September 2021 Newsletter

Part-Time Professor of the Year Award

Applications are welcome!

In partnership with the University of Ottawa and the Alumni Association, the Association of Part-Time Professors is opening nominations for the 2021 Part-Time Professor of the Year Award.

We invite you to read the selection criteria for this award of excellence on our website.

The deadline to submit an application is October 31. All submissions must be submitted electronically to

For more information and to know the selection criteria for the Part-time Professor of the Year Award of Excellence, please visit our website.

Part-Time Professor of the Year


APTPUO Extended Health Insurance

Deadline: September 30
A reminder that the enrolment period for the APTPUO Extended Health Insurance ends on September 30.

More information on the Extended Health Insurance here.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the posting notification system for APTPUO members.

By subscribing to the posting notification system, you will receive email notifications when jobs that interest you are posted.

More information about the posting notification system here.

Reminders for Members of the Main Unit

Fall 2021 Tuition Fee Credit
Deadline: September 30th

You have until September 30th to apply for the Fall Term Tuition Fee Credit Plan.

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.

All members of the Main Bargaining Unit are eligible for tuition credits. Available funds are distributed to those who have submitted an application. It should be noted that the fund reserved for this purpose is $60,000 per year.

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

Internet fee reimbursement of up to $15

In accordance with Article 10.1.5 of the Collective Agreement, a member who teaches an online course will be reimbursed up to $15.00 per month for internet fees upon presentation of receipts for the semester in which the course is given.

For this purpose, please contact your department and include and in CC.


COVID-19 Info

While we have more questions than answers about the protocols and procedures for working on campus, here are some helpful links from the University.

Our Future

A message from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) 

CAUT invites you to write to your candidates expressing concerns for post-secondary institutions.

Decades of underfunding have led to:

  • a significant increase in tuition fees and increased inequality on our campuses ;

  • a greater precarity for university staff; and

  • a decline in funding for research and a deterioration in the quality of education.

And the pandemic has only made a bad situation worse. The government still has no intention of including post-secondary institutions in its recovery plans.

To learn more about the campaign or to write to your candidates, visit