COMMUNICATIONS (MEDIA AND COMMUNICATOR)
The Communications Committee is responsible for external communications and media relations on behalf of the Association. It also issues the Association’s newsletters, The Communicator and The Negotiator (the latter only during bargaining years).
Jon Saklofske (Chair, ex officio)
The Association Grievance Committee (AGC), mandated by Article X1.1(v), is responsible for investigating complaints and whether or not to pursue grievances.
Alice Cohen, Senior Grievance Officer
Kate Ashley, Junior Grievance Officer
Jeff Sachs, Junior Grievance Officer
Jennifer Tinkham, Junior Grievance Officer
Holger Teismann, Records Officer
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The Grievance Appeal Committee (GAC), mandated by Article X1.1(v), is responsible for conducting appeals of Association Grievance Committee grievance denial decisions.
Erin Crandall (ex officio)
The Nominating Committee’s mandate is to select a slate of candidates for the executive.
Standing Committees (Collective Bargaining)
APPOINTMENTS, RENEWAL, TENURE AND PROMOTION COMMITTEE (ARTPC)
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.
Anthony Pash, Chief
PROPOSAL REVIEW COMMITTEE (PRC)
Janice Best ex officio
Anthony Pash ex officio
Develops a survey to be distributed to the membership prior to negotiations.
Juan Carlos López
WORKING CONDITIONS COMMITTEE (WCC)
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.
An ad hoc committee of AUFA, the Investment Committee monitors and manages the Association’s investment portfolio.
Franklin Mendivil (Chair, ex officio)
AWARDS COMMITTEE (LOIS VALLELY-FISCHER AWARD FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDENT CITIZENSHIP and PATRICK O'NEILL AWARD FOR LABOUR ACTIVISM)
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.
Patrick O’Neill Award for Labour Activisim
This AUFA award recognizes the contributions of a senior student baccalaureate student who has advocated for the rights of the students and employees of Acadia within the university, within the Wolfville and Valley communities, and to the provincial and federal governments.
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.
Part Time Engagement
Lisa Robertson (chair)
Juan Carlos Lopez
AUFA Reps to Affiliated Groups
Founded in 1997, the Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers (ANSUT) represents the faculty associations of eight universities in Nova Scotia.
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.
Erin Crandall, Delegate
Claire Mallin, Alternate
CAUT DEFENCE FUND
The CAUT Defence Fund meets as needed to approve strike/lockout benefits for member unions.
To be determined.
Nova scotia student, staff and faculty alliance group
An alliance of 19 unions and associations, representing over 18,000 students, staff and faculty, formed to call upon university administrators to consider the implications of the ‘new normal’ created by COVID-19.
Committees Required Under the 15th Collective Agreement
ACADIA UNIVERSITY CHILD CARE
EMPLOYMENT EQUITY (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)
Juan Carlos Lopez
The purpose of the Committee is to examine and review financial statements and information pertaining to the operation of Acadia University. (Art. 28.30)
Franklin Mendivil (ex officio)
GROUP INSURANCE BENEFITS
The Intellectual Property committee caries out out business relating to aspects of intellectual property specified in the Collective Agreement (Art. 33.25)
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)
JOINT OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
PAY EQUITY AND APPOINTMENTS
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.
Acadia University is built on the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq Nation. We are all Treaty People.