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2019
Fair Employment Week – October 7-11, 2019 
“Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum signed a proclamation last night declaring October 7-11 to be Fair Employment Week and to support contract faculty receiving the same pay for the same work.”
KFA Bulletin: Support for Global Climate Strikes 
Dear Faculty Association Members, The KFA stands in solidarity with everyone participating in the youth-led Global Climate Strike Actions planned for Friday, September 27, throughout the Metro Vancouver area.  We ...read more
Last Call for Nominations for 2019 KFA Elections 
Dear Kwantlen Faculty Association Members, In accordance with Article 7 of our Constitution and By-Laws, this is the last call for nominations for the following positions: Member-at-Large (January to August ...read more
Second Call for Nominations for 2019 KFA Elections 
Dear Kwantlen Faculty Association Members, In accordance with Article 7 of our Constitution and By-Laws, this is the second call for nominations for the following positions: Member-at-Large (January to August ...read more
First Call for Nominations for 2019 KFA Elections 
Dear Kwantlen Faculty Association Members, In accordance with Article 7 of our Constitution and By-Laws, this is the first call for nominations for the following positions: Member-at-Large (January to August ...read more
KFA General Meeting – September 17, 2019 
Please join us: KFA Annual General Membership Meeting Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 4:00 – 6:00 pm Conference Centre Surrey Campus On the Agenda: Bargaining Update KFA Elections Social to Follow
KFA/KPU Bargaining Update 
To all KFA Members,  Today, April 17th, 2019, your KFA Bargaining Team met with the Employer’s team in our first full day of bargaining for this round. We presented an ...read more
Last Call for Nominations for 2019 KFA Elections 
Dear Kwantlen Faculty Association Members, In accordance with Article 7 of our Constitution and By-Laws, this is the last call for nominations for the following positions: Vice-President, Grievances Secretary-Treasurer Member-at-Large ...read more
Second Call for Nominations for 2019 KFA Elections 
Dear Kwantlen Faculty Association Members, In accordance with Article 7 of our Constitution and By-Laws, this is the second call for nominations for the following positions: Vice-President, Grievances Secretary-Treasurer Member-at-Large ...read more
First Call for Nominations for 2019 KFA Elections 
Dear Kwantlen Faculty Association Members, In accordance with Article 7 of our Constitution and By-Laws, this is the first call for nominations for the following positions: Vice-President, Grievances Secretary-Treasurer Member-at-Large ...read more
Notice of Amendments to the KFA Constitution and By-Laws 
Dear Kwantlen Faculty Association Members, In accordance with By-Law 3.4.1, this is notice of changes for By-Laws #4.1.3, #5.6. #5.6.1, #5.6.2, #7.0, #7.3, #12.0.1.2.3   Proposed wording changes for By-Law ...read more
KFA Annual General Membership Meeting 
Please join us: KFA Annual General Membership Meeting Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:00 – 6:00 pm Fir Building, #128 Surrey Campus Guest Speaker: W. Laird Cronk, President, British Columbia Federation ...read more
Clarifications, RE: Taking Action on the Proposed KPU Budget 
Colleagues, Thank you to all for the support and positive responses we have received to our messaging around the proposed FY 2019/2020 University budget. Thank you to those who showed ...read more
Message to All KFA Members, from the KFA Political Action Committee 
Good afternoon, Please support our faculty representatives to the KPU Board of Governors, Farhad Dastur and Marc Kampschuur, by adding your voice to the messages Farhad and Marc will carry ...read more
Make Noise Rally 
As you have seen in the previous KFA communications on the proposed 2019/20 KPU Budget, there are areas of our institution that have been targeted for section/intake cancellations.  These areas ...read more
KFA Update on Proposed University Budget 
To all KFA Members, We are updating you and providing further information regarding the 2019/2020 proposed University budget. Your KFA is deeply opposed to the choices the Employer has made ...read more
KFA Open Office Hours Schedule for Spring 2019 
Dear KFA Members, We are pleased to announce the KFA Open Office Hours schedule for Spring 2019. A representative from the KFA Table Officers and/or Executive Committee will be on ...read more
2018
Season’s Greetings! 
Dear Kwantlen Faculty Association Members, Season’s Greetings! I’m sure you are looking forward to a well-deserved break in your busy schedules and to spending time with family and friends during ...read more
Bargaining Update 
Hello KFA Members! The Labour Relations Code of BC states:  “Either party to a collective agreement, whether entered into before or after the coming into force of this Code, may ...read more
KFA Response to Potential Section Reductions 
To all KFA Members, It has come to our attention that conflicting information is being circulated with regard to the development of the 2019-20 University Budget, specifically concerning number of ...read more
Grievance Regarding the Faculty of Academic & Career Advancement 
The KFA has formally grieved the recent actions of the Senior Leadership regarding the Faculty of Academic & Career Advancement (FACA). You have probably already learned about the sweeping changes ...read more
Last Call for Nominations for 2018 KFA Elections 
Dear Kwantlen Faculty Association Members, In accordance with Article 7 of our Constitution and By-Laws, this is the last call for nominations for the following positions: Non-Regular Faculty Representative (November ...read more
Second Call for Nominations for 2018 KFA Elections 
Dear Kwantlen Faculty Association Members, In accordance with Article 7 of our Constitution and By-Laws, this is the second call for nominations for the following positions: Non-Regular Faculty Representative (November ...read more
University Policy AR 17 – Academic Schedule and Course Timetabling 
Hello Colleagues, As you may be aware, a significant revision to University policy AR 17 – Academic Schedule and Course Timetabling, is currently posted on the University policy blog for ...read more
First Call for Nominations for 2018 KFA Elections 
Dear Kwantlen Faculty Association Members, In accordance with Article 7 of our Constitution and By-Laws, this is the first call for nominations for the following positions: Non-Regular Faculty Representative (November ...read more
KFA General Meeting 
Update on the Over-Enrollment Grievance 
Dear Colleagues, This is to update you on the over-enrollment grievance. We are very happy to be able to tell you that the Employer has committed in writing to refrain ...read more
Turning the Page: KFA Presents Budget Priorities to Provincial Government Committee 
On September 17, the KFA presented to the provincial government’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services on how and why to prioritize post-secondary education in the 2019 budget. ...read more
Multicultural Calendar 
KPU faculty can now download a fantastic new resource—the Multicultural Calendar—directly into their Outlook calendars! The Multicultural Calendar is produced by a non-profit, Toronto-based organization called Creative Cultural Communications with ...read more
Update on Over-Enrollment Grievance 
Hello Colleagues, Despite ongoing discussion and our best efforts to come to agreement with the Employer on our over-enrollment grievance, we must inform you that the parties have not reached ...read more
Update on Over-Enrollment Grievance 
Colleagues, This is to update you regarding our grievance on the class over-enrollment issues. Last Friday afternoon, the KFA met with the Employer, represented by Dr. Davis, for the Step ...read more
Call for Applications: New Communications Coordinator position in the KFA 
The Kwantlen Faculty Association (KFA) is seeking a Communications Coordinator for a 25% release position from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. Reporting to the KFA President, the Communications ...read more
May 23 update on over-enrollments 
Colleagues, This is to update you on the over-enrollment situation, and where we are at with the grievance and other actions. Last week, a delegation from the KFA attended the ...read more
Update on Over-Enrollments 
Colleagues, Our situation with the imposed over-enrollments is becoming more clear, and it is not a pleasant view.  The approximate over-enrollment numbers are 303 sections and a total of 658 ...read more
Policy Grievance on Class Size 
To All KFA Members, I am writing to inform you that the KFA filed a new grievance on class size violation today. Yesterday, in our KFA-KPU Labour Management Relations Committee ...read more
Election Results and AGM Highlights 
Hello Faculty Members, As Officer in charge of the election, I am pleased to announce the results of our KFA Executive Committee elections, concluded yesterday at our Annual General Meeting. ...read more
Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization 
Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization Mar 9, 2018 – FPSE News FPSE announced the publication of Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization; inspired ...read more
KFA Annual General Meeting – April 10, 2018 
Upcoming KFA Elections 
Dear Kwantlen Faculty Association Members, In accordance with Article 7 of our Constitution and By-Laws, there will be calls for nominations for the following positions: President Vice-President, Negotiations Science/Applied Science ...read more
2017
KFA Annual General Meeting Update 
Dear Kwantlen Faculty Association Members, Welcome to the Summer 2017 semester! The following is an overview of key issues that involved the KFA over the last semester and an update ...read more
KFA Art Contest Awards Gala 
In support of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educator’s Open The Doors campaign, the KFA held a Multimedia Art Contest on the transformative power of education. Participants were asked to submit ...read more
KFA Art Contest Awards Gala 
In support of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educator’s Open The Doors campaign, the KFA held a Multimedia Art Contest on the transformative power of education. An Awards Gala was held ...read more