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 . . . → 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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Building for the Future: Public Opinion on Post-Secondary Education in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Post-Secondary Education Coalition is comprised of the Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers (ANSUT), the Canadian Federation of Students-Nova Scotia (CFS-NS), and the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU). The Coalition brings together faculty, students, and staff concerned with the current state of post-secondary education in the province.

This . . . → Read More: Building for the Future: Public Opinion on Post-Secondary Education in Nova Scotia

AUCC/Access Copyright Model License Agreement — paying for more restraints

by Laura Syms — Mid-April, Access Copyright and the AUCC announced a negotiated model three-year copyright license for both print and digital formats. Universities that sign on will now pay Access Copyright a royalty of $26.00 per fte student annually. This royalty, up from $3.75 per fte in the previous agreement , now includes what . . . → Read More: AUCC/Access Copyright Model License Agreement — paying for more restraints

Joshing About the JOHS

If you do not know what the Joint Occupational Health and Safety committee(JOHS) is I would not be surprised. The JOHS is a joint employee/employer committee mandated by law to be established in work places. In January of 2010 the Cape Breton Faculty Association(CBUFA) pulled its members from this committee. I applaud this action . . . → Read More: Joshing About the JOHS

A Response to Tim O’Neill’s Report on the University System In Nova Scotia (Part 3)

By Michael Manson System Restructuring There is little, if any, doubt that teaching and research are expensive activities to establish and maintain. The report concedes that point. But what it does not do is to examine the administrative costs of each institution – and that despite the detailed analysis of expenditures wherein salaries are discussed . . . → Read More: A Response to Tim O’Neill’s Report on the University System In Nova Scotia (Part 3)

A Response to Tim O’Neill’s Report on the University System In Nova Scotia (Part 2)

By Michael Manson Research, Technology Transfer, and Commercialization The section of the report that deals with research opens with what is at best a myopic statement: “the gains to society, at least those that can be quantified, from teaching accrue in large measure to those who receive it and only a portion of the benefits . . . → Read More: A Response to Tim O’Neill’s Report on the University System In Nova Scotia (Part 2)

A Response to Tim O’Neill’s Report on the University System In Nova Scotia (Part 1)

By Michael Manson I begin by stating that in what follows, I am speaking for myself alone. I do not assume that the executive of the CBUFAUT or any or all members of the Association subscribe to my views. I should also note that I have no expertise in economic matters, and while acknowledging that . . . → Read More: A Response to Tim O’Neill’s Report on the University System In Nova Scotia (Part 1)

The CBUFA scholarship fund

Many if not all of you will have received a letter from President Harker last week regarding the University Scholarship Fund and I [Mary Keating] wanted to give a little background for those who were not around when the university launched its first fund-raising initiative to increase the endowment fund. At this time, CBU was . . . → Read More: The CBUFA scholarship fund

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  • CBUFA celebrates students: Mary Rebecca "Becky" Julian was a student of Lloyd White's when he taught an in-community course in #IndianBrook. Lloyd, together with Velvet Paul from Indian Brook, nominated her for an #Honorary #Doctorate in 2017 after she had become ill and was not able to continue her studies. However her lived experience and #Elder standing, along with her work to preserve Mi'kmaq culture (she continues to work with the youth in Indian Brook), speak volumes about her importance in the #Mikmaq and broader Cape Breton #community. She’s a wonderful woman, incredibly humble and Lloyd says that it was an absolute honour to be in her presence. 📷 @cbuniversity #CBUFAstudents #CBUFA #CapeBretonUniversity #CBU #ouruniversity #capebreton #novascotia #nspse #cdnpse #pse #highered #education #community #teaching #research #service #students #faculty #labinstructors #archivists #nursingpracticeeducators #researchchairs
  • CBUFA celebrates students: Jillian Ellsworth left…and then came back! This Honours #English graduate went to King’s College @ukchalifax to complete the one-year #journalism program 📝 and was thrilled to end up back at CBU, now working in the Marketing and Communications #MARCOMM department. “Essentially, I now get to write for CBU.” Jill’s passion for reading and writing found a nurturing environment at CBU, and she fondly remembers taking #Modern #AmericanLiterature – “it was the best reading list ever!” – and loved the engaging conversations she had in the seminar. Also a #freelance #writer, Jill has a regular column in the @capebretonpost #CapeBretonPost 🗞#CBUFAstudents #CBUFA #CapeBretonUniversity #CBU #ouruniversity #capebreton #novascotia #nspse #cdnpse #pse #highered #education #community #teaching #research #service #students #faculty #labinstructors #archivists #nursingpracticeeducators #researchchairs
  • CBUFA celebrates students: In February, 13 students from the Shannon School of Business #SSOB traveled to #Jamaica with Dr. Leslie Wardley @cbuniversity and Dr. Natalya Brown @nipissingu to work on consulting with the #FernForestEcoVillage. The Fern Forest Eco-Village is a fledgling #ecotourism business with a #community based charitable aspect located several kilometers outside of #OchoRios, Jamaica in the #GreatFernGully. Fern Forest Eco Village worked with students on two major projects. First, students explored ways to increase economic participation from the community using #beekeeping. Second, students explored #ForestBathing, which is a rapidly growing activity regarded as #alternativemedicine and #preventivehealth care in places like Japan, China, North America (Canada), and Europe (Germany). This experience allowed students to engage in #appliedresearch in which they visited the potential development site and could envision the future operations of Fern Forest Eco Village. This #expedition not only had benefits for the students but also for Fern Forest Eco Village as it helped them explore feasible business operations, but also has broader impact on the #FernGully community as a #poverty reduction strategy. #CBUFAstudents #CBUFA #CapeBretonUniversity #CBU #ouruniversity #capebreton #novascotia #nspse #cdnpse #pse #highered #education #community #teaching #research #service

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