Virtual Press Conference December 2 @ Noon

WHEN: Wednesday, December 2nd at 12:00pm (noon)

HOW: Zoom

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) employed by the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) will be holding a joint virtual press conference on December 2 at 12 pm with the UPEI Faculty Association in order to provide an update on their efforts to negotiate a first collective agreement.

PSAC Local 86000 represents 34 graduate student workers and postdoctoral fellows at UPEI who have made the decision to join together to make improvements in their workplace. 

Colleen Coffey, PSAC’s Executive Vice President for the Atlantic Region summarizes the challenges faced by the workers: ‘Although these are the University’s professional researchers and educator workers, they are faced with precarious work, rising debt and low pay. They deserve to be recognized for their work and commitment to UPEI. I urge Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz to recognize these workers, save time and money and commence bargaining.’

Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by SESSIONAL Faculty


The UPEIFA’s Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching Committee is currently calling for nominations for this award. Each nomination must be made collaboratively by three or more sponsors & should be sent ELECTRONICALLY and are due by noon on Monday, November 16, 2020.

Guidelines [Word] and Nomination Form [Word]

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Call for Nominations for Vice President

The UPEI Faculty Association is issuing a call for nominations for the position of Vice President, to be voted on at the Fall General Meeting and serve through May 2021. Nomination forms should be sent to the Chair of the Nominating Committee and must be received by November 9. A list of members who meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the Association’s By-Laws can be viewed below. Please contact the Chair of the Nominating Committee if you have additional questions.

The following members are eligible for nomination to serve as Faculty Association Vice-President.

  • Malcom Murray
  • Rebecca Reed-Jones
  • Phillip Smith
  • Carlo Lavoie
  • Cezar Campenaeu
  • Karem Simon
  • Doug Dahn
  • Andrea Bourque
  • Larry Hale
  • Charlene VanLeeuwen
  • Margot Rejskind

For Nominations for Vice President, please send all questions & nominations to:
Chair, UPEI Faculty Association Nominating Committee: Jessica Strong //

UPEIFA Fall General Meeting


The Fall General Meeting of the UPEI Faculty Association will be held on:

Thursday, December 10th, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.
Zoom (Link to follow)

Please note that under the Bylaws a quorum of 50 Members is required to hold a meeting. In accordance with the Association’s Policy on Decision-Making During the Collective Bargaining Process and its Bylaws, only members of Bargaining Unit #1, Bargaining Unit #2, and Association Members under Bylaw Article 4.3 b) may attend the portion of the meeting for a discussion of bargaining.
Please note the date and time, and plan to attend this important meeting.