Grievance Committee

The Grievance Committee upholds the integrity of the Faculty Handbook and the Sessional Lecturers Handbook by investigating and ensuring that the collective agreements are followed.

 

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

1. To hear complaints of Members and advise them, and all Members involved, as to their rights and the grievability of their complaints or other remedies including litigation and mediation.

2. To conduct preliminary and prima facie investigation of complaints in order to recommend action to the Executive and the members involved.

3. To recommend to the Executive action in accordance with Article 22.

4. To negotiate, given Executive consent, the resolution of grievances, including interpretations, specifications and other clarifications of the Handbook.

5. To inform the Executive of progress during negotiations.

6. To recommend to the Executive the negotiated settlement of grievances.

7. To ensure equitable treatment (fair, just and reasonable) for all Members. There shall be no discrimination practiced with respect to any Member on the basis of age, race, colour, ethnicity, national origin, philosophical, political, or religious affiliation or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical disability.

NOTE: The grievance procedure is outlined in Article 22 of the Faculty Handbook.

Membership Criteria

Members should be knowledgeable (or interested in becoming knowledgeable) about the Handbook and related matters, i.e. other collective agreements, labour law, rights arbitration, requirements of procedural fairness.

Elected members shall serve two-year terms.

Ex officio: ULFA President, past Chair where applicable

Elected: Chair and six (6) Members; Past Chair is ex officio and should be a past member. The committee shall comprise the following representation, unless sufficient nominees cannot be found from a constituency or constituencies: Arts & Science (3); Professional Faculty (3); Academic Assistants (1); Librarians (1). The Past Chair will fill a position and hence there will be no election for that standing committee/constituency.

Committee Members

Chair:
Bryson Brown, Philosophy
Phone: (403) 329-2506
Term: 2017 - 2019
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Arts & Science:
Goldie Morgentaler, English
Phone (403) 329-2365
Term: 2016 - 2018
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Arts & Science:
John Vokey, Psychology
Phone (403) 329-2409
Term: 2016 - 2018
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Arts & Science:
Jay Gamble, English
Phone (403) 382-7178
Term: 2017 - 2019
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Professional Faculty:
Dawn McBride, Education
Phone: (403) 317-2877
Term: 2017 - 2019
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Professional Faculty:
Noella Piquette, Education
Phone: (403) 394-3954
Term: 2017 - 2019
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Professional Faculty:
Mary Runte, Management
Phone: (403) 329-2367
Term: 2017 - 2019
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Librarians:
Andrea Glover, Library
Phone (403) 329-2390
Term: 2017 - 2019
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Instructor / Acad. Asst.:
Ying Zheng, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Phone (403) 317-2813
Term: 2017 - 2019
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