Len Findlay (Chair)
Len Findlay has four decades of experience on faculty at the U of S where he is a Distinguished University Professor and recipient of an earned D.Litt. He is committed to the view that academic activism and academic excellence can and should be one and the same. To this end, he presided over Academy One (Arts and Humanities) of the Royal Society of Canada while he was also Chair of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee of CAUT. He is a firm believer in the contribution of a fair and safe workplace for all who work on campus, academic control of the academic agenda, and academic unionization and solidarity with other campus and provincial workers, to the creative realization of a People’s University beyond disgrace and against injustice.
Linda McMullen (Vice-Chair)
Linda McMullen is a Professor in the Department of Psychology. She is in her second year as USFA Vice-Chair and is the USFA Co-Chair of the Joint Committee for the Management of the Agreement.
Patricia Farnese (Secretary-Treasurer)
Professor Farnese is an Associate Professor in the College of Law. She serves on a number of USFA committees including the Grievance Committee.
Professor Chivers is an accomplished behavioural and evolutionary ecologist who has recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London and Ecology Letters. He is currently the Rawson Professor of Biology. He is a former USFA Chair who has worked hard to build a strong working relationship between the Association and University administration, and who continues to work towards successful outcomes with regards to terms and conditions of employment.
Susan Fowler-Kerry is a Full Professor in the College of Nursing. During her tenure on faculty she has developed a successfully funded international program of research in the area of pediatric pain and palliative care. As a result she has served as a consultant with several International organizations including the World Health Organization, George Soros Foundation, and the Middle East Cancer Consortium. Recently, she was invited to participate with the Bill Clinton Foundation targeting pain resulting from HIV/AIDs in children in Africa. She has recently published her second book, Pediatric Palliative Care: Global Perspectives.
Carol Henry is a faculty member in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, and Assistant Dean, Division of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a practitioner-scholar in community-engaged research, teaching and learning. She has lead a multi-faceted research scholarship agenda focusing on local and global initiatives aimed at health promotion, while addressing the determinants of food insecurity and malnutrition, utilizing traditional and innovative practices. In addition Carol devotes considerable efforts to strengthening the capacities of partner institutions in the Caribbean and Africa to integrate research findings into community uptake and policy.
Richard Julien is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture in the College of Arts and Science. Since he came to the University of Saskatchewan in 1991, Professor Julien has served as the Acting Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in the College of Education (one year), as the Director of the Summer French Immersion program (8 years) and as the Department Head for Languages and Linguistics, College of Arts and Science (3 years). In 2002, he was elected to the USFA Executive and for the past decade has served on most USFA committees. Richard served as the USFA Secretary-Treasurer for two years and is currently Senior USFA Grievance Officer. In 2013 Richard received the inaugural Peter Millard Award for his contributions to the USFA for and on behalf of colleagues and in 2014 he received the USFA Academic Freedom Award for his contributions to the understanding and advancement of academic freedom. He continues to defend the terms of our collective agreement, promote the common interests of academics and students alike, and work to build bridges with the Administration.
Dr. John Moraros is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Science/Health Disparities in the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan and has served as the Director of the Masters of Public Health (MPH) program (2010-2011). Currently, he is the Director of the Integrated Community Action Network (iCAN) research group and maintains an active interdisciplinary teaching and research agenda. His research is predicated on a community based participatory approach, which leads to practical and effective public health interventions and utilizes culturally appropriate and sensitive strategies to help empower communities to take ownership of their own healthcare needs, services, and status.
Allison is a Professor in the Department of English, and Coordinator for the minor in Digital Culture & New Media offered through the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity. Allison is in her second term on the USFA Executive, and has been active with the USFA since 2009 as a member of the USFA Negotiating Committee, JCMA and JCMA Caucus. She has been chair of the USFA Communications Committee and will be the Association’s Chief Negotiator in the next round of bargaining.
Professor Neufeld is head of the Department of Computer Science, where he has an interdisciplinary research program. Most recently, Eric served on the Negotiating Committee for the 2014-2017 Collective Agreement.
Vicki Squires is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education. Her area of research is post-secondary education and student well-being, including an examination of the various roles of students, staff and faculty on campus, and how these groups can achieve their goals while working together to achieve the mission of the university. Vicki is in her first term on the USFA executive.
Professor Stewart is a faculty member in the Department of History. He has been elected to the USFA Executive Committee far too many times in the past. He is a former Chair, Vice-Chair, Chief Negotiator, and for several years Senior Grievance Officer.