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 Greetings from your 2018-2019 Executive Committee

The Faculty Association is the sole and exclusive bargaining agent for approximately 400 academic staff members at UPEI in two bargaining units, BU#1 (faculty members, librarians, sessional instructors and clinical nursing instructors) and BU #2 (clinical veterinary professionals).

 The UPEIFA is a member of the Canadian Association of University Teachers   (CAUT), the CAUT Defence Fund, and the National Union of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (NUCAUT).



2017-2018 FA Executive Committee Members
(Standing left to right: Charlene Van Leeuwen, Sharon Myers, Heather Penny, Karem Simon)
(Sitting left to right: Rebecca Reed-Jones, Michael Arfken, Nola Etkin, Debbie Good, Carlo Lavoie)

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February 2019 issue
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Results of FA Nominations

Initial Call for Nominations

Please find attached a report summarizing the response to the initial call for nominations to the FA Executive and Committees for 2019-2020, as issued on February 20th..

UPEIFA Results of Initial Call for Nominations March 2019

Call for Nominations: Member-at-Large By-election

The resignation of FA President Dr. Nola Etkin on March 12 effectively vacates the Past-President position on the FA Executive. As a consequence, per Bylaw Articles 13.13.2 and 13.13.3, a by-election is being called to fill 1 additional Member-at-Large position on the FA Executive for 2019-2020. Please find the initial call for nominations to this position below and please take note of the adjusted timelines -- the deadline for responses to this initial call is next Wednesday, March 20th. Nominations are to be sent to the Chair of the Nominating Committee, using the attached form. 

UPEIFA Byelection Initial Call for Nominations March2019

Fillable Nomination Form

Scholarly Achievement Award

The UPEIFA’s Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement Subcommittee is currently calling for nominations for this award. 

Deadline for nominations and all supporting documentation, is Friday, March 22, 2019

Click HERE for more information.


FA Annual General Meeting 2019

Date: Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Time:  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: MCDH Room 242

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Date: Thursday, April 4th, 2019 - Following AGM
Time:  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:  Faculty Lounge


Date: TBA
Time:  9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:  SDU Main Bldg, Faculty Lounge, Rm 201


Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement                 


Check out the Awards Committee pages for pictures of the Award Recipients from the FA Recognition Night 2018 or go to our FB page for all pictures

Hessian Teaching Award
Outstanding Service Award
Scholarly Achievement Award


Click here to go to the Student Awards page.
Check out our FB page for all pictures.