May 16, 2016

If you volunteered to serve on a CFA committee during the next academic year, check the list on the "Committees" link to ensure your name is showing and spelled correctly. If you have not yet signed up for a committee, take a look and see if there's a description that piques your interest, then contact

Meetings will begin in the fall--and your volunteer service might be considered part of your faculty professional development time. If you have questions, contact the executive liaison who is noted next to the corresponding committee.

May 3, 2016

By now all eligible faculty members should have received an email with instructions for selecting benefits from spending accounts. If you have any questions, contact Cap's benefits specialist, Brenda Stenson, The deadline for selection is May 20, 2016.

Apr 14, 2016

Be sure to attend the CFA's AGM on Wed, Apr 27, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in LB 322.

The day will begin in LB 321 with registration and a light, stand-up breakfast socializer before the meeting officially starts at 9 a.m. 

Highlights include a guest speaker from UBC, CFA's financial review, negotiating and executive reports, committee election/appointments, and a barbecue lunch.

Please review the committees and volunteer to serve on at least one or two. To save time at the meeting, fill in this form or send an email to

Also, note, there will be draws for prizes throughout the meeting and everyone attending is entitled to one ticket, but members volunteering to serve on committees will receive additional tickets for each committee on which they will serve next year.

On Apr 13, an email was sent to all faculty from the CFA's vice president, Michael Begg. Please review the message and return it by Apr 21 to confirm your attendance at the AGM.

A final agenda will be sent to all faculty members a few days before the meeting.

Apr 8, 2016

During the Apr 5 general meeting, all of the currently serving CFA executive members were re-elected to serve another year, Aug 1, 2016, to Jul 31, 2017.

A couple of team members moved into different roles, so next year's team will look like this: president Brent Calvert; 1st vice president Anthea Mallinson (currently 2nd vice president); chief steward Joanne Quirk; assistant chief steward Stephen Williams; treasurer Janet Waters; 2nd vice president (new title pending) Michael Begg (currently 1st vice president); secretary Tim Acton; professional affairs officer Robin Furby; and non-North Vancouver member at large Colin Gilker.

Mar 23, 2016

Nominations are now open for each of the nine CFA executive positions, which need to be filled for the 2016-2017 academic year, Aug 1, 2016, to Jul 31, 2017. Brief descriptions of the positions can be found via the left side menu, "Executive."

Please nominate yourself or some other worthy faculty member and return the nomination form to the CFA office by Mar 31, 2016.

Mar 11, 2016

The next general meeting will take place during the regularly-scheduled meeting-block time on Tues, Mar 15, 2016, from 11:40 to - 12:50, in LB 322. Check today's email for the agenda and previous minutes, or log in to the private, right side of this site, and click the link for general meeting minutes. 

Please note that the previously scheduled meeting on Mar 29 has been postponed till Apr 5. When in doubt, check the calendar of events on the right side of this site.

Mar 9, 2016

The PowerPoint presentation of Cap’s proposed 2016-2017 budget, from the CFA special information meeting yesterday, reveals disturbing, repetitive trends.

Once again, we are seeing fewer course and program choices for students, higher tuition and fees, fewer instructional hours, and increased admin expenses.

And once again, the cuts are being justified by alarms about a deficit in the current year—even though in the past three years the “deficits” of January have become the surpluses of April.

Please review the attached tables, now, and send your comments and solution recommendations to the CFA as well as your faculty reps on  the Board of Governors, the body responsible for approving the budget next week.

Mar 8, 2016

FPSE, Vancouver--International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over 100 years. With its roots in the early union movement, today is a time to reflect upon the history of women’s struggles for equality. International Women’s Day is a time to remember that all women, regardless of the monetary value assigned to women’s work (or lack thereof), make critical contributions to our families, to our communities, to the economy, and to society at large.

However, women continue to face many barriers to equal participation in society. Women remain the primary caregivers for children and elders, yet in British Columbia, there is no affordable child care program to support women in the paid workforce.  Women’s average annual earnings are still only approximately 71% of men’s, READ MORE

Mar 3, 2016

With Cap's 2016-2017 budget ready for board approval, it is important that the University's faculty have a clear understanding of how next year's spending will affect this year's planning.

A special CFA, faculty-only, information-sharing session on the budget will be held during the regular CFA meeting-block time in LB 322, from 11:40 a.m. - 12:50 p.m., on Tues, Mar 8, 2016. 

Feb 12, 2016

Watch your email for Tuesday's agenda, and be sure to attend the general meeting Feb 16, 2016, from 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., in LB 322. The Cap U budget approval process and trends will be one of the main items for discussion.