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BUFA is holding a By-Election for the positions of Equity Officer and Health and Safety Officer. Both positions are for the 2020/2021 academic year as the Equity Officer is a one-year position and the Health and Safety Officer is for the 2nd year of a two-year term. The Executive invites members to nominate colleagues or to volunteer.

Excerpt from the By-laws and release time stipends pertaining to the BUFA Equity Officer and the BUFA Health and Safety Officer positions are described below:

2.5 Executive Committee Job Descriptions

Equity Officer
  • Serves as the Employment Equity Advisor.
  • Chairs the Equity Committee.
  • Advises the Executive on policies, activities, and issues related to equity.
  • Regularly presents reports to the Association and to the Executive Committee.
  • Represents the Association as a member of the OCUFA Status of Women and Equity Committee.
  • Performs such other duties as may be required by the Association and/or Executive Committee.
  • Course release 0.5 FCE.
Health and Safety Officer
  • Represents the Association on the Joint Health & Safety Committee.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Union and the University on health and safety issues, including accommodations.
  • Regularly presents reports to the Association and to the Executive Committee.
  • Attends relevant training and development meetings and/or workshops.
  • Performs such other duties as may be required by the Association and/or Executive Committee.
  • Course release 1.0 FCE.

We will accept email nominations in light of the closure of the BUFA Office as a result of public health restrictions currently in place. Each candidate requires three nominators. Please send email nominations to BUFA. Once email confirmation is received from three nominators, BUFA will reach out to the nominee for acceptance. Nominations must be received no later than noon on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

The slate of nominations received to date will be presented to the membership by Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The final slate of nominations will be announced to the membership on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

The election will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 and Wednesday, June 24, 2020 via the membership-protected section of the BUFA website. More details about the election to follow.

If you have any questions about the BUFA Equity Officer or the BUFA Health and Safety Officer position please contact Michelle Webber, BUFA President, or the BUFA Office.

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