The Capilano Faculty Association, Local 01 in the Federation of Post Secondary Educators (FPSE), has issued the following Statement of Support for Iran:
“The recent violent attacks on university campuses and schools, and the arrest and detention of university students are an abhorrent violation of human rights and the sacred right of students to protest. We believe that the university administration, the government, and the ministry responsible for higher education have the duty to protect the life and safety of students on university campuses and to defend their right to protest.
We strongly condemn the brutal treatment of protestors and demand the immediate and unconditional release of students arrested and detained. We demand that perpetrators of these violent attacks be brought to justice”
Joint statement issued by students and faculty at Capilano Faculty Association
Dear Colleagues, With gratitude to Eduardo for his support and encouragement, I'm very happy to share with you the invitation to our International Human Rights Day Teach-In, Friday, December 9th, 5 — 7 pm, at the Shipyards Campus. Laura Track, one of Canada's leading human rights educators and analysts, will be joining us. Her keynote will feature a close reading of the BCHRT’s seminal ruling Nelson v. Goodberry. The Hon. Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism, will also be joining us. I am hopeful that, in addition to our own members, leaders from other FPSE locals and the wider community will feel welcomed to take part. This event should be especially of service to stewards and 3Cs....Read more
In honour of Indigenous History Month, and Pride Month, David Kirk shared some knowledge and teachings about “Decolonizing and Reclaiming the Traditional Role of Two- Spirited People”. Education can only be successful if it involves healing. The healing must be culturally appropriate and must address the emotional, mental, spiritual and physical wounds of the person, family, community and culture.
Please see David's PPT attached here: http://capilanofaculty.ca/sites/default/files/2spiritrevisedJune2022.pdf...Read more
The CFA is actively supporting the positive changes coming to post-secondary education in B.C. through the establishment of the FPSE Climate Action Standing Committees and activism of its members.
Recent efforts have included;
1) A Climate Action Standing Committee with a yearly budget of $10,000 in order to assist locals in pursuing climate education and initiatives for climate justice
2) Approval of a draft Climate Emergency plan
3) FPSE called on the provincial government to immediately implement a moratorium on the cutting of old-growth forests
4) Education events such as: Hope in Resistance: Stories of Climate Justice
Please stay tuned for updates and notices regarding upcoming events and initiatives. (See below for related resources)...Read more
December 10th is International Human Rights Day.
Many of you joined us last year for the launch of our Anti-Racism Action Campaign with Dean Dori Tunstall, Ontario College of Art and Design University. To revisit that discussion, please visit our anti-racism website and feel free to share the material.
Our work continues. We have secured from FPSE a commitment to allocate $50,000 to for action to advance of human rights. We hope very soon to have more details to share with you as to how this funding will be put to work.