The AUFA Women’s committee engages in activism and promotes awareness around women’s issues and gender equity related to the collective agreement and, more generally, the workplace of Acadia University. Beyond Acadia, AUFA-W participates in the agenda of the CAUT Women’s Committee and its sister organizations across Canada, and is active within in the larger local community.
1. Annual Report on the Status of Women at Acadia
Article 28.10 Data Report (Communicator). Each year, AUFA-W writes a report for the Communicator entitled “In Minority: The Status of Women at Acadia University,” on the gender division of faculty by rank, position and salary.
December 6th Memorial Event (National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women): AUFA-W organizes a memorial event at Acadia each year. This event is open to the larger community.
International Women’s Day (IWD): AUFA-W organizes numerous events to celebrate and mark IWD. In recent years, we have sponsored a coffeehouse featuring local women performers. Proceeds are donated to Chrysalis House, a non-profit grassroots organization that provides shelter, support, counseling, advocacy, and outreach for abused women and their children.
AUFA-W Networking Event:Each January, AUFA-W organizes a networking event, called F.E.W (First Ever Women), to celebrate the accomplishment of women faculty at Acadia.
In addition to the three events described above, AUFA-W organizes guest speakers, theatre productions, and similar events on topics that support and promote women’s issues, and promotes equity issues on campus in general through lobbying and advocacy.
Contact information for 2009-2010 academic year are:
Zelda Abramson email@example.com, Co-chair
Eva Curry firstname.lastname@example.org, Co-chair
Rachel Brickner, Secretary
Last updated on: Wed, Feb 03 2010