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Bargaining 2016 - Call for Volunteers
BoG Submission
UBC Draft Sexual Assault Policy
Your opinion on UBC’s Draft Sexual Assault Policy

Update: the University Counsel is extending the period of consultation for the draft Sexual Assault Policy until October 31, 2016. The Faculty Association continues to welcome comments from our members. 

Bargaining 2016 – Call for Volunteers

In preparation for the 2016 round of negotiations with the University, the Faculty Association is seeking applications for volunteers for the Bargaining Preparation Committee and the Bargaining Advisory Committee. 

Bargaining Updates

Decoding University Budget Matters

As members who have had the time annually to peruse the University’s audited financial statements will already know, UBC had another very profitable year in Fiscal 2015, with a budgetary surplus of $49 million, of which $31 million was the surplus on operations.

Arbitration Award

On March 31, 2016 we received the arbitration award which decides the July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016 Collective Agreement between the University and the Faculty Association.

A link to the arbitration award has been posted on our site.


Meeting with the UBC Board of Governors

UBCFA President Mark Mac Lean spoke at today’s meeting with the UBC Board of Governors. He discussed a number of concerns with Board operations previously outlined in a written submission sent to the Board earlier this week. The UBCFA submission to the Board of Governors may be found here.

Member Advisory – Request for Clarification regarding UBC Board of Governors Management Practices

On 22 March 2016, the UBC Faculty Association filed a request for clarification from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia as to legislative requirements for the management practices of the UBC Board of Governors. The full text of this submission may be found here.