Contact Information:

Gara Pruesse
Local 2337





From the VIUFA Terms of Reference:


The President shall:

  1. preside at meetings of the Association, the Officers and the Executive;
  2. be an ex-officio member of all Association Committees;
  3. have the deciding vote in the event of a tie at any meeting;
  4. represent the Association at the regular meetings of the Vancouver Island University Board;
  5. represent the Association at the regular meetings of the Presidents’ Council of FPSE; and
  6. schedule a meeting of the Association Executive at least once per calendar month between August 1 and May 31.


  • Uphold the terms of the Collective Agreement on behalf of the membership;
  • Oversee the work of VIUFA and its Executive;
  • Preside over and organize the meetings of the general membership and the Executive;
  • Manage the VIUFA office, including supervision of VIUFA’s employees;
  • Act as a confidential advisor and counsellor to all VIUFA members on all campuses;
  • Be VIUFA’s representative to external organizations that promote the interests of academic workers (e.g. FPSE and CAUT);
  • Be VIUFA’s representative in relation to VIU’s internal governing bodies;
  • Be VIUFA’s representative with respect to VIU’s official social functions;
  • Report at Executive meetings and the Annual General Meeting;
  • Be a signing officer in relation to VIUFA’s operations; and
  • Attend Table Officers’ meetings.

4 Sections of Release (2 by VIUFA)