First Nations University of Canada (Sessionals)

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Fac­ul­ty Asso­ci­a­tion (URFA) is the cer­ti­fied bar­gain­ing agent for the First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Cana­da full — and part-time ses­sion­al aca­d­e­m­ic members.

Col­lec­tive Agreements

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 140 ses­sion­al aca­d­e­m­ic mem­bers who joined the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Fac­ul­ty Asso­ci­a­tion in 2016.

Your col­lec­tive agree­ment is the writ­ten con­tract that out­lines many of the terms and con­di­tions of your employ­er as a mem­ber of the bar­gain­ing unit. The terms and con­di­tions of the agree­ment are reached through col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing between URFA and the First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Canada.

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

2017-2019 Collective Agreement (999 KB)

Bar­gain­ing Update — August 242021

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Fac­ul­ty Asso­ci­a­tion and the First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Cana­da Ses­sion­al Aca­d­e­m­ic Staff Mem­ber Bar­gain­ing Team are pleased to announce that FNUniv Ses­sion­al Mem­bers have vot­ed in favour of a three-year Col­lec­tive Agree­ment (20202022). The Agree­ment was approved by FNUniv’s Board of Gov­er­nors ear­li­er this month. The Agree­ment will come into effect Sep­tem­ber 22021.

URFA mem­bers can view the full bar­gain­ing update in our mem­ber por­tal. Con­tact us if you require assis­tance log­ging in.

Bar­gain­ing Team

Team member
Christian Thompson
Team member
Juliet Bushi
URFA staff
Colin Tether