Men are Naturally Better Leaders? Canadians and Political Sexism – Dr. Melanee Thomas

ULFA’s Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee is proud to present Dr. Melanee Thomas, Assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary (and former U of L student) on Friday, March 16 from 2-4 p.m. (AH176). Dr. Thomas will be presenting a talk entitled Men are Naturally Better Leaders: Canadians and Political Sexism.

Dr. Thomas was here in the fall where she discussed her book Mothers and Others: Understanding the Impact of Family Life on Politics. Her talk in March will focus on some of the new research she has been doing.

Dr. Thomas has also graciously agreed to come to any classes you may have on the Friday morning – see the attached poster for her bio and range of research interests. And please, let your students and anyone else you know who might be interested in coming to this talk – we’d like to have a good crowd for her. If you can post a copy of the attached poster in your areas, it would be much appreciated. The bookstore has also graciously agreed to sell her books at the talk.

ULFA Nominating Committee Call for Nominations

TO: ULFA MEMBERS

FROM: ULFA Nominating Committee

DATE: February 1, 2018

The ULFA Nominating Committee is now actively seeking interested individuals willing to fill vacancies on the Executive, standing and other committees for 2018-2019. Nominations are being sought for the following:

  • Executive:
    • President
    • Vice-President/President Nominate (2 nominees) Chair, Handbooks
    • Chair, Economic Benefits
    • Chair, Gender, Equity and Diversity
  • Handbooks Committee
  • Economic Benefits Committee
  • Grievance Committee
  • Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee
  • GFC Travel Committee
  • GFC Academic Quality Assurance Committee
  • Joint Work Site Health & Safety Committee

Additional information can be found on the ULFA website or by following this link:
http://ulfa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ULFA-Representatives-Expectation-Reference-Guide- 2015.pdf

The Nominating Committee will present its list of nominees at the Annual General Meeting on April 16 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 Derrick Antson in the ULFA office at ext. 2578 or at antson@uleth.ca.

Nominating Committee Members:

  • Jason Laurendeau (A&S), Chair
  • Andrea Amelinckx (Prof. Faculty)
  • Jon Doan (A&S)
  • Kent Peacock (A&S)
  • Paula Cardozo (Library)
  • Carla Carnaghan (Prof. Faculty)
  • Beth Gerwin (A&S)
  • Artur Luczak (A&S)

Bargaining Meet & Greet

Extra Sessions Added

February 28 for Members with Laboratories in University Hall (B883) from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

March 19 for Sessional Lecturers in the ULFA Office (D620) from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 

Fall General Meeting Notice: December 7, 2017

Hello Faculty Association Members,

You are cordially invited to the ULFA Fall General Meeting on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12pm in room PE275. The final agenda for our meeting can be found on the website here. Lunch and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided.

For those of you who are unable to attend the meeting in person, WebEx videoconferencing will be available, but please make arrangements with Derrick Antson (antson@uleth.ca or 403-329-2578) before December 4, 2017 to ensure you receive the meeting invite. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

Bargaining Update: Understanding Lockout/Strike Under Bill 7

Where: S.U. Ballroom A
When: Monday, November 6
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

ULFA invites its members for a fun celebration of the semester. Join us for pizza & drinks, light music, and great conversations. ULFA’s bargaining team will be available to talk about bargaining preparations under the Labour Relations Code in the new lockout/strike environment.

ULFA 50th Anniversary Social & New Member Welcome

Reminder, you are invited to attend ULFA’s 50th Anniversary Social & New Member Gala on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 1:30-4:30pm in Andy’s Place (AH100). All ULFA members are welcome to attend. New members will be introduced to the crowd starting at 2:00 p.m. with ULFA’s Past Presidents speaking after on how ULFA has progressed since 1967. This is a great opportunity to meet new and returning colleagues from around campus and take a break from a busy semester.

Snacks and drinks will be provided, free of charge, to those who attend.

When: Friday, September 22, 2017
Time: 1:30 – 4:30pm
Where: Andy’s Place (AH100)