CUPE 3902 Unit 1 on strike – Latest updates

CUPE 3902 Unit 1 on strike – Latest updates

Monday, March 9, 2015

Message from the Undergraduate Coordinator

Dear Students in the Undergraduate Programs in German,

You are probably aware that we still do not know how long the Unit 1 strike will continue. Since graduate students play such a central role in the teaching activities of the German Department, we are particularly hard hit by the strike. It is above all the language courses (GER 100, 200 and 300) that are affected. In all of these courses, classes continue to be suspended. The University has decided to keep its programs running during the strike which means that you are expected to continue learning, even though you don’t have classroom instruction. For this reason, we are asking students in courses where classes have been suspended to work through the course material at home. In order to make this possible you will be receiving a schedule of exercises for the coming four weeks. Please complete these exercises and self-correct as instructed. You will have to read the relevant chapters in the course book carefully in order to complete the exercises. We have informed the graduate students in our department of this course of action.

There will be no tutorials in GER courses until further notice.

All other undergraduate courses with GER designators will take place as scheduled.

If there is any aspect of your studies you wish to discuss with me, please send me an e-mail at

John Noyes
Professor of German
Acting Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies
University of Toronto


CUPE 3902 Unit 1, which represents teaching assistants, lab assistants, graders, markers and course instructors, is now on strike.
The University will remain open during the strike, but the class meetings of the following courses will be suspended until March 6 (incl.):

  • GER100 (all sections), GER200 (all sections), GER300 (all sections), GER205, GER310.
  • Any Midterm Exams, Chapter Tests, or presentations scheduled for these courses for March 2-6 will be postponed. The Midterm Exam for GER100 will not take place in the week of March 2-6; it will be postponed.

    All other undergraduate and graduate courses with GER designators will take place as scheduled.
    Please also check Blackboard announcements.