Dear APSA Members, Welcome Back! As the new semester begins and the seasons begin to change, I’d like to welcome you all back to another Fall on campus. Fall is my favourite season, with sunny days and crisp, cool evenings, leaves changing colours, and students coming or returning to campus with enthusiasm and a positive outlook for the future.
Please warmly welcome these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month.   Antolick, Heidi            Coordinator, Research Grants & Projects New to Group Gerontology Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences   Arkadianos, Dionysios           Digital Learning Specialist New to Group Humanities
Hello APSA members, We are pleased to announce the official ratification of our memorandum of agreement with SFU. Many of you have asked questions during the information sessions or by email to the APSA office staff. Here are some frequently asked questions.    Compassionate and Personal Leave With Pay How is this different from Vacation or Sick days?
Learn more about this policy here: AD 10.09
Welcome Back (to a Ratified Bargaining Agreement!) August 30, 2023 Hello everyone, I’d like to welcome you all back to the start of September. I’m writing just before heading out on vacation, and it looks like September has brought some early fall weather. 
Nine members were nominated for APSA’s Board of Directors three-year term. The one-year term has been determined by acclamation. Vote for your new Board of Directors — 2023 Here are your new directors for 2023 as voted by you, our members. Congratulations!   Melanie Brown Director — Provost & VP Academic
Coming Back to SFU from Long Term Disability: Critical Issues August 10, 2023
What is the Pay Transparency Act in British Columbia? The B.C. government passed the 2023 Pay Transparency Act on May 11, 2023. This act requires that employers must take steps to address and eliminate pay discrimination in the workplace through more transparent discussion and reporting of salaries and pay ranges for both their current staff and for job postings. The government had previously conducted consultations beginning on March 8, 2022, which included Indigenous women, women of colour, and transgender individuals to help address pay inequities.