First Nations University (Academic)


The First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Cana­da embod­ies the val­ues and aspi­ra­tions of First Nations’ peo­ples to achieve edu­ca­tion of qual­i­ty with in a unique­ly First Nations’ envi­ron­ment. The Uni­ver­si­ty seeks to pro­mote, for all mem­bers of the Uni­ver­si­ty fam­i­ly, the devel­op­ment of spir­it, body, mind, and sense of com­mu­ni­ty. The First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Cana­da (for­mer­ly known as the Saskatchewan Indi­an Fed­er­at­ed Col­lege) was cer­ti­fied in 1991 under the umbrel­la of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Fac­ul­ty Asso­ci­a­tion. Cur­rent­ly, the Asso­ci­a­tion rep­re­sents approx­i­mate­ly 32 First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty Aca­d­e­m­ic staff mem­bers in per­ma­nent, pro­ba­tion­ary, and term positions.

Please note that the doc­u­ments post­ed online are not legal­ly bind­ing. Errors of com­mis­sion and omis­sion excepted.

2018-2022 Contract in PDF (690 KB)

2015-2018 Contract in PDF (1 MB)

2012-2015 Contract in PDF (337 KB)

2008-2012 Financial Settlement in PDF (63 KB)

2005-2008 Contract in PDF (1 MB)

Impor­tant Dates

Review Process — Sum­ma­rized from Arti­cle 19 of the Col­lec­tive Agreement

July 1 to June 30

Academic Year

January 1 to December 31

Review Year

July 1

Normal date of appointment for academic staff members in faculty, librarian, and laboratory instructor categories

September 1

Vice President (Academic) provides an Annual Information Form to all academic staff members for their completion

November 30

Deadline for application for tenure and/or promotion

December 15

Deadline to submit Annual Information Form and supplementary information for renewal of tenure-track, tenure, review and promotion

January 31

Reviews completed by initial reviewer

February 15

Academic staff member notified in writing of initial reviewer's decisions

March 31

Reviews completed by Academic Performance Review Committee

April 15

Vice-President (Academic) shall invite members to request a meeting

May 15

Academic staff member notified in writing of decisions of Vice-President (Academic)

June 15

Deadline for appeals to be submitted to Faculty Association

July 1

All positive career decisions take effect

July 31

Written recommendations from Appeals Committee to President, Vice-President (Academic) and copy Faculty Association

September 15

President shall put their decision in writing and copy URFA

September 30

Deadline for arbitration request in event of a negative decision by President

November 30

Arbitration Board shall render its written decision to the academic staff member, the President and URFA