The BC Federation of Labour has a multi-union entry in the Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday, August 6. If you want to walk and support the group, check this PDF for meet-up details.
Attention regularized faculty members: Watch your Cap email next week for details on how to allocate benefits from your spending account for the term August 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018. Allocation will be conducted online; the Cap email will provide login instructions and other details. June 7-23, 2017, is the allocation period. Allotments cannot be changed after June 23. If you miss this opportunity, your spending account allocations will default to professional development. Contact Brenda Stenson, Cap's benefits specialist, if you have questions.
The CFA and Cap's HR department will host a joint training session to highlight the main responsibilities of coordinators. Because chairs, convenors, and stewards often work closely with coordinators, they, too, are invited. Resource materials will be provided, and attendees will have lots of opportunities to ask questions. The workshop is in Birch 126, June 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. To ensure a spot, RSVP by June 5, 2017: Sarah Leger, HR assistant, email@example.com.
May 9, 2017, is election day in B.C. Remember to vote.
The CFA's annual general meeting will start with a light breakfast social at check-in, 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 2, in LB 321. The meeting will get underway at 9 a.m. next door in LB 322. In addition to AGM business and budget items, highlights include door prizes, a barbecue lunch, and farewell to Ed Lavalle. Watch your email for the agenda package, which will be sent a few days ahead of the meeting. Be sure to reserve a spot by sending a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and keying "AGM Yes!" in the subject line.
Rick Gale, vp academic and provost, will attend the upcoming CFA general meeting on April 11 between 11:40 and 12:50 to address questions about section assignments. For a full agenda, check your email folder dated April 5, 2017.
The Faculty Association held its annual executive elections yesterday, March 21, and the following members were elected: Brent Calvert, president; Joanne Quirk, chief steward; Anthea Mallinson, vice president; Stephen Williams, assistant chief steward; Chris Gratham, professional affairs officer; Michael Begg, membership, communications, and committees officer; Sandra Seekins, secretary; Colin Gilker, non-North Vancouver member at large. The treasurer position is currently vacant and a member with well-rounded accounting experience is sought. The aforementioned executive team begins serving the membership on August 1, 2017. The existing team remains in place till July 31, 2017. To view the names of the current team, click the "executive" link on the left side menu.
The CFA executive team is elected for one academic year at a time. On Tuesday, March 21, nine members will be elected to serve durng the academic year 2017/2018, beginning August 1, 2017. Nominations can be made from the floor and all elections will take place in LB 322 at the general meeting, from 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Faculty must sign-in and confirm their CFA membership in order to vote (a signature is all that's necessary). To see who has been nominated so far, check Friday's email from secretary Tim Acton. For information about any of the positions, contact the existing executive members or review the general descriptions on this website.
There is an open education-technology forum taking place during CFA's meeting block on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., in LB 321 and 322. Review the agenda and remember to RSVP email@example.com.
Executive elections are on the CFA's general meeting agenda, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. If you're an active member, consider running for one of the positions. A nomination form and position descriptions are on the forms-page link on the left-side menu.
Stewards, chairs, coordinators, and convenors will gather for their respective lunch meetings in LB 321 and 322 on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. A reminder email will be sent a few days ahead.
If you want to submit an application for faculty professional-development funding, do it soon; the deadline is March 31. Check the forms page for info and applications, and contact Laura Mackay if you have questions.