beverages will be serve.  
These events are supported by APUO, GSAÉD, CUPE 2626, APTPUO, SFUO, SSUO, SEIU local 2.
For more information please contact Aditya Rao, Liaison Officer CUPE 2626 [email protected] or (780) 238-2422.

APTPUO Bulletin - January 2017

Important deadlines and other 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.
The University of Ottawa has proposed across the board cuts, including extensive cuts to the library. In response the APUO will be conducting an analysis of university’s finances and inviting the employer to a debate on the 2017-2018 budget on the following question:
Is the proposed budget consistent with the University of Ottawa’s academic mandate?
Where: DMS 12102, 55 Laurier, University of Ottawa
When:  Wednesday January 25, 12 noon-12:50pm (TBC)
A light lunch will be served, please RSVP to help us to plan accordingly.
Please come prepared with questions for either side. We have invited each side to present their views on the proposed budget. A question period will follow the opening arguments and rebuttals on each side.
Occupational Health and Safety Committee
We are currently looking for two (2) members to participate in the University Health and Safety Committee to represent APTPUO.
Here are the dates for the next committee meetings:
- 25 January 2017: 9 am to 11 am
- 15 March 2017: 9 am to 11 am
- 10 May 2017: 9 am to 11 am
- 5 July 2017: 9 am to 11 am
An honorarium of $ 60 will be awarded upon receipt of the minutes and meeting notes.
Contact us if you are interested or if you need more information!
Publication of the Hiring Report - January 30 2016
The University will publish the Winter 2017 Hiring Report on January 30. 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 to file a complaint.
Tuition Fee Credit - Deadline January 30
If you wish to apply for the Tuition Fee Credit Plan, you have until January 30 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
Members holding appointments during the Winter 2017 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.
To opt into the medical plan, contact Human Resources at 613-562-5832 or [email protected] before January 30. 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.

APTPUO Bulletin - November 2016

APTPUO Professor of the Year Award

The APTPUO is pleased to announce that the Part-Time Professor of the year award for goes to Dr. Richard Clayman of the Faculty of Management. The presentation will take place on Friday, November 25 at 2:30pm in FSS 4004.
For further information, you can contact the office of the Association.
** If you have any specific accommodation requirements, please let us know.
The meeting will be held in a physically accessible room.



Annual General Membership Meeting
Friday, November 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Desmarais building, Room 12102

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 2017 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. Dedicated Service Award
  9. Member proposal
  10. Adjournment




Rally to stop the library cuts!
Wednesday, November 30, noon, in front of the Morisset Library

The Morisset Library is on the chopping block. The University of Ottawa is planning to cut almost $2 million from the Library collection budget.

Libraries are knowledge banks essential to teaching and research.

March with us to Tabaret Hall! We can’t let the administration cut our library!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/202345013548193/

Thank you for your support!