Decision-making authority for WUFA policy and action rests with the members. All major issues – expenditures, bargaining proposals, ratification of collective agreements, strike action, and changes in union dues -- are debated and voted on by the membership at large. The Association holds two General Membership Meetings a year (October and April), and will call Special Membership Meetings as needed. WUFA Council is authorized to act on behalf of the membership between meetings. All faculty, librarians, and AAS staff are encouraged to join the Association and participate in its activities.
Faculty Council is composed of faculty, librarians, AAS, and sessional members elected annually by their colleagues in proportion to the size of the constituency they represent. Council meets monthly to discuss matters affecting the Association, develop new policies, review reports, create and elect committees, and act on behalf of the Association between general membership meetings. Members of the Executive are automatically members of Faculty Council. Councillors are responsible for informing their colleagues about WUFA business and bringing members’ concerns to the attention of the Association.
Council Winter 2022 meeting schedule:
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Monday, February 28, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, April 22, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
Faculty Council July 1, 2021 – 2022, 2023
|Aleks,||Rachel||June 30/22||Odette School of Busines||4913|
|Arnold,||Robert*||June 30/23||Sociology, Anthro. & Criminology||3980|
|Asfour,||Abdul-Fattah||June 30/22||Civil & Environmental Engineering||2514|
|Bondy,||Michelle||June 30/23||School of the Environment||3730|
|Brisebois||Kimberly||June 30/22||School of Social Workfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Essex,||Jamey||June 30/23||Political Science||2358|
|Fredette,||Christopher*||June 30/23||Odette School of Business||3072|
|Ghrib,||Faouzi||June 30/23||Civil & Environmental Engineering||2506|
|Glassford,||Larry||Oct. 2022||Associate Memberemail@example.com|
|Hector,||Nicholas||June 30/23||Creative Arts||4296|
|Hodgson,||Lucas||June 30/22||Athletics & Recreational Services||2425|
|Hussein,||Abdulkadir||June 30/22||Mathematics & Statistics||3033|
|Jasra,||Pardeep||June 30/22||School of the Environment||4591|
|Lanoszka,||Anna*||June 30/22||Political Science||2355|
|Lucier,||Brandi*||June 30/22||Women's & Gender Studies||2357|
|Orawski,||Bill||June 30/22||Odette School of Businessfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ovadia,||Jesse||June 30/22||Political Science||2353|
|Polat,||Ali||June 30/22||Earth & Environmental Sciences||2498|
|Rennie,||Garth||June 30/22||Communication, Media & Film||3284|
|Ruparathna,||Rajeev||June 30/23||Civil & Environmental Engineering||5433|
|Saad Ahmed||Sherif||June 30/23||School of Computer Science||3793|
|Sarkis,||Diana*||June 30/22||Odette School of Businessemail@example.com|
|Seth,||Rajesh||June 30/22||Environmental Engineering||2553|
|Soderlund,||Walter(Jake)||Oct. 2022||Associate Member (Alternate)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wu,||Dan||June 30/23||School of Computer Science||3777|
|(* indicates Executive Member July 1/2021 - June 30/2022)|
|(# indicates WURA representative to October 2021 [alternate Walter (Jake) Soderlund])|
The Executive Committee is an elected committee of Chief Officers of the Association who act on behalf of WUFA, subject to the direction of the WUFA Faculty Council and the general membership. The main function of the Executive is to implement the general policies of the Association and act as daily liaison between the Association and other persons/organizations as required. The Executive Committee is directed by the Council, and governed by the Constitution and Bylaws.
Executive Committee 2020-2022
|Anna Lanoszka, WUFA President||Political Science||Ext: 2355|
|Pierre Boulos, VP Grievance||CTL||Ext: 3178|
|Jennifer Soutter, VP Internal||Library||Ext: 3186|
|Chris Fredette, VP External||Odette School of Business||Ext: 3072|
|Brandi Lucier, VP SWDEA||Women's & Gender Studies||Ext: 2357|
|Robert Arnold, Sec./Treasurer||Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology||Ext: 3980|
|Tamsin Bacon, Contract Chair||Library||Ext: 3197|
|Imran Abdool, Director at Large||Economics||Ext: 2378|
|Muharem, Kianieff, Communication Director||Law||Ext: 2957|
|Jeff Noonan, Director at Large||Philosophy||Ext: 2396|
|Diana Sarkis, Sessional Director||Odette School of Businessemail@example.com|
|Walter Soderlund, Associate Member||(WURA)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Constitution and Bylaws
The activities of the Faculty Association are governed by its Constitution and Bylaws. The Constitution sets out the aims of the Association; forms of membership; purpose, responsibilities, and composition of committees; meeting schedules; and the process for determining membership dues. The Bylaws elaborate these themes, and describe the procedure for ratification of collective agreements and taking and ending strike action. Amendments may be proposed by members at any time. They are discussed at membership meetings, then, ratified by the membership at large by mail ballot. Changes to the Constitution require a two-thirds majority; changes to the Bylaws require a simple majority of ballots cast.
Policies, Practices and Procedures
WUFA’s Policies, Practices and Procedures handbook codifies how the Association implements the Constitution and Bylaws.
Rules of Order
WUFA meetings follow the Association's Rules of Order handbook and are supplemented Bourinot's Rules of Order, to foster full and free discussion at General Membership Meetings and meetings of Council, Executive and Committees.
Harassment and Violence Policies for WUFA Employees
WUFA is committed to the prevention of harassment and violence in the workplace and will take whatever steps are reasonable to protect its employees. WUFA and its employees are expected to uphold the WUFA Harassment Prevention Policy and the WUFA Violence Prevention Policy.