UPEIFA Members Concerned About Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Association Proposals Would Advance Efforts to Make UPEI an Equitable Workplace
In response to concerns expressed by FA members in consultations
throughout Fall 2021 and Winter 2022, the UPEI Faculty Association has
assembled a package of proposals that directly address a range of
collective agreement issues related to these concerns, and to the
University’s strategic priorities of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion permeate every aspect of
our proposals to the Employer, and are rooted in the understanding that
the commitment to equity begins with the acknowledgement of inequity and
demands proactive redress for the effects of systemic discrimination.
Our proposals are designed to address systemic discrimination that
manifests itself in barriers to access, employment, governance,
inclusion, respect, and acceptance; and to limit the privileging of
particular forms of knowledge production, dissemination and pedagogy
that limits excellence in teaching, research and service.
If our efforts to amend the Collective Agreement to create a fairer and more equitable workplace at UPEI are successful, this would provide direct, meaningful and unprecedented support for Faculty and Contract Academic Staff in virtually every area of our working lives at UPEI. It would make UPEI a significantly more attractive employer to women and members of historically disadvantaged groups, who offer crucial perspectives and role models to our workplaces and to our students. By bringing proposals to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion to the table, UPEIFA is Bargaining For A Better UPEI.