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Committee Vacancies

Below are the names and brief descriptions of the various joint and YUFA committees which currently have vacancies. Service on YUFA committees counts as service to the University.

Unless otherwise indicated, terms are generally for two (2) years, beginning on June 1, 2024 and ending May 31, 2026. Appointments to committees are approved by the Executive Committee and ratified by Stewards’ Council. If you wish to be considered for any of the positions available, please reach out to [email protected].

  • Joint Committee on the Administration of the Agreement and Subcommittee on Long Range Planning: 1 vacancy
    • The Joint Committee on the Administration of the Agreement (JCOAA) (Article 7) shall function in an advisory capacity to the Association and/or the Employer with the general aim of ensuring that the Collective Agreement is administered in a spirit of co-operation and mutual respect.The Joint Committee is chaired jointly by a representative of the Association and a representative of the Employer, who are responsible for preparing and distributing agenda for meetings, and alternate in presiding over meetings. The Joint Committee meets at least once monthly, or more or less frequently as the parties may agree, or, on five (5) days’ notice, at the call of either of the chairpersons.

    • YUFA is seeking to fill one vacancy for a member at-large to serve on both JCOAA and LRP.

  • Joint Committee on Affirmative Action: 3 vacancies
    • The mandate of this subcommittee is to ensure that units conform to the Article 12.21 criteria for selecting candidates and to ensure that units actively seek out and give fair consideration in their selection processes to candidates designated in the affirmative action provisions of the Collective Agreement. The subcommittee approves academic unit affirmative action plans to ensure that established policies are implemented. Any substantive revision to a unit’s plan must be submitted to the Joint Committee on Affirmative Action for approval.
  • Joint Financial Information Subcommittee: 2 vacancies
    • The Joint Committee shall establish a Financial Information Subcommittee to serve as the channel for the passing of data and analyses of the financial operations of the University between the parties. The Subcommittee shall meet at least once every six (6) weeks during the Autumn/Winter session and shall submit a summary report of its activities to the JCOAA once annually, between 1 February and 31 March.
  • Dispute Resolution Committee: 3 vacancies
    • YUFA is seeking applications from members who wish to be considered for the positions of YUFA Co-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) (1 position), and as YUFA Side- persons (2 positions) as described in Article 9 of the Collective Agreement.
  • Joint Health and Safety Committees: 9 vacancies (Education, Glendon, Kaneff, LAPS, Schulich, Science/Health/Environmental Studies, Dahdaleh, Markham, and York Lanes Precincts) 
    • JHSCs are now precinct-based rather than union-based which means that YUFA has representatives on 12 different multi-union JHSCs across campus. Candidates may only apply for a location in which they work (normally where their office or lab is housed). If your office is not located in the precinct to which you’re applying, please advise how you are connected to the specific area represented by the JHSC.
  • Joint Subcommittee on Employment Equity and Inclusivity: 3 vacancies
    • The JSCEEI discusses issues with respect to the requirements of the Federal Contractors Program and the University’s Policies and Programs relating to Employment Equity and Inclusivity. The Subcommittee also oversee any University-wide equity and inclusivity audits of full-time faculty and librarians/archivists as agreed upon by the Parties and may make recommendations to address any identified concerns on the basis of the outcome of any such audits. The Subcommittee shall meet at least once every six (6) weeks during the Fall/Winter session and shall submit a summary report of its activities to the JCOAA once annually by June 30th.
  • Equity Subcommittee: 3 vacancies
    • The Equity Subcommittee exists to assist the Equity Officers to facilitate, advance, and advocate for the reduction and removal of inequities at York University, with regard to issues such as hiring, tenure and promotion, salaries, and retirement. These include inequities on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, ethnicity, religion, political belief, language, culture, ancestry, place of origin (birth place), colour, citizenship, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual preference, marital status, family status, number of dependents, or belief or membership in associations, and other forms of discrimination.
  • YUFA Pension Committee: 2 vacancies
    • The YUFA Pension committee is responsible for reviewing, researching and overseeing matters related to the pensions of members and to serve as the union-side caucus of the joint committee established under Article 14.01 (d) of the York University/YUFA Collective agreement and to help prepare YUFA for any negotiations with the employer on matters related to pensions and retirement provisions.
  • York University Retiree Benefit Trust: 2 vacancies
    • YUFA is seeking a nomination to fill two vacancies on the York University Retired Faculty and Librarian Benefit Trust Fund. Trustees are responsible for administering the Fund for the purpose of providing such Benefits, as may be appropriate in accordance with the Benefit Plan adopted from time to time by the Trustees and approved by YUFA after consultation with ARFL.
  • Communications Committee: 5 vacancies
    • The YUFA Communications Committee ensures timely, relevant, and two-way communication with members. There are important matters on the agenda for developing the work of this new standing committee for the coming year.
  • Community Projects Committee: Open membership
    • YUFA'S Community Projects Committee (YUFA-CP) facilitates YUFA’s work with community groups to promote engaged citizenship through access and equity programs, and to undertake community-based research. New members are welcome! If you are interested in joining YUFA-CP, please write to [email protected].

YUFA's Equity Caucuses

YUFA's Equity Officers cordially invite YUFA members who identify as racialized, Indigenous, LGBTQ2, or disabled to join one or more of YUFA's five (5) equity caucuses. Please note that serving on any of YUFA's equity caucuses counts as part of your service work. 

  • Race Equity Caucus: The Race Equity Caucus (REC) would like to invite interested YUFA members (who identify as racialized and/or visible minorities) to join the Caucus.
  • Caucus D’équité Raciale à Glendon: Glendon's Race Equity Caucus is led by racialized part and full-time faculty but open to all faculty committed to race equity.
  • Indigenous Caucus: We are a collective of self-identifying Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) educators here at York University.
  • Queer Caucus: YUFA Queer Caucus is made up of YUFA members who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, non-binary, gender variant, Two-Spirit, intersex, queer, or questioning.
  • Disability Caucus: The caucus provides an opportunity for faculty members with disabilities to come together, voice their concerns, and advocate for their needs.  

Members interested in joining one (or more) of the caucuses should write to [email protected] using the subject line: Equity Caucuses and identifying the specific caucus(es) they wish to join. 

Stewards' Council Vacancies

The Stewards' Council provides a forum for discussion of issues of concern to YUFA members and can direct the Executive Committee to take action thereon. Below are the names of the various units who have a steward vacancy. Service on YUFA committees counts as service to the University. Unless otherwise indicated, terms are generally for two (2) years, beginning on June 1, 2022 and ending May 31, 2024. Appointments to Stewards Council are ratified by the unit membership. If you wish to be considered for an open steward position, please reach out to [email protected].

  • Theatre, School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design: 1 vacancy
  • Visual Art and Art History; Computational Arts School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design: 1 vacancy
  • French, Glendon College: 1 vacancy
  • Social Sciences, Glendon College (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Mathematics, International Studies): 1 vacancy
  • Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health: 1 vacancy
  • Nursing, Faculty of Health: 1 vacancy
  • Psychology, Faculty of Health: 1 vacancy
  • Economics, Faculty of LA&PS: 1 vacancy
  • French Studies, Faculty of LA&PS: 1 vacancy
  • Electrical Engineering; Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering: 2 vacancies

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