The Communiqué – May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019

In this issue:



CUASA Steering Election Results

At the April 17 meeting of CUASA Council, elections were carried out for the following positions on the Steering committee:

  • President: Angelo Mingarelli – Mathematics and Statistics (1-year term to finish current term)
  • Vice-President: Doron Nussbaum – Computer Science (incumbent)
  • Chair, Collective Bargaining: Chantal Dion – French (incumbent)
  • Salary and Benefits Officer: Greg Franks – Systems and Computer Engineering (incumbent)
  • Chair, Internal Affairs: Brett Stevens – Mathematics and Statistics


Nominations for Vacant Positions

The following Steering positions are currently vacant, or will be as of 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. CUASA may purchase teaching releases under Article 18.8(c), subject to budget availability, and application to/approval by the Steering committee.


Consultation with CUISIC

At our Council meeting on April 17, CUASA welcomed the co-chairs of the Carleton University Indigenous Strategic Initiatives Committee (CUISIC). CUISIC had asked for an opportunity to meet with CUASA to hear about the committee’s work, and to give the Association a chance to provide feedback. CUASA members wishing to participate are invited to view the consultation presentation and submit feedback directly on the CUISIC website.


Call for Volunteers: Collective Bargaining Committee

We are now 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


Constitution and Bylaw Review

The CUASA Steering committee will be holding a retreat in May to discuss and work on a number of topics, including a review of the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws. Association members are welcome to provide feedback on the upcoming review. We ask that you please aim to do so by end of day next Tuesday, May 7. You may submit your feedback by emailing The Constitution and Bylaws can be found here.


Support Mike’s Place

Following the recent announcement that Mike’s Place would be temporarily closing for the summer, the GSA Council passed a motion to keep the restaurant open, despite the looming cuts to GSA funding through the provincial government’s “Student Choice Initiative”. We encourage all CUASA members to support Mike’s Place by dropping by for lunch or a beverage whenever possible.


Annual Tenure/Confirmation and Promotion Workshops

We are pleased to announce our annual Tenure/Confirmation and Promotion workshops, which will cover the process for applying for tenure and/or promotion, the preparation of dossiers, and the appeals process in the event of a denial.

The dates, times, and locations for the workshops are as follows:

  • Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor –
    Wednesday, May 22, 9:00-11:30am – RB 3224
  • Promotion to Associate and Full Professor –
    Wednesday, May 22, 2:30-5:00pm – RB 3224
  • Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor –
    Thursday, May 23, 1:00-3:30pm – RB 3220
  • Promotion to Associate and Full Professor –
    Friday, May 24, 9:00-11:30am – RB 3224
  • Librarian Confirmation and Promotion –
    Tuesday, June 4, 9:00-11:30am – RB 3224
  • Instructor Confirmation and Promotion –
    Wednesday, June 5, 9:00-11:30am – RB 3224

If you are submitting a dossier for tenure/confirmation or promotion this year, we urge you to attend. CUASA representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the process. If you are unable to attend, please note the July 1 deadline to submit names for external referees. Workshop materials may be provided on request.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, please contact Member Services and Communications Officer Josh Horton at to RSVP.



CUASA Communiqué, May 1, 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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