Grievance & Arbitration

The committee shall consist of 5 members; the chair of the committee shall serve on the Executive Committee. Members will be elected at the AGM for a one-year term and are eligible for re-appointment. Committee members include:

Cyndie Glogowski – Chair

Scott Moir

Mary Keating

Richard Watuwa

Shimal Fernandopulle

Probation, Promotion & Tenure

The Committee is established pursuant to Section 33.2 of the CBUFA Collective Agreement:

Composition: 33.2.1 The Committee comprises of two tenured faculty Members from each of the four Schools who shall be elected by the faculty Members at rank who are members of the bargaining unit and the Dean of Research and either one of . . . → Read More: Probation, Promotion & Tenure

Finance Committee

Committee members include:

Derrick Hayes

Jaime Martell

Tuma Young


Joint Benefits

The CBUFA representative on this committee is:

Karen Foss

Scholarship Committee

The Committee receives annual reports on the CBUFA Scholarship Fund and recommends the creation of, or increase in, bursaries and scholarships to the membership. Committee members include:

Lynn MacLean

Denise Forgeron

Mike Tanchak

Marcia Ostashewski

Comunications Committee

The Communication committee is responsible for promoting public awareness of membership activities. The committee consists of:

Scott Stewart – Chair Heather Sparling Geoff Carre Ruby Ramji Dawn White . . . → Read More: Comunications Committee

Equity Committee

The goal of the CBUFA Equity Committee is to achieve a working environment which strives for inclusiveness as well as social and economic fairness through recognition, respect, accountability, responsibility and representation for marginalized groups who may be excluded from full participation in the academy. These groups include but are not limited to Indigenous peoples; women; . . . → Read More: Equity Committee

Employer-Employee Relations Committee

A Collective Agreement committee whose mandate is to address issues related to the contract or not covered in the contract that are creating strains on the relationship. Members include:

Calvin Howley Michael Tanchak

Policy and Issues Committee


1. To promote awareness and communication within CBUFA concerning policies and issues of relevance to the membership ā€“ ranging from social justice and urgent actions to CAUT bulletins, Supreme Court decisions and equity issues updates. 2. To promote awareness and encourage action on issues of social justice and global citizenship. This could include a . . . → Read More: Policy and Issues Committee

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee oversees the CBUFA Endowment Fund and makes recommendations to the executive and members regarding changes or additions to the scholarships and bursaries awarded through the fund. The current members are:

Lynn MacLean Denise Forgeron Marcia Ostashewski Michael Tanchak . . . → Read More: Scholarship Committee

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