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 [...]
Status of Women Committee Report Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee Report
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, [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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! *********************************** [...]
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 [...]
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.
"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 [...]