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Faculty Association expresses disappointment over Presidential search committee

The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) is disappointed over the recently-announced composition of the search committee charged with recommending a new permanent President for Mount Allison. “The norm in Canada is that university academic staff make up about one-third of the members of a Search Committee for a President,” says MAFA President Prof. Paul Berry…. Read more »

Academic Vice President’s Resignation a concern for Mount Allison Faculty

For the second December in a row, Mount Allison University lost a senior academic administrator, and it is causing concern among the university’s faculty. “The recent resignation of the Vice-President (Academic and Research) indicates a serious crisis in administrative leadership within Mount Allison University,” says Professor Paul Berry, President of the Mount Allison Faculty Association… Read more »

Will the Chill Return to Mount Allison?

The faculty at Mount Allison University were very disappointed when they found out on February 22 that the Board of Regents has refused to accept the Mount Allison Faculty Associations’s elected representative to the search committee for an interim University President. After the resignation of President Wayne MacKay, the chair of the Board, Robert Winters,… Read more »

MAFA Letter to Tantramar MLA Peter Mesheau

The Mount Allison Faculty Association has some grave concerns about the governance of our university that we would like to bring to your attention. The Board of Regents’ lack of accountability to the Mount Allison university community and the tax payers of New Brunswick has long been a source of concern but recent events have… Read more »

Mount Allison University President, A. Wayne MacKay Resigns

Wayne MacKay, President of Mount Allison University, and J. Robert Winters, Chairman of the Board of Regents, announced jointly today that Mr. MacKay will be leaving his position with the University, effective July 1, 2004. The date will bring the nationally renowned legal scholar and specialist in human rights to the completion of the full… Read more »

MAFA Ratifies Contract

(Sackville, NB) — The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) announces that the faculty and librarians of Mount Allison University have approved the proposed new four- year collective agreement between the Union and Board at Mount Allison, with 91% voting in favour. Rick Hudson, MAFA President, said, “I am very pleased with the level of participation… Read more »

Mount Allison Faculty Show Resolve in Strong Straw Vote

(Sackville, NB) – Members of the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) voted in favour of strike action if necessary in a straw strike vote conducted Monday and Tuesday (November 18 and 19). The vote was 85% in favour of the motion that “Whereas, MAFA and the Employer have been unable to reach a collective agreement,… Read more »

Straw Strike Vote at Mount Allison

(Sackville, NB) – The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) is holding a “straw strike vote” today and tomorrow. Voting starts this evening. Results will be announced by Wednesday morning. “We had hoped to reach an agreement over the summer” said Rick Hudson, President of MAFA. “But with negotiations stalled, we – along with the Employer… Read more »

Another Mt. A. Prof. Refuses Emeritus

(Sackville, New Brunswick) The Mount Allison Faculty Association regrets that once again a distinguished retired professor has found it necessary to turn down the offer of professor emeritus at Mount Allison University. Dr. Janet Hammock, pianist, composer, and Professor of Music at Mount Allison until 2001, announced today that, “I must postpone my acceptance of… Read more »

Academic Freedom Violated at Mount Allison

(Sackville, New Brunswick) — The Committee of Inquiry into the complaint of Professor Michael Thorpe (and the Mount Allison Faculty Association) has now published its report. Professor Thorpe retired from the university after long and distinguished service. He was refused by the then Vice-President Academic an appointment to teach an extension course for which he… Read more »