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.
Capilano University students, faculty and staff held a vigil on Monday, December 6 from 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
If you were unable to attend, WGST 320 student, Susanna Nguyen has prepared this short vigil video that you can watch on your own time or share with your students and others in your life: https://youtu.be/Fxmhusuw3sA ....Read more
Please read and consider signing the petition to NOTIFY BC Post-Secondary of Covid Exposures +.. At 999 signatures now... but you can sign as an individual and pass it on.
Fair Employment Week (FEW) is taking place from October 18 to 22, 2021.
Fair Employment Week is CAUT’s annual campaign to raise awareness about precarious employment on campuses and support local organizing to improve the working conditions of contract academic staff..
FEW events that have taken place in the past include tabling, op-eds, a letter to the institution’s President, social media actions, professional development workshops, and celebrations of the contributions of contract academic staff.