Executive Council

The Executive Council manages the affairs of the Association between meetings of the Board.

2020-2021 Executive Council

PositionRepresentativeAffiliationOffice Phone
President Michael Shaw Biological Sciences 9732
Past President Janet Morrill Accounting & Finance 6854
Vice-President Orvie Dingwall Health Sciences Library 977-5660
Treasurer Lukas Neville Business Administration 9061
Executive Secretary Alison Calder English, Theatre, Film & Media 8280
Grievance Officer Mark Gabbert History 8840
Grievance Officer Joy Stacey Biological Sciences 6380
Member at large Mark Hudson Sociology 1655
Member at large Ruby Warren Libraries 6373
Member at large Miriam Unruh Academic Learning Centre 8665
Member at large Alyson Mahar Rady Faculty of Health Sciences 789-3975
Member at large Joe Curnow Education EAF&P 7111
Member at large Sachin Katyal Pharmacology & Therapeutics 787-2765
Executive Director (Ex Officio) Greg Flemming   8282

Board of Representatives

The Board of Representatives shall manage the affairs of the Association subject to the direction or approval of general meetings of the Association and in accordance with the By-Laws and Standing Rules of the Association.

If your constituency is not listed below, please contact the UMFA Office for information about becoming a representative. If you wish to arrange a constituency meeting with an UMFA representative, please contact the office.

UMFA Office: (204) 474-8272

Download the full BoR list here:  UMFA_BoR_2020-2021.pdf

Benefits and Responsibilities of Membership on the UMFA Board of Representatives

The UMFA Board of Representatives manages the affairs of the Association subject to the direction or approval of general meetings of the Association and in accordance with the By-Laws and Standing Rules of the Association. The duties and powers of the Board of Representatives are described in Section 4 of the UMFA Constitution, which is available here. Board Representatives are elected for three-year terms.

Benefits

  1. Giving your constituency representation on the UMFA Board and ensuring that UMFA's activities are meeting the needs of members of your constituency.

  2. Giving you a voice in how UMFA is managed and in decisions affecting all Members. This is especially important during a year of contract negotiations.

  3. Providing you with an opportunity to learn more about members' rights and university governance.

  4. Meeting members from other constituencies and learning about their concerns.

  5. Service as a member of the UMFA Board of Representatives is considered service to the university community, and consequently counts towards your service responsibilities (Article 36.2 of the Collective Agreement).

Responsibilities

  1. Attending meetings of the Board of Representatives. An "alternate" member of your constituency can attend in your place if you are not available. The Board of Representatives meets once a month, usually in the UMFA boardroom, for about 90 minutes. Coffee, juice, and cookies are provided at each meeting. Total time commitment including meeting-related reading and "travel time" would be 2-3 hours per month. There are not usually Board meetings over the summer.

  2. Reporting on the concerns of your constituents at a meeting of the Board of Representatives once during the academic year.

  3. Organizing constituency meetings as required. Normally, a constituency meeting is held prior to a round of bargaining, but a representative might wish to organize constituency meetings at other times.

  4. Communicating with members of the constituency regarding UMFA business. Some representatives send e-mail summaries of meetings of the Board of Representatives to their constituents. Others communicate with their constituents about specific UMFA issues via e-mail. Some communicate informally with their constituents.

  5. Advising the Association of possible violations of the collective agreement, for example, possible violations of evaluation processes, or hiring, tenure, or promotion procedures.

  6. Advising Members who have questions or concerns pertaining to the UMFA Collective Agreement to contact the Contract Administrator through the Association office at (204) 474-8272.

    More serious concerns should be directed to UMFA Legal Counsel, Jason Gisser at (204) 474-9871, Andrew MacIssac at (204) 474-7548, or the Executive Director Greg Flemming at (204) 474-8282.

 

2020-2021 Committee Appointments

Executive Council
WLC Delegates
MFL Delegate
Board of Governors Assessor
Senate Assessor
Defence Fund Trustees
Workplace Safety and Health
Communications Standing Committee
Constitution and Standing Rules Committee
Diversity and Equity Commitee
Reserve Fund Committee
UMFA Representatives to the University Staff Benefits Committee
Anomalies
Ad hoc Committee on Instructor Rank Change
Manitoba Organization of Faculty Associations (MOFA)
Merit Awards Committee
Alternate Accommodation Committee
Ad Hoc Commitee on Teaching and Course Evaluation
Solidarity Committee
Gender Solidarity Working Group
Ad Hoc Committee on Nominations Practices and Policies
Collective Agreement Committee
Bargaining Team

 

Executive Council

Michael Shaw (Biological Sciences), President
Janet Morrill (Accounting & Finance), Past President
Orvie Dingwall (Health Sciences Library), Vice-President
Lukas Neville (Business Administration), Treasurer
Alison Calder (English, Theatre, Film & Media), Secretary
Mark Gabbert (History), Grievance Officer
Joy Stacey (Biological Sciences), Grievance Officer
Mark Hudson (Sociology), Member at Large
Ruby Warren (Libraries), Member at Large
Miriam Unruh (Academic Learning Centre), Member at Large
Alyson Mahar (Rady Faculty of Health Sciences), Member at Large
Joe Curnow (Education EAF&P), Member at Large
Sachin Katyal (Pharmacology & Therapeutics), Member at Large
Greg Flemming, Executive Director (ex-officio)

WLC Delegates

Tom Booth (Biological Sciences)
David Camfield (Labour Studies/Sociology)
Orvie Dingwall (Health Sciences Library)
Greg Flemming (UMFA ED)
James Hare (Biological Sciences)
Tommy Kucera (Mathematics)
Caterina Reitano (French, Spanish, Italian)
Kevin Scott (Biological Sciences)
Michael Shaw (Biological Sciences)

MFL Delegate

Michael Shaw (Biological Sciences)

Board of Governors Assessor

(Past President)

Janet Morrill (Accounting & Finance)

Senate Assessor

Orvie Dingwall (Health Sciences Library)

Defence Fund Trustees

Tom Booth (Biological Sciences) - 2 year term
Michael Shaw (Biological Sciences) - 2 year term
Greg Flemming (UMFA) - 2 year term

Workplace Health and Safety

Linda Larcombe (Medicine)

Communications Standing Committee

Not active

Constitution and Standing Rules Committee

Not active

Diversity and Equity Committee

Carrie Miller (Native Studies) (Chair)

Reserve Fund Committee

Lukas Neville (Business Administration), Chair
Peter Blunden (Physics & Astronomy)
Tom Booth (Biological Sciences)
Caterina Reitano (French, Spanish & Italian)
Orvie Dingwall (Health Sciences Library), Past Treasurer
Michael Shaw, UMFA President (Ex-Officio)
Greg Flemming, Executive Director (Ex-Officio)
Debbie Abraham (Administrative Assistant, Financial)

UMFA Representatives to the University Staff Benefits Committee

Jay Goldstein (Retired Members)
Cameron Morrill (Accounting & Finance)
Janet Morrill (Accounting & Finance)
Greg Flemming, Executive Director, UMFA
Orvie Dingwall (Health Sciences Library)
Sachin Katyal (RIOH/Pharmacology), Alternate

Anomalies

Sachin Katyal (RIOH/Pharmacology)
RJ Leland (Philosophy)

Ad hoc Committee on Instructor Rank Change

Kevin Scott (Biological Sciences)
Michael Shaw (Biological Sciences)
Caterina Reitano (French, Spanish & Italian)
Mark Hudson (Sociology)
Miriam Unruh (Academic Leaning Centre)

Manitoba Organization of Faculty Associations (MOFA)

Mara Fridell (Sociology)
Orvie Dingwall (Health Sciences Library)
Robert Chernomas (Economics)

Merit Awards Committee

*Life Sciences/Natural Sciences & Engineering

          Jim Hare (Biological Sciences)
          Tommy Kucera (Mathematics)             

*Social Sciences, Humanities & Fine Arts

          Janet Morrill (School of Business)
          Katrina Dunn (English, Theatre, Film, & Media)

Alternate Accommodation Committee

Greg Flemming (Executive Director, UMFA)
Michael Shaw (Vice-President, UMFA)
Orvie Dingwall (Treasurer, UMFA)

Ad Hoc Commitee on Teaching and Course Evaluation

Janet Morrill (Accounting & Finance)
Joy Stacey (Biological Sciences)
Joanna Black (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning)
Greg Flemming (Executive Director, UMFA)

Solidarity Committee

Tom Booth (Biological Sciences)
Jim Hare (Biological Sciences)
Janet Morrill (Accounting and Finance)
Caterina Reitano (French, Spanish, Italian)
Michael Shaw (Biological Sciences)
Orvie Dingwall (Health Sciences Library)
David Camfield (Labour Studies & Sociology)
Deana Halonen (Social Work)
Ian Hudson (Economics)
Henry Heller (History)
Gord Boyer (Computer Science)
Miriam Unruh (Academic Learning Centre)
Mashiur Rahman (Engineering)
Laura Brown (Economics)
Russell Smandych (Sociology)
Jimmy Maiello (Music)

Gender Solidarity Working Group

Janet Morrill (Accounting & Finance)
Orvie Dingwall (Health Sciences Library)
Miriam Unruh (Academic Learning Centre)
Joy Stacey (Biological Sciences)
Clea Schmidt (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning)
Sandra Kouritzin (Education)
Ruby Warren (Libraries)

Ad Hoc Committee on Nominations Practices and Policies

Alyson Mahar (Chair)
Michael Shaw
Tina Chen
Caterina Reitano
Sandra Kouritzin

Collective Agreement Committee

Mark Gabbert (History), Chair
Kevin Scott (Biological Sciences)
Julie Guard (History)
Robert Chernomas (Economics)
Richard Jochelson (Law)
Diana McMillan (Health Science)
Eveline Milliken (Social Work)
Caterina Reitano (French, Spanish, Italian)
Jonathan Peyton (Environment and Geography)
And all members of the Bargaining Team and Executive Council

Bargaining Team

Cam Morrill (Accounting & Finance), Chief Bargainer
Kevin Scott (Biological Sciences)
Julie Guard (History)
Orvie Dingwall (Libraries)
Mark Hudson (Sociology)

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