If you volunteered to serve on a CFA committee, or if you are interested in doing so, join your colleagues in LB 322, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 11:40 a.m. to 12: 50 p.m. Sandwiches, tea, and coffee will be provided. The agenda will consist of a general overview, followed by smaller group discussions. Contact Michael Begg (CFA's membership, communications, and committees officer) with any questions or suggestions.
The fall deadline for the John Wilson Award is 4 p.m., October 13, 2017. The award, which is granted each term, provides partial Capilano U standard-tuition reimbursement. It is offered to dependant children of regular faculty members and non-regulars who are teaching at least two sections during the academic year in which the application is submitted. Partial reimbursement is also available for retired faculty members who take continuing studies programs at Capilano University. For application forms and more information, click the forms link on the left side of this page.
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.