Tentative Agreement Information Sessions

On December 3rd Saskatchewan Polytechnic Faculty Association (SPFA) reached a tentative agreement with Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  The tentative agreement was posted to the SPFA website for members to view shortly thereafter in December.

The next step is to provide details of the tentative agreement through presentations that will be held at campus locations as follows:

DATE                                                    TIME                  LOCATION                                   ROOM                             

 

Thursday, January 9/20                 12 noon            Regina - Parkway campus        Room 100

Thursday, January 9/20                 3:15 pm            Regina – Main campus             Room 921

Friday, January 10/20                     12 noon           Moose Jaw                               Macoun Lounge

Friday, January 10/20                     3:15 pm           Moose Jaw                               Macoun Lounge

Monday, January 13/20                 12 noon            Saskatoon - English Cr             Room 6

Tuesday, January 14/20                12 noon            Prince Albert                             Room 237 Acad. Bldg.

Tuesday, January 14/20                3:15 pm            Prince Albert                            Room 237 Acad. Bldg

Thursday, January 16/20              11:30 am          Saskatoon - Phoenix Bldg        Boardroom 211

Monday, January 20/20                12 noon            Saskatoon - Avenue W             Room 1620

Tuesday, January 21/20                12 noon           Saskatoon - main campus        Room 317

Tuesday, January 21/20                3:15 pm           Saskatoon - Davies Bldg          Auditorium

Wednesday, January 22/20         12 noon             Saskatoon - Ontario Ave          Boardroom 115.3

A Zoom meeting is scheduled for:

Wednesday, January 22/20         12 noon     Zoom link TBC     

Members are strongly encouraged to attend an information presentation to learn about the tentative agreement before voting. 

Voting on the tentative Agreement will take place by online ballot from 10:00 am, January 23rd to 10 pm January 31st

If you don’t receive an emailed ballot from eballot, check your junk/spam email and if you still don’t find an emailed ballot, contact Adam Farion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will resend your email ballot. 

 

 

Second Annual Spring Institute/PD Day - Call for Presenters

Do you or someone you work with, have knowledge of a subject area that is relevant to faculty in our workplace? Do you want to share this knowledge and help your colleagues broaden their skill set? Topics may be (but are not limited to) instruction, content, student engagement, student accommodations, future trends, new initiatives, faculty collaboration, managing workload, international students or faculty well-being. Presentations will be approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour in length and held in separate breakout rooms with approximately 20 – 40 people per room. AV equipment will be provided.

If you are interested in presenting, or have a suggestion for a presenter, please indicate your interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a brief summary of the topic you would like to present on by Friday, January 10th, 2020. A HUGE thank-you to those that have already contacted Adam Farion with amazing topics for this year’s event!

Details for 2020 SPFA PD Day are outlined below:

WHO:       The event is open to all faculty from all Sask Polytech and Regional College campuses

WHAT:     A day of networking, learning and enrichment to help you in your role as faculty.

WHERE:   The Atlas Hotel (formerly Travelodge Hotel and conference Centre)

4177 Albert Street, Regina, SK

WHEN:     Wednesday June 3, 2020 (Registration and Social 630-900pm)

                Thursday June 4, 2020 (730-430pm)

COST:      SPFA Presenters - $175

                SPFA member Early Bird- $200.00

                SPFA Regular Price- $225

               Non-SPFA Price- $250

All attendees will receive:

       -entrance to 4 speaker sessions of your choosing throughout the day

       -hot breakfast, banquet lunch and snacks/refreshments throughout the day

       -registration/social event with appetizers, entertainment and cash bar

       -keynote address by Tornado Hunter- Greg Johnson (www.tornadohunter.com/greg-johnson)

      -SPFA swag bag

      -eligibility for door prizes.

Registration: Stay tuned for an update early in the new year for when registration is available online at www.spfa.ca. We will again be accepting payment via PayPal for your convenience.

****Faculty are encouraged to apply for Professional Development dollars through their program and through the SPFA Professional Development Fund*****

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for coming forward with your willingness to participate and make the 2020 event a success!

 

 

SPFA 2019-20 Executive Council

 

As announced by Wade Lahoda, Chief Returning Officer, at the November 7, 2019 Annual General Meeting:

 

President

Warren White

(term ends Nov 2020)

Secretary-Treasurer

Greg Gardiner

by acclamation (term ends Nov 2021)

Vice President, Prince Albert

Hamilton Greenwood

by acclamation (term ends Nov 2021)

Vice President, Regina

Erin Knuttila

(term ends Nov 2021)

Vice President, Saskatoon

Robyn Mauza

(term ends Nov 2020)

Vice President, Moose Jaw

Gary Vieser

(term ends Nov 2020)

 

 

SPFA 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Hi SPFA Member:

A final reminder that the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Faculty Association AGM is scheduled for 15:30 – 17:30, November 7, 2019.

The AGM will originate from the Moose Jaw Campus – Rm 2.213.  The AGM locations at the other three campuses will be:

  • Prince Albert Campus – Rm 207 (Academic Bldg)
  • Regina Campus – Rm 336, Main Campus
  • Saskatoon, Lecture Theatre 104

Also, a final reminder for Regina Campus members - the Regina VP Election will close at 10 pm this evening, November 6.

Thanks,

Greg Gardiner

Secretary Treasurer

 

SPFA 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Hi SPFA Member:

Just a reminder that the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Faculty Association AGM is scheduled for 15:30 – 17:30, November 7, 2019.

The AGM will now originate from the Moose Jaw Campus – Rm 2.213.  The AGM locations at the other three campuses will be:

  • Prince Albert Campus – Rm 207
  • Regina Campus – Rm 336, Main Campus
  • Saskatoon, Lecture Theatre 104

ALL Members - there are several documents that can be viewed on the protected side of the SPFA website under the AGM menu:

  • Minutes of the November 8, 2018 AGM (Under AGM>>AGM Minutes>>November 2018 tab)
  • 2018/2019 Independent Auditor’s Report
  • SPFA 2018/2019 Variance Analysis with Notes

Note that two budgets will be presented at the AGM this year.  The SPFA 2019/20 Statement of Operations Budget for the year which commenced July 1, 2019 and the SPFA 2020-21 Statement of Operations Budget. The SPFA 2020-21 Statement of Operations Budget is being presented for approval by the membership so that a Budget is in place before the commencement of the July 1, 2020 Fiscal Year:

  • 2019/2020 SPFA Statement of Operations Budget Resolution
  • 2019/2020 Statement of Operations Budget
  • 2020/2021 SPFA Statement of Operations Budget Resolution
  • 2020/2021 Statement of Operations Budget
  • 2019/2020 – 2020/2021 Statement of Operations Budget Notes

If you have any questions or require clarification on any of the SPFA Finance related documents, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The 2019/20 Constitutional Resolutions to be considered at the AGM are also posted on the protected side of the website under the AGM menu:

  • Tabled resolutions from 2018 - various
  • Tabled resolution from 2018 - Art V, 4c Secretary-Treasurer
  • Tabled resolution from 2018 - Finances & Investments
  • 2019 Resolution Submissions

 

Regina Members:

Just a reminder that an election will occur for the VP Regina Campus.  A Candidates’ Question and Answer Forum is scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, Oct 29th, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
  • Room 921, Regina Campus, Main Building
  • There will be light snacks and refreshments

 An e-ballot will be sent to each member in Regina to your Saskpolytech email address.  Voting for the VP Regina will open on October 31st @ 8:00 am and will close on November 6 @ 10:00 pm.

Thanks,

Greg Gardiner

Secretary Treasurer

 

Regina Candidates' Forum

 

Two candidates are running for the position of SPFA Vice President for Regina Campus – John Karmazyn and Erin Knuttila.  To maximize member access to the candidates, a Candidates’ Question and Answer Forum will be held as follows:

  • Tuesday, Oct 29th, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
  • Room 921, Main Regina Campus Building
  • There will be light snacks and refreshments

The forum will start off with some time for each candidate to address the group.  Then the floor will be opened up for respectful questions from SPFA members.

Candidates' statements will be included in the next SPFA Newsletter and can also be found on the SPFA website.  To view the nomination forms, which include the candidate statements, you will need to log on to the SPFA website and navigate the top menu bar: AGM>>NOV 7, 2019>>2019 CANDIDATE NOMINATION FORMS.

Voting will start on October 31st @ 8:00 am and will close on November 6 @ 10:00 pm.  Each Regina member will receive an e-ballot through their Saskpolytech email account.

 

 

VP Regina Election (Regina members only)

Hi Members in Regina:

 As indicated in an email of October 8, 2019, John Karmazyn and Erin Knuttila have been nominated for the position of VP Regina.  Candidate nomination forms, including statements, can be viewed on the SPFA website - - http://spfa.ca/ under the AGM>>Nov 7, 2019>>2019 Candidate Nomination Forms.

 Elections and E-Voting

 If you have any questions please contact either Doris, Wade, or myself.

 Thanks,

Greg Gardiner

Secretary Treasurer