COMMUNICATIONS (MEDIA AND COMMUNICATOR)
Kathryn Bell (Chair, ex officio)
Ann Sophie Champod
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
Marc Ramsay, Junior Grievance Officer
Jeff Sachs, 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)
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.
The Negotiating Committee represents AUFA in negotiations with the Board for a collective agreement.
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
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.
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)
MENTAL HEALTH FRAMEWORK
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
Juan Carlos Lopez
The AUFA Women’s committee engages in activism and promotes awareness around women’s issues and gender equity.
AUFA Reps to Affiliated Groups
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.
Erin Patterson, Delegate
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 16th Collective Agreement
ACADIA UNIVERSITY CHILD CARE
EMPLOYMENT EQUITY (EEC)
Juan Carlos López
Franklin Mendivil (ex officio)
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)
INDIGENOUS, ASSOCIATION AND BOARD COMMITTEE
The IABC shall be to develop recommendations for an Indigenous employment strategy for Faculty members, including but not limited to establishing priority initiatives, determining the professional responsibilities and workload of Indigenous faulty, determining hiring and retention protocols, establishing timeframes for implementation of the strategy and evaluation processes, and advising DRCs/LRCs when appropriate. By 1 July 2023, the IABC shall forward its recommendations to the Parties. (Memorandum of Agreement)
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
The Sabbatical Leave Committee reviews and make decisions on all applications for Sabbatical Leave based on the information provided
under Article 24.13 (Article 24.12).
Harish Kapoor (Chair)
Brenda Trofanenko (Secretary)
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.