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UWFA Contract Signing

e-dition - November 3, 2006

Pictured at the signing of the UWFA/CF contract (left to right): Geri Wensel, Acting Director, Human Resources; Marianne Cerilli, UWFA/CF Bargaining Committee Member; Nicole Rosevere, UWFA/CF Bargaining Committee Member; Claudia Wright, Acting Vice-President (Research & Graduate Studies); Lisa McGifford, UWFA Staff Officer; Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor; Terry Hidichuk, Chair of the Board of Regents; Alden Turner, UWFA/CF Chief Negotiator; and, Kristine Hansen, President of UWFA.

UWFA Contract Faculty Signing


By Ilana Simon

The University of Winnipeg signed its first contract with University of Winnipeg Faculty Association /Contract Faculty October 30, 2006. Additionally, the University has contracts with UWFA/Main Faculty and UWFA/Collegiate Faculty.

The one year UWFA/Contract Faculty contract covers all University of Winnipeg contract academic staff who teach courses on a per course basis, which are credited to a University of Winnipeg degree. It is a one-year contract running from May 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.

“Hiring Contract Faculty augments the scope and diversity of courses available at the University, and facilitates the University’s efforts to achieve its goal of better connecting the University and the community,” stated Alden Turner, UWFA Chief Negotiatior following the signing. “Indeed, Contract Faculty with extensive life, community, and work experience construct natural bridges to connect the university and the local and/or global community.”

These connections between academic learning and teaching with the life of the community should be recognized and promoted as valuable resources for the benefit of post-secondary students, Turner noted.

“This Collective Agreement entitles Contract Faculty to fair and equitable recognition and support for their expertise, credentials, and qualifications associated with nontraditional academic careers, research backgrounds, and professional experience,” he said.

“I believe this first agreement establishes a firm foundation for our future relationships with the UWFA/CF,” said Claudia Wright, Acting Vice-President (Research & Graduate Studies).

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