CORRECTION NOTICE : 2021 USFA Executive Elections: Call for Nominations

This a correction notice to advise that the call for nominations that was sent last week had an error in the vacancies.  

Please note the following: 

This is a call for nominations in the election to fill nine vacancies on the USFA Executive Committee commencing July 1, 2021:

  • Category A:  two vacancies (one is a 1 year term, one is a 2 year term)
  • Category B:  two vacancies (one is a 1 year term, one is a 2 year term)* corrected
  • Category C:  one vacancy (2 year term)
  • Category D: one vacancy (2 year term)* corrected
  • Category E: three vacancies (one is a 1 year term, two 2 year terms) * corrected

Attached to this email is a list of all USFA members eligible to serve on the Executive along with a nomination form, which may be duplicated as necessary.

What you need to know:

  • Nominations must be signed by the nominee and three nominators who are eligible voters.
  • Late nominations will not be accepted.
  • Nominations must be submitted electronically to by March 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM after which they will be reviewed by the Elections committee.
  • Each nomination should be accompanied by a brief election statement from the nominee. Election statements received after this time WILL NOT be included in the election package.
  • Voting commences on April 1 and ends on April 15 at 11:59 PM. 

Following the receipt of all nominations, the Election Committee will finalize the ballot and members will receive a further email with information about nominees and how to vote. 

When the ballots are counted, the vacancies in Categories A, B, C and D will be filled by the candidates with the most votes in each respective category. The vacancies in Category E (members at large) will be filled by the remaining candidates with the next greatest numberof votes.

In accordance with the USFA Constitution and the Collective Agreement, the ExecutiveCommittee consists of twelve (12) members as follows:

  • Category A: two (2) from among those members holding the rank of Instructor, Lecturer, Special Lecturer, Assistant Librarian or Assistant Professor;
  • Category B: two (2) from among those holding the rank of Associate Professor or Associate Librarian;
  • Category C: two (2) from among those holding the rank of Professor or Librarian;
  • Category D: two (2) equity officers from among all regular USFA members in good standing who are willing to ally and champion for members.  It is expected that each candidate for this category would include a personal statement explaining why they seek election to this position.[i]
  • Category E: four (4) from the membership at large.

The USFA is the legal bargaining agent for academic employees at the U of S. It negotiates the terms and conditions of employment for its members and ensures their workplace rights are protected. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Association is an integral part of the collegium. Service to the Association counts as contributions to the administrative responsibilities of the University for the purpose of tenure and promotion.

The Executive Committee carries out the administration and management of the business of the Association between general meetings. It meets approximately every two weeks from September to June and at the call of the Chair. It establishes and guides the USFA Negotiating Committee and the Association Grievance Committee, and appoints members and observers to committees to ensure the Collective Agreement is followed. If you are interested in serving on the Executive Committee and would like more information about its workings, please contact the USFA Secretary, Geraldine Balzer at

Executive members with one year remaining in their terms or whose terms are expiring are available upon request.