Apr 17, 2015

Please review the descriptions for the executive positions and the various CFA committees. Then get involved by nominating yourself or another worthy candidate.

Nomination forms are located on this website via the left side menu, "Forms."

Elections will take place during the AGM on Thursday, April 30, 2015, in LB322. An email notice will be sent to all faculty soon, outlining the day's events -- including details about the keynote speaker and the barbecue lunch. To ensure there's enough sustenance for everyone, attendees will be asked to RSVP.

Apr 14, 2015

On Wednesday, in addition to a Q&A session, the CFA's president, Brent Calvert, will be reviewing the events of the past week and  providing a negotiations update for faculty, in the Cedar Theatre, Room 148, at 1 p.m. All interested faculty are encouraged to attend.

Apr 13, 2015

Apr 12, 2015

Letter of support (verbatim): To  the members of the Capilano Faculty Association

It was inspiring to walk a bit of your picket line and witness your resolve and good spirits. The organized mass support of the COPE 378 brothers and sisters was also heartening to see.  Have no doubt that decades from now this action will resonate as the correct and proper stance in face of the disrespectful, corportizing and privatizing moves of the Capilano administration.  

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Apr 9, 2015

Letter of support (verbatim): Dear Brent, Rae, and all colleagues at Capilano Faculty Association,

On behalf of the Emily Carr Faculty Association, I am writing to voice our support for the courageous and principled job action that your faculty members are taking. The issues that have led to this impasse--namely, the need to ensure a democratic and collegial teaching and learning community, as well as the university administration's lack of commitment to academic freedom, job security, and regularization--matter to all of us.

We understand that you are standing up to defend the quality of education both for Capilano students and faculty, as well as for post-secondary education across BC. As such, we are very grateful for your integrity and commitment.

In solidarity,

Rita Wong, President
Emily Carr Faculty Association

Apr 9, 2015

These dedicated faculty members were among the 150+ COPE and CFA picketers who showed up early this morning at the North Van campus to demonstrate their desire for a fair and just collective agreement. Picketers were also carrying signs at Capilano U's Sechelt and Squamish campuses.

Apr 7, 2015

PSE "Open the Doors" Rally - 11:40 am start time

Today's PSE "Open the Doors" Rally is taking place in the CFA Meeting block. Please attend! Flyer with details attached to this post (click here).

Updated Details on CFA Elections

With the PSE Rally occurring in the CFA Meeting Block today, the nomination period for CFA Elections remains open, and CFA Elections for the August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016 period will occur at the next regularly scheduled General Membership meeting. 

Afternoon Study Sessions - 1:30 through 5:30 pm

A range of study sessions activities related to Job Action are taking place this afternoon. Following the noon hour block “Open the Doors” Rally please take part in any of the following study session activities that fit within your teaching schedule. As a reminder, classes are not cancelled on Tuesday, April 7.

One on One Sessions with CFA Executive Members

1:30 – 3:30 Jaycee House - 1251 Lillooet Road

Just up the road and across the street from the main campus entrance on Purcell Way.

Strike Coordinator Rae Nickolichuk will be holding one on one session’s with any Strike Captains or faculty members with any questions, comments or ideas about picketing.

President Brent Calvert is available to meet one on one with any faculty, staff or students with questions, comments or ideas about job action.

Capilano University Senate Meeting – 4 pm Library 322

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Apr 1, 2015

Open the Doors

The administration at Capilano University wants to make major changes to programs and courses offered, changes that will heavily impact access and limit opportunities for Capilano students. Faculty at the University have raised a number of concerns about these changes, but the administration isn’t prepared to compromise.

This move by the administration puts Capilano and its students on the wrong track for the future. That’s why we’re taking action. We’re raising these issues at the bargaining table, and we’re working with partners in the community to get their support.

We want to hear from anyone who shares our belief that a truly advanced education system means access, opportunities, and programs that allow us to be the best and prepare us for whatever the future might bring.

Apr 1, 2015

Thank you to faculty for attending the Tuesday, March 31 meeting. We acknowledge these are difficult times for us all. Our first form of escalating job action was announced.

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