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Bargaining Preparations

VIUFA's current Collective Agreement will expire on March 31, 2019, and preparations for bargaining have begun. Our Contract Negotiating Chair, Laura Suski, along with President Chris Jaeger, has put together the following presentation, "Introduction to Bargaining". Click on the image below to view the presentation. The presentation is password-protected with our usual password. If you [...]

2018-12-12T15:09:19-08:00December 12th, 2018|Front Page, Member News|

December 6th Vigil

Please join VIU and Nanaimo community members for the December 6th Vigil: A National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. We will meet at 1 pm at the Clothesline Project (located just outside the main cafeteria), and then march to Jardin de Quatorze for a period of reflection. Sheila Malcolmson, [...]

2018-12-05T12:33:53-08:00December 5th, 2018|Front Page, Member News, Status of Women|

Notice of VIUFA General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that Vancouver Island University Faculty Association will hold a General Members’ Meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:00 – 12:30pm Building 355 / Room 203 Topics include: General business Executive reports Update on bargaining preparations Refreshments will be provided. See agenda here.

2018-12-07T12:20:08-08:00November 29th, 2018|Front Page, Member News|

Rise Up! An Evening of Art, Activism, and Education Monday Dec 3rd

Join us for an uprising at The View Gallery on VIU's Nanaimo campus Mon Dec 3rd 7-9pm featuring 12 inspiring literary performers, some well-established in the world of fiction, some performance poets and musicians, some emerging voices exploring other genres from feisty anti-bullying children's books to defiant stories that run the gamut from contemplative to [...]

Fair Employment Week October 22-26, 2018

              MAKE IT FAIR FOR ACADEMIC STAFF Opportunity. Security. Respect. An  increasing number of teachers at Canada’s colleges and universities are  trapped in precarious contract and part-time work. Contract and  part-time work has quietly gone from a short-term stepping stone to a  career-long condition. Many earn less than a [...]

2018-10-16T14:57:52-07:00October 16th, 2018|Front Page, Member News, Non Regular Faculty Committee|

Intro to Bargaining Breakfast Wednesday October 10

As we look ahead to contract negotiations in 2019, VIUFA is conducting a series of educational events and consultations with our members. Join Chief Bargainer Laura Suski and other members of the VIUFA Executive for an introduction to the local bargaining process over breakfast. Topics covered include an overview of the process to get a new contract, how [...]

2018-09-18T13:38:56-07:00September 18th, 2018|Front Page, Member News|

Non-Regular Faculty Members Meeting on Thurs, Sep. 6

The VIUFA Executive have scheduled a meeting of all Non-Regular Faculty members as follows: Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018 Time: 3:30pm Place: Building 180, Room 138 Agenda: - Welcome new and returning members to VIUFA – your certified trade union for instructional, non-instructional, and technical faculty at VIU; - Discussion of views and needs of [...]

2018-08-03T14:43:36-07:00August 3rd, 2018|Front Page, Member News|

2018 AGM & Call for Nominations

Please join us at the Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association, to be held on: Friday, April 27, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Building 355, Room 203 Buffet lunch will be provided at 11:45am. Elections for all executive positions will follow at 1:30pm. Elections for all VIUFA Executive Positions will [...]

2018-05-09T14:34:06-07:00April 17th, 2018|Front Page, Member News|

Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 10:00 a.m. Building 355 / Room 203 Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m. Elections and remaining Agenda items will follow at 1:00 p.m.  

2018-03-29T10:54:44-07:00March 29th, 2018|Front Page, Member News|

UPDATE re 2018 VIUFA Community Engagement Award

To all VIUFA Members: We have extended the deadline for submitting nominations from March 1st to Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.   An updated application is attached. 2018 Comm. Engage. Award ============================================= The time has come once again to nominate a student for the fifth annual Community Engagement Award. As you may recall, members [...]

2018-03-01T13:48:29-08:00February 2nd, 2018|Front Page, Member News|

Suggested letter to politicians – template

Hello VIUFA members, If you wish to write to our provincial politicians to voice your opinions regarding resources for post-secondary education, Professor Don Alexander has provided us with a partial template you can access by clicking on the link set out below.  This was the letter he wrote, however, you would have to adapt it [...]

2017-11-02T09:40:51-07:00November 1st, 2017|Front Page|

VIUFA PD Show & Tell and Welcome Back BBQ

Date:    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Time:    3:00 to 6:00 p.m. (BBQ at 4:30) Location:   300/401 - Royal Arbutus Room (and outside deck, weather permitting) Agenda: Professional Development (PD) Show & Tell:  Did you have an interesting PD experience this past year?  Tell your colleagues about it in a maximum 8 minutes.  Bring an [...]

2017-08-21T19:17:49-07:00August 21st, 2017|Front Page, Member News|

2017 AGM & Executive Reports

To all VIUFA members: Please be sure to join us for this year's Annual General Meeting as follows: Date:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Time:  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location:  Royal Arbutus Room Please click on the links below for an updated Agenda and Executive reports.  All reports, the 2015/16 Financial Statements, and the 2017/18 [...]

2017-04-25T18:12:23-07:00April 21st, 2017|Front Page|