April 9, 2021

  • 2020-2021 Awards & Scholarships Committee Update

    The Awards and Scholarships Committee oversees awards and scholarships that are sponsored and co-sponsored by the Faculty Association, as well as the events celebrating FA award recipients. As Chair, I was capably assisted this year by committee members Cora Gilroy, Barry Linkletter, Shafiqul Islam, Raquel Hoersting, Nadja Bressen and Armin Bodaghkhani. Despite all the disruptions of this past year, activities to recognize the efforts of our members continued. We were pleased to assume responsibility for […]

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  • 2020-2021 Research & Advocacy Committee Report

    The formal mandate of the UPEIFA Research and Advocacy Committee states that the Committee is: “tasked by the Executive with completing research and making recommendations on issues being discussed by the Executive. In addition, the Committee serves an advocacy function to external groups and organizations, and to governments.” In practice, the Committee has generally focussed on its research role, supporting the FA Executive (and the Negotiating Team in years when negotiation positions are being prepared), […]

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  • 2020-2021 Equity Committee Report

    The role of the FA Equity Committee is to promote and advocate for equity in its broadest sense through research and education, and work to advance equity issues in University and Association policies, practices and activities. Members this year were Ali Ahmadi, Susan Dawson, Gary Evans, Yuliya Rashchupkina, Margot Rejskind (Chair), Marva Sweeney-Nixon, and Omeasoo Wahpasiw. This year was relatively quiet, mostly as a result of the increased workloads for many members. However, the committee […]

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