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July 2013
Volume 43 Number 1
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.
Adam Barrows, English

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

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

Grievance Update

There are a number of ongoing grievances that the Association is pursuing with the Employer. Our grievance team, including our new Chair, Grievance Policy and Administration Adam Barrows, will continue to work hard over the summer to reach resolutions.

CUASA will be meeting with the Employer on Thursday, July 25 to discuss the grievance we filed following interference from the Provost's Office in the development of unit standards for tenure and promotion. CUASA feels that each unit should have the opportunity to develop criteria that accurately reflect the work done by members of their discipline. We hope to have an update on this situation for units soon.

Aside from this grievance, the grievance team is working on a number of other cases including a bargaining unit scope grievance, several cases of harassment, and a transfer of rank issue.

We Are CUASA Campaign

This fall, CUASA will be launching the We Are CUASA campaign designed to increase awareness of faculty issues on campus. The campaign will focus on the role of faculty and CUASA on campus. It will include posters, a website with features on individual faculty members and community outreach. It is modelled after the OFL's We Are Ontario and OCUFA's We Teach Ontario campaigns.

If you'd like to get involved, contact Daniel in the CUASA Office.

Upcoming Events

CUASA will be at two events before the end of the summer:

August 25 - Capital Pride Parade
September 2 - Labour Day Picnic and Parade

We encourage all of our members to attend and participate. Look for more information coming soon or contact Daniel in the CUASA Office to sign up!

Open Council Positions

The following departments have one or more positions open on CUASA Council. If you are interested in serving on Council, please contact the CUASA Office.

Chemistry Earth Sciences
Economics Electronics/Civil and Enviro. Engineering
English History
International Affairs/EURUS Journalism and Communications
Mathematics and Statistics Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Physics Political Science/Political Economy
Psychology Public Policy and Administration
Sprott School of Business Social Work
School for Studies in Art and Culture  

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July 2013
Volume 43, Number 1

Editor: Graham Smart

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