Progressive Educators Pursing Excellence
The Mount Royal Faculty Association provides a collective voice for faculty, promotes tenure and academic freedom, advocates for the highest standards of professionalism in higher education, and upholds the values of diversity, equity and human rights.
Formed half a century ago and serving over 800 members, the Mount Royal Faculty Association (MRFA) provides a collective voice for faculty. We are incorporated under Alberta’s Post-secondary Learning Act, and are deemed as a trade union under Alberta’s Labour Relations Code to serve as the bargaining agent representing all academic staff members at MRU in matters relating to the terms and conditions of their employment. All full-time, limited-term, and contract faculty teaching credit courses are members of the MRFA. This includes librarians, counsellors, educational developers, laboratory instructors, and all employees designated as members of the academic staff. The core mandate of the MRFA is to negotiate the Collective Agreement on behalf of all of our members through collective bargaining, and to resolve alleged contraventions of the collective agreement through the grievance process. In addition, the MRFA strives to promote the professional standing of our members, foster the faculty voice in the shared academic governance of MRU and advocate for high quality and accessible post-secondary education.