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.


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.

Col­lec­tive Agreement

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 (641 KB)

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (416 KB)

ESL Instructors (1 MB)

Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies (408 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)

Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy — U of R Campus (533 KB)

La Cité Universitaire Francophone (256 KB)

Lab Instructors (256 KB)

Library (299 KB)

Bar­gain­ing Team

Team Member
Andrew Stevens (lead)
Team member
Andi Céline Martin
Team member
Melanie Goodwin
Team member
Sylvain Rheault
Landon Schaffer

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 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.

Deadline for application for merit.

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.

Download — Notice of Appeal Form (25 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.

Download — Notice of Appeal Form (25 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