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Welcome to the Kwantlen Faculty Association (KFA)! If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email or pick up the phone and give us a call at 604-599-2200.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a unionized work environment which means that as a faculty member, you are automatically a member of the Kwantlen Faculty Association. Representing over 900 faculty members, the KFA works hard to protect your rights, keep you informed, answer questions about your employment, and negotiate improvement to your collective agreement. The purposes of the Kwantlen Faculty Association are enshrined in our constitution:

The purposes of the association are to:

Protect the welfare, professional interests, and working conditions of tis members;

Assist in protecting and enhancing the freedom and quality of teaching, thoughts, and enquiry within the University;

Cooperate with other bodies whose interests are similar, in particular with provincial, national and international federations, and faculty associations of colleges, university colleges, universities, and institutes;

Deal with other matters considered to be in the interests of the Associations or its members;

Regulate labour relations between Kwantlen Polytechnic University and members of the association.

For more information about the KFA, please see our “About” page at https://yourkfa.ca/about/

 

As a new member, you may have many questions about the nuances of employment at KPU. Here are some KFA resources that may be helpful to you:

Collective Agreement

https://yourkfa.ca/collective-agreement/

A Faculty Guide to Dealing with Disruptive Or Distressed Students

https://yourkfa.ca/assets/media/Disruptive-or-Distressed-Students-2019.pdf

Kfacts, a newsletter produced by the KFA, is an excellent resource for getting to know our collective agreement. Especially useful are the articles on regularization, vacation pay, and sick leave.

What’s the difference between an NR1 and an NR2 appointment?

https://yourkfa.ca/newsletter/whats-the-difference-between-an-nr1-and-an-nr2-appointment/

Moving from Non-Regular to Regular Status: Routes to Regularization

https://yourkfa.ca/newsletter/getting-to-know-your-collective-agreement-moving-from-non-regular-to-regular-status-routes-to-regularization/

What If I Get Sick? Sick Leave, and Short-term and Long-term Disability Leaves

https://yourkfa.ca/newsletter/what-if-i-get-sick-sick-leave-and-short-term-and-long-term-disability-leaves/

Frequently Asked Questions: https://yourkfa.ca/about/frequently-asked-questions/

Stay up to date with News and Issues at https://yourkfa.ca/news-issues/

Dates for our General Meetings and other KFA events can be found at https://yourkfa.ca/events/

 

Meet your KFA

The business of the KFA is conducted by elected representatives who are drawn from the membership. These elected people uphold the purposes of the Association and perform the actions necessary to ensure these purposes are upheld.

Our elected representatives are our union executive council. A list of our executive representatives and their contact information, can be found here: https://yourkfa.ca/about/executive-representatives/

 

Please feel free to explore our website.

 

In Solidarity,

Your Kwantlen Faculty Association