Faculty and librarian relations

The Office of Faculty Relations and Academic Administration is a resource committed to supporting the University’s mission by:

  • facilitating a healthy work environment by building a collegial and inclusive community with and among faculty, librarians, the Faculty Association and university administration
  • supporting academic leaders to achieve their objectives by providing timely, high-quality support and advice and professional development opportunities which reflect the priorities and values of the institution
  • enabling administrative effectiveness by developing and administering clear policy, efficient processes and accurate data management

 Our work will be guided by:

  • a principled approach which is reasoned, respectful, equitable, and without discrimination
  • professionalism, which includes maintaining competence and taking accountability
  • continuous improvement to ensure the service we provide is high-quality, efficient, and responsive to the needs of those we serve
  • a recognition of the importance of effective communications and clarity of purpose
  • a commitment to collaborative, cooperative and supportive teamwork

FRAA provides support, advice, and administrative process to academic leaders and administrators in the following areas, pertaining to faculty and librarians. Please contact your designated Faculty Relations Consultant at any point you need assistance in these areas:

Faculty relations role within VPAC First point of contact Phone
  • Oversight of Faculty Relations and Academic Administration portfolio
  • Collective Agreement negotiation and administration
  • Advice and support for academic leaders and senior administrators
  • Faculty Relations advice and support to:
    • University Libraries
Michele Parkin
Associate Vice-President Faculty Relations and Academic Administration

  • Oversight of Faculty Relations Team 
  • Oversight of Faculty/Librarian salary process and HR actions
  • Collective Agreement/policy interpretation
  • FOI requests, Privacy and Records Management

Pamela Richards
Director Faculty Relations and Academic Administration

  • Leading all non-decanal academic recruitment
  • Leading the implemention and operational efforts associated with changes to the Collective Agreement
  • Collective Agreement/policy interpretation
  • Faculty Relations advice and support to:
    • P. B. Gustavson School of Business
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies
    • Faculty of Education
    • Faculty of Humanities
    • Faculty of Law
    • Division of Medical Sciences
    • Faculty of Science

Carrie Hunting
Associate Director Faculty Relations and Academic Administration

  • Collective Agreement/policy interpretation
  • Faculty Relations advice and support to:
    • Faculty of Engineering
    • Faculty of Fine Arts
    • Faculty of Human and Social Development
    • Libraries
    • Faculty of Social Sciences

Francesca Pintucci
Faculty Relations Consultant

  • Collective Agreement/policy interpretation
  • Faculty Relations advice and support

Faculty Relations Consultant

  • Support for senior search processes

Aneesa Sousa 
Faculty Relations Consultant

  • Collective Agreement processes including:
    • Recruitment, reappointment
    • Promotion and tenure
    • study/administrative leaves
  • Support to Associate Vice-President Faculty Relations on bargaining and arbitration

Heidi Morrison
Faculty Relations Associate

  • Administrative support and calendar management for the AVP Faculty Relations and Academic Administration & the Director, Faculty Relations 
  • Extra-to-load and Academic Services contracts
  • Committee support
Nora Mayer
Administrative Assistant to the Director, Faculty Relations and AVP, Faculty Relations
  • Coordinates and develops Academic Leadership Initiatives series, retreats, orientations and workshops for academic leaders, and supports programming for Faculty and Librarian development
Alison Ambroso
VPAC Training and Development Manager