Info APTPUO 39: 10 February 2014


Winter 2014 Hiring Report: 31 January 2014

The University has published the Winter 2014 Hiring Report on 31 January 2014.

The hiring report is available here:

If you applied unsuccessfully for a course, you can review the report and check who got the course, his/her category and his/her seniority points.

If you feel 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 mid-February 2014 to file a complaint on this matter.

For further information on the hiring process, please visit:

Current News

Copyright: Protect your work from unauthorized use and distribution

The Association was informed by a few members that several websites publish the work without proper authorization. These sites are, and

The documents are uploaded to these websites by a few students who downloaded these documents via BlackBoard Learn or other means of communication.

The Association has informed the University of the situation. The Association has also consulted its legal counsel on the steps individual members and/or itself could take to prevent the unauthorized and distribution of material of Part-Time Professors.

For now, the Association invites you:

  • to put a "Copyright (c) - All rights reserved" notice (similar to the image above) on each document uploaded to BlackBoard Learn and/or distributed to students (if space allows, include a short explanation of what can and cannot be done with the document);
  • to take a few minutes at the beginning of your next lecture to inform students of the importance of copyright and intellectual property.

You may also want to contact these websites and ask them to remove the content (if they have published your work).

The Association is working with the University to find a solution, including the publishing of notices on BlackBoard Learn and other platforms informing students that they can't distribute the work without proper authorization.

Further information will follow.

You didn't teach at uOttawa in the last 24 months? Beware!!!

Members who did not teach and/or did not apply for part-time academic positions in the last 24 months may lose all their seniority points and access to all their benefits.

According to Section 5.8.5 of the Collective Agreement:

"An individual who is not in the bargaining unit for a period of twenty-four (24) months or longer shall loseall seniority points previously accumulated. There shall be four exceptions:
a) an individual holding the position of President, Vice-President and Secretary, Treasurer or Grievance Officer of the APTPUO during such a period;
b) members on maternity leave and on childcare leave as specified by this agreement;
c) members who have formally applied for work in each of the successive winter and fall terms after the twenty-four (24) month period referred to in 5.8.5 above but who have had insufficient seniority to qualify for positions, or individuals who have not been offered a contract in the twenty-four(24) months referred to in 5.8.5 above because of irregular scheduling of those courses for which they are specially qualified, provided such exceptions are agreed to by the Labour-Management Committee;
d) members who, for reasons beyond their control and for a limited time, have taken up residence where regular back-and-forth trips are not possible, on the condition that they present a valid supporting document and a favorable recommendation from the Labour-Management Committee."

The University will send a notification to all the members affected by this provision in the next few weeks.

If you receive such notification, you will be given 30 days to respond to the University if you have worked in the last 24 months or if you fall under the exceptions above.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact the Association by replying to this email or by visiting the Contact us page of the Association's website.

Academic and Professional Development

Panel: Using LectureTools on Campus to Increase Student Engagement

  • Jenepher Lennox-Terrion Ph.D. - Department of Communication, Faculty of Arts
  • Craig Phillips Ph.D. - School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Colin Montpetit Ph.D. - Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Désiré Elese Lokoy - Coordinator, Systems and Technology, MDS
  • Jerie Shaw - Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Arts

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Vanier Hall, room 1042

10:30 – 12:00

Have you heard some people talking about LectureTools, a new technology to increase student participation? Be part of this discussion panel with professors using it now and who will be able to share their experience and answer your questions. An event not to be missed!

The presentation will be bilingual.

For further information:

TLSS's Integrated Training: Pedagogy and technology at your service

Education is undergoing profound transformation. Student expectations are leading higher education toward the use of blended learning, a learning model that blends online and in-class learning which improves the quality of the student experience. In other words, blended learning is the integration of classroom face-to-face learning experience with online learning experiences (multimedia, online Internet).

What is the TLSS's integrated training program?
It is a series of various workshops, courses and training programs to allow all professors and teaching assistants to improve their knowledge and skills in the development of hybrid or fully online courses. It is also a training strategy to meet their every need for professional development, whether it is a more traditional pedagogical approach or an approach combining technology and pedagogy or the need to learn more about a specific technology. Our team and our integrated training program can help you!

For more information:

Members' Billboard

New book published by member (in French)

La recherche en sciences sociales et de l'administration: Logique, Structure & Processus

By Walter Amedzro St-Hilaire

Ce livre est destiné au large public s'intéressant aux outils de recherche : les étudiants, chercheurs, enseignants et fonctionnaires apprécieront la présentation claire des fondamentaux en la matière, ainsi que la façon dont y est établie l'utilité des concepts. Aussi, toute personne désireuse d'améliorer son approche personnelle de la rédaction et/ou de l'analyse des rapports scientifiques et gouvernementaux y trouvera de réelles opportunités de développement personnel. En somme, si les étudiants de cycles supérieurs devraient y trouver matière à être préparés au dédale de la recherche, les enseignants eux, trouveront ici un outil renouvelé et adapté, de familiarisation de leurs étudiants aux notions essentielles devant leur permettre de développer des considérations méthodologiques propres.

For further information:

Study on Perinatal Intimacy and Sexuality in Francophone Parenting Couples Living in a Minority Situation in Ontario

We are currently recruiting 100 francophone parenting couples living in the Ottawa and Eastern Ontario region for a doctoral research study.

The purpose of this research is to explore parenting couples' perinatal sexual experiences, which focuses on their intimate and sexual experiences during and after pregnancy and their needs in regard to health care services.

This research will increase the knowledge of health care professionals on this subject and make recommendations to improve perinatal sexual services for parenting couples during their transition to parenthood.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Live in the Ottawa or the Eastern Ontario region
  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Be a heterosexual couple having the first child
  • Couple living together for a minimum of 1 year before the pregnancy
  • Baby's age between 6 and 12 months old
  • Couple identifying themselves as francophone
  • Pregnancy and birthing without complications
  • Have access to internet

Your participation will require you to fill in questionnaires online that could last for about 60 minutes. The participation of both partners is required. At the end of filling in the questionnaires, you will also be invited to an optional interview. Grocery gift-cards will be drawn for at the end of the study.

If this study interests you, please contact the principal investigator :

Catherine de Pierrepont, Sexologist B.A. and M.A.
Ph.D. Candidate in Population Health, University of Ottawa
[email protected]