May 20, 2020

Dear Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) Members, 

We are pleased to share with you the following details about the faculty association membership ratification vote on the 2019-2020 Collective Agreement!

Question: Are you in favour of ratifying the 2019-2022 collective agreement?

  • Yes - 393 Votes (99.2%)
  • No - 3 Votes (0.8%)
  • Voter Turnout: 396 (57.5%) of 689 electors voted in this ballot.

Key Takeaway - Better Understanding of Working Conditions & Collective Agreement Processes

This is an ideal time to remind faculty members that the "collective" part of the term collective agreement means this is a written contract between the bargaining unit (Capilano Faculty Association) and the Employer (Capilano University) that details the terms and conditions of employment. A 314% jump in voter turnout bodes well for expecting a broader and deeper understanding of the processes and working conditions clarified in the collective agreement, and more importantly that this is a contract, mutually agreed to, and expected to the followed by both parties. Let's be conscious of replacing the inaccurate phrase "Your Agreement" with the more accurate term "Our Agreement" 

The collective agreement is considered "ratified" by the bargaining unit if a majority (50% +1) of those voting vote to accept the terms of the tentative collective agreement. A collective agreement is ratified by the University, when the tentative agreement is approved by the Board of Governors. Once both parties have ratified the tentative collective agreement, it is finalized and implemented.

Next Steps

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May 12, 2020

Dear Capilano Faculty Association Members, 

We are very pleased to announce that after a number of online bargaining sessions and exchanges of proposal packages, the Union and the employer have reached a tentative agreement that we will be recommending to the membership for approval.

Final Renewal Settlement

Schedules A & B

Among the most significant gains are:

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Apr 24, 2020

Financial Benefits and Assistance Available During the COVID-19 Emergency | fpse

This post is a summary of the benefits available to people through the Canadian and BC Governments, including Employment Insurance (EI), the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers, and others.

Financial Supports in Response to COVID-19 - Province of British Columbia

In response to COVID-19, funding for critical services is increased by $1.7 billion to support individuals and businesses.


COVID-19 Relief Fund for residential customers

If you're a residential customer and you or your spouse/partner have stopped working due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive three months of credit on your BC Hydro bill.

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Feb 18, 2020

Each of us can, within your circle of influence, take an active role in the process of change

that reshapes our organizations to better meet the needs of all learners. 

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Nov 18, 2019

Shared governance

For decades, shared governance has been at the heart of how universities run.

In fact, university boards are typically mandated by law to include relevant stakeholders (academic staff, administrators, students and members of the public) in their decision-making process. Watch the video!

Oct 8, 2019

Fair Employment Week is October 7 to 11, 2019. CAUT members across Canada are hosting events on campus to support fair treatment of all academic staff.


I express my support to those who stand for the fair treatment of all academic staff regardless of employment status. All professors should receive fair compensation for teaching, research and service.

Each year, thousands of academics are hired on precarious contracts with poor working conditions. We can do better.

Make it fair.

Will you sign? go to:

Aug 9, 2019


Jun 12, 2019

1)  Applications for Summer 2019 John Wilson Awards -  are open until July 15, 2019. 

Applications for the Summer 2019 John Wilson Award are open until the final add/drop period of the second summer term.. Please see the Forms tab on this site for details. All applications will be processed beginning July 16, 2019. 

2) May 2, 2019 AGM highlight(s)! 

i) David Kirk (Capilano University First Nations Advisor) presented, to the members in attendance, a history and overview of indigenization in the lower mainland and at Capilano University. For further details please see David Kirk's PowerPoint

ii) TBA

3) Ki Wight (CFA, incoming Executive Member: Equity) wanted to share the result of report released jointly by the CSU and Capilano University.  For further details please visit the link to the Gender Diversity Audit of Capilano University.