University of Regina (Academic)

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Fac­ul­ty Asso­ci­a­tion (URFA) is the cer­ti­fied bar­gain­ing agent for the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na full and part-time aca­d­e­m­ic employees.

Col­lec­tive Agreement

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Fac­ul­ty Asso­ci­a­tion became a cer­ti­fied Trade Union in May, 1977 when the Saskatchewan Labour Rela­tions Board named it as the bar­gain­ing agent for the Aca­d­e­m­ic Staff at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na. Approx­i­mate­ly 450 mem­bers were rep­re­sent­ed at that time. The Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Fac­ul­ty Asso­ci­a­tion Aca­d­e­m­ic Col­lec­tive Agree­ment applies to aca­d­e­m­ic staff mem­bers or mem­bers who are fac­ul­ty, librar­i­ans, lab­o­ra­to­ry instruc­tors, instruc­tors, and ses­sion­als. Cur­rent­ly, we rep­re­sent approx­i­mate­ly 950 mem­bers of this bar­gain­ing unit.

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 Uni­ver­si­ty of Regina.

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

2017-2021 Collective Agreement (2 MB)

2014-2017 Collective Agreement (1 MB)

2011-2014 Collective Agreement (1 MB)

2008-2011 Collective Agreement (538 KB)

Cri­te­ria Documents

Faculty of Arts (235 KB)

Faculty of Business Administration (41 KB)

Faculty of Education (609 KB)

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (416 KB)

ESL Instructors (444 KB)

Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies (157 KB)

La Cité Universitaire Francophone (256 KB)

Lab Instructors (256 KB)

Library (299 KB)

Faculty of MAP (550 KB)

Faculty of Nursing (282 KB)

Faculty of Science - Faculty and Instructors (318 KB)

Faculty of Social Work (413 KB)

Bar­gain­ing Team

Lead negotiator
Sylvain Rheault
Team member
Kate Cushon
Team member
Mark Lajoie
Team member
Andi Martin

Let us know what’s impor­tant to you in your next col­lec­tive agreement

As you may know, your cur­rent col­lec­tive agree­ment expired at the end of June 2021. Your bar­gain­ing team invites you, as Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Aca­d­e­m­ic mem­bers, to sub­mit your feed­back about what’s impor­tant to you as we pre­pare for the upcom­ing round of bargaining. 

You are wel­come to share your com­ments about top­ics gen­er­al­ly or as they may relate to par­tic­u­lar arti­cles or appen­dices in your cur­rent col­lec­tive agree­ment. Thank you for shar­ing what mat­ters to you!

Your Feedback

Relevant article of the collective agreement (optional).

Relevant appendix of the collective agreement (optional).

Optionally add any additional comments.

Impor­tant Dates

Sum­ma­rized from Arti­cle 17 and Appen­dix D of your col­lec­tive agreement.

July 1 to June 30

Academic Year

January 1 to December 31

Review Year

July 1

Normal appointment date for faculty, instructors, and laboratory instructors

Per­for­mance Reviews

September 30

Deadline for application for promotion, merit, or tenure and submission of supporting documentation (for promotion and/or tenure only)

Deadline for submitting the names of three referees for academic staff members who are applying for promotion to Professor or Librarian IV, or applying or being considered for tenure

Deadline for academic staff members not due for a performance review to request a performance review

October 31

Deadline for submission of documentation following application for promotion or tenure.

December 15

Deadline for submitting your Annual Information Forms and supporting documents if you are an academic staff member with tenure-track appointment

January 31

Deadline for submitting your Annual Information Forms and supporting documents if you are an academic staff member with a term or tenured appointment

March 31

Deadline for notifying tenure-track staff members if their appointment has been renewed or if they have been granted tenure

Within 30 days of Notification of Appointment Renewal or Granting of Tenure - and No Later than April 30

Academic staff members who wish to appeal a negative decision regarding appointment renewal or tenure must file a notice of appeal with the Faculty Association.

Notice of Appeal Form in PDF (71 KB)

June 30

Deadline for notifying academic staff members of decisions made regarding CGIs, merit increments, and/or promotions. Article 18.8 gives the specifics of the appeal process

July 1

Decision on career progress takes effect

CGIs awarded to academic staff members not being reviewed

Deadline for the Dean or equivalent to inform academic staff members not normally due to be reviewed that they are going to be reviewed

July 31

If you wish to appeal a negative career decision (not including tenure or appointment renewal) you must notify the Faculty Association by this date.

Notice of Appeal Form in PDF (71 KB)


October 1

Deadline to apply for a sabbatical in the ensuing academic year

December 31

Deadline for Dean or equivalent to notify academic staff members of sabbatical decision

February 28

Deadline for academic staff members to cancel a sabbatical that has already been granted