Nov 19, 2015

Having recently returned from participating in academic freedom discussions at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, former studio art instructor George Rammell sent a request to Cap's board of governors urging them to hold public forums for the University's presidential candidates. Here is what he said:

Dear Board Members,

I just returned from the University of Alberta in Edmonton where faculty from across Canada and England gathered for a ...Read more

Nov 6, 2015

In January, members of the College Pension Plan will experience changes to the pension formula, early retirement reductions, and contribution rates. Click this link to read the member news bulletin. If you have questions, contact the university's benefits specialist in financial services, or talk to CFA's faculty rep, Allen Zhu.

Nov 2, 2015

The next CFA general meeting will be in LB 322 from 11:40 a.m. to 12: 50 p.m. on Tues, Nov 3, 2015. All faculty members are welcome. Tea, coffee, and cookies provided. Check your Cap email for a full agenda, or log into the faculty-only area on the right side of this page.

Oct 14, 2015

All general meeting minutes are posted in the faculty-only area of this website. You need a password to enter the faculty-only area. If you do not already have a password, on the right side of this page, please click "create new account" and follow the instructions. Name verification requires a manual check, which usually only happens Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sep 28, 2015

Please note the following events and the dates on which they occur. For more information about any item, contact the CFA office,

  • John Wilson Award - partial tuition reimbursement for retirees or dependants of regular faculty members: applications are available on the left side menu under Forms, and the deadline is Oct 2, 2015.
  • Nomination for assistant chief steward position: click Forms on the left side menu and complete the nomination form by Oct 5, 2015.
  • Election of assistant chief steward: the assistant chief steward will be elected during the general meeting on Oct 6, 2015.
  • General Meeting: the next general meeting will be in LB 322 on Oct 6, 2015, from 11:40 - 12:50. Watch your email for a reminder and agenda.
  • Fair Employment Day: this Day was created to emphasize the plight of non-regularized instructors at Cap, across the country, and around the globe. (The CFA non-reg committee is comprised of Susan Summers, Arezou Hashemi, Kirsten McIlveen, Wolf Draegestein, and Stuart Aikins.) Fair Employment Day is Oct 7, 2015.

Additional dates might be recorded in the Calendar of Events on the right side of this page. If there is something you'd like noted, send an email with all the particulars to

Sep 8, 2015

The Capilano Faculty Association's first general meeting for the fall term will be on Tues, Sept 15, 2015, at 11:30 a.m., in LB 322.

The following topics are among the items to be presented and discussed:

  • Negotiations update;
  • CUPE 1004 summation of events around lock-out threat at Capilano Students Union office;
  • Election notice for assistant chief steward position; and
  • Grievance summation.

A full agenda will be emailed to all faculty prior to the meeting.

Jul 30, 2015

Three times a year, the CFA offers partial-tution reimbursement to encourage dependant children of regular members to attend Capilano University. Retired members are also supported in their quest for life-long learning by attending Capilano's continuing education programs.

This reimbursement is made through an award that was created in 2007 called the CFA Award. In 2015, upon John Wilson's retirement, the award was renamed the John Wilson Award in recognition of the many years John dedicated to the students and faculty of Capilano University. He initiated the process for this award and others including the annual endowment fund bursary, which is administered by the University. John was also extremely instrumental in negotiating the range and calibre of Cap U faculty benefits and an extensive pension plan that generously assists not only faculty members at Capilano but around the province. ...Read more

Jul 27, 2015

FrontCoverofCAUTBulletinIn 2013, plans for the first round of Cap-U-cuts included slicing off computing science, interactive design, textile and studio arts, and numerous other programs and courses.  In response, instructor George Rammell exercised his artistic might and sculpted a giant caricature of the university's president, Kris Bulcroft, and her pooch, Margaux.

Somewhere along the line, the sculpture was seized by Administration and, in keeping with the theme of cuts, was hacked into pieces and removed from the campus of Capilano University in North Vancouver.

Administration, under the direction of former board chair Jane Shackell, justified the removal by asserting that the presence of the piece on campus constituted harassment and bullying.

In May 2014, Jim Turk, then executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), called for an investigation to determine whether George's rights to academic freedom were violated and whether George had bullied and harassed the president with his larger-than-life caricature.* ...Read more

May 25, 2015

An hour before dawn on Saturday, May 23, 2015, the employer and the CFA's negotiating team reached a tentative agreement. Read the details in Bulletin 22 by clicking here, and watch your email for information about a ratification vote.

May 11, 2015

Members of the Capilano University Faculty Association took a stand in April by going on strike to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with an employer who resisted opportunities to enshrine basic democratic principles and processes into the collective agreement. Primary issues were -- and still are -- ...Read more