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

Supreme Court recognizes constitutional right to strike for Canadian workers

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OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees is celebrating today’s Supreme Court decision recognizing the constitutional right of public sector workers to go on strike. CUPE, Canada’s largest union, is calling the decision a huge victory for all . . . → Read More: Supreme Court recognizes constitutional right to strike for Canadian workers

Meeting, talk and social

On November 30 there will be a meeting of the General Membership of the Association in CS104 at 3:00 until 3:50. It will be an opportunity for anyone wishing to bring up issues they wish to see dealt with. Following the meeting we have:

Talk by James L. Turk Executive Director, CAUT The Attack on . . . → Read More: Meeting, talk and social

CBUFA Social

Date: Friday, May 4th, 2012 Time: 5:00 – 7:00 Place: Lyceum (225 George Street, Sydney) We’ll celebrate the end of term, the start of Spring, and the accomplishments of four retiring members: Donald MacGillivray and Richard Keshen.

CBUFA Social Committee

From the Social Committee — Christmas Social

Details of our Holiday Social

13th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture

Department of History, Cape Breton University & James Bryson McLachlan Commemorative Society

issue an invitation to trade unionists, the general public, students and staff to the 13th Annual Jim McLachlan Memorial Lecture by Professor Steven High, Canada Research Chair in Public History, Concordia University, on Friday, 28 October 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in CE 265 . . . → Read More: 13th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture

Where is your money growing? Event Friday Dec 3rd, 2010

Where is Your Money Growing?: Matching Your Money with Your Ethics

With special guests: Peter Chapman Executive Director, SHARE

Doug Lionais Associate Professor, Shannon School of Business

Friday, December 3rd 2-4pm Multi-Purpose Rm B Cape Breton University

How are investors engaging corporations on issues such as climate change, human rights, and good governance? Should we . . . → Read More: Where is your money growing? Event Friday Dec 3rd, 2010

Oct 1, 2010: CBUFA will present Dr. Michael Manson with CAUT’s Dedicated Service Award.

An Invitation to Members, Retirees, & Guests of the Cape Breton Faculty Association

You’re invited to the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre Friday October 1, 2010 as we celebrate tenacity, dedication, commitment and service.

Dr. Michael Manson worked tirelessly for the UCCBFAUT and the CBUFA from the time of his arrival in 1977 until his . . . → Read More: Oct 1, 2010: CBUFA will present Dr. Michael Manson with CAUT’s Dedicated Service Award.

CBUFA Social

Date: Wednesday, June 10 2009 Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Lyceum, 225 George St. Sydney You’re invited to attend our upcoming CBUFA Social where we’ll welcome summer and recognize the contributions of several retiring members: Elizabeth Beaton, Bill Davey, Heather Davey, Martin Komourdjian, and Dave Sneddon

Annual General Meeting 2009

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on April 20th from 12:00 to 2:00 (place to be announced later). If you have any agenda items please send them to me (Mary Keating) by April 16th. I will send out the agenda and other details regarding the meeting immediately following that date.

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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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