Based in Ottawa, CAUT is our national sister organization, made up of faculty associations and unions across the country, as well as provincial confederations such as CUFA BC. CAUT is 68,000 members strong, representing faculty and staff at over 120 schools across Canada.
President: Dr. Brenda Austin-Smith
CAFA is CUFA BC’s corresponding organization in Alberta. Comprised of faculty associations at Alberta’s four research universities, CAFA deals with many issues similar to those navigated by CUFA BC. Due to our shared interests and geographical proximity, CAFA and CUFA BC work together regularly.
President: Dr. Kevin Kane
FPSE is CUFA BC’s provincial sister organization. Comprised of unions that represent teaching staff at BC’s colleges and teaching-focused universities, FPSE represents over 10,000 members at 22 schools across BC.
President: Brent Calvert
OCUFA plays a similar role to CUFA BC, in Ontario, providing an allied voice and support for its member associations. The Confederation’s membership includes 28 faculty associations at Ontario’s research universities.
President: Dr. Sue Wurtele
CUFA BC’s counterpart organization is the Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia. RUC BC represents the interests of the research universities in BC: Royal Roads University, Simon Fraser University, Thompson Rivers University, University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, and University of Victoria.
President: Dr. Max Blouw