The Association is governed by an Executive Committee, nine Standing Committees, a representative Council. Association Staff, with the support of the President, manage the daily operations of the Association Office and provide direct Member support.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EC) is comprised of eleven elected members and the past President and meets on a monthly basis. EC members serve a two-year term. Elections for the EC usually occur annually at the Spring Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The Nominations and Elections Committee will seek nominees from the Membership and then present the Nominations Slate at the AGM for election or, if the vacant positions are not contested, for ratification.

NamePositionDate Elected  
Helga HallgrimsdottirPresidentRE-ELECTED: April 12, 2018
Monica PrendergastVice-PresidentRE-ELECTED: April 12, 2018
Martha McGinnisSecretaryELECTED: April 10, 2017
Rebecca WarburtonTreasurerRE-ELECTED: April 10, 2017
Teresa DawsonADRC ChairEX-OFFICIO
Tony VickeryTeaching Faculty RepresentativeTFC ELECTED:May 2017
Doug BaerPast PresidentEX-OFFICIO
Bill BlairLibrarian RepresentativeFA-LC ELECTED: April 30, 2017
Judith ClarkeMember-At-LargeRE-ELECTED: April 10, 2017
Victoria WyattMember-At-Large; Equity & Disability PortfolioRE-ELECTED: April 12, 2016
Annelee LeppMember-At-LargeELECTED April 11, 2018
Lynne MarksMember-At-Large; Chairs & Directors PortfolioRE-ELECTED: April 10, 2017
Eric CormierMember-At-LargeELECTED: April 11, 2018


The Standing Committees

The duties and responsibilities of the Standing Committees as provided for in the Bylaws is outlined below.

Advising and Dispute Resolution Committee

This seven-member, appointed committee by the Executives holds the responsibility of reporting to each Executive meeting, monitoring disputes arising out of the application of the Collective Agreement, and providing advice to Association staff responsible for providing Member assistance. As well as making recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding the carriage of a grievance.

NameDate Appointed
Helga Hallgrimsdottir - Ex-Officio (President)N/A: April 12, 2016
Lynne Marks - Ex-Officio (Chairs Portfolio)N/A: January 1, 2018
Teresa Dawson - CHAIRAPPT: December 8, 2015
Laurel Bowman RE-APPT: May 12, 2016
Victoria Wyatt RE-APPT: April 7, 2016
Scott Johnston - Librarian MemberAPPT: December 8, 2015
Richard Pickard - Teaching Faculty MemberRE-APPT: April 7, 2016
Chris Bose - CHAIR - EFFECTIVE SEPT 1 2018APPT: May 2, 2017
Caterina Valeo APPT: May 2, 2017
Tad Suzuki - Librarian Member APPT: June 22, 2017
Judith ClarkeAPPT: May 2, 2017
Valerie KingAPPT: June 22, 2017


 Disability Committee

This Committee consists of five elected members. Their role is to advise the Executive and Council regarding policies and procedures affecting Members with a disability, including chronic illness.

Victoria WyattChair - Elected
Jessica MusselLibrarian Member - Elected
Katherine BertoniTeaching Faculty Member - Elected
Harry KwokMember - Elected
Hua LinMember - Elected

Disability TOR

Equity Committee

This Committee consists of seven members. Their role is to advise the Executive and Council regarding any identified inequities associated with gender, Indigenous status, other minority status, disability, or other attributes determined by the Committee.

Maureen BradleyChair - Elected
Rebecca RaworthLibrarian Member - Elected
Donna FeirMember - Elected
Melissa GouthierMember - Elected
Kathy SanfordMember - Elected

Equity TOR

Nominations and Elections Committee

This Committee consists of five members: Three elected members, the Past President, and an Executive member appointed by the Executive. Their responsibility is to solicit nominations for Faculty Association positions.

Sony BirdChair - Elected
Louise PageMember - Elected
Margo MatwychuckMember - Elected
Lynne MarksMember - Appointed
Doug BaerMember - Appointed


Librarians Committee

This Committee consists of the Librarian member of the Executive, and four (4) additional members elected by a ballot of all Librarians. Their responsibility is to represent the interests of Librarian Members within the Association.

Pia RussellMember - FALC Elected
Christine WaldeMember - FALC Elected
Bill BlairEx-Officio, Co-Chair - FALC Elected
Jessica MussellCo-Chair - FALC Elected
Heather DeanMember - FALC Elected

Librarians TOR

Teaching Faculty Committee

This Committee consists of the Teaching Faculty member of the Executive, and four additional elected members. This Committee represents the interests of the Teaching Faculty within the Association.

Anthony VickeryChair - TFC Elected
Erin McGuireMember - TFC Elected
Richard PickardMember - TFC Elected
Julia RochtchinaMember - TFC Elected
Matt PollardMember - TFC Elected


Collective Agreement Committee

Lynne MarksChair – Appointed
Rebecca WarburtonMember – Appointed
Harry KwokMember – Elected
Amy VerdunMember – Elected
Elisabeth GuglMember – Elected
Conrad AlexandrowiczMember – Elected
Victoria WyattMember – Appointed
Richard PickardMember – Appointed
Rebecca RaworthMember – Appointed
Susan StregaNegotiating Team – Ex-Officio
Helga HallgrimsdottirEC President – Ex-Officio



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