Department Representatives 2016-17

by Faculty Association | Filed under December 2016.

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 (available here). 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 2016-2017 academic year:

  • Anthropology & Archaeology – Julio Mercader
  • Art – Denis Gadbois
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology  – Franciscus van der Hoorn
  • Biological Sciences – Elke Lohmeier-Vogel
  • Cell Biology & Anatomy – William Stell
  • Civil Engineering – Angus Chu
  • Classics & Religion – David Bergen
  • Clinical Neurosciences – Minh Dang Nguyen
  • Communication, Media & Film – Mel Hogan
  • Community Health Sciences – Bonnie Lashewicz
  • Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies – Bonnie Lashewicz
  • Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine – Jason Anderson
  • Computer Science – Jeffrey Boyd
  • Critical Care Medicine – Brent Winston
  • Ecosystem & Public Health – Alessandro Massolo
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering – Abu-Barkarr Sesay
  • English – Michael Tavel Clarke
  • Environmental Design – Jason Johnson
  • Geography – Dan Jacobson
  • Geomatics Engineering – Michael Collins
  • Geoscience – Dan Georgescu
  • Haskayne School of Business – Tom Cottrell
  • History – Frank Towers
  • Law – Shaun Fluker
  • Libraries & Cultural Resources – Laura Koltutsky
  • Mathematics & Statistics – Berndt Brenken
  • Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering – Luc Bauwens
  • Medicine – Rick Haber
  • Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases – Shan Liao
  • Nursing – Karen Then
  • Office of Diversity, Equity & Protected Disclosure – Shirley Voyna Wilson
  • Philosophy – David Dick
  • Physics & Astronomy – Denis Leahy
  • Physiology & Pharmacology – James Fewell
  • Political Science – Daniel Voth
  • Production Animal Health – Michel Levy
  • Psychiatry – Thomas Raedler
  • Psychology – Kristin von Ranson
  • Radiology – Jeffrey Dunn
  • School of Creative & Performing Arts – Ken Delong
  • School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures – Marie-Andrée Bergeron/Akiko Sharp
  • Social Work – Mishka Lysack
  • Sociology – Cora Voyageur
  • Student & Enrolment Services – Lara Schultz
  • Surgery – Greg McKinnon
  • Taylor Institute for Teaching & Learning – Robin Mueller
  • Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences – Darlene Donzelmann
  • Werklund School of Education – Kaela Jubas

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

Cardiac Science
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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