Executive Committee

 
Doug Chivers

Doug Chivers

Doug Chivers (Chair)

Doug Chivers is an accomplished behavioural and evolutionary ecologist. He studies fear perception in animals and how climate change influences animal cognition. He is an elected fellow of both the Animal Behaviour Society and the Royal Society of Canada. In 2017, he was appointed a U of S Distinguished Professor. As USFA Chair he has worked hard to build a strong working relationship between the Association and University administration, and continues to work towards successful outcomes with regards to terms and conditions of employment.

Allison Muri

Allison Muri

Allison Muri (Vice-Chair)

Allison is a Professor in the Department of English. 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 was the Association’s Chief Negotiator for the most recent round of bargaining.

Jason MacLean (Secretary)

Professor MacLean is a faculty member in the College of Law.

John Gjevre (Treasurer)

Professor Gjevre is a faculty member in the Department of Medicine.

Sina Adl

Professor Adl is a faculty member in the Department of Soil Science.

Geraldine Balzer

Professor Balzer is a faculty member in the Department of Curriculum Studies.

Lenaic Couedel

Professor Couedel is a faculty member in the Department of Physics.

Susan Fowler-Kerry

Susan Fowler-Kerry

Susan Fowler-Kerry

Susan Fowler-Kerry is a Full Professor in the College of Nursing. During her tenure on faculty she has developed a successful international program of research in the areas of pediatric pain, palliative care and maternal child health. As a result she has served as a consultant and advisor with International organizations including the World Health Organization, George Soros Foundation, Bill Clinton Foundation and the Middle East Cancer Consortium. Since elected to the USFA, Susan has served as Vice-Chair, Chair of Personnel Committee, Committee on Women’s Issues, Constitution Committee, JCMA, Member Development and 2 terms as Treasurer.

Dianne Miller

Dianne Miller

Dianne Miller

Dianne Miller is Professor of Educational Foundations. Her teaching and research are in the areas of Life History as Education and Place-based Education. She is interested in preserving collegial governance, academic freedom, and in making campuses safe for women and minorities.

Eric Neufeld

Eric Neufeld gets some tips on iPad programming

Eric Neufeld

Professor Neufeld is a former head of the Department of Computer Science, where he has an interdisciplinary research program. Eric served has had various roles with the USFA. He is currently Chair of the Communications Committee and is a member of the Negotiating Committee for this round of bargaining.

Liz Quinlan

Liz Quinlan

Liz Quinlan

Elizabeth Quinlan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology with research activities into the areas of workplace harassment, sexual violence, and caring labour.  For the last several years, she has represented USFA at Saskatchewan Federation of Labour Executive Council and as a member of the Saskatoon & District Labour Council Executive.  She is committed to working in concert with other bargaining units at UofS and labour organizations beyond the campus to maintain workers’ hard-won rights while strengthening community-university alliances and building a campus that is equitable, inclusive, and safe for all those who work and study at the university.

Patricia Farnese

Patricia Farnese (right) as part of the Canadian Delegation to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands where she is chairing negotiations between countries on a climate change resolution.

Patricia Farnese (Sr. Grievance Officer)

Professor Farnese is an Associate Professor in the College of Law. She serves on a number of USFA committees including the Grievance Committee.