2021 QUFA Spring General Meeting and Executive Committee Elections

2021 Spring General Meeting

The Spring General Meeting (SGM) is scheduled for 15 April 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. We are the running the meeting as a live event using an Internet meeting platform Zoom.

All QUFA Members are asked to RSVP their intention to attend the SGM by 13 April 2021 to QUFA Office Administrator Elizabeth Polnicky

Association Members who RSVP “yes” by 13 April 2021 will be registered to vote in the elections for Executive positions and will receive a Simply Voting Ballot by email in advance of the meeting.

To clarify, if you pay dues to QUFA, you are a member of the Bargaining Unit and have the right to vote on collective agreement matters. You may also elect to join the Association, at no additional cost, and participate in its governance by voting in elections, on proposed budgets and on other governance matters. If you haven’t joined but would like to, complete a Membership Form here.

Election of QUFA Executive Committee Members

All candidates for open Executive positions are asked to submit their nominations and statements of interest to Leslie Jermyn by 7 April 2021 at 1.00 p.m. 

Please refer to the following documents for further information on the election and appointment cycle of Executive officers

The Executive Positions up for election, acclamation or appointment this round are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Past President (Appointed)
  • Political Action Communication Committee Chair
  • Term Adjunct Representative
  • Member at Large (1 position according to the QUFA Constitution)
  • Council of Representatives Chair + Alternate Chair (Elected by Council)
  • Library & Archive Representative (Named by QULA)

Candidates Standing for Election

The Nominations Committee is pleased to report the following regular nominations to the Executive Committee. To view each Candidates’ statement, please click on name.

    • President 
      Nominee(s) to date:
    • Vice President (one-year term)
      Nominee(s) to date:
    • Chair of Political Action Communication Committee (PACC)
      Nominee(s) to date: 
    • Term Adjunct Representative
      Nominee(s) to date:
      • Ayca Tomac (Global Development Studies & Cultural Studies)
    • Member-at-Large (two-year term)
      Nominee(s) to date: 
      • Trustee: Ken Ko (Biology)
      • CAUT Defense Fund Proxy: Ken Ko (Biology)
  • Certified Results 
  •                                                                                                                              ELECTED:
  • • President: Jordan Morelli
  • • Vice President: Laeeque Daneshmend
  • • Chair of Political Action Communication Committee (PACC): Mary Louise Adams
  • • Chair of QUFA Council: Les Mackenzie (DBMS), elected at March 2021 QUFA Council meeting
  • • Alternate Chair of QUFA Council: Mary Olmstead (Psychology), elected at March 2021 QUFA Council meeting
  • • Term Adjunct Representative: Ayca Tomac
  • • Member-at-Large (two-year term): Melissa Houghtaling
  • • Member-at-Large (one-year term): Gillian Akenson
  •                                                                                                               APPOINTED:
  • • Past President: Kayll Lake  will stay on as Past President (July1-December 31, 2021)
  • • Past President: Elizabeth Hanson will be past President ( January 1, 2022-June 30 2023)
  • • QULA Representative: Heather Home has been appointed by QULA for Library and Archives Representative
  • We would like to thank all the candidates who participated in this election. Their willingness to serve is much appreciated.

Communications to Members