The Communiqué – April 3, 2019

April 3, 2019

We would like to thank those that joined us for the Sugar Bush event at Sucrerie du Terroir on March 30! We look forward to another great event next year!

In this issue:



Annual General Meeting

All Association members are invited to the Annual General Meeting, next Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 1:00-3:00pm in 2017 Dunton Tower. The agenda for the AGM will be sent out early next week. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


A Message from CUASA’s President

In case you missed it, CUASA President Root Gorelick issued a note to CUASA members to say he plans to step down from the presidency this summer in order to go on sabbatical. In it, Dr. Gorelick said he hopes one of you steps forward to take on the important and often influential role as CUASA’s interim president. If not, then one of our other open positions may be of interest to you. Details on open positions can be found below.


Nominations for CUASA Executive Positions

Nominations are now open for the following CUASA Steering positions, set to begin July 1, 2019 (click the title to see position descriptions):

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact the CUASA Office for a nomination form, either by dropping by 2003 Dunton Tower, or by emailing

Our Association is only as strong as its membership, so we count on the time and commitment of our members to achieve our goals. The Collective Agreement recognizes CUASA work as Service in members’ annual reviews.

For the positions of President, Articles 18.8(a) and 24.1(b) apply. For all other Steering positions, CUASA may purchase teaching releases under Article 18.8(c), subject to budget availability, and application to/approval by the Steering committee.


Call for Volunteers: Collective Bargaining Committee

As of the end of this month, we will be just two years away from the expiration of the 2017-2021 collective agreement. With that in mind, we are in the early stages of preparing for the next round of bargaining. The first step in this process is populating the members of the Collective Bargaining Committee, whose term will begin July 1, 2019. The first step in the process will be preparing for the launch of our pre-bargaining survey a year from now, followed by preparation of our bargaining demands. For more information on the CBC, please see Bylaw 7 of the CUASA Constitution and Bylaws. If you are interested in volunteering for the CBC, please email


Disaffiliation Vote

Details on the Disaffiliation Vote will be sent in a separate email. Please watch for it.



CUASA Communiqué, April 3, 2019

The Communiqué is published by the Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA), 2003 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Canada, K1S 5B6. Past issues are archived on the CUASA Web site at The Communiqué publishes CUASA-related news and information for our Members and provides Members with a forum to express their CUASA-related ideas and opinions. We want to hear from you! Please send your CUASA-related story ideas, news items, opinion pieces, letters, photographs, and other submissions to the CUASA Office at

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