Council

The Council of the Association is responsible for determining the Association’s policies and bylaws. It meets at least six times a year or at the request of five of its members. Council consists of the Officers of the Association and representatives of the academic sub-units of the University. Members are elected for three year terms starting April 1 of each year.

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Terms of Reference

  1. There shall be a Council of the Association responsible for determining the policy of the Association, and the making of Bylaws, subject to the provisions of the Constitution and to such directions as may be given at any Annual or General Meeting.
  2. Council shall consist of:
    1. the Officers of the Association;
    2. two (2) non-voting associate members representing retirees; and,
    3. Council Representatives elected from the academic sub-units as defined in the Bylaws.
  3. Sub-units shall be entitled to the following number of Council Representatives based on the number of Association members in the sub-unit:
    1. At least 6 but fewer than 20 members: 1 Representative.
    2. At least 20 but fewer than 40 members: 2 Representatives.
    3. 40 or more members: 3 Representatives.
  4. Sub-units with fewer than six members may join with other sub-units of their choice in order to have enough members to jointly elect one or more representatives.
  5. Council Representatives shall be elected by the members of the Association of their respective sub-units for a term of three years beginning on April 1 of their year of election. They shall be eligible for re-election.
  6. The associate members representing retirees shall be elected by and from among the retired associate members for a term of three years beginning April 1 of the year of election. They shall be eligible for re-election.
  7. The Council shall meet at least six times during the period September to May of each academic year. It shall meet at the call of the Steering Committee, President or when requested by any five members of Council. At least one meeting shall normally scheduled to follow the April General Meeting.
  8. The Vice President shall normally preside at Council meetings, and shall cast a vote only in the case of a tie.
  9. A quorum for meetings shall be one-third of the members of Council.
  10. Council shall fill any vacancies in the membership of any committee.
  11. Any proposal to alter the Association’s Bylaws shall be endorsed by 10 members of Council drawn from 2 faculties, and must be submitted in writing to the CUASA office 2 weeks in advance of a Council meeting to be placed on the agenda.
  12. The President of CUASA shall resolve any dispute of the interpretation of the Association’s constitution, subject to the approval of Council at the first opportunity – with the President voting only in the case of a tie.

Committee Members

NAME  ACADEMIC SUB-UNIT TERM
Abhijit Sarkar Civil & Environmental and Electronic Engineering March 31, 2022
Beth Martin School of Social Work March 31, 2021
Brett Stevens School of Mathematics and Statistics March 31, 2021
Brian Greenspan English March 31, 2021
Bruce Tsuji Psychology March 31, 2020
Chinnaiah Jangam History March 31, 2021
David Jackson Library March 31, 2022
Dawn Moore Law and Legal Studies March 31, 2021
Derek A. Smith Geography and Environmental Studies March 31, 2020
Frances Woolley Economics March 31, 2021
François Brouard Business March 31, 2022
Frenand Léger French March 31, 2021
Ian Lee Business March 31, 2022
Irwin Reichstein Retired Representative March 31, 2021
Jennifer Stewart School of Public Policy and Administration March 31, 2021
Kelly Fritsch Sociology and Anthropology March 31, 2021
Kirsten Kozolanka Retired Representative March 31, 2021
Malini Guha School for Studies in Art and Culture March 31, 2021
Martha Attridge Bufton Library March 31, 2021
Mayurika Chakravorty English March 31, 2020
Michael Christensen Law and Legal Studies March 31, 2021
Myrto Mylopoulos Philosophy March 31, 2021
Paulo Garcia Systems & Computer Engineering March 31, 2022
Raj Singh Cognitive Science March 31, 2022
Sue Bertram Biology March 31, 2021
Thomas Kunz Systems & Computer Engineering March 31, 2021

Join Council

All members of the Association are eligible to run for vacant positions in their department. For more information about election procedures, contact the CUASA Office.

SUB-UNITS WITH VACANCIES
Chemistry Civil & Environmental Engineering (1)
Computer Science Earth Sciences & Environmental Science
Electronics Interdisciplinary Studies
Instructor (2) Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (2)
Philosophy Physics
Political Science and Political Economy Psychology (1)
Sociology & Anthropology (1) Systems & Computer Engineering (1)
Schools of Architecture & Industrial Design School of Indigenous & Canadian Studies
School of International Affairs & EURUS School of Journalism & Communication (1)
School of Linguistics & Language Studies (2) School of Mathematics & Statistics
School of Information Technology School for the Studies in Art & Culture