2024 VIUFA AGM & Call for Nominations

Please join us at the Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association, to be held on: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 10:00 a.m. Building 200, Room 203 Elections for all VIUFA Executive Positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting, beginning at 1:00pm. Nominations can be submitted in writing to staff@viufa.ca or to any of the three Nomination Committee Members by Wednesday, April 17th at 3:00pm. Nominations will also be [...]

2024-04-23T16:20:30-07:00March 26th, 2024|Uncategorized, Front Page, Member News|

Bargaining Update April 11, 2023

Bargaining is well underway. VIUFA's bargaining team has been meeting with the Employer's team two afternoons per week since December, with few exceptions. Each side introduced its proposal package at the beginning of bargaining, and detailed discussions of individual proposals are now in progress. We have tabled specific language for many of our major proposals, including for workload equity, initial salary placement procedure, evaluation of instructional faculty, overtime provisions for non-instructional faculty, scheduling/timetabling, [...]

2023-04-19T12:42:03-07:00April 19th, 2023|Uncategorized|

WAGE Events for International Women’s Day March 8, 2023

The Women and Gender Equity (WAGE) Committee has been working to develop a number of events for International Women's Day (Wednesday, March 8).  Events kick off at 11:30am in the lobby of the Malaspina Theatre.  See poster for details.

2023-03-07T13:21:19-08:00March 7th, 2023|Uncategorized, Front Page, Social activism|

$10,000 Funding Available for VIUFA Members

Deadline Approaching: VIUFA Union Activism Fund ($10,000 available) Attention: VIUFA is now accepting proposals for its Union Activism Fund  To support VIUFA members in leading, facilitating, and building access to projects focused on strengthening our capacity, VIUFA has created a $10,000 fund and is currently soliciting proposals from interested members. This money is available to any member interested in developing increased awareness and bringing about progressive solutions to critical issues facing the post-secondary [...]

2023-04-26T10:50:56-07:00January 23rd, 2023|Uncategorized, Front Page|

Job Action Committee Seeking Members

The VIUFA executive has struck a job action committee in order to prepare for, if and when the time comes, the possibility that our membership will have to consider job action. Our hope is that we will not have to resort to any job action. Nevertheless, Canadian labour law protects our rights to withdraw our labour, or take other forms of job action, precisely because there are times when that is the only [...]

2023-01-06T15:58:57-08:00January 4th, 2023|Uncategorized, Front Page|

Lunch-Hour Vigil Event, Dec 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women: The VIUFA Status of Women Committee is honoured to host a lunch-hour event in recognition of The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, as part of our ongoing work to support 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. The vigil will take place in VIU’s Malaspina Theatre lobby (bldg. 310) on Tuesday, December 6 [...]

2022-11-30T14:32:48-08:00November 30th, 2022|Uncategorized, Front Page|

VIUFA’s Committee on Human Rights and International Solidarity Unveils Resource Database

A resource is now available to the VIU community, thanks to the work of Dr. Imogene Lim, Chair of the Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee (HRISC). The HRISC database brings attention to local and global events, issues, and resources for educators and students—from racism, climate change, Indigenous rights, inequality and more. The listing has been curated by Dr. Imogene Lim, with numerous suggestions offered by colleagues. Thanks to Kathryn (Katy) Rosnau, GLST [...]

2022-10-18T09:29:44-07:00October 5th, 2022|Uncategorized, Front Page, Member Resources, Member News|

Strategies for Preventing Zoom Bombing

Sadly, a zoom-bombing at an FPSE co-sponsored speaker event (September, 2022) has highlighted the fact that we need to be vigilant, and stand with our siblings in the labour movement, and with our friends, neighbours and coworkers, in the fight against race-based hate and injustice, and in support of civil discourse.  The FPSE Climate Action Standing Committee worked to bring to our collective membership two speakers from Nanaimo, one from the Snuneymuxw First [...]

2022-09-27T09:53:03-07:00September 27th, 2022|Member Resources, Uncategorized, Front Page, FPSE|

Notice of VIUFA Elections

TO:                        All Members of VIU Faculty Association FROM:                 VIUFA Elections Committee: Jeff Egan, Don Alexander, Don Bowden DATE:                   Wednesday, March 10, 2021 RE:                        NOMINATIONS FOR 2021/22 EXECUTIVE MEMBERS As per VIUFA’s Constitution and Bylaws, an Elections Committee has been appointed by the Executive to receive nominations for officers for the term May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022.  Election of officers will take place at the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) on Wednesday, April [...]

2021-03-30T11:28:02-07:00March 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized, Front Page, Member News|

VIUFA Annual General Meeting – Wednesday, April 28, 2021

NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:00 a.m. Via Zoom The 2021 VIUFA AGM will be held electronically via Zoom, beginning at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 28th. You must sign into Zoom using your real name. Zoom details will be sent to the VIUFA members email list. All [...]

2021-03-30T11:27:36-07:00March 16th, 2021|Uncategorized, Front Page, Member News|

𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬: 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧’𝐬 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐥𝐞𝐬, 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

Hosted by VIUFA Status of Women Committee in honour of International Women’s Day Sunday, March 7, 2021, 2 pm-3:30 pm Registration:  https://viu.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5IpdemhrTwsHdx2m9SZrGulBiu9T9_bFnb6 Gratitude: The VIUFA Status of Women Committee is grateful to live, work, and learn on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, the traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw- as, Quw’utsun (Cowichan), K’ómoks and Tla’amin First Nations. Photo credit: Dr. Imogene Lim. Image of protest of 2010 Winter [...]

2021-03-03T10:46:19-08:00March 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized, Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

VIU’s 16 Days of Activism Working Group—the VIU Faculty Association (VIUFA), VIU Student Union (VIUSU), and VIU CUPE staff—would like to share information about upcoming events planned for this campaign. As you know, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence runs Nov 25-Dec 10, 2018. Access our Activity Calendar of events here: http://viusu.ca/latest-news/   THIS WEEK’S EVENTS A film screening, hosted by the Status of Women Committee, including: The Empathy Gap: Masculinity and [...]

2021-02-25T02:02:47-08:00November 20th, 2018|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity, Uncategorized|

Celebrate International Women’s Day March 8th

Please join VIUFA Status of Women Committee and VIUSU for International Women's Day to celebrate the work of women in our communities near and far- and to be inspired for what comes next. We are pleased to be joined by our Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson (who you may have recently seen directly calling on the government for better protections regarding gender-based violence) and a musical performance by Shruti Ramani...with more guest speakers to [...]

2018-02-20T21:53:16-08:00February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized, Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

City of Nanaimo Proclamation: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The City of Nanaimo recently proclaimed November 25-December 10 to be Unite to End Violence Against Women days. Read the full proclamation below. SaveSave SaveSave

2021-11-22T13:13:05-08:00November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized, Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

Dr. Stefanie Falz – 6 Months in South Sudan

Join VIUFA's Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee, Reaching Out Assisting Refugees, VIU World University Service of Canada, and the VIU Positive Space Alliance for a presentation by Dr. Stefanie Falz on her experiences in South Sudan and a short presentation on the current situation of LGBT refugees and what can be done about it. Open to all, free (but donations to ROAR gratefully accepted). Friday, September 22nd, 7-9pm VIU Nanaimo Campus, Building [...]

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