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Committees

Standing Committees

ASSOCIATION GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE

The Association Grievance Committee (AGC) is a four-member standing committee of AUFA mandated by Article XI.1(vii) of the AUFA Constitution to administer the sections of the collective agreement related to grievance.

Janice Best – Senior Grievance Officer
Maggie Neilson – Junior Grievance Officer
Jessica Slights – Junior Grievance Officer
Inna Viriasova – Junior Grievance Officer
Holger Teismann – Records Officer

COMMUNICATIONS (MEDIA AND COMMUNICATOR) COMMITTEE
The Communications Committee is responsible for external communications and media relations on behalf of the Association. It also issues the Association’s newsletter, The Communicator.

Michael Corbett
Chelsea Gardner
Juan Carlos Lopez
Maggie Neilson
Jon Saklofske

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The Nominating Committee’s mandate is to select a slate of candidates for the executive.

Stephen Ahern
Andrew Biro
Michael Corbett
Maggie Neilson
Allison Walker

Standing Committees (Collective Bargaining)

APPOINTMENTS, RENEWAL, TENURE AND PROMOTION COMMITTEE (ARTPC)
The ARTCP is responsible for drafting contract proposals concerning appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and leaves.
FINANCIAL BENEFITS COMMITTEE (FBC)
The Financial Benefits Committee (FBC) is responsible for drafting proposals for bargaining concerning salary, pension, individual and group benefits, and financial exigency.
NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE

The Negotiating Committee represents AUFA in negotiations with the Board for a collective agreement.

Anthony Pash, Chief
Paul Abela
Janice Best
Richard Karsten
Maggie Neilson
Jeffrey Sachs

 

PROPOSAL REVIEW COMMITTEE (PRC)
Reviews and reconciles the work done by the other pre-negotiating committees (ARTPC, WCC, and FBC) and prepares the final set of contract proposals for the membership to vote on.

Janice Best ex officio
Andrew Biro
Anthony Pash ex officio

SURVEY COMMITTEE

Develops a survey to be distributed to the membership prior to negotiations.

Kate Ashley
Mike Beazley
Rachel Brickner
Hugh Chipman
Diane Holmberg
Juan Carlos López
Mary Sweatman

WORKING CONDITIONS COMMITTEE (WCC)
The WCC is responsible for drafting proposals for the Collective Agreement concerning workload and general working conditions, grievance, arbitration, existing practices, discrimination, academic freedom and management rights.

Ad Hoc Committees

CAUT DEDICATED SERVICE AWARD
The CAUT Dedicated Service Award is presented to individuals in recognition of exceptional service to their academic staff associations.

Paul Abela
Janice Best
Karmen Bleile
Rachel Brickner
Darlene Brodeur
Anna Kiefte
Erin Patterson
Vernon Provencal
Marc Ramsay
Cindy Trudel

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
An ad hoc committee of AUFA, the Investment Committee monitors and manages the Association’s investment portfolio.

Richard Karsten
John Murimboh
Cindy Trudel

LOIS VALLELY-FISCHER AWARD FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDENT CITIZENSHIP
This AUFA award recognizes the contributions of a senior baccalaureate student who has contributed to the quality of democratic discourse, critical thought, and legitimate contestation in campus or community life, and who has demonstrated leadership in defending student political rights and the interests of disadvantaged groups.

Birdie Bezanson
Jim Grant
Stephanie Jones
Brenda Trofenenko

JOB ACTION COMMITTEE
The purpose of this committee is to coordinate the activities of the membership in in the event that a reduction or withdrawal of services is deemed necessary to achieve a fair contract.
TRAVEL ADJUDICATION COMMITTEE
Darren Kruisselbrink
Juan Carlos Lopez
Britanie Wentzell
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
The AUFA Women’s committee engages in activism and promotes awareness around women’s issues and gender equity.

Erin Crandall
Jennie Rand
Mary Sweatman
Britanie Wentzell

AUFA Reps to Affiliated Groups

ANSUT COUNCIL
Founded in 1997, the Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers (ANSUT) represents the faculty associations of eight universities in Nova Scotia.

Rachel Brickner
Steve Maitzen

CAUT COUNCIL

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is the national voice for over 68,000 academic and general staff. As well as many other activities CAUT lobbies governments, provides collective bargaining and legal support to member associations, and actively advances the social and economic interests of its members.

Richard Karsten, Delegate
Andrew Biro, Alternate

CAUT DEFENCE FUND
The CAUT Defence Fund meets as needed to approve strike/lockout benefits for member unions.

Darren Kruisselbrink

Committees Required Under the 15th Collective Agreement

ACADIA UNIVERSITY CHILD CARE COMMITTEE
The 15th Collective Agreement calls for this committee to create a business plan for the provision of high quality child care services for children (ages 6 weeks to 12 years) of staff, students and other members of the University. (Art. 57.10)

Saara Liinamaa

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY COMMITTEE (EEC)
The purpose of the Employment Equity Committee (EEC) is to identify discriminatory barriers to employment equity and develop an Employment Equity Plan. (Art. 3.60)
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
The purpose of the Committee is to examine and review financial statements and information pertaining to the operation of Acadia University. (Art. 28.30)

Ian Feltmate
Richard Karsten
Cindy Trudel

GROUP INSURANCE BENEFITS
The Group Insurance Benefits Committee oversees all Group Insurance Benefits and make recommendations concerning changes in these benefits. (Arts. 26.50 and 26.51)

Jim Grant
Harish Kapoor

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Intellectual Property committee caries out out business relating to aspects of intellectual property specified in the Collective Agreement (Art. 33.25)

Richard Karsten

JOINT COMMITTEE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

The Joint Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Board and the Association with the general aim of ensuring that the Collective Agreement is administered in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect. (Arts. 30.10 and 30.11)

Darren Kruisselbrink
Cindy Trudel

JOINT OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
The Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Is mandated is to oversee the health and safety of all campus employees and to monitor compliance with the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act. (Arts. 17.91 and 17.92)

Brian Wilson
Teri Gullon

PAY EQUITY AND APPOINTMENTS
The Pay Equity and Appointments Committee monitors and reports on all appointments made in any given academic year.
(Art. 39.20)
PENSION COMMITTEE
The Pension Committee oversees the pension plan and makes recommendations concerning changes in the plan. (Arts. 23.20 and 23.21)

Committees Established by University Policy

APPEALS COMMITTEE, POLICY AGAINST HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION
This committee hears appeals of decisions made by the Equity Officer and appeals based on investigative procedure concerning the University Policy Against Harassment and Discrimination.

Lisa Price

PARKING
The Parking Committee provides faculty input on campus parking regulations.

Cliff Stanley

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