Election of Board of Directors Members
The Election Committee reports the following results for the election of Association Board of Directors members. Ballots for the election were issued to 2477 electors using Simply Voting on February 25, 2021 and voting closed on March 18, 2021. There were 744 (30.0%) ballots received and ballots were counted.
The Election Committee further reports the results for the Board of Directors election as follows:
- Justine Wheeler: 567
- Francine Smith: 522
- Lindsay Tedds: 519
- Nigel Caulkett: 503
- David Scollnik: 485
- Elizabeth Rohlman: 465
The following members were declared elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors: Justine Wheeler, Francine Smith, Lindsay Tedds, Nigel Caulkett, and David Scollnik. In addition, it should be noted that Polly Knowlton Cockett was elected by acclamation to a one-year term on the Board of Directors in the designated sessional seat.
All of the new members take office as of July 1, 2021.
Association Officers for 2021-2022
The Board of Directors has announced the Association’s Officers for 2021/22 (effective July 1, 2021). Joining President, David Stewart on the Executive will be:
- Vice-President and Treasurer – Justine Wheeler
- Principal Negotiator – Hamid Habibi
- Grievance Advisors – John Baker and Kent Donlevy
- Officers-at-Large – Nigel Caulkett and Melanee Thomas
CAUT Dues Changes 2021-2022
Minor changes in the CAUT dues take effect on July 1, 2021. These dues fees are calculated based on average academic staff salaries by rank, as reported annually by Statistics Canada, applied against an approved mil rate. The mil rate of 1.5 was approved by Council in 1994 but has been temporarily reduced by Council to 1.425 due to the impacts of the pandemic. The current fee schedule below is calculated on a 1.425 mil rate. The monthly amounts are as follows:
CAUT Membership Fees 2021-22 (2020-21)
- Professor $20.69 ($19.92)
- Associate $16.31 ($15.86)
- Assistant $13.23 ($12.88)
- Part-time/Sessional $3.94 ($3.91)
The amount paid to the CAUT Defence Fund remains the same for 2021-22 at $5.50 per month.