WLUFA Service Opportunities – Call for Committee Members

It is again time when WLUFA is asking for nominations to our committees! In order to bring more order and transparency to the process, WLUFA is sending this email to all Association members asking if they are interested in serving on, or continuing to serve on, WLUFA committees.  It is WLUFA’s practice that all members of WLUFA committees be Association members. 

If you are currently serving on a committee, we welcome your continuing participation.  If you are interested in joining, or continuing on, any of the following committees, please let Linda know at lwatson@wlu.ca by July 21, 2020.

Multilateral Day Care Advisory – Waterloo – 3 positions available to both full-time and contract faculty (this committee meets when needed and is in place as per Collective Agreement Language – Article 28.2.3 FT CA, Article 24.2.1 CTF CA)

Multilateral Day Care Advisory – Brantford – 3 positions available to both full-time and contract faculty (this committee meets when needed and is in place as per Collective Agreement Language – Article 28.2.3 FT CA, Article 24.2.1 CTF CA)

Bilateral University-Association Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory – 3 positions available to full-time faculty (Article 22.4 FT CA). Note: 2 of the 3 WLUFA representatives must identify as a member of an equity-seeking group.

Alternate Equity Representative on SPAT – 2 positions available to full-time faculty – There will be training for these positions.

Joint Health & Safety Committee – 1 position for Waterloo and 1 position for Brantford available to both full-time and contract faculty – There will be training for these positions and the committee meets once a month.

Research Grants Appeal – 9 positions available to full-time faculty – (Appendix B FT CA)

Multilateral Parking Committee – 2 positions available to both full-time and contract faculty

Waterloo Regional Labour Council Representatives – 6 positions available to both full-time and contract faculty (This committee provides WLUFA’s primary connection to other unions in our community. The Labour Council is comprised of locals of the many unions in the region. The Council coordinates support and activism for a wide number of community initiatives. The Council meets the second Tuesday of every month except during the summer)

Brantford Labour Council Representatives – 2 positions available to both full-time and contract faculty (This committee provides WLUFA’s primary connection to other unions in our community. The Labour Council is comprised of locals of the many unions in the region. The Council coordinates support and activism for a wide number of community initiatives. The Council meets one evening each month to be determined in Sept.)

WLUFA Equity & Diversity Committee – 3 positions available to both full-time and contract faculty (The mandate of this Committee is to “advise, support, inform, and educate the WLUFA Executive and WLUFA members on issues pertaining to diversity and equity, with a particular emphasis on creating an equitable working environment for members who have been marginalized in Canadian society because of their age, ancestry, skin colour, race, citizenship, place of origin, creed, (dis)ability, family or marital status, gender identity and expression, sex, and sexual orientation (as per the Ontario Human Rights Code)”.  To assist the WLUFA Executive in appointing representatives to this committee, please submit a statement of interest that describes:

1)      Your interest in serving on this Committee, including, but not limited to, one or two key equity and diversity issues that you would like to see addressed for WLUFA Members.

2)      Your experience with issues pertaining to diversity and equity, including, but not limited to, lived experience, academic, professional or community work, legal supports or barriers, and/or advocacy/engagement in support of equity-seeking groups. 

Should you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Linda Watson at lwatson@wlu.ca

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