CAUT sets up distress fund to support former Laurentian faculty members


The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has set up a distress fund to help some of the former Laurentian University faculty members who lost their jobs during the school’s CCAA proceedings. After Laurentian filed for insolvency in 2021, more than 100 faculty members reportedly lost their jobs. According to CBC, CAUT is now accepting donations to the response fund to support faculty who were especially hard-hit by the action, such as those with rare health situations or difficult home situations. Funds will be administered using an application form to identify those who need of additional financial support.