Faculty Relations

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Reporting to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Department of Faculty Relations supports excellence in teaching and research by providing professional services that promote and facilitate positive relationships on matters related to academic employment at York.

The mandate of Faculty Relations includes provision of the following services:
Contract negotiations related to the YUFA, OHFA, CUPE 3903 Units 1,2,3 and 4, OPSEU 578 Units 1 and 2 collective agreements.

  • Interpretation and administration of collective  agreement provisions
  • Acting as the University’s primary point of contact with all academic associations and unions
  • Positive, solution-oriented dispute resolution
  • Professional development support for academic community members to assist in the achievement of career objectives
  • Confidential assistance with immigration and relocation matters connected to new academic employment at York

Academic Collective Agreements

Bargaining Unit Bargaining Unit Description
CUPE 3903 Unit 1 (PDF) All part-time employees registered at the University as full-time graduate students employed in teaching, demonstrating, tutoring or marking.
CUPE3903 Unit 2 (PDF) All part-time employees employed in teaching, demonstrating, tutoring or marking, who are not registered at the University as full-time graduate students.
CUPE 3903 Unit 3 (PDF) All part-time employees registered at the University as full-time graduate students who are receiving financial assistance and are employed in administrative, clerical and research work.
CUPE 3903 Unit 4 (PDF) Part time Librarians and Archivists
OHFA (PDF) All persons employed by York University holding appointments as full-time faculty members of the Osgoode Hall Law School (“OHFA”)
OPSEU Unit  1 (PDF) All full-time Instructors at the York University English Language Institute (“YUELI”).
OPSEU Unit 2 (PDF) All casual Instructors at the York University English Language Institute (“YUELI”).
 YUFA (PDF)  All full-time faculty and professional librarians at York University  holding tenure-stream appointments (excluding Osgoode Hall Law School).
 YUFA Tenure & Promotion (PDF) T&P Policy, Criteria & Procedures