News & Events

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 [...]

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

Sisters in Spirit Vigil and the Red Dress Project

The annual Sisters in Spirit vigil in honour of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls takes place this Wednesday, October 3, from 1pm-2pm at Shq'apthut (A Gathering Place). Please see the attached poster for further details. In solidarity with the vigil and ongoing movements to educate the public about racialized, colonialist, and gender-based violence [...]

2018-10-01T10:42:37-07:00 October 1st, 2018|Front Page, Status of Women|

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 [...]

2018-09-18T13:38:56-07:00 September 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 [...]

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

Congratulations Chantelle Spicer and Brian Azocar Brito, winners of the VIUFA Community Engagement Awards

VIUFA members are proud to have some incredible students in our courses. We recently honoured two students, Chantelle Spicer (Anthropology/First Nations Studies) and Brian Azocar Brito (Education), with the VIUFA Community Enagement Awards ($1000 each) for their commitment to making on- and off-campus communities better. Read about their wonderful work below. Congratulations Chantelle and Brian! *********************************** [...]

2018-05-01T13:39:21-07:00 May 1st, 2018|Front Page|

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 [...]

2018-05-09T14:34:06-07:00 April 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.  

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

“Why Remember? What Can the Dispossession of Japanese Canadians Teach Us 75 Years Later?”

"Why Remember? What Can the Dispossession of Japanese Canadians Teach Us 75 Years Later?" Join us for a talk by Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross, History Department, University of Victoria and Director of The Landscapes of Injustice Project. "Landscapes of Injustice, A history all Canadians should know.  During the 1940's Canada enacted mass displacement and dispossession of people [...]

Our People Will Be Healed, Our People Will Be Heard: A Fundraising Film Event

Our People Will Be Healed, Our People Will Be Heard: A Fundraising Film Event will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 1pm-4pm at VIU Duncan Campus (Building 700, Room 140). It aims to raise awareness and generate discussion on strategies for indigenizing education. Admission is by donation and proceeds will be given to [...]

2018-03-09T12:29:06-08:00 March 9th, 2018|Front Page, Status of Women|

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 [...]

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

Nanaimo Women March On – Jan. 20th

NANAIMO – On January 20th, Nanaimo’s second annual women’s rights demonstration is scheduled to begin at Diana Krall Plaza at 10:00 AM. The end of the march route is Maffeo Sutton Park where there will be speakers, performances, and activities until 12:00 PM. The goal of Nanaimo Women March On 2018 is to raise awareness [...]

2018-01-18T14:01:56-08:00 January 18th, 2018|Front Page, Status of Women|

Job Posting: Office Manager (Permanent, Part-Time)

VIUFA Office Manager Posting (PDF) A permanent part-time position is available as Office Manager for the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association (“VIUFA”).  It comprises 28 hours per week (Tuesday to Friday). VIUFA is the Union representing approximately 600 full and part time members at Vancouver Island University.  The membership of the VIUFA includes professors, instructors, [...]

2018-01-16T10:06:52-08:00 January 15th, 2018|Front Page, Job Postings at VIUFA|

Position Statement re: Sexual Harassment on Campus

Several members of the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association (VIUFA) experienced sexual harassment by a student for more than a year. Harassment in the workplace, the Vancouver Island University (VIU) community, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.   Upon review of the facts, in consultation with the victims and upon review of portions of the [...]

2017-12-19T18:03:21-08:00 December 19th, 2017|Front Page, Member News|