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April 2014
Volume 43 Number 5
Editor: Graham Smart

CUASA Communiqué

CUASA Steering Committee

Angelo Mingarelli, Math and Stats

Chantal Dion, French

Sonya Lipsett-Rivera, History

David Jackson, Business

Chair, Collective Bargaining
Janice Scammell, Library

Chair, External Communications
Pum Van Veldhoven, Sociology

Chair, Grievance Policy and Admin.

Salary and Benefits Officer
Richard Dansereau, Sys. and Comp. Eng.

Chair, Internal Affairs
Justin Paulson, Soc. and Anthro.

Editor, CUASA Communique
Graham Smart, Lingistics/Applied Lang.

Retired Members Representative
Donald Swartz, Public Policy

Chair, Equity
Inna Bumagin, Math and Stats

Chair, Nominations and Elections
Eva Mackey, Canadian Studies

Instructor Member Representative
Susan Birkwood, English

Professional Librarian Representative
Pearl Jacobson

Kirsten Kozolanka, Journalism
Rebecca Schein, Interdisciplinary Studies
Jim Cheetham, Biology

CUASA Office Staff

Executive Director
Kimberly Benoit

Member Services Officer
Daniel Draper

Office Manager
Deborah Jackson

Communication and Mobilization Coord.
Dan Sawyer

Annual General Meeting & End of Term Reception

Below you will find details about CUASA's Annual General Meeting, being held on Thursday, April 10, and the End-of-Term Reception taking place immediately after.

A revised agenda for the AGM is available online.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact

Annual General Meeting

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 10
340 Tory Building

All members are invited and encouraged to attend this important meeting, which will be followed by an End-of-Term Reception from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in 2017 Dunton Tower. The AGM will feature discussion of a number of key issues, including:

President's Report
Angelo Mingarelli will present his final report as CUASA President.

Nominations & Elections Report
Eva Mackey, Nominations & Elections Chairperson, will update the membership on the status of Executive and Committee positions. In particular, the Chair will remind members there is currently no nominee for the position of President Elect, a crucial Executive position within the Association. If any member would like more information regarding the nomination process or the position of President Elect, please contact the CUASA Office at

Treasurer’s Report
Along with detailing the 2014-2015 Expenditure Plan, Treasurer David Jackson will outline the need for an increase in the Mil Rate of 1.5 mils (0.15% of salary) in order to continue to provide effective services to the CUASA membership. You can find further details about the mil rate increase in our previous communique.

Bargaining Report
Janice Scammell, Chair of the Collective Bargaining Committee, will update members on the status of bargaining and where the bargaining process goes from here.

Internal Affairs Report
Justin Paulson, Chair of the Internal Affairs Committee, will update members on the resolution of the OPSEU 404 strike and the bargaining situations of other campus unions.

You will find a full agenda attached to this email. If you require any further information, please contact

End-of-term reception
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
2017 Dunton Tower

Carleton University Academic Staff Association
2004 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

Phone: 613-520-5607
Fax: 613-520-4426

April 2014
Volume 43, Number 5

Editor: Graham Smart

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