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2015 AGM and Conference June 18-21, 2015
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REGISTRATION REQUIRED before April 22nd, 2015. Space is limited!
- Judy Arnetz, PhD, Wayne State University, Michigan, USA
- E. Kevin Kelloway, PhD, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Even though male and female workers are differentially exposed and affected by workplace aggression, both tend to minimize or trivialize that exposure by fear of being stigmatized and labeled as unfit for the job or incompetent. This conference will be an opportunity for researchers, employers, professionals, students and unions to exchange knowledge on the taboo of workplace violence. Please note that simultaneous translation will be available in English throughout the day.
Posters Session A posters session will be held for students. Please submit your abstract of 250 words via email to Nancy Renaud: firstname.lastname@example.org, before April 22, 2015. Your poster should present current themes related to workplace aggression and, if possible, results regarding sex and gender. For students who will present posters there will be a cost of 40$. Consult the program Hope to see you!
In a letter to Dr. Richard F. Florizone, President of Dalhousie University, the CFUW Atlantic Regional Council h as expressed concern about the offensive, degrading and misogynist comments made by a group of Dalhousie Dental students on Facebook. Read the letter here.
On the occasion of International Literacy Day, CFUW calls on federal, provincial and territorial governments to address the troubling growth in low literacy among Canadians. According to the latest Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) carried out by Statistics Canada on behalf of the OECD, 48% of the Canadian population has literacy skills below level 3, the internationally accepted level required to function in a modern society and to be fully component in many jobs. Read more here.
CFUW has written to the Honourable Peter Mackay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada to fully endorse the Canadian Human Rights Commission call for a full public inquiry into the root causes of so many deaths and disappearances of Aboriginal women and girls. Read the letter here.
The Quebec Provincial Council of University Women's Clubs is dismayed upon hearing of the removal of the name of Thérèse Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine, from a national honour and has been replaced by a volunteer award bearing the prime minister's banner in addition to evidence of Mme. Casgrain’s image and accomplishments being erased from the public sphere. Read the letter to the Prime Minister in English or French.