2022 Spring General Meeting and Executive Elections

2022 Spring General Meeting

The Spring General Meeting (SGM) is scheduled for 21 April 2022 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 19 April 2022 to QUFA Office Administrator Elizabeth Polnicky

Association Members who RSVP “yes” by 19 April 2022 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 Laeeque Daneshmend (Laeeque.daneshmend@queensu.ca) or Leslie Jermyn (jermynl@queensu.ca).by 13 April 2022 at 12.00 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:

  • Vice President (1-year term)
  • Treasurer (2-year term)
  • Secretary (2-year term)
  • Chair of the Grievance Committee (2-year term)
  • Joint Chair of the Committee to Administer the Collective Agreement (2-year term)
  • Equity Representative (2-year term)
  • Continuing Adjunct Representative (2-year term)
  • Member at Large (two positions)
  • PACC Chair ( 1-year, off cycle election)
  • Library & Archive Representative (appointed by QULA)
  • Health and Safety Officer (appointed by Executive)

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.

    • Vice President (1 year)
      Nominee(s) to date:
    • Treasurer
      Nominee(s) to date:
    • Secretary
      Nominee(s) to date:
    • Chair of the Grievance Committee
      Nominee(s) to date: 
    • Joint Chair of the Committee to Administer the Collective Agreement
      Nominee(s) to date: 
    • Equity Representative
      Nominee(s) to date: 
    • Continuing Adjunct Representative
      Nominee(s) to date: 
    • Member-at-Large (2 year term)
      Nominee(s) to date:
    • PACC Chair (1 year, off cycle election)
      Nominee(s) to date:
    • Library and Archives Representative (appointed by QULA)
      Nominee(s) to date: To be determined
  • Certified Results 
  • • Vice President: Mary C. Olmstead (Psychology)
  • • Treasurer: Valerie Bartlett (Smith School of Business)
  • • Secretary: Chantal Brunette (Dan School of Music)
  • • Chair of the Grievance Committee: Constance Adamson (Library)
  • • Joint Chair of the Committee to Administer the Collective Agreement: James Stotz (Physics)
  • • Equity Representative: Carolyn Prouse (Geography and Planning)
  • • Continuing Adjunct Representative: Melissa Houghtaling (Gender Studies)
  • • PACC Chair: Robert G. May (English)
  • • Member-at-Large (1 year term): Brad R. Weinberg (Employment Relations Program)
  • • Member-at-Large (2 year term): Gillian Akenson (Library)
  • • QULA Representative: TBD
  • We would like to thank all the candidates who participated in this election. Their willingness to serve is much appreciated.

Communications to Members