By Stevenson Fergus
Chair, Nominations Committee & Vice President
Nominations are now open for positions on QUFA committees – please consider getting involved.
The Queen’s University Faculty Association works to protect and advance the working conditions of regular and contract faculty, and librarian and archivist Members. QUFA volunteers have an opportunity to work with colleagues from across the University and to learn more about how the University is structured.
Many current and former volunteers report that their involvement with QUFA has been an important element of their professional lives and has greatly improved their understanding of Queen’s, post-secondary education and the broader political context. As well, QUFA service counts as service to the University in annual performance reports.
Contributions of any scope, large or small, and a diversity of viewpoints, interests and experience are welcome at QUFA. Some volunteer positions require a regular commitment of time and energy, while others involve only a few meetings a year. The most demanding positions are compensated by course relief.
A full list of QUFA committees, joint committees and internal and external positions can be found on our website under Contact Us (http://qufa.ca/about/contacts-and-organization/). There are a number of internal and joint committees and QUFA has observers on Senate and representatives on Joint Health and Safety Committees. We also need representatives to QUFA Council from every unit and faculty.
If any of these positions interest you or you would like more information about the commitment involved or the nominations process, please contact us. If you know a colleague who may be interested, please share this invitation with them.