Dear QUFA Members,
We’re beginning the nominations process for 2024 that culminates with elections to Executive Committee positions at the Spring General Meeting. In the first instance, I am putting together the Nominations Committee (per By-law No. 1 of the QUFA Constitution, see below) and would like to hear from you if you are interested to be part of it. The “Nom Comm” works virtually and largely through email communications with a few meetings to check in. Committee members brainstorm potential candidates for open Executive positions and reach out to them to solicit interest. The Committee then recommends candidates to the Spring General Meeting. Please get in touch by email if you are interested in participating in the Committee’s work this year.
I am also asking for interest in running for Executive positions that are open this year, these include (per 9.2(vi) of the QUFA Constitution):
- Grievance Committee Chair
- Joint Committee to Administer the Agreement Co-Chair
- Librarian and Archivist Representative
- Equity Representative
- Continuing Adjunct Representative
- 1 of 2 Member at Large positions
- Health and Safety Representative
The last position was newly transformed from an appointed to an elected position at the 2023 Fall General Meeting. If you are interested in running for a first or subsequent term in any of these positions, please let me know.
Finally, the position of Equity Representative is currently vacant and the Executive Committee will be appointing an interim person (January to June 2024) to fill the seat until an elected person takes over in July. If you are interested or know someone who would be interested, please reach out to me or to Cella Olmstead (QUFA President).
I look forward to hearing from you,
Karen Rudie, QUFA Vice President. Contact at: email@example.com