Larry Stewart (Chair)
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.
Erika Dyck (Vice-Chair)
Erika Dyck is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Medical History. She is the author of Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus (Johns Hopkins, 2008; University of Manitoba Press, 2011); and Facing Eugenics: Reproduction, Sterilization and the Politics of Choice (University of Toronto, 2013), which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s award for Canadian non-fiction; and a forthcoming book Managing Madness: the Weyburn Mental Hospital and the Transformation of Psychiatric Care in Canada (University of Manitoba Press, 2017). Her research explores the interaction between patients, doctors, and policy makers as a series of exchanges that help us appreciate the dynamic relationship between scientific expertise and society.
Susan Fowler-Kerry (Secretary-Treasurer)
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. She has served on the executive for 3 terms assuming the roles of Chair of Personnel, Committee on Women’s Issues, Constitution and 2 terms as Treasurer.
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.
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.
Professor Meyers is a faculty member in the Department of History.
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 is the Association’s Chief Negotiator for the current 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.
R. Anne Springer
Anne Springer is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing where she has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and where she has served on a number of College level collegial committees including Assignment of Duties, Renewal and Tenure, and Salary Review (2013-14; 2015-16; 2016-17). Anne’s past service on behalf of members of the USFA include her membership on the Negotiating Caucus (2012-13; 2016-17 & 2017-18); her membership on the USFA Committee on University Administrative Practices (2012-13); as well as her contribution to the USFA VOX publication, where in 2012 she offered readers a critique of the values of ‘efficiency’ and the ‘maximization of profit’ taken up by Canadian Universities. Anne’s contributions to the broader University include her service as Vice Chair of the University’s Bio-medical Research Ethics Board (2014 – 01/2017); her Bio-medical REB service as the quorum member knowledgeable in ethics (2012 – 01/2017); and her service as a member of the College of Health Science Deans (CHSD) Interprofessional Curriculum Committee (2010-2012). Anne’s teaching, research, and scholarship focuses on the ethics of pharmaceutical industry omnipresence in healthcare research and practice; nursing’s relationship with the pharmaceutical industry; the effects of pharmaceutical industry promotion on healthcare research and practice; and the effects of ethical leadership on organizational culture. Her most recent scholarship and research activities include inquiring into the effects of corporatization on nursing education (Springer & Clinton, 2017), and a PSSHRC funded pilot project exploring the effects of ethical leadership on University Research Cultures. Anne’s nursing career is approaching four decades during which she has provided service in a variety of leadership, management, consultancy, and advisory roles.
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 Walsworth is a faculty member in the Department of Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour.
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.