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    • 05 APR 24
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    What Are Your Bargaining Priorities?

    What Are Your Bargaining Priorities?

    FSA Board and staff members have been meeting with Departments across the Institute to learn more about member priorities for the next round of bargaining. Our representatives are happy to meet with members following the conclusion of a Department meeting or as a standalone chat, usually for 30-45 minutes. Please contact us to arrange a meeting (intended

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    • 04 APR 24
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    Candidates Acclaimed: FSA 2024 Board Elections

    Candidates Acclaimed: FSA 2024 Board Elections

    In this year’s election, the FSA welcomed Board nominations for positions of President and Vice President, 2024-26. Nomination Details Nominations were accepted from March 15 until April 3 We received one (1) nomination for one (1) President position We received one (1) nomination for one (1) Vice President position Both Candidates were acclaimed Questions can be directed

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    • 04 APR 24
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    Questions of the Week – April 2024

    2024-04-05 Q: What are our rights when it comes to participating in lawful political activity off campus and outside of work hours? Do managers have the right to discipline members for publicly supporting policies or causes? A: Good questions. Timely. The answer to the first is that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides for

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    • 27 MAR 24
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    Policy 5401 Update: A Small Win, A Larger Issue

    Policy 5401 Update: A Small Win, A Larger Issue

    A Small But Important Win The journey of Policy 5401 has led to a small win and also raised awareness of a larger issue for the FSA and our members. This policy went very quickly from the revision stage in November to a rushed approval at the Wednesday, March 20, 2024 Education Councial (EdCo) meeting—rushed

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    • 20 MAR 24
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    Upcoming FSA GM: April 24, 2024

    Upcoming FSA GM: April 24, 2024

    The FSA will hold its third and final general meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on April 24, 2024. The meeting will be held in Town Square D with an online option for hybrid attendance. Online voting will be facilitated via the digital meeting platform, through which members will obtain unique voting identification prior to

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    • 12 MAR 24
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    CARAS’ University Partnerships Event

    CARAS’ University Partnerships Event

    On March 7, 2024, the FSA’s Caucus on Applied Research and Advanced Studies (CARAS) held an event exploring how faculty have navigated the often difficult path of securing research funding through university partnerships. Hosted by FSA member Bonnie Johnston, Research Partnerships and BCIT saw four panelists (Eric Saczuk, Aaron Hunter, Mirela Gutica, and David Holloway) relate their experiences, as

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