Rank and Advancement
On Thursday, September 30, the KFA and FPSE sponsored a forum on the topic of rank and advancement at the Surrey Campus. The forum can be viewed by webcast below.
Guest Speakers Bios:
Assistant Executive Director,
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
Michael Piva is the Assistant Executive Director at the Canadian Association of University Teachers. After taking his Ph.D. from Concordia University in 1975, Michael was appointed to the Department of History at the University of Ottawa. Michael was active in his local academic staff association. Michael served for six-years on the Executive Committee of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association (OCUFA) including two terms as OCUFA President. He served on the Canadian Association University Teacher’s Collective Bargaining and Economic Benefits Committee (CBEBC) before being elected as member-at-large of the CAUT Executive Committee, and served as Chair of the Contract Academic Staff Committee for two years.
Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE)
Cindy Oliver is President of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC. Prior to being elected President in 2002, Cindy served three years as FPSE’s Secretary-Treasurer. Previously, she was an instructor of Adult Basic Education and an Educational Advisor at the College of the Rockies. Cindy is an officer of the BC Federation of Labour, and represents FPSE at many external organizations and agencies, including the Canadian Association of University Teachers. Cindy was appointed to the board of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum in 2004.
Professor Emerita of Sociology,
Joanne Naiman is Professor
Emerita of Sociology at Ryerson University in
Toronto. During her thirty-three years there
she taught a variety of undergraduate courses —
urban sociology, women’s studies, social change, and
gender roles, in addition to introductory sociology.
She is also the author of a number of academic
articles, including “Dueling Identities and Faculty
Unions: A Canadian Case Study” (with Mike Burke).
Throughout her career she was involved in a variety of activist organizations—from involvement in the anti-apartheid and peace movements to efforts to support and protect public education in Ontario. Since retiring from full-time teaching in 2004 she has moved to Vancouver where she continues to volunteer in numerous organizations.
University of British Columbia Faculty Association
Elizabeth Hodgson, PhD, is an associate professor at UBC and past president of the UBC Faculty Association, the union representing 3200 UBC faculty, librarians, and program-directors on the Vancouver and Kelowna campuses. In addition to her scholarly research (Renaissance literature), she has been active in academic unions since 2000, with CUPE, the UBC Faculty Association, as a table officer for CUFA-BC and with CAUT.