Committee Members

Term: June 2015 to May 2016

Joint KFA/KPU Committees
Members
Disability Management Rehabilitation Committee

The purpose of this joint committee is to support Regular and Non-Regular Type 2 faculty members who are absent from work due to illness or injury until their return to regular duties.

The KFA Chair represents this committee on the FPSE Disability Management and Rehabilitation Committee.

KFA

KPU

 

Labour Management Relations Committee

The Labour Management Relations Committee (LMRC) shall be responsible for discussion and resolution of contractual and noncontractual issues of mutual concern to faculty and management. LMRC may also serve as an appeal body for specific university policies, procedures, or decisions not covered by the collective agreement.


More information: see Article 12.0.3 of the KFA Constitution & By-Laws

KFA

KPU

 

Occupational Health and Safety Committee

Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee is made up of staff, faculty and administrative and university representatives working together to identify and resolve health and safety problems throughout the campuses. The four Health & Safety committees at Kwantlen Polytechnic University coordinate and promote health and safety activities and ensure a healthy & safe working environment for all employees.

The KFA Chair also represents the KFA on the FPSE Workplace Health, Safety & Environment Committee.

KFA

KPU & BCGEU

 

Performance Review Committee

In April 2007, Kwantlen and the Kwantlen Faculty Association agreed to the establishment of a committee whose mandate was to review the Faculty Performance Review/Evaluation procedures and guidelines. The review process was to be guided by LOU #3 – Faculty Members Performance Review.


KFA

KPU

 

FPSE Committees
Member
Bargaining Co-ordination Committee

FPSE's Bargaining Co-ordination Committee actively monitors negotiations across the post-secondary education system and assists in coordinating bargaining. The committee works with FPSE's chief bargainer and reviews bargaining trends, undertakes research, and identifies training needs. FPSE regularly offers labour relations training to member locals, at the committee level, and for individual locals.

More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/bcc

Gillian Dearle
Term ends: 2018

Contract Administration Review Committee

FPSE's Contract Administration Review Committee brings Chief Stewards together on a regular basis to coordinate and learn how best to protect collective agreement rights. Local stewards with time release handle most grievances in the initial stages. FPSE regularly offers labour relations training to member locals, through the Contract Administration Review Committee and through training sessions for individual locals.

More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/carc


Diane Walsh
Term ends: 2017

Disability Management Rehabilitation Committee

FPSE’s Disability Management and Rehabilitation Committee assists member locals in identifying and assessing the disability and rehabilitation needs of members and supports the development of local Joint Rehabilitation Committees.

More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/dmrc

Ann Marie Davison (Chair)
Term ends: 2018

Education Policy Committee

At work and in our communities, the lives of faculty and staff are affected by a myriad of public policy decisions made by government. As an advocate for members regularly makes presentations to all levels of government. The Education Policy Committee analyzes and makes recommendations on a range of education policy and related issues.

More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/epc

Irina Ceric
Term ends: 2018

Human Rights & International Solidarity Committee

Through legislation and collective agreements, educators are entitled to workplaces that are safe and free of harassment and that provide an environment in which diversity is respected. FPSE members care deeply about equality and social justice, not only in our working lives, but also in society at large. The Human Rights & International Solidarity Committee works on strategies for achieving equality in our institutions and in our communities. FPSE representatives receive regular training on human rights law, and FPSE's Annual General Meeting offers participants an annual opportunity to explore current rights issues.

More information:  http://www.fpse.ca/committees/hrisc

 

Michael Ma
Term ends: 2017


 

Non-Regular Faculty Committee

An important FPSE priority is to improve conditions for non-regular faculty and to support initiatives to enhance job security for members. FPSE's Non-Regular Faculty Committee assists in developing and coordinating strategies to increase permanent employment and improve conditions for non-regular faculty in the system.

More information:  http://www.fpse.ca/committees/nrfc

 

Alina Rapa
Term ends: 2017

Pension Advisory Committee

FPSE's Pension Advisory Committee provides advice and information to the FPSE Presidents' Council and locals on pension-related issues. Most members of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators are members of the College Pension Plan. Through the Pension Advisory Committee and at member locals, FPSE provides education and training and pension and retirement issues.

More information:  http://www.fpse.ca/committees/pac

 

Raphael Lagoutin
Term ends: 2018

Professional & Scholarly Development Committee

Faculty and staff take pride in their role as professionals. In support of this, FPSE works to improve the ability of members to excel in their professions through collective agreement protection, through professional development activities and conferences, and through work on policy initiatives that give educators a role in shaping the teaching and learning environment. The Professional & Scholarly Development Committee (formerly the Professional Development Committee) provides a forum for sharing information.

More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/pasdc


Balbir Gurm
Term ends: 2018

Status of Women Committee

Through legislation and collective agreements, educators are entitled to workplaces that are safe and free of harassment and that provide an environment in which diversity is respected. FPSE members care deeply about equality and social justice, not only in our working lives, but also in society at large. The Status of Women Committee works on strategies for achieving equality in our institutions and in our communities. FPSE representatives receive regular training on human rights and equality law and FPSE's Annual General Meeting offers participants an annual opportunity to explore current rights issues.

More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/swc


Seema Ahluwalia
Term ends: 2018

Workplace Health, Safety & Environment Committee

The right to a safe and healthy workplace is of increasing importance to members. FPSE's Workplace Health, Safety & Environment Committee (formerly the Occupational Health & Safety Committee) brings together representatives from member locals to learn about legislative rights and to identify issues and trends in the post-secondary education sector.

More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/whsec


Susana Phillips
Term ends: 2018

KFA Committees
Members
Negotiations Committee

The Negotiating Committee shall be a sub-committee of the Working Conditions Committee.

More information:  Article 12.0.2 of the KFA Constitution & By-Laws

 

  • Gillian Dearle (Chair)
  • Bob Davis
  • Diane Walsh
  • Raphael Lagoutin
  • Jeff Shantz
  • Michael Adams
  • Suzanne Pearce

 

Union Counselling Committee

The Union Counselling program, sponsored by the Kwantlen Faculty Association, is operated by faculty for faculty. Volunteer union counsellors are available to all KFA members and their families for any issues or problems of personal impact. It should be noted that the program does not offer counselling services in the traditional sense, but rather peer support that, in times of need, helps workers and their families access important social services in their own communities.

More information:  http://www.kfa.bc.ca/unioncounselling.html

 

 

  • Lida Blizard (Chair)
  • Ronnie Skolnick
  • Jane Hobson


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Two-Spirited Executive Representative and Working Group

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and 2-Spirited (LGBTQ2S)  Working Group will make recommendations on initiatives the KFA should take to advance the diverse interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gendered, queer and 2-spirited faculty members at Kwantlen. The Working Group will also make recommendations for initiatives that can be taken forward to FPSE.

 







  • Tanya Boboricken
Working Conditions Committee

The Working Conditions Committee (WCC) shall maintain and develop the interests of the members. The Committee's special area of interest shall include the negotiation with the Employer regarding salaries and benefits to faculty, status, regularization, and other conditions of employment.

More information:  Article 12.0.1 of the KFA Constitution & By-Laws

 

 

  • Gillian Dearle (Chair)
  • Bob Davis (Ex-officio)
  • Michael Adams (Science/Applied Science/Hort)
  • Wayne Fenske (Humanities)
  • Jeff Shantz (Social Sciences)
  • Anita Braaksma (Business)
  • Mark Pritchard (Applied Arts)
  • Vacant (Community & Health Studies)
  • Raphael Lagoutin (Trades/Technology)
  • Wendy Belter (Learner Support)
  • Diane Walsh (Access)