Motion of Non-Confidence in York President Rhonda Lenton and the Board of Governors

(Passed May 1, 2018)

Motion:

Be it resolved that the Graduate History Students’ Association expresses non-confidence in Rhonda Lenton, President of York University, and in the current Board of Governors of York University.

Be it further resolved that the Graduate History Students’ Association calls for Rhonda Lenton to resign as President of York University.

Rationale:

The York University Administration pushed CUPE 3903 into a strike by bargaining in bad faith for close to six months. York University’s administration has, further, refused to meaningfully bargain for the nine weeks that the strike has dragged on. It has also created complete chaos through an incoherent remediation policy, and through misleading communications with the York community.

President Lenton and the York University Board of Governors have failed in their duties. The Board of Governors has clearly failed to satisfactorily oversee “the government, conduct, management and control of the University and its property, revenues, expenditures, business and affairs.”[1] President Lenton has, herself, entirely failed to “bring educational leadership and a visionary approach to defining the academic and administrative focus of the University.”[2] Furthermore, the actions of President Lenton and the Board of Governors have violated both the spirit and the historical precedent for the application of the York Act, undermining the fundamental principles of York University’s collegial governance laid out therein.[3]

It is time for President Lenton to step aside, so the York University community can select a president of whom all campus stakeholders approve.

It is also time for the current Board of Governors of York University to step aside and give way to a board of governors that is actually representative of the York University student body, and of the various unions that make up York University’s teaching and non-academic staff.

It is time to end the corporate takeover of York University, and to reclaim York University’s status as an institution of public education.

Given all these considerations, the GHSA expresses non-confidence in the leadership of President Rhonda Lenton and the current Board of Governors.

[1] http://secretariat.info.yorku.ca/board-of-governors/

[2] http://president.yorku.ca/about-us/about-the-presidents-division/

[3] See the York Act (1965), especially sections 10 and 12 which highlight the duties of the Board of Governors and the Senate. http://secretariat.info.yorku.ca/governance-documents/york-university-act-1965/

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Strike Hardship Fund

Please see the following from the CUPE3903 website:

What is the Strike Hardship Fund?

The Strike Hardship Fund (SHF) is designed to assist CUPE 3903 members who are participating in the strike and is intended to supplement strike pay. The SHF supports members in purchasing items they need for picketing or alternate duty (Section A) and in dealing with financial hardship resulting from reduced income during the strike (Section B).

How much can I expect from the Strike Hardship Fund?

Maximum amount to be issued per member is $600.

Except in cases of exceptional hardship, members will be given a portion of the amount they are adjudicated for at first, to ensure as many members can access the fund as possible. If funds allow, first disbursement cheques will be topped up as soon as possible in a second disbursement.

Throughout the strike, other unions and organizations make donations to assist CUPE 3903; these are added to the SHF. If donations allow, we will be able to issue funds above $600. This will be automatically done by the committee; members will not need to reapply.

A. Specific Strike Related Costs

If a CUPE 3903 member who is eligible for strike pay requires something to help them fulfil their strike duties, they can apply for this portion of the fund.

To qualify for funds you will need to provide evidence of:

  • need: briefly tell us what you need and why you need it. For example: “My shoes are not waterproof. I need a good pair of boots to keep my feet warm on the picket lines.”
  • cost: provide the receipt for the purchased item. If you cannot afford to purchase the item in advance, please contact the SHF directly at hardshipfund2018@gmail.com

For transit costs, provide us evidence of the cost per trip (not necessary for TTC) and the number of times you attend York to picket, as well as the number of times you usually attended York per week before the strike.

B. Financial Hardship

This part of the fund is intended for members that are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the strike.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a CUPE 3903 strike pay eligible member who either:

  • has participated in the strike (picket line or 8th line); provides proof of income, AND has an income of less than $2300/month plus $1500 /month for each dependent (including spouse)

OR

  • has exceptional circumstances

How do I apply for the Strike Hardship Fund?

Members can fill out the 2018 Strike Hardship Fund form (Word doc or PDF) and submit the necessary supporting documents to hardshipfund2018@gmail.com or drop them off at Strike Headquarters (45 Four Winds Dr, Unit Q-1).

Questions: If you have questions, please contact the SHF Committee at hardshipfund2018@gmail.com.

Criteria for the 2018 Strike Hardship Fund were set by Strike Committee on March 12, 2018.

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Second open letter to members of the York University Department of History

March 27, 2018

Dear members of the York University Department of History,

On March 6, 2018, the department posted a letter explaining its decision to continue running some classes for the duration of the current CUPE 3903 strike (http://history.laps.yorku.ca/department-of-history-statement-on-the-cupe-3903-strike/). In response, nearly 150 current and former students of the York Graduate Program in History signed an open letter requesting the immediate suspension of all classes, in the interest of safety, academic integrity, and social and labour justice (https://ghsayorku.wordpress.com/2018/03/12/open-letter-to-york-history-re-continuation-of-classes/). This letter was delivered on March 12, immediately prior to a meeting of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS) Faculty Council, in the hopes that the department would reconsider its decision.

However, department Chair Dr. Thabit Abdullah argued in this meeting against any such suspension. It was reported by undergraduates and CUPE 3903 members in attendance that Dr. Abdullah suggested safety concerns can be exaggerated, and warned that the suspension of classes could constitute “tyranny” against individual professors. Fortunately, the Faculty Council voted to recommend that the University Senate suspend all classes immediately. This non-binding recommendation has had little effect, as classes continue across the University.

The Department of History has not yet publicly addressed the issues raised in the March 12 open letter, and has not responded to the alumni who signed. Dr. Abdullah did post a response to a closed History listserv, and while this clarified the process that led to the departmental decision, it did not directly address signatories’ concerns. The decision to allow some classes to continue is not a neutral stance; it counteracts the request of the signatories, and tacitly supports the bargaining goals of the York administration.

On March 19, Dr. Abdullah and several other department faculty members met with four graduate representatives. The faculty clarified that the department’s decision was based on respect for individual professors’ autonomy, and an inability to justify suspension in terms of academic integrity to the Dean of LAPS. Dr. Abdullah also suggested that there is a lack of consensus on the matter among History faculty, but this contradicts the departmental statement of March 6, which reads: “A consensus was reached that in light of the Senate Executive’s determination not to suspend courses university-wide, the decision to suspend or continue teaching, according to York University Senate Policy, has fallen to individual fulltime [sic] faculty members.” As far as we are aware, a vote on the matter within the context of a Departmental Council meeting has not yet taken place.

There was also an indication that some faculty are unsure of what is at stake in this strike, or what CUPE 3903 is bargaining for. Anyone who is unclear can visit https://3903.cupe.ca/bargaining/#bargaining to view a summary of the union’s positions. The union has been fully transparent throughout the bargaining process, and more detailed bargaining reports are available at https://3903.cupe.ca/bargaining/reports/#report. Faculty are also invited to the pickets to speak directly with graduate students and contract faculty colleagues.

In the past weeks, picket lines have seen physical altercations, at least one hit-and-run, and numerous close calls. The University has hired a private security company, independent of York Security Services, to continuously film picketers. These guards, however, do not assist in violent or potentially violent situations, and have refused to provide video footage of various incidents. In 2015, picketers—particularly women—faced similar violence and threats, and in 2006, accounting professor John Stammers was killed while picketing at Centennial College. Picketers’ concerns for safety are obviously well-founded, have historical precedent, and are not taken seriously by York University. The administration seems content to let the safety situation degrade further, pitting undergraduate students anxious to attend classes against their graduate and contract instructors. As we approach the April exam period, it is imperative that the number of vehicles crossing picket lines be reduced to an absolute minimum. The consequences of not cancelling classes could clearly be fatal.

Aside from the safety problem of inviting students to cross picket lines, this decision also threatens the academic integrity of individual courses. Students who choose not to cross will be unfairly penalized; they will not receive the same quality of instruction as their peers who do attend class, even with remediation measures in place. Failure to suspend classes creates a divided and chaotic learning environment, which will endure after the strike has ended. Seminars rely on student participation and collaboration, and suffer when even a minority of students are consistently absent.

We, the undersigned, again call on all members of the Department of History to heed the message of the March 12 open letter, and reconsider their positions if necessary. We ask that:

  1. individual faculty members who have not yet suspended classes do so immediately, citing the degradation of academic integrity;
  2. a Departmental Council meeting be held as soon as possible, with as much participation as possible, to vote on the question of suspending all classes in History for the duration of the strike;
  3. Dr. Thabit Abdullah, in his capacity as a University Senator, work toward and vote for a blanket suspension of all classes, university-wide, for the duration of the strike.

Sincerely,

  • Aaron Armstrong, BA (Hons); MA History; MA English/Film Studies; PhD I York University; CUPE 3903 Member
  • Aaron Miedema, PhD (ABD) York University, MA Royal Military College of Canada, BA Carleton University, BFA York University.
  • Abril Liberatori, PhD York University
  • Adrian Gamble, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Aitana Guia, PhD York University, Assistant Professor, California State University, Fullerton
  • Alban Bargain, PhD, York University, contract faculty at Keele campus and Glendon College
  • Alex Gagne, BA Brock University, MA Brock University, PhD Year 1 York University
  • Allison Norman, PhD University of Toronto; Adjunct Professor Trent University
  • Amanda Crocker, BA (Hons), University of Waterloo; MA, Queen’s University; PhD (ABD) York University; Managing Editor, Between the Lines
  • Andrea Eidinger, PhD University of Victoria; Editor, Unwritten Histories; Sessional instructor, University of British Columbia
  • Andrew Watson, PhD, York; Assistant Professor (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Anna Jarvis, PhD Student, York University
  • Anne Toews, PhD (ABD) York University; Instructor, Langara College
  • Ashlee Barwell (HBA, MA, PhD Candidate, York University)
  • Avram Heisler, BA (Spec. Honours), MA, PhD (ABD), York University; Current CUPE 3903 Steward, Department of History
  • Barry Torch, BA, Wilfrid Laurier University; MA, PhD (ABD), York University; CUPE 3903
  • Ben Lander, PhD (History, York University), Professor, Dawson College
  • Brad Meredith, PhD ABD (York University, History), MA (Dalhousie University, History), BA (Dalhousie University, Major in History)
  • Brigitte Le Normand, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles), Faculty,  University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • Brooke Sales-Lee, BA, University of California at Berkeley; MA, York University
  • Bruce Douville, BMus (Hons), B.Ed., University of Western Ontario; MA, Queen’s University; PhD, York University; part-time faculty member in Canadian History at Algoma University
  • Bruno R. Véras,  PhD (ABD), York University, CUPE 3903
  • Carly Naismith, BA (Hons), University of Guelph; MA, University of Western Ontario; PhD (ABD) York University; CUPE 3903
  • Carly Simpson, BA, MA, University of Western Ontario; PhD (ABD), York University; Partial Load Instructor, Conestoga College
  • Chelsea Bauer, CUPE 3903 Unit 1 Bargaining Team
  • Christine Grandy, PhD (York University, History), British Academy Mid-Career Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Twentieth Century British History, University of Lincoln (UK).
  • Christine McLaughlin, PhD (ABD), History, York University; Executive Director, UOIT Faculty Association
  • Christine Zappella, PhD Candidate, The University of Chicago
  • Chris Vogel, BA (Spec. Hons), MA, PhD Candidate; York University; CUPE 3903 Member
  • Cristiana Conti, MA, PhD (ABD), York University
  • Dagomar Degroot, PhD, York University; Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
  • Dan Horner, PhD York, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University
  • Dave Hazzan, BA University of Victoria, MA Athabasca University, PhD Year 1 York University, CUPE 3903
  • David Dolff, (PhD, History, University of Alberta) Sessional Instructor, University of Victoria
  • David Molenhuis, BA (Hons.) University of Western Ontario; MA, York University
  • Della Roussin, BA Hon. MA – UBC, PhD Candidate ABD -York University
  • Dr. Jonathan Swainger, PhD., (History, Western University), University of Northern British Columbia
  • Edward Dunsworth, PhD (ABD), History, University of Toronto
  • Émilie Pigeon, PhD; Lab Coordinator, Métis Family and Community Research Lab, Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies University of Ottawa; APTPUO
  • Enrico Moretto, BA (Hons), University of Toronto; MA, PhD student, York University.
  • Erica McCloskey, PhD (ABD), York University
  • Eric Strikwerda, PhD (History, York University) Faculty Athabasca University
  • Erin Dolmage, BA, MA University of British Columbia; PhD (ABD), York University; Professor Seneca College, OPSEU 560
  • Francesca D’Amico-Cuthbert, PhD (ABD), York University; Filmmaker
  • Frances Reilly, PhD (University of Saskatchewan, History)
  • Geoff Read, PhD (York University), Associate Professor of History, Huron University College
  • Gilberto Fernandes, PhD, York University; Postdoctoral Visitor, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies; Course Director (YUFA), HIST4530, Department of History, York University
  • Gillian Poulter, BSc, BEd, MA, PhD (York University), Department of History and Classics, Acadia University
  • Graeme Melcher, BAH (Queen’s University), MA (York University), JD (Dalhousie)
  • Haley Gienow-McConnell, PhD ABD, York University
  • Ian Mosby, PhD, York University
  • Jarett Henderson, PhD (York University), Associate Professor, History, Mount Royal University
  • Jason Chartrand, BA (Hons), King’s University College at Western University; MA, PhD Student, York University; Unit One, CUPE 3903
  • Jason Reid, BA (Hons), Carleton University; MA, PhD, York University; contract faculty at Ryerson University
  • Jen Hassum, PhD (ABD), History, York University
  • Jennifer Susan Marotta, BA (Spec. Hons.), University of Guelph; MA, PhD, Queen’s University; Professor of Humanities, Humber College
  • Jessica DeWitt, PhD Candidate, History, University of Saskatchewan
  • Jessica Stites Mor, PhD (Yale); Associate Professor of History, The University of British Columbia
  • Jim Clifford, PhD, York University; Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan
  • Joanna L. Pearce, PhD (ABD), York University
  • Jody Hodgins, BA (Hons), MA, University of Guelph; PGCE, Swansea Metropolitan University; PhD I York University, CUPE 3903
  • Joseph Tohill, PhD, York University; Contract Faculty at York University and Ryerson University
  • Julia Pyryeskina, BA (York University, Political Science), MA student (York University, History), YUSA.
  • Kate Barker, BA (Hons), Queen’s University; BAA, Ryerson University; MA, PhD (ABD), York University; part-time instructor, Ryerson School of Journalism; CUPE 3904
  • Kathryn Magee Labelle, PhD; Associate Professor University of Saskatchewan
  • Kesia Kvill, PhD Candidate, University of Guelph; CUPE 3913
  • Kevin Burris, BA (Hons), Simon Fraser University; MA, PhD (ABD), York University; CUPE 3903
  • Kris Radford, BA, MA, PhD (York)
  • Kristin Burnett, PhD, Lakehead University, Indigenous Learning Dept (former graduate student at York University)
  • Kristine Alexander, PhD York University, Canada Research Chair & Assistant Professor of History, University of Lethbridge
  • Kyle Prochnow, PhD (ABD), York University, CUPE 3903
  • Luke Hagemann, PhD Student, Emory University
  • Lynda Daneliuk, BA (English, Folklore), MA (Folklore) Memorial University of Newfoundland; PhD (ABD), Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Instructor, Communication and New Media Studies, English and Modern Languages, Thompson Rivers University
  • Lynn MacKay, PhD (History) York University, Professor, Brandon University
  • Madeleine Chartrand, BA University of Manitoba; MA, Phd York University
  • Madeline Knickerbocker, History PhD Candidate and First Nations Studies Lecturer, Simon Fraser University, TSSU and SFUFA
  • Marlee Couling, BA Hon., Brandon University; MA, PhD (ABD), York University, CUPE 3903
  • Maryann Buri, BA (Hons), Brandon University; MA, PhD (ABD) York University; CUPE 3903
  • Mary Franks, BA (History) University of California Santa Cruz, MA (Classics) University of Kansas, PhD (ABD, History) York University
  • Mathieu Brûlé, PhD (ABD), York University, Negotiator, Public Service Alliance of Canada; Unifor 2025
  • Matthew Koch, Continuing Sessional Lecturer, Departments of History and Hispanic Studies, University of Victoria
  • Matthew Poggi, PhD (ABD), York University.
  • Matthew Robertshaw, BA Hon., MA University of Guelph; PhD student, York University.
  • Michael Ainsworth, PhD (ABD), MA, BEd, York University; BA, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Michael Akladios, PhD (ABD), York University.
  • Michael Laurentius, PhD Candidate, Science and Technology Studies, York University.
  • Michelle Desveaux, PhD Candidate, History, University of Saskatchewan
  • Michelle Fu, PhD Student, University of Toronto; MA, York University
  • Natasha Henry, PhD student, York University
  • Noa Nahmias, PhD (ABD), York University
  • Olya Murphy, PhD (ABD), York University
  • Pamela Tudge, BA, University of Victoria; MA, University of British Columbia; PhD (ABD) Concordia; Lecturer, Concordia
  • Pascal Maeder (PhD, History, York University), Head of Knowledge Transfer,  Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES – Overcoming vulnerability: Life course perspectives (NCCR LIVES)
  • Patrice Allen, PHD student, York University, CUPE 3903
  • Patricia Kmiec, PhD, University of Toronto; Part-time Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Richard Aronson, CPA, CMA, B.Comm.Concordia University; BA, MA, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Robin Ganev, PhD (History, York University), Assistant Professor, University of Regina
  • Ronald Morris, PhD candidate, York University
  • Ryan Targa, PhD (ABD), Course Director, York University
  • Sanchia deSouza, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
  • Sarah Alford, PhD (ABD), Art History and Art Conservation, Queen’s University
  • Sara Howdle, PhD Candidate, York University; Coordinator of the Indigenous Women and Youth Resilience Project, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta.
  • Scott de Groot, PhD (Queen’s University, History), Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Winnipeg
  • Serge Miville, (Ph.D. York University), professeur adjoint, Université Laurentienne. Chaire de recherche en histoire de l’Ontario français
  • Shannon Stettner, PhD York University, Contract Faculty, University of Waterloo
  • Sheila Gibbons, BA (Political Studies), BA Adv Hons (History), MA (History), York University
  • Sheila McManus (PhD 2001, History, York), Professor of History, University of Lethbridge
  • Simon Vickers, PhD Candidate (ABD) University of Toronto
  • Steve Penfold, (PhD, History, York University), Associate Professor, History, University of Toronto
  • Tarah Brookfield PhD (York University, History), Associate Professor Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Tom Hooper, PhD, York University; CSSP, History Department, York University.
  • Tommaso Leoni, PhD (ABD), York University
  • Tom Peace, PhD (York), Assistant Professor, Huron University College
  • Travis Hay, PhD (ABD) York University; Adjunct Professor Lakehead University
  • Valentina Capurri, PhD (History, York University)
  • Valerie Deacon, PhD (History, York University), Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor NYU-Shanghai
  • Vanessa S. Oliveira, PhD (York University), Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto; Course Instructor at the University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Victoria Jackson, PhD (ABD), York University
  • Victor Malins BA, MA, PhD Candidate; York University
  • Will Baker, PhD (ABD), York, former Steward, CUPE, Local 3903, Units 1 & 3, History
  • Zachary Consitt, BA (Spec. Hons), BEd, MA, PhD Candidate; York University; CUPE 3903 Member

 

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Open Letter to York History Re: Continuation of Classes

March 12, 2018

Dear York University History Chair Thabit Abdullah, Graduate History Chair Jeremy Trevett, Undergraduate History Chair Deborah Neill, and all sitting members of the University Senate:

We are writing as a response to the letter posted here: http://history.laps.yorku.ca/department-of-history-statement-on-the-cupe-3903-strike/

As your past and current York University Graduate History students we urgently request that you:

  1. Immediately suspend all classes that continue to be held in your respective programs and
  2. pressure the University Senate and the Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Faculty Council to immediately suspend all classes that continue to be run at York University both on campus and online for the duration of the CUPE 3903 strike.

York University History is known internationally as a centre for social, cultural and intellectual history and has produced some of Canada’s finest scholars in labour, gender, environmental and Indigenous history. As scholars in these fields we have contributed to marginalised histories: the working class; women; the LGBTQ2S community; Indigenous peoples. How can we claim to teach the experiences of those without power and then turn around and ask our undergraduate students to cross picket lines and ignore the working conditions of our Unit 2 colleagues and graduate students? It is unfathomable.

CUPE 3903 has had a direct impact on the success of the History Department, attracting some of the top scholars and training many of us for careers in labour. CUPE 3903 members have gone on to lead faculty unions across Canada. York University is not alone in its struggles with labour disruption. Strikes at York, University of Toronto, Laurentian, Nipissing, University of Manitoba, Carleton, University of Northern British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the historic 2017 strike of Ontario’s Colleges all took place in the last five years.

We believe that the continuation of classes is not in the best interest of students, and does not promote academic integrity. The university administration is aware of this, and its intention is to undermine the union and put its members in a precarious position. During the last strike in 2015, union members in the History Department received death threats on the picket lines, and other members of the union were hit by vehicles. This strike has already, in the first week, put our members in danger from extremely aggressive drivers. Last week an aggressive driver at Chimneystack Road (where History performs picketing duties) drove beside, and then into, the picket line area. His excuse – he was “late to class.” A driver at the Northwest Gate assaulted the picketers because he had a midterm – was it one of ours? Failing to cancel classes directly threatens our members’ health and safety – members of not only CUPE 3903, but also members of the History Department. Heavier traffic coming into campus puts our bodies in danger. Considering this very real threat to our members and colleagues, we earnestly implore history faculty to consider our safety and not conduct their classes during the strike.

Other departments, faculties, and student groups have already requested the immediate suspension of classes during the strike in solidarity with CUPE 3903, including: Faculty of Environmental Science graduate students; the York Federation of Students Access Centre; the College President’s Association; and the Departments of Social Science; Sociology; Political Science; Gender; Feminist & Women’s Studies; the School of Translation; Cinema and Media Arts; Equity Studies; Communication Studies; FES; Social Work, and Anthropology.

We ask you to reconsider your position.

In Solidarity with 3903 and our other faculty unions across Canada,

  • Aaron Armstrong, PhD Student, York University; CUPE 3903
  • Aaron Miedema,  BA Carleton University, BFA York University; MA Royal Military College of Canada,PhD (ABD) York University
  • Abril Liberatori, PhD York University
  • Adrian Gamble, PhD candidate, ABD, York University
  • Aitana Guia, PhD York University, Assistant Professor, California State University Fullerton
  • Alan Corbiere, Ph. D candidate, York University
  • Alban Bargain, PhD York University; Contract Faculty at York
  • Alex Gagne, PhD Student, York University; CUPE 3903
  • Amanda Robinson, BA, MA (York University), PhD Candidate, ABD (York University), Course Director, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Andrew Watson, PhD York University; Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan
  • Angela Rooke, BA University of Waterloo; MA, PhD York University
  • Angela Zhang, BA University of Toronto; MA Queen’s University; PhD; CUPE 3903
  • Anne Toews, PhD (ABD) York University; Instructor, Langara College; Langara Faculty Association
  • Ashlee Barwell HBA, MA, PhD (ABD), York University
  • Avram Heisler, BA (Specialized Honours), MA, PhD (ABD), York University – current CUPE 3903 Steward, Department of History
  • Barbara Molas, BA Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain), MA Freie Universitat Berlin (Germany) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain), PhD candidate, York University
  • Barry Torch, BA, Wilfrid Laurier University, MA, PhD (ABD), York University; CUPE 3903
  • Brad Meredith, BA, MA, PhD (ABD)
  • Brittany Luby, PhD York University; Assistant Professor, University of Guelph
  • Brooke Sales-Lee, BA University of California Berkeley, MA York University
  • Bruce Douville, PhD York University — Part-time faculty member in History at Algoma University
  • Carly Murdoch, BA York University, MA University of Western Ontario, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Carly Naismith, BA, MA, PhD (ABD), York University, CUPE 3903 (Unit 1)
  • Carly Simpson, BA, MA Western University; PhD (ABD) York University; Partial Load Faculty Conestoga College; OPSEU 237
  • Caroline Butt, BA (Hons), Memorial University, MA, Dalhousie University, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Chelsea Bauer CUPE 3903 Unit 1 Bargaining Team
  • Christine Grandy, PhD, York University; Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln; British Academy Mid-Career Fellow
  • Christine McLaughlin, BA, MA, Trent University, PhD (ABD) York University, Executive Director, UOIT Faculty Association
  • Christopher Frank, PhD,York University; Associate Professor of History, University of Manitoba
  • Christopher Grafos, PhD, Research Associate, York University
  • Christopher Kshyk, BA (Hons.), University of Winnipeg; MA, York University
  • Chris Vogel, BA Western University, MA, PhD York University, CUPE 3903 Member
  • Cristiana Conti, BA, Tor Vergata University, Rome (Italy), MA, PhD (ABD), York University
  • Cynthia Loch-Drake, PhD, York University, Contract Faculty, Schulich School of Business (CUPE 3903-exempt)
  • Dagomar Degroot, PhD York University; Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
  • Dan Horner, BA, McGill University; MA, PhD, York University; Assistant Professor, Ryerson University
  • Daniel Ross, MA, PhD York University; Assistant Professor, UQÀM
  • Daniel Xie, BA, University of Toronto; MA, York University
  • Dave Hazzan, BA, University of Victoria; MA, Athabasca University; PhD student, York University; CUPE 3903 Member
  • Dave Smith, PhD, York University, Professor, Durham College, OPSEU 354 member
  • David Molenhuis, BA, University of Western Ontario; MA, York University
  • Della Roussin, BA, MA-UBC, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Douglas Hunter, PhD, York University
  • Elaine Naylor, Ph.D, York University, Associate Professor, Mount Allison University
  • Elizabeth O’Gorek, Capital Community News (Washington DC), BA University of Winnipeg, MA University of Waterloo, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Émilie Pigeon, PhD; Lab Coordinator, Métis Family and Community Research Lab, Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies University of Ottawa; APTPUO
  • Emily Vey, BA York; MA Laurentian;  PhD Candidate York University
  • Enrico Moretto, BA, University of Toronto; MA, PhD Student, York University
  • Erica McCloskey, BA, MA, PhD (ABD), York University; CUPE 3903
  • Erin Dolmage, BA, MA, University of British Columbia; PhD (ABD) York University; Professor Seneca College; OPSEU 560
  • Evelyn Hielkema, MA York University, PhD Candidate, York University, CUPE 3903
  • Francesca D’Amico-Cuthbert, PhD (ABD) York University, Filmmaker
  • Funke Aladejebi, PhD York University, MA York University, Assistant Professor (limited term), Gender and Women’s Studies Department, Trent University.
  • Geoff Read, PhD (York University), Associate Professor of History, Huron University College
  • Gilberto Fernandes, PhD, York University; Postdoctoral Visitor, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies; Course Director (YUFA), HIST4530, Department of History, York University
  • Gillian Poulter, BA, BEd, MA, PhD (York University), Associate Professor, Acadia University
  • Golaleh P., PhD (ABD) York University
  • Graeme Melcher, BA (Hons.), Queen’s University, MA, York University; JD, Dalhousie
  • Haley Gienow-McConnell, Brock University, BA, MA History; York University, PhD ABD History
  • Harrison Forsyth, BA, York; MA, University of Alberta; PhD (ABD) York; CUPE 3903
  • Ian Mosby, PhD, York University
  • Jaclyn Mika, BA, Ryerson University, MA student York University
  • James Muir, PhD, York University; Associate Professor of History and Law, University of Alberta.
  • James Naylor, PhD, York University; Professor Brandon University
  • Janice Matsumura, PhD (York University), Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
  • Jarett Henderson, PhD, York University; Associate Professor, Mount Royal University
  • Jarvis Brownlie, Professor, University of Manitoba
  • Jason Chartrand, BA (Hons.) King’s University College at Western University; MA, PhD Student, York University, GHSA Co-President, CUPE 3903 (Unit 1)
  • Jay Young, PhD York University, AMAPCEO
  • Jesse Thistle BA; MA; PhD Student, York University; Resident Scholar of Indigenous Homelessness The Homeless Hub
  • Jen Hassum, BA, MA, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Jim Clifford, PhD, York University; Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan.
  • Joanna L. Pearce, BA, MA, PhD (ABD), York University; CUPE 3903
  • Jodi Burkett, BA (Hons) University of Toronto, MA McGill, PhD York, Principal Lecturer and Subject Leader for History University of Portsmouth UK
  • Johanna Lewis, BSc, University of Toronto; MA, PhD Student, York University; CUPE 3903
  • Joseph Tohill, PhD York University
  • Julia Pyryeskina, BA, York University; MA, York University (History); YUSA member
  • Karen Macfarlane, PhD, York University (History)
  • Karlee Sapoznik Evans, BAH, MA, PhD York University; Research and Policy Advisor, Government of Manitoba.
  • Kate Barker, BA (Hons), Queen’s University; BAA, Ryerson University; MA, PhD (ABD) York University; part-time instructor Ryerson School of Journalism; CUPE 3904
  • Katharine Bausch, PhD (York University), Assistant Professor, Carleton University
  • Kathryn Magee Labelle, PhD; Associate Professor University of Saskatchewan
  • Kevin Burris, BA (Hons), Simon Fraser University; MA, PhD (ABD) York University; CUPE 3903
  • Kevin Chrisman, PhD Candidate, York University
  • Kristin Burnett, PhD, York University; Assistant Professor, Department of Indigenous Learning, Lakehead University;
  • Kristine Alexander, PhD York University, Canada Research Chair & Assistant Professor of History, the University of Lethbridge
  • Kristopher Radford PhD, PhD York University
  • Kyle Prochnow, BA, Saint Mary’s College of California; MA, Boston College; PhD (ABD) York University; CUPE 3903
  • Lee Slinger, MA PhD York University; Editor, The Dance Current
  • Lisa Chilton, PhD York University, Associate Professor, History Dept, UPEI
  • Luke Hagemann, BA, UNC Chapel Hill; MA, York University; PhD Student, Emory University
  • Lydia Wytenbroek, BA, MA, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Lynne Marks, PhD York University, Professor, History Department, University of Victoria
  • Lynn MacKay, BA, MA, PhD (York University), Professor, Brandon University
  • Madeleine Chartrand, BA, University of Manitoba; MA, PhD York University
  • Mark Rosenfeld, Ph.D (York University), Executive Director, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations
  • Marlee Couling, BAHon, Brandon University; MA, PhD (ABD) York University; CUPE 3903
  • Maryann Buri, BA, Brandon University; MA, PhD (ABD) York University; CUPE 3903
  • Mary Franks, BA, University of California Santa Cruz, MA University of Kansas, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Mathieu Brûlé, BA, MA, University of Ottawa; PHD York University (ABD); Negotiator, Public Service Alliance of Canada; member Unifor 2025
  • Matthew Poggi, PhD (ABD) York; CUPE 3903 (Unit 1)
  • Matthew Robertshaw, BA, MA University of Guelph; PhD student York University; CUPE 3903 Unit 1 Member
  • Maximilian Smith, BA, University of Toronto; MA, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Michael Ainsworth, BA, Laurier; BEd, York University; MA, York University; PhD (ABD), York University
  • Michael Akladios, BA (Spec. Hons.), MA, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Natasha Henry, PhD Student, York University
  • Nathan Ince, BA Carleton University, MA York University PhD (ABD) McGill University
  • Nelson Marques, BA, MA, York University; MA; PhD (ABD) University of Miami.
  • Noa Nahmias, PhD (ABD) York University, CUPE 3903 member
  • Olya Murphy, PhD (ABD) York University, CUPE 3903 member
  • Pamela J. Fuentes, PhD York University, Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Pace University-NYC
  • Patrice Allen, PhD Student York University, CUPE 3903 member
  • Paul Aikenhead, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Raluca Andrei, BA, BEd, MA, York University; OCT
  • Reut Ullman, BA, MA (York University); former CUPE 3903 Unit 3 member; PhD candidate at Columbia University
  • Richard Aronson, CPA,CMA, BComm Concordia University; BA, MA, PhD(ABD) York University
  • Rob Kristofferson, PhD (York), Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Ronald Morris, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Ruth Frager, PhD, York University; Associate Professor, McMaster University
  • Ryan Targa, PhD (ABD), York University, Course Director, CUPE 3903 Member
  • Samantha Desroches, BA, Western University; MA, York University, PhD (ABD) Western University
  • Samantha Rohrig, BA, University of Manitoba; MA, Brock University; PhD Student, York University; CUPE 3903
  • Sara Farhan, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Sarah Elvins, MA, York University; PhD, York University; Associate Professor University of Manitoba
  • Sara Howdle, BA, UofM; MA; PhD (ABD) York, Coordinator for the Indigenous Women’s  Resilience Project, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta
  • Sara Muscat, BA, Carleton University; MA, Queen’s University; PhD (ABD), York University
  • Serge Miville, PhD York University; Professeur adjoint, Chaire de recherche en histoire de l’Ontario français, Université Laurentienne; LUFAPPUL
  • Shannon Stettner, PhD (York University), Contract Faculty, University of Waterloo
  • Sheila McManus, PhD York University 2001, Professor of History, University of Lethbridge
  • Stacy Nation-Knapper, PhD York University; Postdoctoral Fellow, Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University
  • Stuart Henderson, PhD
  • Susan Roy, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, former York postdoc
  • Tarah Brookfield, PhD, York University; Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Thomas Peace, PhD (York University); Assistant Professor, Huron University College
  • Tom Hooper, PhD York University, CSSP York History. BA, MA University of Guelph
  • Tommaso Leoni, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Travis Hay, PhD (ABD) York University; MA Lakehead University; Sessional Instructor in Departments of Indigenous Learning and Political Science, Lakehead University
  • Tristan Ellis, MA York University. High School Teacher, Kuwait City. OCT.
  • Valentina Capurri, PhD (York University)
  • Valerie Deacon, PhD (York University), Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Shanghai
  • Vanessa S. Oliveira, PhD York University; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
  • Victoria Jackson, PhD (ABD) York University
  • Will Baker, PhD (ABD), York;  former steward, CUPE, Local 3903
  • Will Fysh, MA (York University), PhD candidate (University of Toronto)
  • William Gleberzon PhD MED, York University, History and Humanities Department
  • William Goldbloom, BA, University of British Columbia; MA, York University (History); JD, University of Toronto
  • Zachary Consitt, BA, BEd, MA, PhD Candidate, York University; CUPE 3903
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Presentation: Dr. António Costa Pinto – “The Lusophone World and the Legacies of Colonialism”

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Call for Papers: New Frontiers Graduate Conference in History – (Un)mapping Histories

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Internation Herbert Macuse Society – 7th Biennial Conference

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