Your Voice in Collegial Governance!
The University of Victoria Faculty Association (UVICFA) proudly represents approximately 850 faculty and librarians at the University of Victoria, including:
- Assistant Professors
- Associate Professors
- Associate Teaching Professors
- Assistant Teaching Professors
- Limited Term Faculty
- Artists in Residence
What we do
Having ratified and signed our first ever Collective Agreement in 2015, the UVic FA is the certified bargaining agent for our members at the University of Victoria which includes:
- Negotiating with the University Administration on all matters related to salaries; terms and conditions of appointment including tenure, promotion, and re-appointment; benefits; and leaves.
- Responding to member inquiries and providing aid and information in those matters where possible.
- Filing grievances on behalf of members whose rights under the Collective Agreement have been violated.
- Keeping our members informed about working conditions and changes in legislation and government policy.
- Facilitating and maintaining both Standing and Ad Hoc Committees to assist the Association in fulfilling our obligations and duties to members.
Also as part of our services to our members, we maintain active memberships with the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC (CUFA-BC) and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).
For more information on our internal governance procedures, please refer to our Constitution, Bylaws and Meeting Protocol.
The Executive Committee
The Executive Committee consists of 12 elected representatives from our membership, plus the Past President.
In March/April of each year, the Nominations and Elections Committee presents a slate of nominations for upcoming vacancies and members then elect their representatives to the Executive Committee.
ADRC Chair & Representative:
Assistant Teaching Professor Representative:
Members and the Executive Committee elected the following representatives to the Standing Committee:
Advising & Dispute Resolution Committee
Helga Hallgrimdottir – Ex-Officio (President)
Patrick von Aderkas – Ex-Officio (Chairs Portfolio)
Chair: Teresa Dawson
Members: Laurel Bowman, Victoria Wyatt, Tad Suzuki, Chris Bose, Caterina Valeo, Scott Johnson, Richard Pickard, Patrick von Aderkas, Judith Clarke, Valerie King
Constitution & Bylaws Committee
Chair: Martha McGinnis
Members: Anthony Quas, Doug Baer, Patrick von Aderkas
Chair: Victoria Wyatt
Members: Jessica Mussel, Katherine Bertoni, Harry Kwok, Barbara Fox
Victoria Wyatt – Ex-Officio (Disability & Equity Portfolio)
Chair: Donna Feir
Members: Rebecca Raworth (Librarian Representative), Maureen Bradley, Susan Boyd, Kathy Sanford, Maycira Costa, Laura Parisi, Victoria Wyatt
Collective Agreement Committee
Chair: Rebecca Warburton
Members: Harry Kwok, Amy Verdun, Elisabeth Gugl, Conrad Alexandrowicz, Richard Pickard (Teaching Faculty Member), Vacant (Elected), Vacant (Appointed), Vacant (Appointed), Vacant (Appointed Librarian Member),
Nomination & Elections Committee
Chair: Sony Bird
Members: Louise Page, Margo Matwychuck, Doug Baer, Lynne Marks
Co-Chairs: Jessica Mussel and Bill Blair
Members: Christine Walde, Pia Russel, Heather Dean
Teaching Faculty Committee
Chair & FA Rep: Anthony Vickery
Members: Erin McGuire, Richard Pickard, Julia Rochtchina, Matt Pollard
Finance and Investment Committee
Chair: Rebecca Warburton –Ex-Officio (Treasurer)
Members: Vacant (Elected), Vacant (Elected)
University Governance Committee
Joint Committee on Administration of the Agreement
Helga Hallgrimsdottir, Judith Anne Clarke, Vacant
Speaker and Deputy Speaker
|Current Departmental Liaisons – May 2017|
|Art History & Visual Studies||Erin Campbell|
|Biochemistry & Microbiology||Chris Nelson|
|Child & Youth Care||Shanne McCaffrey|
|Civil Engineering||David Bristow|
|Computer Science||Jason Corless|
|Curriculum & Instruction||Jillianne Code|
|Earth & Ocean Sciences||Volunteer Needed|
|Economics||Martin Farnham & Rob Gillezeau|
|Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies||Volunteer Needed|
|Electrical & Computer Engineering||Reuven Gordon|
|Environmental Studies||Volunteer Needed|
|Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education||Olav Krigolson|
|Gender Studies||Annalee Lepp|
|Germanic & Slavic Studies||Matt Pollard|
|Greek & Roman Studies||Laurel Bowman|
|Health Information Science||Elizabeth Borycki|
|Hispanic & Italian Studies||Beatriz de Alba-Koch|
|Indigenous Governance Program||Volunteer Needed|
|Island Medical Program||Patrick Nahirney|
|Mathematics & Statistics||Ryan Budney|
|Mechanical Engineering||Stephanie Willerth|
|Pacific & Asian Studies||Martin Adam|
|Physics & Astronomy||Robert Kowalewski|
|Political Science||Arthur Kroker|
|Public Administration||Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly|
|Public Health & Social Policy||Volunteer Needed|
|Social Work||Gayle Ployer|
|Visual Arts||Daniel Laskarin|