LFA Board Elections & AGM - Important Dates for 2022

LFA Board - Schedule for 2022 Elections

Nominations  March 7 (Mon) to March 11 (Fri)
Campaign Notes Due March 16 (Wed)
Ballots out March 17 (Mon)
Ballots in by 3:30 p.m. March 23 (Wed), Counted: March 23 (Wed)

Nominations March 24 (Thurs) – March 30 (Wed)
Campaign Notes Due April 4 (Mon)
Ballots out April 5 (Tues)
Ballots in by 3:30 p.m. April 11 (Mon), Counted: April 11 (Mon)

Board Members
Nominations April 11 (Mon) - April 19 (Tues)
Campaign Notes Due April 22 (Fri)
Ballots out April 25 (Mon)
Ballots in by 3:30 p.m. April 29 (Fri), Counted: April 29 (Fri)


LFA Annual General Meeting in May
The AGM is held in May, generally in the first two weeks. Stay tuned for details, including the time and date.

Invitation to join JEDI consultant selection committee

The LFA Board would like to invite expressions of interest to participate in the selection committee for a consultant to conduct an JEDI audit for the Langara Faculty Association. We are seeking 3 members who have strong interest in addressing JEDI issues, preferably with related experience. The selection committee will be responsible for facilitating the selection process including shortlisting of candidates, meeting/evaluating candidates and recommending a selection to the LFA Board. The selection process is expected to take place between October - December 2021/January 2022. 

We encourage members of underrepresented and/or equity deserving groups to express interest.

For more information about the RFP see: https://www.yourlfa.ca/rfp-jedi

Please complete this form to express your interest by October 8: https://forms.gle/Q8jyvMmHPb3NxpS57

FPSE letter to AEST on Safe Campus Decisions

With support from the LFA, on August 12 the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC (FPSE) sent a letter to the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training (AEST) expressing concerns about safe fall return to campus. In particular, FPSE expressed concerns about the one-size-fits-all approach outlined in the COVID-19 Return to Campus Guidelines issued by AEST on July 5, which limits the ability of post-secondary institutions to provide safe working and learning environments.

With 19 member locals, FPSE is a federation of independent unions representing over 10,000 faculty and staff at colleges and teaching universities across BC. The LFA is local 14 of FPSE.

Pauline Greaves Aylward, LFA President, on behalf of the LFA Board


LFA Request For Proposal (RFP): Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Review

The Langara Faculty Association (LFA) is seeking an experienced diversity consultant to undertake an internal JEDI review, and make recommendations on the audit findings. The goal of this project is to advise on a strategic, coherent action plan to foster JEDI in the faculty association, and guide how we address social justice issues. This RFP is being issued by the Langara Faculty Association (LFA).

Details of the RFP: https://www.yourlfa.ca/sites/default/files/JEDI-LFA-RFP.pdf

Questions may be submitted at any time to Pauline Greaves Aylward, LFA President, by email at pauline.greavesaylward@yourlfa.ca until Sep 10, 2021.

Submit RFP’s to: lfa-rfp@yourlfa.ca in one pdf document with the subject line: JEDI RFP Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2021 16:00 (PST).