Nov 14, 2014

Check your email dated November 14, 2014, from the CFA's president, Brent Calvert, for the November 18 agenda. On Tuesday, chief negotiator Ed Lavalle, and the negotiating team, will provide important information pertaining to this round of bargaining. All attendees must sign in.

Nov 3, 2014

Be sure to attend Tuesday's general meeting in LB 322 from 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Faculty's elected senators will be part of a panel addressing issues related to (1) the board's policy on discontinuance of programs or courses and (2) the strategic plan (third draft). The senate will meet Tuesday afternoon to continue drafting recommendations for the board, which will meet on November 18, 2014, to review senate's recommendations. For a full agenda and copies of the discussion documents, check your email for a message from Brent Calvert, CFA President, October 30, 2014.

Nov 14, 2014

On Oct. 21, 2014, the Capilano University Faculty Association hosted an Open Forum on the Strategic Plan. The Faculty Association invited members of various constituency groups within the institution to speak on the priorities identified within the Strategic Plan draft documents. The session was moderated by Michael Begg.

The forum’s format allowed for opening statements from each of the institutional representatives: Rick Gale from administration, Eric Roberts from COPE local 378, Sacha Fabry from the Capilano Student Union (CSU), and Brent Calvert from the Capilano University Faculty Association (CFA). Read more.

Oct 17, 2014

Staff, faculty, admin, and students are all encouraged to attend the strategic plan Q+A in the Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts (Birch theatre) on Tues, Oct 21, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A representative from the strategic planning committee, students' union, faculty association, and admin will each be given five minutes for opening statements before the floor is opened for questions and comments. For further details, check your faculty email from Brent Calvert, which was sent on Thurs, Oct 16, 2014.

Oct 9, 2014

Action working groups will not be meeting on Tues, Oct 14.

Rather than a general meeting on Tues, Oct 21, there will be an all-campus discussion focusing on the strategic plan. The session will take place in the Blueshore Financial Theatre (Birch). A reminder will be sent to all faculty a few days ahead. Please bring questions and review the first draft, which is now available on the university's strategic-planning website page at

Oct 3, 2014

Check today's email from the CFA's president, Brent Calvert, for this Tuesday's agenda. Highlights include an update on board issues, the strategic plan, and collective agreement issues. If you have an announcement or information you'd like to share, there will be an opportunity for you to speak during the open forum part of the agenda. 

Sep 11, 2014

The first Faculty Association meeting of this new academic year will be held in LB 322 from 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Tues, Sept 16, 2014. Highlights of the meeting include a negotiations update from the chief negotiator, nominations and election for the dean of business search committee, and CFA committee elections. To view the full agenda, check your Sept 9 email from Brent Calvert, or log onto the faculty-only part of the website (right side of this page) and click the "meeting minutes and agendas" link.

Aug 21, 2014

Please note that the Basics of Bargaining workshop, previously scheduled for 9 a.m., will now begin at 10 a.m.

The CFA's chief negotiator, Ed Lavalle, will introduce vital information about the process of collective bargaining, beginning at 10 a.m. on Wed, Aug 27, 2014, in LB 322. Lunch will be provided for faculty who have RSVP'd to

Aug 18, 2014

This item was posted on Frontlines Aug 13, 2014:

The first group of surplus power shop equipment from the Studio Art building will be auctioned off through Joiner Sales Corp on August 21, 2014.  Our items will be part of the Basector Tinsmith auction and include: 2 Canox Migmatic 200 welders, Canox Sparkler portable welder, 2 General table saws, 2 Rockwell band saws, jig saw, circular saw, palm sander, combination sander, angle grinder, pedestal grinder, drill, and heat gun. 


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Jul 9, 2014

CFA Negotiations Committee invites you to:

The Basics of Bargaining: a one-day workshop introducing vital information and knowledge about the process of collective bargaining.

  • With special emphasis on the renewal of the Capilano University–CFA agreement.
  • For those considering becoming active in negotiations or wanting to be more effective in the stewards role in building support for the negotiations process.

A great opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills -- as well as share your views and experience.

LB 322 -- from 9 – 4 on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Editor's Note Aug 21-2014: New start time 10 a.m.)

Click here for more information.