The Vancouver Island University Faculty Association (VIUFA) is the professional association and certified trade union (under the BC Labour Code) representing instructional and non-instructional faculty at Vancouver Island University (those teaching vocational courses are represented by the BCGEU).

We are members of a provincial organization, the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of British Columbia (FPSE), which represents the concerns of most faculty in BC colleges, institutes and the new universities.

Between general meetings, the work of the Association is carried out by the Executive, elected yearly at our Annual General Meeting, and 11 standing committees: Contract Negotiating, Personnel Stewards, Professional and Scholarly Development, Pension Advisory, Women’s and Gender Equity, Non-Regular Faculty, Human Rights & International Solidarity, Decolonization, Reconciliation, and Indigenization, Disability Management & Rehabilitation, Academic Governance, Workplace Health, Safety, & Environment, University Budget Analysis, and Non-Instructional Faculty.

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