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November 2014
Volume 44 Number 2
Editor: Graham Smart


CUASA Steering Committee

Chantal Dion, French

Pum van Veldhoven, Sociology

Angelo Mingarelli, Math and Stats

Greg Franks, Sys. and Comp. Eng.

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
Rebecca Schein, Interdisiplinary Studies

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

Retired Members Representative
Donald Swartz, Public Policy

Chair, Equity
Jennifer Stewart, Public Policy

Chair, Nominations and Elections
Danielle diNovelli-Lang, Anthropology

Instructor Member Representative
Susan Birkwood, English

Professional Librarian Representative
Sylvie Lafortune

Kirsten Kozolanka, Journalism
Stacy Douglas, Law and Legal Studies
Peter Gose, Sociology and Anthropology

CUASA Office Staff

Executive Director
Kimberly Benoit

Member Services Officer
Daniel Draper

Office Manager
Deborah Jackson

Communications Coordinator
Dan Sawyer

Get Science Right Town Hall

Join CAUT for an evening with journalist Mike De Souza to discuss the impact of the federal government's current approach to science policy, examine ways to protect science in the public interest, and hear the views of representatives from the three main political parties on what should be the role of the federal government with respect to research and post-secondary education.

Date: Thursday, November 27
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm (Reception to follow)
Location: Westin Hotel Ottawa, Ontario Room, 11 Colonel By Drive

Confirmed panelists include:
Béla Joós, Physics Professor, University of Ottawa
Christina Muehlberger, PhD Candidate,Sociology & Political Economy, Carleton
Diane Beauchemin, Chemistry Professor, Queen's University
Kennedy Stewart, NDP MP and Science & Technology Critic
Ted Hsu, Liberal MP and Science & Technology Critic
Tim Powers, Vice Chairman, Summa Strategies

For more information on the campaign to Get Science Right, visit

Information Poster (English)
Information Poster (French)

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 marked the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia.

On November 20, a number of unions including the Public Service Alliance of Canada participated in the C-279 Coalition call to action. This action was designed to encourage the Senate to adopt Bill C-279 without further delay.

For more information on Bill C-279, please visit Trans Equality Canada or the PSAC submission to the Senate.

Reminder: Bill C-377 Petition

As many of you may be aware, the Senate of Canada is once again debating Bill C-377, an Act to amend the Income Tax Act. Many unions, legal experts, Canadian citizens, and Senators, have expressed grave concerns regarding the constitutionality and effects of Bill C-377.

The private member's bill, introduced by Mr. Russ Hiebert in 2011, was defeated and sent back to the House of Commons last year. Unfortunately, Bill C-377 has now been revived, largely unchanged.

The bill was described by former Senator Hugh Segal as "an expression of statutory contempt for the working men and women in our trade unions and for the trade unions themselves and their right under federal and provincial law to organize," is very clearly designed to aid with union busting.

Your union strongly opposes Bill C-377, and views it as an attack on all workers across the country. We encourage you to join us in signing the Stop Bill C-377 petition.

Member Services Officer (Grievance) Job Posting

The Association is currently recruiting a Member Services Officer (Grievance). Working with the Grievance Policy and Administration Committee and other members of staff, the successful candidate will be responsible for resolving member issues, writing grievances, representing members through the grievance, investigation and appeals processes and attending arbitrations as required. More information can be found in the job posting.

Applications will be received until January 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

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

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

November 2014
Volume 44, Issue 2

Editor: Graham Smart

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