Standing Committees

Reporting to the Executive Committee, the Faculty Association has five standing committees that assist with the overall mandate of the Association.

Committees are chaired by an elected representative, who is also a member of the Faculty Association’s Executive Committee, and comprised of other volunteers drawn from the general membership of the Association. Below are the current Committee Chairs and a brief description of each committee’s mandate.¬†For more information on the work of Faculty Association committees, please contact the Faculty Association.

Contract Faculty Committee
The mandate of this Committee includes facilitating, networking, advocacy and assistance with policy development on behalf of contract faculty; formulating contract faculty priorities for collective bargaining; and, ensuring that the rights of contract faculty under the Collective Agreement are respected.
Chair, Contract Faculty Committee

Sarika Bose

Librarians and Archivists Committee
The Librarians and Archivists Committee acts as a forum for ideas regarding internal library matters, and promotes and encourage means of continuing education and professional development for Librarians and Archivists.
Chair, Librarians and Archivists Committee

Alan Doyle

University Archives
Member Services & Grievance Committee
The Member Services & Grievance Committee is responsible for overseeing the processing and resolution of complaints and grievances, and recommending for or against arbitration proceedings.
Chair, Member Services and Grievance Committee

Margaret Wright

Social Work
Okanagan Faculty Committee
The Okanagan Faculty Committee deals with matters and activities specific to UBC Okanagan. Members of the Committee help to implement the Collective Agreement and provide a forum for direct communication with members at the Kelowna campus.
Chair, Okanagan Faculty Committee

Jim Johnson

Status of Women Committee
This Committee is responsible for women faculty mentoring/networking, policy development, and advocacy on gender equity issues, including pay equity, discrimination (particularly in recruitment, retention, and promotion), working climate, and work-life balance.
Chair, Status of Women Committee

Dory Nason

First Nations & Indigenous Studies & English