Announcements: Important information and dates re QUFA Spring General Meeting and Elections

Dear QUFA Members please note a few important dates that are coming up in May regarding QUFA Spring General Meeting (SGM) and the election of Executive committee members.

May 7 – All candidates for open Executive positions (Treasurer, Secretary, Grievance Chair, JCAA Co-Chair, QULA Representative, Equity Representative, one Member at Large, and the Continuing Adjunct Representative)  are asked to submit their nominations and statements of interest to QUFA Executive Director Leslie Jermyn jermynl@queensu.ca  before May 7th at 1 pm so that their statements can be posted on qufa.ca and their candidacy can be advertised to attending Members by May 14th.

May 14 – Deadline to RSVP intention to attend SGM and to register to vote online for candidates in the open Executive positions is May 14th, please RSVP to QUFA Office Administrator Elizabeth Polnicky ep43@queensu.ca.

May 21 – QUFA Spring General Meeting (SGM) 1-3 pm will be conducted using an internet meeting platform such as Zoom or Teams.

Please note that only those members that have RSVP’d “yes” before May 14 will receive a link with password to join the SGM and only Association Members 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: https://www.qufa.ca/member-services/membership-form/

For this election, no nominations “from the floor” (during the May 21st meeting) will be accepted.

For further information regarding the QUFA Spring General Meeting and Elections please see the April Issue of QUFA Voices  https://www.qufa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/90-QUFA-Voices-Apr-2020.pdf.

Questions may be directed to QUFA Executive Director Leslie Jermyn at jermynl@queensu.ca.

Stay safe everyone

Elizabeth Polnicky
QUFA Office Administrator
ep43@queensu.ca