RRUFA Annual General Meeting
January 14, 2014
LIC Centre for Dialogue
|Niels Agger-Gupta||✔||Geoff Archer||Jo Axe||Brian Belcher||✔|
|Geoffrey Bird||✔||David Black||✔||Judith Blanchette||Tony Boydell||✔|
|Connie Carter||Kenneth Christie||✔||Robin Cox||Ann Dale|
|Audrey Dallimore||Matt Dodd||✔||Juana Du||Bill Durodié||✔|
|Catherine Etmanski||Lois Fearon||✔||Joshua Guilar||Doug Hamilton|
|Brigitte Harris||Laura Hebert||Rick Hinton||✔||Ingrid Kajzer-Mitchell|
|Leslie King||Richard Kool||✔||Charles Krusekopf||✔||Zhenyi Li|
|Ron Lindstrom||Chris Ling||✔||Stephen Long||✔||Will Low|
|Eva Malisius||✔||Kathleen Manion||✔||Virginia McKendry||Will Meredith||✔|
|Alison Moran||✔||Jonathan Moran||Jessica Mussell||Mickie Noble|
|Eileen Piggot-Irvine||✔||Terry Power||Donald Prescott||Siomonn Pulla|
|Michael Real||Carolin Rekar Munro||Wendy Rowe||Erich Schellhammer||✔|
|Bernard Schissel||Jean Slick||✔||Marilyn Taylor||Eugene Thomlinson||✔|
|Mike Thompson||✔||Phillip Vannini||George Veletsianos||Hassan Wafai|
|Jennifer Walinga||✔||Brian White||✔||Rebecca Wilson Mah||✔||Michael Young||✔|
Meeting called to order at 12:15PM
Additions to agenda:
No new business.
- Approval of Minutes of 2013 AGM:
Moved: Rick; 2nd Ken
- President’s report:
Kenneth: Ken thanked Caroline Rekar Munro and David Black and mentioned the CAUT award given to each, Ken also thanked the Executive of the RRUFA for their service in the last year. Ken said that he tried a different approach to RRUFA this past year, and thinks we have improved attendance and got a few more members. We still have a long way to go before we fully engage the FA membership… Ken wanted to commend the creation of the RRUFA website – thanks to Will. The website will help strengthen the Association.
Ken said that, RRU is doing well, as a whole, and getting media attention. However, healthy finances at RRU have not resulted in any improvements for faculty – no salary increase in real terms since 2009… If University is doing well, the Faculty should be improving as well…
Ken noted the creation and improvement of a faculty /staff lounge – coordinated by Lyn Jolie this past fall. Social Committee, under Geoff has been successful this past year… Grateful to people working on this (Geoff, Eileen)
Ken has been working on improving morale in the way faculty work is recognized and how we are assessed and valued in the university… Problem at other universities, too – bureaucratization of universities… Management has not dealt well with the limitations on bargaining set by PSEC…
We are still the only university that does not have sabbaticals for faculty in Canada. This will be an uphill battle, since the VP-A sees not having this as a ‘feather in his cap.’ Leads to stress –
Bargaining this past year was successful in the negotiation of the 2+2 settlement and completion of workload model in the ad-hoc committee… Thanks to the Bargaining Committee (David, Tony, Wendy, Chris, & Will).
(Faculty gave a round of applause for the Bargaining Team.
We still have unique governance structure that is the cause of miscommunication and difficulties…
Charles Krusekopf (new BoG representative)- has tried to reach out to the BoG members to build bridges and help build understanding/relationship with faculty – this has had a major effect on governance of institution.
Ken: Thanks for allowing ‘me’ to be President for last year – it has been a privilege…
- Financial Report – Mike
The FA had $112K at beginning of year; we now have a surplus of $32.5K in addition.
[See attached financial statements from Mike]
Revenues in 2013: about $61, 000
Expenses: about $29,000 including CUFA-BC & CAUT memberships, meeting expenses, & minor expenses for travel.
Surplus: about $32,500
Bank account: $111,764.00
2014 proposed budget is similar to previous years.
- How much is good enough to have in the bank?
Build a good war chest – black swan events.
Project a surplus of 26K for 2014
Motion to approve the 2013 – Moved: Stephen L 2nd:. Will
Motion to approve 2014 budget – Moved: Chris – 2nd: Matt
- New Business:
- FA Directors elected for 2014:
President: Kenneth Christie (determined at February meeting)
VP: Tony Boydell
Secretary: Niels Agger-Gupta
Treasurer: Mike Thompson
MAL: Rick Kool
MAL: Jessica Mussell
MAL: Erich Schellhammer
MAL: Catherine Etmanski
(Not elected at this AGM)
Past President: Carolin Rekar Munro
Chief Negotiator: Wendy Rowe
Chief Grievance Officer: David Black
H&S Officer: Alison Moran
Eva Malisius – chose not to stand again in MAL position – and was thanked for her service in the last year.
4.2 No additional new business:
- adjourn the AGM Moved – David – 2nd Erich…
Adjournment at 12:50 – Recorder: Niels (Secretary)
[Monthly meeting will now commence.]