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ULFA NOTICE: Ratification Meeting May 24

on Monday, 09 May 2016. Posted in News

Hello Faculty Association Members,

You are cordially invited to the ULFA ratification meeting to be held on May 24, 2016 at 12pm in room L1060. This meeting will initiate ratification of all the Faculty Handbook changes (Handbook language and economic benefits) and the Sessional Lecturers Handbook (Handbook language). Following the meeting, the ratification itself will take place via electronic vote in accordance with Bylaw 7.1.2.

Quorum is essential to our meeting in order for any business matter to be submitted to an electronic vote. Quorum for the Faculty Handbook ratification is fifty (50) academic staff members. Quorum for the Sessional Lecturers Handbook is twenty (20) Sessional Lecturers. I recognize that it may be difficult to attend the meeting during what is often conference and research seasons for many of our Members and, for this reason, the Association will be offering WebEx availability for everyone. If the Membership is unable to ratify the changes at this time, then ratification will be delayed until the fall and changes will be applied retroactively to July 1.

The agenda for our meeting can be found here

Refreshments and snacks will be provided at the meeting. WebEx will be available for any Member who is unable to attend the meeting in person. Please RSVP your WebEx attendance with Annabree (ext 2328; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by May 23rd.

New Members to the 2016/2017 ULFA Executive

on Monday, 09 May 2016. Posted in News

Jon Doan

        Nicole Eva         Paul Hayes
VP/Pres. Nominate        

Chair, Gender, Equity
& Diversity Committee

        Chair, Economic
Benefits Committee
Jon Doan         Nicole Eva         Paul Hayes

Final Agenda - ULFA Annual General Meeting

on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. Posted in News

Hello Faculty Association Members,

I would like to remind you of the Annual General Meeting on Friday, April 15 at 12pm in room TH204. The final agenda for our meeting is attached and can also be found on the ulfa.ca website. Lunch and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided.

Video conferencing will be offered using the University’s WebEx program. This will allow Members the ability to attend the meeting from anywhere in the world, whether they are on one of the Northern campuses, in their office holding office hours, or abroad on study leave.  Verification will be required before virtual attendance will be granted. To attend the meeting via WebEx make arrangements with Derrick (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 403-329-2578) to receive the meeting-specific hyperlink, arrangements should be made prior to April 11, 2016.

Hope the semester is going well for you and I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

ULFA TOWN HALL: LOCK-OUT / STRIKE

on Thursday, 31 March 2016. Posted in News

ULFATownHallMeeting

ULFA Nominating Committee: Call for Nominations

on Monday, 07 March 2016. Posted in News

TO:        ULFA MEMBERS
 
FROM:  ULFA Nominating Committee
 
DATE:   March 7, 2015
 
The ULFA Nominating Committee is now actively seeking interested individuals willing to fill vacancies on the Executive, standing and other committees for 2016-2017. Nominations are being sought for the following:

                   Executive:
                            President
                            Vice-President/President Nominate (2 nominees)
                            Chair, Economic Benefits
                            Chair, Gender, Equity & Diversity
                   Handbooks Committee
                   Economic Benefits Committee
                   Grievance Committee
                   Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee
                   Study Leave Relocation Committee
ULFA reps to university committees: GFC Travel Committee, GFC Academic Quality Assurance Committee, GFC Strategic Planning Committee, Daycare Advisory Committee, Joint Work Site Health & Safety Committee.

Note: Additional information on committee involvement and responsibilities can be found on the ULFA website: http://ulfa.ca/images/ULFA%20Representatives%20Expectation%20Reference%20Guide%202015.pdf      
 
The Nominating Committee will present its list of nominees at the Annual General Meeting on April 15 from 12-3pm. In addition, nominations will be open from the floor. In the event that there is more than one nominee for a single position, an election will take place by electronic ballot as soon after the AGM as is possible. In the event that there is more than one candidate seeking election to the Executive Committee, an All Candidates Forum will be organized prior to the election.
 
If you are interested in serving the Association in some way, or know of someone who might be willing or well-suited to fill one of these vacancies, please contact one of the Nominating Committee members listed below or contact Annabree Fairweather in the ULFA office at ext. 2328 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Nominating Committee Members:
     Jo-Anne Fiske (A&S), Chair (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

    
Jennifer Mather (A&S), Past Chair (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

     David Kaminski (A&S) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

     Andrea Amelinckx, (Management) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

     A. William Smith (Fine Arts), (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

     Ying Zheng (A&S) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

     Sharon Pelech (Education) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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