MRFA’s 2018-2019 Executive Board

 

 

 

ScreenHunter_1206 Aug. 16 10.08President: Melanie Peacock (General Management and Human Resources)

Phone: 403.440.6191

Email: mpeacock@mtroyal.ca

 

 

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Past-President: Marc Schroeder (Mathematics and Computing)

Phone: 403.440.6172

Email: mschroeder@mtroyal.ca

 

 

ScreenHunter_1188 Jul. 17 08.54Vice-President Negotiations: Lee Easton (English, Languages and Cultures)

Phone: 403.440.5906

Email: leaston@mtroyal.ca

 

 

ScreenHunter_1186 Jul. 17 08.21Vice-President Policy and Senior Grievance Officer: Brady Killough (Mathematics and Computing)

Phone: 403.440.8506

Email: bkillough@mtroyal.ca

 

ScreenHunter_1194 Jul. 17 08.57Advocacy Officer: Michael Truscello (General Education and English, Languages and Cultures)

Phone: 403.440.8513

Email: mtruscello@mtroyal.ca

 

 

ScreenHunter_1190 Jul. 17 08.56Communications Officer: Brenda Lang (General Management)

Phone: 403.440.8691

Email: blang@mtroyal.ca

 

 

 

ScreenHunter_1191 Jul. 17 08.56Academic Liaison Officer: Allison MacKenzie (Public Relations)

Phone: 403.440.8748

Email: amackenzie@mtroyal.ca

 

 

 

ScreenHunter_1189 Jul. 17 08.54Contract Faculty Representative: Guy Obrecht (General Education)

Phone: 403.440.5610

Email: aobrecht@mtroyal.ca

 

 

ScreenHunter_1195 Jul. 17 08.59Treasurer: Rafik Kurji (Accounting)

Phone: 403.440.6037

Email: rkurji@mtroyal.ca

 

 

ScreenHunter_1193 Jul. 17 08.57Member at Large: Jennifer Solinas (General Education)

Phone: 403.440.8997

Email: jsolinas@mtroyal.ca

 

 

 

ScreenHunter_1192 Jul. 17 08.57Board of Governors Representative: David Clemis (Humanities)

Phone: 403.440.5995

Email: dclemis@mtroyal.ca

 

 

Executive Board Position Descriptions:

  • The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association. The President Chairs the Executive Boardand the Faculty Centre Management Committee, sits on the Grievance Committee, and is an ex officio member of all other Association Committees. The President is the Association’s liaison between the Association and the senior administration of the University, and is responsible, in conjunction with the Vice-President, Policy and Senior Grievance Officer, for monitoring proposed changes to University policy which affect the terms and conditions of Regular Members’ employment. The President represents the Association at Step 2 of grievances and provides confidential advice and assistance regarding matters not involving interpretation and/or contravention of the Collective Agreement, including, but not limited to, evaluations, institutional processes, issues of faculty welfare, and conflict resolution. Refer to bylaws 9.2 for more information. (Full reassigned time, tenure required, elected in even numbered years for a two year term)
  • The Vice-President Negotiations serves on the Negotiating Committee in accordance with the terms of the Negotiating Committee articles of the Bylaws and the Collective Agreement. The Vice-President Negotiations is the liaison between the Executive Boardand the Negotiating Committee, and sits on the Grievance Committee. Refer to Bylaws 9.3 for more information (144 SICH reassigned time in bargaining years, 48 SICH in years without Negotiations, tenure required, elected in odd numbered years for a two year term)
  • The Vice-President Policy and Senior Grievance Officer advises and supports Regular Members at Step 1 grievances, is responsible for stating a grievance in writing, including the remedy sought, to the Provost and Vice-President Academic and the President of the Association at Step 2, and provides regular grievance reports to the Executive Board and to the membership. The Vice-President, Policy and Senior Grievance Officer chairs the Grievance Committee and is a member of the Professional Standards and Senior Governance Committee and shall liaise with the Executive Board regarding the work of the committee. The Vice-President, Policy and Senior Grievance Officer also assists the President in monitoring proposed changes to University policy which affect the terms and conditions of Regular Members’ employment. Should the Presidentresign or leave office, the Vice-President, Policy and Senior Grievance Officer assumes the office of President until a by-election is held. More information refer to Bylaws 9.4. (96 SICH reassigned time, tenure required, 3 year term)
  • The Advocacy Officer is responsible for the development and execution of all advocacy initiatives in accordance with Association Policies and Procedures, in consultation with the President, and with the support of the Advocacy Committee, Communications Committee and MRU Coalition. The Advocacy Officerassists the President in preparing external communications, related to advocacy initiatives, with the government, media and general public, in accordance with Association Policies and Procedures. The Advocacy Officer chairs the Advocacy Committee and is a member of the MRU Coalition. More information refer to Bylaws 9.5. (48 SICH reassigned time, any regular member – full time or contract – elected in odd numbered years for a two year term).
  • The Communications Officer is responsible for the development and execution of all non-routine communications with the membership. The Communications Officer Chairs the Communications Committee. The Communications Officerworks closely with the Senior Administrative and Faculty Relations Officer and the President in the development and execution of all communications with the membership and coordinates the Department Communicators network. Refer to Bylaws article 9.6 for more information. (48 SICH reassigned time, any regular member – full time or contract – elected in even numbered years for a two year term).
  • The Treasurer is responsible for accurate financial records, financial statements of the transactions of the Association, and reporting to the membership regarding finances. Refer to Bylaws 9.7 for more information (48 SICH reassigned time, any regular member – full time or contract – elected in even numbered years for a two year term).
  • The Academic Liaison Officer assists the Presidentin matters of academic policy and governance and performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Board. The Academic Liaison Officer serves as the Association’s liaison among Faculty Councils and the General Faculties Council and facilitates the exchange of information related to academic governance and academic policy, especially where they affect academic freedom, the Collective Agreement, and the work of Regular Members. The Academic Liaison Officer chairs the Academic Liaison Committee. Refer to Bylaws 9.8 for more information (48 SICH reassigned time, any regular member – full time or contract – elected in odd numbered years for a two year term).
  • The Contract Member Representative is responsible for facilitating communication between the Association and contract members, and corresponds with Human Resources to ensure that the Contract Faculty Handbook is kept current and readily available. The Contract Member Representative shall serve on the Negotiating Committeeand on the Grievance Committee. The Contract Member Representative shall perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Board. Refer to Bylaws 9.9 for more information (176 SICH overload in bargaining years, 64 SICH in years without Negotiations, must be a contract faculty member, elected in even numbered years for a two year term).
  • The Member at Large performs duties as assigned by the Executive Board, including acting as the Chief Returning Officer, chairingthe Bylaws Committee, and potentially serving as the liaison between the Executive Board and a Standing Committee of the Association. Refer to Bylaws 9.10 for more information (48 SICH reassigned time, any regular member – full time or contract – elected in even numbered years for a two year term).
  • The Faculty Representative to the Board of Governors is an ex officio, non-voting member of the Executive Board, advises and assists the Presidentin relations with the Board of Governors and the government, and reports to the membership on public meetings of the Board of Governors. Refer to Bylaws 9.11 for more information. (48 SICH reassigned time, tenure required, elected in odd numbered years for a two year term).

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