Welcome or Welcome Back!

As a new, and above all unprecedented, academic year begins, the Association wishes all the best in your courses and in your other scholarly activities. Be sure to continue reading our Newsletters and emails to remain up to date about important deadlines, benefits, upcoming meetings, and events.


Keeping Track of Seniority Points

Deadline: October 10

The Seniority List was published by the University in July.If you have not already done so, please check the list to ensure that your seniority points match the report.

The points on the website are up to date as of July 2019, so any courses ending after July are not included. Also, points for the 2019-2020 academic year are not included.

In case of error, please send a notice of disagreement that includes your name, employee number, uOttawa email address, and contact information to vra.affairesprofessorales@uottawa.ca no later than October 10. Please also include a record of your courses taught, and cc the Association when you send it.

To view the Seniority List, please visit the Human Resources website.


Fall 2020 Tuition Fee Credit

Deadline: September 30

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

The Tuition Fee Credit Plan reimburses a portion of the tuition fees for students registered at uOttawa who are the child or the spouse of a Part-Time Professor. If the Part-Time Professor is a part-time student at uOttawa, they too may apply for the credit.

For information on how to apply for the credit, please visit HR’s “My Info” web site here.


APTPUO Extended Health Insurance

Deadline: September 30

This message is to inform you that the enrolment period for the APTPUO Extended Health Insurance ends on September 30, 2020.

More information on the Extended Health Insurance here.


Employee Card

Your employee card gives you access to the services at the University (library, gym, etc.). It also gives you access to discounts described on the University website. If you lost your card, or if you are a new employee, you can get a new one with Human Resources. Please visit HR’s Infodesk, located in Tabaret Hall, room 019.


Pension Plan

Deadline: Preferably as soon as possible. 

APTPUO members who have worked during the previous calendar year have access to the University’s Pension Plan.

To enroll in the plan, please contact Human Resources directly by calling 613 562-5832 or by emailing hrbenefits@uottawa.ca.

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 having to pay all contributions at once later in the semester.


Departmental Representatives

Each year, each department designates a part-time faculty representative to sit on departmental assemblies. If you are interested in becoming a representative or would like more information, please contact your department.
Department representatives receive one seniority point per academic year for their service.

In Other News!



The APTPUO stands in solidarity with the thousands of professors and university employees who are mobilizing in union action, in the name of the “Scholar Strike”, to advocate against anti-black, racist and colonial police brutality in the United States and Canada.

The “Scholar Strike” will take place over a two-day period from Wednesday, September 9 to Thursday, September 10, 2020, during which teaching, and all administrative tasks will be interrupted. Several virtual activities are planned for the program, please visit https://scholarstrikecanada.ca for more details.

We also invite you to consult these resources:

We welcome the response of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, Jill Scott, regarding the engagement of the academic community in the #ScholarStrike for Racial Justice in Canada. We would like to remind you that if you wish to participate, you must inform your students in advance of any changes to the course schedule.

You can read the administration response here.