Media Advisory - Faculty to protest closure of Lakehead University

THUNDER BAY, ON, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - On December 21, 2009 members of the Lakehead University Faculty Association (LUFA) will rally in Thunder Bay and Orillia to protest the closure of the university on December 21-24, 2009. Faculty and staff will not be paid during this forced closure, in direct violation of their collective agreements.

This move by Lakehead administration will harm research and damage the reputation of the university. Employees should not be made to suffer because administrators are unable to manage university finances.

The schedule of the day is as follows:

    Thunder Bay Campus

    -  9:00AM: Participants gather at the Oliver Road Community Centre
       (563 Oliver Road)
    -  9:30AM: March to Lakehead Campus begins
    -  10AM: Rally and speeches on Lakehead campus.
    -  11:30AM: Event ends

    Orillia Campus

    -  9:45AM: Participants gather at the Heritage Place, at the corner of
       Colborne and West
    -  10:00AM: Speeches

Representatives from LUFA will be available for interviews at both locations.

SOURCE Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview, contact Joey Farrell at (807) 346-7754 (office)/(807) 624-6923 (mobile) or; or Graeme Stewart at (416) 979-2117 x232 (office)/(647) 280-3175 (mobile) or

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