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Welcome to the CBUFA website. The online home for the Cape Breton University Faculty Association (CBUFA). Whether you are a long time member or a new member, you are encouraged to visit our website regularly and to check out our other online forums.

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CBUFA Collective Agreement – July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019

The Collective Agreement between Cape Breton University Faculty Association (CBUFA) and the Board of Governors Cape Breton University was signed on March 10, 2017. The Agreement, effective 1 July 2016, will expire 30 June 2019.

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CBU CBUFA Ratify Collective Agreement

(Sydney, NS) – The CBU Board of Governors and CBU Faculty Association (CBUFA) have ratified the tentative agreement reached earlier this month. During a special meeting of the Board held Monday, February 13, the Board voted unanimously to accept the most recent proposal. The CBUFA held a membership vote over February 16 and 17, . . . → Read More: CBU CBUFA Ratify Collective Agreement

Collective Agreement 2013-2016

The Collective Agreement between Cape Breton University Faculty Association (CBUFA) and the Board of Governors Cape Breton University was signed on March 19, 2014. The Agreement, effective 1 July 2013, will expire 30 June 2016.

CBUFA Collective Agreement – 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016

 

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Instagrams

  • The CBUFA recognizes the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia #IDAHOTB #equality #support #justice #respect #protection #freedom #advocacy #inclusion #solidarity
  • Congratulations to the CBU Class of 2019 🎓 #CBUFA #CBUFAstudents #CBUGrad19 #CapeBretonUniversity #CBU #capebreton #novascotia #nspse #cdnpse #pse #highered #education #community #teaching #research #service #students #faculty #librarians #labinstructors #archivists #researchchairs #nursingpracticeeducators #unionproud
  • The Inaugural Lecture Series allows faculty members who have attained the rank of Full Professor to share selected insights garnered from a decorated career of notable achievements in research, teaching, and service with the university community. This event is hosted by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. This event is open to all CBU students, staff and faculty as well as the wider community.  Abstract: After floods of revelations of horrifying sexual abuse against children by priests in this region and abroad, and cover-ups by many bishops, “responsible ministry protocols” were put in place (though still not everywhere), the properties of many parishes were liquidated to compensate abuse survivors and apologies were belatedly issued. But the secretive leadership structures remain in place. The concentration of power in a largely unaccountable clergy – including the power to deny sacraments, plus control over money and property –- is still the rule of the church. There is no system of regular, professional performance evaluations of clergy and no clear codes of conduct. There is no role for lay people to vet candidates for pastor or bishop. There are no synods representing the people of the church, not even at the diocesan level. Obedience to designated men, not professional due diligence, is still prized. Without renovation, the current Church structures of concentrated, secretive governance and management lend themselves to abuses of power well into the future.  As a political science professor, expert in governance, and a concerned Catholic with significant parish experience and crisis-management experience, Dr. Tom Urbaniak has been studying models of church governance and options for reform. He has visited Catholic communities that tried new methods of governance and accountability, sometimes thoughtfully defying authoritarian and spiritually impoverished bishops. In this lecture, he will try to answer key questions: Is there hope for the Catholic Church? Can concerned lay Catholics start somewhere? If so, where? Will the interventions make a difference?

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