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Before heading off on holidays, have you taken note of these year-end items? Paid leave – Christmas closure AD 10.08 Once again, the University will be closed from December 25 - January 1. Continuing members will be paid for December 25 - January 1. Temporary members will be paid for December 25 - January 1 if the last day of your temporary appointment is after Christmas closure.
The Graduate Liberal Studies Program offered by SFU is an interdisciplinary program leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. This is a part-time program, for working or otherwise busy adults, with classes offered during evening and weekend hours at SFU's downtown campus. Students have 3 – 4 years to complete their MA, either through coursework or thesis options.
When the pandemic hit in mid-March, many of you faced uncertain times. You weren’t sure how long the situation would last, and although some of you had home offices, others worked on laptops while sitting on the sofa. That was eight months ago, and we're all taking time to adjust to the new normal. Although some of you have returned to the workplace, many of you are still working partly or entirely from home.
Nothing outlasts the Energizer bunny, well, except... "This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather." —Phil, Groundhog Day
Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month.   Ang, Kevin Edward      Service Desk Analyst   Temporary Promotion            Vancouver Campus IT Services           Vancouver Campus   Campbell, Alice           
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA is currently preparing for three arbitrations, the Colin Taylor Award arbitration and two other arbitrations, one involving human rights and another on inappropriate discipline. We can't disclose any details of the member arbitration due to confidentiality issues.
Each month, our APSA Advocates answer your questions about workplace challenges, the AD 10 policies and how they’re applied.
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." — Inigo Montoya The Princess Bride And that word is... professional development. Technically that's two words, but I'm sitting here at my home computer in "Presidential Detention" (because I missed writing last month's article) looking at my workload, my home office, and contemplating my life and career choices.
Each month, our advocates answer your questions about workplace challenges, the AD 10 policies, and how they’re applied. Questions? Submit them anonymously here. These questions will be answered in a monthly advocacy corner issue. For an immediate answer, please contact APSA.
Arbitrations and Grievances
Are you working on campus? As face masks are now required in all indoor spaces on campus, and we'd like to give you a free mask on us! Drop by these locations to pick up a mask. (We are not able to send masks through the mail). Burnaby October 14, 2020 AQ 5135, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (We have 100 masks).
APSA members, please welcome your new board members As we had four nominees and four vacancies for the board, there was no voting this year. These new board members will be joining APSA's board of directors on November 24, 2020. Erica AndersonProgram and Finance Coordinator | Faculty of Environment      
Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month.   Bagambiire, Mugaya  Student Recruiter       New Appointment      Beedie Graduate Programs    Beedie School of Business   Chan, Hermine            Writing Services Coordinator 
New APSA Members for August Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month.   Brock, Laura K. Coop Education Coordinator Temporary Promotion AVPSI WIL Central Operations
Each month, our advocates answer your questions about workplace challenges, the AD 10 policies, and how they’re applied. Questions? Submit them anonymously here. These questions will be answered in a monthly advocacy corner issue. For an immediate answer, please contact APSA.
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA is currently preparing for two arbitrations, the Colin Taylor Award arbitration and one involving human rights. We can't disclose any details of the member arbitration due to confidentiality issues.
Call for Nominations for the APSA Board of Directors   APSA's Board of Directors has four open director positions. Are you interested in applying?   Director position description A director:
New APSA Members for July Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month.   Ashman, Dwayne Alexander Research Project Manager VP Research Operation Admin VPR Vice President Research   Baik, Jay Recruitment, Academic & Student Affairs Advisor Beedie School of Business Undergraduate Program   Buettner, Kim (Temp promotion July 17- July 31)
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA is currently preparing for two arbitrations, the Colin Taylor Award arbitration and one involving human rights. We can't disclose any details of the member arbitration due to confidentiality issues.
How do trees join online meetings? They log in. Sorry, that's all I've got this month, but, speaking of meetings...
Each month, our advocates answer your questions about workplace challenges, the AD 10 policies, and how they’re applied. Questions? Submit them anonymously here. These questions will be answered in a monthly advocacy corner issue. For an immediate answer, please contact APSA.
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA is currently preparing for two arbitrations, the Colin Taylor Award arbitration and one involving human rights. We can't disclose any details of the member arbitration due to confidentiality issues.
Stardate 3067.2 Personal Log Dr. Bonnie Henry, the XIVth, has announced that socialization in groups of up to 100 people is now permitted, so long as we continue to wear our masks — oxygen and methane breathers alike. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, this pandemic may finally be coming to an end.
Each month, our APSA Advocates answer your questions about workplace challenges, the AD 10 policies and how they’re applied.
We strongly advise that you have an APSA representative with you for any Manulife meetings about your long-term disability claims and your return to work issues. An advocate will ensure your rights are robustly represented. You can contact APSA or request an APSA representative for several types of meetings, including:
New APSA Members: June Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members. Armos, Nicole   Analyst, Knowledge & Practice External Relations Administrator External Relations   Benkrima, Laila
Joti Muker, a senior advisor for the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, recently graduated with a master's degree of applied legal sciences. Her determination, grit and unwavering support from family and managers helped her realize her dream.
Results from Hours of Work Grievance SFU has agreed to fully compensate two APSA members on an hour-for-hour basis for extra hours (overtime) worked. The members were compensated either by time off in lieu or monetarily. SFU has acknowledged that the time-in-lieu documents imposed by the leadership involved were invalid.
Each month, our APSA Advocates answer your questions about workplace challenges, the AD 10 policies and how they’re applied.