Who We Are

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Fac­ul­ty Asso­ci­a­tion (URFA) is a union of more than 1,500 pro­fes­sion­als work­ing to advance the aca­d­e­m­ic mis­sion of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na, Cam­pi­on Col­lege, Luther Col­lege, and the First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Canada. 

Mem­bers of URFA include fac­ul­ty, ses­sion­als, librar­i­ans, instruc­tors, lab instruc­tors and admin­is­tra­tive, pro­fes­sion­al and tech­ni­cal (APT) employ­ees across sev­en bar­gain­ing units on cam­pus­es in Regi­na, Saska­toon and Prince Albert, along with mul­ti­ple satel­lite loca­tions across the province.

URFA is made up of sev­en dif­fer­ent bar­gain­ing units, each with their own col­lec­tive agreement:

Uni­ver­si­ty of Regina

  • Aca­d­e­m­ic staff — fac­ul­ty, librar­i­ans, lab­o­ra­to­ry instruc­tors, instruc­tors, and sessionals
  • APT — admin­is­tra­tive, pro­fes­sion­al and tech­ni­cal employees

Cam­pi­on College

  • Aca­d­e­m­ic staff — fac­ul­ty, librar­i­ans, lab­o­ra­to­ry instruc­tors, instruc­tors, and sessionals

Luther Col­lege

  • Aca­d­e­m­ic staff — fac­ul­ty, librar­i­ans, lab­o­ra­to­ry instruc­tors, instruc­tors, and sessionals

First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Canada

  • Aca­d­e­m­ic staff — fac­ul­ty, librar­i­ans, lab­o­ra­to­ry instruc­tors, and instructors
  • APT — admin­is­tra­tive, pro­fes­sion­al and tech­ni­cal employees
  • Ses­sion­als

URFA works for its mem­bers to nego­ti­ate strong col­lec­tive agree­ments, ensure a safe and healthy work­ing envi­ron­ment, and to pro­vide guid­ance, assis­tance and sup­port to mem­bers on a num­ber of work­place issues.

URFA is run by a com­bi­na­tion of vol­un­teers and paid staff

Our Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and our paid staff han­dle the day-to-day URFA oper­a­tions. The staff and the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor are direct­ed by the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee who are elect­ed from our mem­ber­ship. Addi­tion­al­ly, vol­un­teer mem­bers also run elect­ed Com­mit­tees and sit on Joint Uni­ver­si­ty Committees.