Sent on behalf of Simarjit S. Bal (Monty), VP Labour Graduate Students’ Association
This communication is to inform you of the completion of the current round of collective bargaining on behalf of University of Alberta graduate students, between the Graduate Students’ Association and the Administration. The GSA Council recently approved the Collective Agreement Governing the Academic Employment of Graduate Students. The Collective Agreement is a legally binding contract between the Graduate Students’ Association and the Board of Governors, offering protection for academically employed graduate students and regulating the terms and conditions of their employment.
DEADLINE TO RECEIVE NOMINATIONS: FRIDAY AUGUST 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM (Noon)
The GSA Nominating Committee invites nominations from graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering to fill the vacancy for one graduate student on the Shell Enhanced Learning Fund Selection Committee. The Shell Enhanced Learning Fund provides funding for U of A students to participate in enhanced educational experiences that have a focus on sustainability energy, the environment and the economy. Approximately $100,000 is disbursed per year, with funds provided by Shell Canada.
DEADLINE TO RECEIVE NOMINATIONS: THURSDAY AUGUST 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM (Noon)
The GSA Nominating Committee (NoC) invites nominations from graduate students to serve on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Council. Getting involved with bodies such as FGSR Council ensures governance processes are kept consultative, representative, transparent, and connected to the larger graduate student community.
DEADLINE TO RECEIVE NOMINATIONS: Friday August 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM (Noon)
The GSA Nominating Committee invites nominations from graduate students to fill the vacancy for one graduate student on the Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC). This committee has a major focus on strategic leadership, outreach and engagement activities, and drawing linkages between both teaching & research, and facilities & operations. Click here to access the full terms of reference.
A University of Toronto researcher held in Tajikistan for more than a month on suspicion of treason has been released.
Alexander Sodiqov, a doctoral student in political science and a Tajik national, was detained by security forces in that country on June 16 while conducting an interview for a research project on power and conflict in Central Asia.
On Tuesday, Sodiqov was released from custody, but still cannot leave the country, according to Edward Schatz, Sodiqov’s PhD supervisor.
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