Hello APSA members, Thank you to all of you who attended the AGM last month. We passed new bylaws, introduced the members of the board for 2020 and discussed negotiations. You can find out what happened in more detail in the 2019 AGM minutes.
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.
Each month, the Advocacy Committee answers your questions about the AD 10 polices (aka, your terms and conditions of employment.)
On  Friday, November 15th, GLS is hosting its annual Winter Party and the fall Open House for prospective students. The theme of the party is the Italian Journey. GLS will be providing antipasto platters to accompany the cash bar at Al Porto Restaurant in Gastown from 7:30-9:30 pm.
As many of you know, the transit strike took effect on Friday, November 1. As I've mentioned before, I'm the Director of Parking & Sustainable Mobility Services. We're currently strategizing on offsetting the impact that the strike will have on the SFU community.
Congratulations to our new director, Arlette Stewart! Arlette will start her term at this year's Annual General Meeting. She will join David Agosti, Jeff Bryer, Ian Bercovitz, Ryan Fortin, Sharina Janif and Mitchell Stoddard, as well as the newly elected members Rachel Dawson, Stephanie Stewart and Vince Wong on APSA's Board of Directors. Arlette comes to us from Senate and Academic Services where she works as a Coordinator for Academic Integrity.