About

What is AUFA?

AUFA is the trade union which represents full and part time faculty, librarians, archivists, instructors, lecteurs/lectrics, and PAD lecturers at Acadia University. Our First Collective Agreement was signed in 1979, giving faculty a say over our working conditions, including grievance procedures, and the right to bargain for wages and benefits. Currently our terms of employment are governed by the Fourteenth Collective Agreement, which is in force from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017.

What does AUFA do for members?

One of the stipulations of the 14th CA is that every new faculty member is entitled to receive a hard copy of the contract from the Administration. For your convenience, it can be found under the "Agreements" section of this webpage. On this website you will also find information about the Association, the Executive, committees, etc.

AUFA is one of the most democratic and forward-looking academic associations in Canada. We hold monthly general meetings at which all members participate in decision making. AUFA is committed to transparency and inclusiveness, and we have negotiated provisions that will ensure employment and pay equity. Nevertheless, problems do arise from time to time, and the Executive and Association Grievance Committee work hard to advocate on behalf of members.

How can I become a member?

All faculty belong to the bargaining unit and automatically pay dues, but to become a member of the Association with voting rights, you have to sign up. You can find a copy of the sign-up sheet by going to the "Forms" section of this webpage.

How can I find out more?

Our Union Officer presides over the AUFA office in Huggins Science Hall, Room 211. She can help you with your questions about AUFA and your rights as a member of the bargaining unit. You are also welcome to direct questions to the AUFA President, Stephen Ahern. The contact information for each is given below. We look forward to meeting you and encourage you to take part in our activities.

Contact information:

Union Officer
Office: HSH 211
Phone: 902 585 1422
Email: aufa@acadiau.ca

President: Stephen Ahern
Office:  BAC 417
Phone: 902 585 1517
Email: stephen.ahern@acadiafaculty.ca

Mailing address:

Acadia University
Wolfville, NS 
B4P 2R6

Courier Address:

Room 211
Huggins Science Hall
12 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS

Phone: (902) 585-1422
Fax: (902) 585-1153
e-mail AUFA