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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                

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

Abdool,Imran*June 30/22 Economics2378
Aleks,RachelJune 30/22 Odette School of Busines4913
Arnold,Robert*June 30/23 Sociology, Anthro. & Criminology 3980
Asfour,Abdul-FattahJune 30/22 Civil & Environmental Engineering2514
Bacon,Tamsin*June 30/22 Library3197
Bondy,MichelleJune 30/23 School of the Environment3730
Boulos,Pierre*June 30/22 CTL3767
Bray,MerisJune 30/22 Library2974
BriseboisKimberlyJune 30/22 School of Social
Correa,PriscilaJune 30/22 Education3841
Essex,JameyJune 30/23 Political Science2358
Fredette,Christopher*June 30/23 Odette School of Business3072
Ghrib,FaouziJune 30/23 Civil & Environmental Engineering2506
Glassford,LarryOct. 2022 Associate
Hector,NicholasJune 30/23 Creative Arts4296
Hodgson,LucasJune 30/22 Athletics & Recreational Services2425
Hussein,AbdulkadirJune 30/22 Mathematics & Statistics3033
Jasra,PardeepJune 30/22 School of the Environment4591
Kemplin,KatharineJune 30/22
Kianieff,Muharem*June 30/23 Law2957
Lanoszka,Anna*June 30/22 Political Science2355
Letteri, MarkJune 30/22
Lucier, Brandi*June 30/22 Women's & Gender Studies2357
Mattson,ScottJune 30/22
Noonan,Jeff*June 30/22 Philosophy2396
Orawski,BillJune 30/22 Odette School of
Ovadia,JesseJune 30/22 Political Science2353
Polat,AliJune 30/22 Earth & Environmental Sciences2498
Rennie,GarthJune 30/22 Communication, Media & Film3284
Ruparathna,RajeevJune 30/23 Civil & Environmental Engineering5433
Saad AhmedSherifJune 30/23 School of Computer Science3793
Sarkis,Diana*June 30/22 Odette School of
Seth, RajeshJune 30/22 Environmental Engineering2553
Soderlund,Walter(Jake)Oct. 2022 Associate Member (Alternate)
Soutter,Jennifer*June 30/22 Library3186
Sutherland,ChadJune 30/23 Kinesiology 4050
Teasdale,GuillaumeJune 30/23 History2327
Watson,JosieJune 30/22
Wu,DanJune 30/23 School of Computer Science3777
Xavier,SujithJune 30/22 Law4219
(* indicates Executive Member July 1/2021 - June 30/2022) 
(# indicates WURA representative to October 2021 [alternate Walter (Jake) Soderlund]) 

Executive Committee

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 PresidentPolitical ScienceExt: 2355
Pierre Boulos, VP GrievanceCTLExt: 3178
Jennifer Soutter, VP InternalLibraryExt: 3186
Chris Fredette, VP ExternalOdette School of BusinessExt: 3072
Brandi Lucier, VP SWDEAWomen's & Gender StudiesExt: 2357
Robert Arnold, Sec./TreasurerSociology, Anthropology & CriminologyExt: 3980
Tamsin Bacon, Contract ChairLibraryExt: 3197
Imran Abdool, Director at LargeEconomicsExt: 2378
Muharem, Kianieff, Communication DirectorLawExt: 2957
Jeff Noonan, Director at LargePhilosophyExt: 2396
Diana Sarkis, Sessional DirectorOdette School of
Walter Soderlund, Associate Member(WURA)


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.