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
In 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
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.
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
Thank you everyone who stood on the line, carried a sign, recorded signatures, set up tents and tables, baked goodies, poured coffee, and engaged in conversations with passers-by, students, staff, and faculty from across the campus.
If you have not already picked up your strike-pay cheque, visit the CFA office in Fir 501e. To ensure someone will be present when you arrive, call 4948. If you have any questions about the amount you received, please contact the CFA's treasurer, Janet Waters, 2475, firstname.lastname@example.org. Between the rain and the handwriting, there might be a few discrepancies.
Many people have complained about disproportionate reductions in their university payroll deposits.
The union is currently investigating the formulae used in determining deductions over the four-day strike period. As announced at the CFA's AGM on April 30, the union is serving the University with a notice of grievance over the issue. If you are concerned about your own payroll calculation, please send the details to chief steward Joanne Quirk, email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
It's no accident that the CapFA is local one of FPSE. ...Read more