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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  • Cape Breton University and the Cape Breton University Faculty Association are pleased to jointly announce that a Tentative Collective Agreement has been reached. “We are thrilled to be able to announce that an agreement has been reached today,” says Interim President, Dale Keefe. “We are looking forward to moving past this and working with members of CBUFA and the CBU community to make 2017 a great year at Cape Breton University.” “CBUFA members are pleased to have the bargaining process come to a conclusion and we look forward to being able to concentrate, without distraction, on our teaching, research, and our service to the university and the Cape Breton community”, said CBUFA spokesperson Andrew Reynolds. “We hope that this augurs a new spirit of collegiality and cooperativity between the Board of Governors, the senior management and the university’s faculty.” The agreement is subject to ratification by both the CBU Board of Governors and the CBUFA membership. Both negotiating teams will recommend ratification to their respective parties. Further details will be announced in the coming days. #cbufa #ouruniversity #cbuniversity #capebreton #cblab #cbpoli #nslab #nspoli #nspse #canlab #cdnpse #pse #highered
  • "As a member of the Academic Faculty at Cape Breton University since October 2011, I have had the mandate to conduct #ecological, #oceanographic and #fisheries #research in the marine ecosystems around and within the Island, and to teach Cape Bretoners of all ages about the remarkable #biodiversity and productivity of their coastal and ocean environments. People are now an integral part of marine ecosystems, so in my position of the University Chair in Marine Ecosystem Research, I have worked with a very broad range of community members, institutions, organizations and corporations (more than 27 in all). Monitoring and planning the #remediation of Sydney's harbour during and after #dredging, tracking the fate of the last #salmonsmolts to leave the Island’s great rivers, striving to determine the sustainable yields from previously unexploited invertebrates before they are over-exploited, modelling the potential of the tides to generate carbon-free energy, and developing a report card for the health of the Bras d’Or #Biosphere are all projects that can only accomplished through partnerships between academics and communities. As the Director of the Bras d’Or Institute, it is my job to maintain and advance all of these liaisons with community partners, and to secure external funding to support our collaborative research and training activities (more than $3M to date). I am but one of the seven current #Research Chairs at CBU, all of whom maintain a similar level of community service in their fields of expertise. If the University’s Board of Governors and Administrators continue to strip the institution of faculty and, consequently, programs, this University will cease to be Cape Breton’s university, and revert back its original state." Bruce Hatcher, Associate Professor, Biology and University Chair in Marine Ecosystem Research #cbufa #ouruniversity #cbufainthecommunity #cbuniversity #capebreton #nspse #cdnpse #pse #highered
  • "As a CBUFA member, I have actively involved myself in #community outreach activities at CBU and beyond. These include leading and volunteering on committees involved with #MallofScience (an annual event for people of all ages, especially school students), #summercamp science activities, and several outreach activities that promote #education. Meanwhile, my research involves #enzymes that have a number of applications in human #health and #nutrition, and #foodindustries which could have an impact in this community. The picture I have posted is that of a #ForeignExchangeStudent from #India under The Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program; I volunteered to supervise him in my #lab for six months as part of his Ph.D. Degree program." Godwin B. D'Cunha, Associate Professor, #Chemistry #cbufa #ouruniversity #cbufainthecommunity #cbuniversity #capebreton #nspse #cdnpse #pse #highered

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