Department Representatives 2015-16

by Faculty Association | Filed under December 2015.

Each department (and in the case of non-departmentalized Faculties, each Faculty) has the opportunity to appoint an individual to be a Faculty Association Department Representative. The role of the Department Representative is as liaison between the Faculty Association Board of Directors and the department or Faculty.

In order to maintain effective communication, both from and to members, the Association has established regular Department Representative meetings. Through these meetings, discussion can take place on the current issues facing the Association, its members, and the University community.

The Association encourages Department Representatives to be diligent in gathering and relaying information in both directions. Department Representatives communicate their academic colleagues’ views to the Association, and reciprocally inform academic staff in their area of the Board of Directors’ priorities, positions and activities. The Department Representatives are encouraged to attend the scheduled meetings whenever possible.

After each meeting, Department Representatives are urged to provide a summary to their colleagues by email. To facilitate this, the Association produces a Bulletin which includes the main points discussed at the meeting. The Bulletins are also posted on the Faculty Association’s website. Department Representatives can of course provide and solicit feedback in whatever form best fits their area.

Academic staff are encouraged to send their comments or feedback to their Department Representative or to forward it directly to the Faculty Association office.  Department Representatives are asked throughout the year to gather input from their colleagues and provide it to the Association.

Department Representatives are often approached by members of their departments or units with questions or problems in relation to academic staff matters and asked for advice. Since answers to many such questions and problems have complexities, ramifications, and implications legal and otherwise of which the Department Representative may not be aware, the Department Representative is asked to always refer such questions, problems and requests for advice to the Faculty Association office.

For similar reasons, if a Department Representative is approached by a colleague for advice and assistance on FTPC matters, they should refer the colleague to the Faculty Association office.

The following is a list of Department Representatives, by department, for the 2015-2016 academic year:

  • Anthropology & Archaeology – Julio Mercader
  • Art – Ronald Kostyniuk
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology  – Franciscus van der Hoorn
  • Civil Engineering – Angus Chu
  • Classics & Religion – David Bergen
  • Clinical Neurosciences – Minh Dang Nguyen
  • Communication, Media & Film – Lisa Stowe
  • Community Health Sciences – Bonnie Lashewicz
  • Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine – Jason Anderson
  • Computer Science – Reda Alhajj
  • Economics – Peter Tracey
  • Ecosystem & Public Health – Sabine Gilch
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering – Abu-Barkarr Sesay
  • Emergency Medicine – Grant Innes
  • English – Jenny McKenney
  • Environmental Design – Jason Johnson
  • French Italian & Spanish – Elizabeth Montes Garces
  • Geomatics Engineering – Kyle O’Keefe
  • Geoscience – Dan Georgescu
  • Haskayne School of Business – Tom Cottrell/Edmund Gee (alternate)
  • History – David Wright
  • Law – Shaun Fluker
  • Libraries and Cultural Resources – Robert Tiessen
  • Linguistics, Languages & Cultures – Amanda Pounder
  • Mathematics & Statistics – Berndt Brenken
  • Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering – Luc Bauwens
  • Medicine – Norman Cambpell
  • Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases – Shan Liao
  • Nursing – Karen Then
  • Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure – Shirley Voyna Wilson
  • Philosophy – Allen Habib
  • Physics & Astronomy – Denis Leahy
  • Physiology & Pharmacology – James Fewell
  • Political Science – Daniel Voth
  • Production Animal Health – John Kastelic (2015)/Michel Levy (2016)
  • Psychiatry – Anne Duffy
  • Psychology – Kristin von Ranson
  • Radiology – Jeffrey Dunn
  • School of Creative and Performing Arts – Ken Delong
  • Social Work – Mishka Lysack
  • Student & Enrolment Services – Lara Schultz
  • Surgery – Elizabeth Oddone Paolucci
  • Taylor Institute for Teaching & Learning – Robin Mueller
  • Vet Clinical & Diagnostic Science – Darlene Donzelmann
  • Werklund School of Education – Kaela Jubas

The following departments/Faculties have not notified the Association of a representative:

Biological Sciences
Cardiac Science
Cell Biology & Anatomy
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Community Rehabilitation & Disability Studies
Critical Care Medicine
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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