The Faculty Association Negotiations Committee (FANC) has been convened to prepare for the 2017 bargaining round. The Committee comprises of 5 faculty members and 1 non-faculty member and will undergo workshops and training to prepare to exchange proposals in the Winter of 2017.
The committee was formed in March 2016 when the Faculty Association put a call out for interested parties to submit an Expression of Interest. The individuals selected have experience in negotiations as well as extensive institutional knowledge, and come from all areas of the University. The team was formally introduced to the membership via email and at the GMUFA AGM on May 5, 2016.
Randy Jenne, Negotiations Committee Chair:
Over the last few years I have served on a number of committees including chairing the Faculty Evaluation Committee. In the past I served on the Faculty Negotiations Committee during three rounds of collective bargaining, two rounds as chair. I am aware of some of the issues that our members face and I have an interest in helping to craft a collective agreement that is strong, fair, and meets the needs of both faculty and administration
Jasmine French, FA Executive Director:
Jasmine gained faculty association experience working for the Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta. A rewarding experience, in which positive labour relations and collegial governance were often the achieved outcome. In her role assisting members, Jasmine ensured the collective agreements were interpreted and applied correctly to create a successful and consistent employment environment for all parties.
Jasmine's post university training includes multiple programs from the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (now ADRIA), culminating in a Conflict Management Certificate.
Jasmine has served on numerous boards to support her children through their educational and developmental journey. She has worked for a partner in education, Alberta School Councils' Association, advocating for parental involvement in their children's education, while managing the provincial services for the association.
Jasmine is committed to ensuring the GMUFA is a relevant, active party in their collective agreement, always with the goal of meeting the needs of the membership within the mandate of the association.
Eva began her career at MacEwan in 1998 as the Centre for the Arts and Communications (CFAC) Campus librarian. For over ten years she oversaw the provision and development of library services and collections to CFAC students and faculty. In 2009 she assumed the position of Chair of Campus Library Services overseeing the daily operations of three campus libraries. Eva is currently the Business, Communication Studies and Political Science librarian.
Eva received her Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from University of Alberta in 1998. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Alberta, Department of Educational Policy Studies. Her research interests include governance structures in higher education, educational leadership, academic freedom, labour issues in academia, and the role of the academic librarian.
Over the years Eva has served on numerous library and university committees including serving two terms as VP of Constitution, and one term as the PRF representative on the Faculty Association Board. Eva is also a member of the Faculty Association Negotiations Committee, and an active member of her profession serving on the Board of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL), and Chair of the CAPAL Advocacy Committee.
Dr. Rickard Enstroem, a native of Sweden, holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Alberta’s School of Business, M.Sc. (Eng.) in Civil Engineering and B.Sc. in Built Environment from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. He is a Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) of the Canadian Institute of Management. As Chair of the Department of Decision Sciences and an Associate Professor, he oversees the Supply Chain Management COOP Major in the Bachelor of Commerce program. Apart from an interest in the Built Environment, as manifested by a Visiting Research Fellowship at Uppsala University’s Institute for Housing and Urban Research, his research interests revolve around Judgment and Decision Making and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He has served on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations and is the current Secretary of The Canadian Initiative for Nordic Studies (http://www.cins.ualberta.ca). He has teaching, research, and consulting experience from North America and Europe. His research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics, Journal of Real Estate Literature, and Frontiers in Psychology. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, music, and cross-country skiing.