Stewards' Council

Article 4 of the YUFA Constitution establishes the Stewards' Council to direct the affairs of the Association between General Meetings. 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.

Its other roles include ratifying appointments, subcommittees, and Bylaw amendments; approving Primary Negotiating Positions before their ratification by the membership; reviewing the Executive Committee's work plans; and recommending Constitutional amendments to the membership. The Stewards' Council includes members of the Executive Committee, all elected Stewards, and one Representative from each Recognized Caucus.

Meetings

Stewards' Council meetings are generally held the first Friday of every month during the Fall and Winter semesters and are open to all YUFA members.

Stewards

The full list of Stewards and of Representatives from each Recognized Caucus are listed below. Contact information for each member of Stewards' Council is available at York Atlas.

Group Name Constituent Academic Departments/Units Steward Term
AMPD Cinema and Media Arts Cinema and Media Arts, School of Arts, Media and Design John McCullough 2022-2025
AMPD Dance/Design Dance, School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design; Design, Faculty of Arts, Media, Performance and Design Gabi Schaffzin 2023-2026
AMPD Music Music, School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design Lisette Canton 2023-2026
AMPD Theatre Theatre, School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design Vacant 2023-2026
AMPD Visual Art and Art History/ Computational Arts Visual Art and Art History; Computational Arts School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design Vacant 2023-2026
Education Faculty of Education Tina R. Rapke 2022-2025
Education Faculty of Education Aparna Mishra Tarc 2021-2024
Environmental and Urban Change Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change Jenny Foster 2023-2026
Environmental and Urban Change Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change Anna Zalik 2022-2025
Glendon French French, Glendon College Vacant 2023-2026
Glendon Humanities English, Hispanic Studies, History, Philosophy, Translation, Multidisciplinary Studies, Glendon College Evan Light 2023-2026
Glendon Social Sciences Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Mathematics, International Studies, Glendon College Vacant 2023-2026
Health Kinesiology & Health Sciences/ Health Policy and Management Kinesiology & Health Sciences/ Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health Vacant 2023-2026
Health Kinesiology & Health Sciences/ Health Policy and Management Kinesiology & Health Sciences/ Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health Brad Meisner 2021-2024
Health Nursing Nursing, Faculty of Health Vacant 2023-2026
Health Psychology Psychology, Faculty of Health Melody Wiseheart 2023-2026
Health Psychology Psychology, Faculty of Health Vacant 2023-2026
LA&PS Administrative Studies Administrative Studies, Faculty of LA&PS Daniel Richards 2021-2024
LA&PS Administrative Studies Administrative Studies, Faculty of LA&PS Nabil Tahani 2021-2024
LA&PS Anthropology Anthropology, Faculty of LA&PS Alexandra Widmer 2021-2024
LA&PS Communication Studies/ Information Technology Communication Studies/ Information Technology, Faculty of LA&PS Anne MacLennan 2021-2024
LA&PS Economics Economics, Faculty of LA&PS Vacant 2023-2026
LA&PS English English, Faculty of LA&PS Tiana Reid 2023-2026
Equity Studies/ Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies Equity Studies, Faculty of LA&PS; Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies, Faculty of LA&PS & Glendon Mike Palamarek 2021-2024
LA&PS French Studies French Studies, Faculty of LA&PS Vacant 2023-2026
LA&PS History History, Faculty of LA&PS Boyd Cothran 2022-2024
LA&PS Human Resource Management/ Public Policy and Administration Human Resource Management; Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of LA&PS Hannah Johnston 2023-2026
LA&PS Humanities/ Writing Humanities, Writing Department, Faculty of LA&PS JT Tremblay 2023-2026
LA&PS Humanities/ Writing Humanities, Writing Department, Faculty of LA&PS Karen Ruddy 2021-2024
LA&PS LL&L Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, Faculty of LA&PS James Corcoran 2023-2026
LA&PS Philosophy Philosophy, Faculty of LA&PS Jim Vernon 2021-2024
LA&PS Politics Politics, Faculty of LA&PS Gerald Kernerman 2021-2024
LA&PS Social Science Social Science, Faculty of LA&PS Annette Bickford 2021-2024
LA&PS Social Science Social Science, Faculty of LA&PS Merouan Mekouar 2023-2026
LA&PS Social Work Social Work, Faculty of LA&PS Maria Liegghio 2023-2026
LA&PS Sociology Sociology, Faculty of LA&PS Lesley Wood 2021-2024
Libraries Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, Frost Library, Law Library, Scott Library, Steacie, Science & Engineering Library William Denton 2022-2025
Libraries Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, Frost Library, Law Library, Scott Library, Steacie, Science & Engineering Library Jennifer Grant 2022-2025
LSE Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering; Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering Vacant 2023-2026
LSE Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering; Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering Vacant 2023-2026
LSE Earth and Space Science; Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering Earth and Space Science; Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering Reza Rizvi 2022-2025

LSE Earth and Space Science; Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering

Earth and Space Science; Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering Hugh Chesser 2023-2026
Schulich Schulich School of Business Sylvia Hsu 2022-2025
Schulich Schulich School of Business Vacant 2023-2026
FS Biology Biology, Faculty of Science Carol Bucking 2023-2026
FS Chemistry Chemistry, Faculty of Science Sylvie Morin 2023-2026
FS Mathematics Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science Mike Zabrocki 2022-2025
FS Mathematics Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science Amenda Chow 2023-2026
FS Physics and Astronomy/ Natural Science Physics and Astronomy; Natural Science, Faculty of Science Matthew George 2022-2025
Disability Caucus   Gabi Schaffzin 2024-2025
Indigenous Caucus   Angele Alook 2023-2026
Queer Caucus   Ron Ophir 2023-2026
Race Equity Caucus (Keele)   Ena Dua 2021-2024
Race Equity Caucus (Glendon)   Usha Viswanathan 2023-2026

* Numbers are based on the latest membership lists provided by the Employer and will be updated annually. Only regular members are counted towards the number of Stewards per academic department/unit. For the definition of "regular members," please see Article 2.1 in the YUFA Constitution.