Sessional Advocacy Committee

Photo of URFA members holding Make It Fair For Sessionals buttons.

The URFA Ses­sion­al Advo­ca­cy Com­mit­tee advo­cates for and on behalf of URFA Ses­sion­al mem­bers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na, Cam­pi­on and Luther Col­leges, and the First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Canada.

The Ses­sion­al Advo­ca­cy Com­mit­tee has devel­oped a list of answers to Fre­quent­ly Asked Ques­tions as a resource for Ses­sion­als.

The Ses­sion­al Advo­ca­cy Com­mit­tee meets month­ly to advo­cate on behalf of URFA ses­sion­als at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na, Cam­pi­on and Luther Col­leges, and the First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Cana­da. The com­mit­tee works to raise aware­ness of ses­sion­al issues, lob­by for improved job secu­ri­ty and ben­e­fits for ses­sion­als, and pro­vide an oppor­tu­ni­ty for rela­tion­ship build­ing between ses­sion­als, as well as between ses­sion­als and URFA

The com­mit­tee is always open to hear­ing from oth­er ses­sion­al mem­bers, and there is always an oppor­tu­ni­ty for ses­sion­als to share expe­ri­ences, con­cerns and questions.

If you are a ses­sion­al and have ques­tions, con­cerns, or you are inter­est­ed in get­ting involved with the com­mit­tee, please email the com­mit­tee co-chairs. 

All mem­bers of the Ses­sion­al Advo­ca­cy Com­mit­tee receive a stipend for their par­tic­i­pa­tion in accor­dance with the Ses­sion­al Hon­o­rar­i­ums Pol­i­cy.

The terms for posi­tions on the com­mit­tee are for one year — May 1 to April 30 of the fol­low­ing year. 

Ses­sion­al Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Fund

URFA awards funds to assist Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Ses­sion­al Aca­d­e­m­ic Staff Mem­bers with pri­or­i­ty sta­tus, as well as Cam­pi­on Col­lege Ses­sion­al Aca­d­e­m­ic Staff Mem­bers, with costs asso­ci­at­ed with cre­ative, schol­ar­ly, and pro­fes­sion­al works. Accept­able expens­es may include reg­is­tra­tion, trav­el, pub­li­ca­tions fees, or dis­ci­pline spe­cif­ic equivalents. 

Please note that these funds are avail­able only for U of R Ses­sion­al Aca­d­e­m­ic staff mem­bers with pri­or­i­ty sta­tus or ses­sion­als at Cam­pi­on Col­lege. Those who are Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Ses­sion­al Aca­d­e­m­ic Staff mem­bers who not have pri­or­i­ty, or who are ses­sion­al mem­bers in oth­er bar­gain­ing units, are unable to apply for these funds. 

Note: Ses­sion­als at Cam­pi­on Col­lege do not need pri­or­i­ty in order to apply for this fund. All Ses­sion­al Aca­d­e­m­ic Staff Mem­bers at Cam­pi­on Col­lege are wel­come to apply for Ses­sion­al Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Funds. 

Appli­ca­tions may be made by sub­mit­ting a com­plet­ed appli­ca­tion form to the URFA Office. Appli­ca­tion dead­lines are April 1, Sep­tem­ber 1, and Decem­ber 1. Late sub­mis­sions will not be accept­ed, and will not be includ­ed in the next fund dis­tri­b­u­tion peri­od unless you re-sub­­mit your application. 

Sessional Professional Development Fund Policy (541 KB)

Sessional Professional Development Fund Application Form (394 KB)

Ses­sion­al Honorariums

In recog­ni­tion of the role ses­sion­als play in sup­port­ing the asso­ci­a­tion and its goals, ses­sion­als elect­ed as mem­bers of URFA Stand­ing Com­mit­tees and/​or approved to attend events as URFA rep­re­sen­ta­tives receive stipends/​honorariums. In order to receive pay­ment under this pol­i­cy a Ses­sion­al Hon­o­rar­i­um Claim Form must be com­plet­ed and sub­mit­ted to URFA.

Sessional Honorarium Policy (144 KB)

Sessional Honorarium Form (5 KB)

Sessional Honorarium Provincial Tax Form (77 KB)

Sessional Honorarium Federal Tax Form (78 KB)

Committee Members

Christian Thompson
Co Chair
Barbara Meneley
Co Chair
Juliet Bushi
Andi Martin
Paul Omoyefa
Dwayne Meisner
Colin Hall
Usman Munawar
Rubina Khanam

Staff Member

Colin Tether
Member Services Officer
Eric Bell
Communications Officer