Nominations for YUFA Committee Service

YUFA is seeking nominations for the following committees (see below). Terms of service are two years unless otherwise indicated. Committee service carrying a course release is also indicated.

If you are interested, kindly submit a written statement outlining your interest and any relevant experience to YUFA ([email protected]) no later than Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Serving on a YUFA committee counts as service.


Call for Nominations: Joint Employer – YUFA Committees and YUFA Committees

Below are the names and descriptions of the various joint and YUFA committees which will have vacancies beginning June 1, 2018. For each committee, the number of vacancies is indicated along with any course release associated with service. Unless otherwise indicated, all terms of service begin June 1, 2018 and end May 31, 2020. 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, kindly submit a written statement describing your reasons for wanting to serve, any relevant experience and any education or training. The deadline to submit your written statement is May 22, 2018. Statements should be submitted to [email protected] (subject line: Committees).

Health & Safety Committee (1 vacancy)

The YUFA Caucus of the Joint Committee on the Administration of the Agreement (JCOAA), per Article 7.03 (d), is seeking 1 volunteer to be appointed as a Committee Member to the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC).

Applicants should have an interest in Occupational Health & Safety. One member of the committee must be formally certified to perform workplace inspections and accident investigations. Meetings are set by the Committee. The JHSC protocol can be found here.

Joint Financial Information Subcommittee (3 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. The Association shall receive all financial information given to Senate APPC and its subcommittees.

There are three vacancies for at-large members.

Joint Implementation Committee on Affirmative Action (2 vacancies)

YUFA is seeking three members for the Joint Implementation Committee on Affirmative Action for Faculty, Librarians and Archivists (Article 12.22).

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 in order to ensure that policies already established are implemented. Any substantive revision to a unit’s plan must be submitted to the Joint Committee on Affirmative Action for approval.

The meeting schedule is determined by the Joint Subcommittee. For this academic year, members are asked to keep Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. available in case meetings are needed. Most meetings occur during the hiring period, between January and the early summer.

Equity Subcommittee (2 vacancies)

YUFA By-law 3 establishes the Equity Subcommittee 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.

Dispute Resolution Committee (1 vacancy – 0.5 FCE course reduction)

YUFA is seeking applications from members who wish to be considered for the position of YUFA Side-person (1 position) as described in Article 9 of the Collective Agreement.

DRC Side-person: Applicants should have familiarity with the Collective Agreement in general and the grievance process in particular, as outlined in Article 9. Only members who agree to set aside a scheduled three-hour block of time twice a month shall be appointed to the DRC. Each appointee receives a 0.5 FCE course release during the term of appointment. Service to YUFA by its members is included within the definition of “service to the University” for purposes of assessing workload and evaluating performance. Up to two (2) members shall be appointed by YUFA Executive, ratified by Stewards’ Council, for a one-year term beginning June 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2019.