Contact Us

Directors

Catherine Stoddard

Acting Executive Director

Phone: (778) 782-4715
Email: fr_execdir@sfu.ca

Negotiations, departmental strategy, legal matters

  • Responsible for strategic direction of unit
  • Faculty bargaining, Chief Negotiator 
  • Primary liaison with SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA)
  • Salary and economic benefits negotiations
  • Faculty Review Committee (FRC) and University Salary Appeals Committee (USAC) reviews
  • Labour relations, legal matters and inquires

Gloria Ingram

Director, Faculty Relations

Phone: (778) 782-7593
Email: frdir@sfu.ca

Collective agreement administration, development of Faculty Relations services

  • Substantive interpretation and advice on SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement and Academic (A) Policies
  • Faculty workload
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • Labour Relations and inquires
  • Overload Teaching Contract review and approval
  • Faculty Relations process improvements, including project with IT to address process, workflow, and automation
  • Professional Development Reimbursement entitlements/balances

Specialists and Analysts

Suman Jiwani

Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Phone: (778) 782-9880
Email: suman_jiwani@sfu.ca

Advancing equity practices university-wide
 

  • Identifying needs and developing institutional strategies related to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion goals and practices at SFU. 
  • Working on several Faculty Relations projects aimed at advancing equity practices.
  • Developing resources and providing training for Selection Committees and Tenure and Promotion Committees on strategies and best practices for achieving diversity and inclusion goals.
  • Providing consultation, coaching, and conflict-resolution services, related to developing and maintaining positive and inclusive workplace environments

Karim Dossa

Academic Policy & Project Analyst

Phone: (778) 782-5681
Email: frappa@sfu.ca 

Salary, Statistics, Faculty Retirement

  • Contract renewal, tenure, and/or promotion
  • Salary review, Salary anomalies and University Salary Appeals Committee (USAC) reviews
  • Development for Deans, Chairs, and Directors
  • Workshops for administrative staff and mid-career faculty
  • Faculty retirement options and consultation
  • Faculty salary calculations
  • Salary scales, salary letters, and negotiated increases
  • Salary reviews, outside activities, and faculty schedules
  • Faculty complement statistics
  • CV system

Immigration

Kelly Arthurs

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and
Senior Faculty Relations Advisor

Phone (778)782-6845
Email: frimm@sfu.ca

Advisor for:

  • Applied Sciences
  • Archives
  • Communication, Art and Technology
  • Library
  • Employment verification letters
  • Advice to Faculty, Aca1demic Administrators and Academic Administrative Staff
  • Faculty appointments, including administrative appointments, visiting faculty and term lecture faculty
  • Chairs, fellowships, professorships, and retention awards
  • University Research Associates
  • Leaves, including Study Leaves, Parental Leaves, Leaves of Absence
  • Retirement and Resignation process
  • Faculty relocation
  • Immigration information for Faculty
  • Faculty Immigration expense claims
  • Labour Market Opinions, BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applications
  • Workshops for Academic Administrative Staff

Alina Roman

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and
Postdoctoral Fellow Coordinator

Phone (778)782-9935
Email: postdoc@sfu.ca

Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

  • Postdoctoral Fellows appointments
  • Immigration advice to Faculty, Academic Administrators and Academic Administrative Staff related to Potdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars
  • Immigration information for Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars
  • Immigration processes and policy
  • Applications for Labour Market Impact Opinion (LMIA) and BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Advisors

Allyson Dallas

FACULTY RELATIONS ADVISOR

Phone: (778) 782-3987
Email: fr_advisor1@sfu.ca

Advisor for: 

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health Sciences
  • Science
  • Employment verification letters
  • Advice to Faculty, Academic Administrators and Academic Administrative Staff
  • Faculty appointments, including administrative appointments, visiting faculty and term lecture faculty
  • Chairs, fellowships, professorships, and retention awards
  • University Research Associates
  • Leaves, including Study Leaves, Parental Leaves, Leaves of Absence
  • Retirement and Resignation process
  • Faculty relocation
  • Professional development workshops

Magda Crinu

FACULTY RELATIONS ADVISOR

Phone: (778) 782-6845
Email: fr_advisor4@sfu.ca

ADVISOR for:

  • Applied Sciences
  • Beedie School of Business
  • Employment verification letters
  • Advice to Faculty, Academic Administrators and Academic Administrative Staff
  • Faculty appointments, including administrative appointments, visiting faculty and term lecture faculty
  • Chairs, fellowships, professorships, and retention awards
  • University Research Associates
  • Leaves, including Study Leaves, Parental Leaves, Leaves of Absence
  • Retirement and Resignation process
  • Faculty relocation
  • Professional development workshops

Mercedes Bosa

Faculty Relations Advisor

Phone: (778) 782-4637
Email: fr_advisor2@sfu.ca

ADVISOR for:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Beedie School of Business
  • Employment verification letters
  • Advice to Faculty, Academic Administrators and Academic Administrative Staff
  • Faculty appointments, including administrative appointments, visiting faculty and term lecture faculty
  • Chairs, fellowships, professorships, and retention awards
  • University Research Associates
  • Leaves, including Study Leaves, Parental Leaves, Leaves of Absence
  • Retirement and Resignation process
  • Faculty relocation
  • Professional development workshops

Leah Chao

Faculty Relations Advisor

Phone: (778) 782-6762
Email: fr_advisor5@sfu.ca

Advisor for:

  • Archives
  • Communication, Art and Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Library
  • Employment verification letters
  • Advice to Faculty, Academic Administrators and Academic Administrative Staff
  • Faculty appointments, including administrative appointments, visiting faculty and term lecture faculty
  • Chairs, fellowships, professorships, and retention awards
  • University Research Associates
  • Leaves, including Study Leaves, Parental Leaves, Leaves of Absence
  • Retirement and Resignation process
  • Faculty relocation
  • Professional development workshops

Assistants

Shannon Pitney - on leave

Faculty Records Coordinator

Phone: (778) 782-4686
Email: fr_records@sfu.ca

Faculty Records Processing in APS, Sick Leave, Long Term Disability and Mortgage Subsidy

  • Administrative support and calendar management for Executive Director and Director
  • Processing system records for faculty appointments, leaves, leaving SFU  
  • Reciprocal tuition waivers
  • Mortgage subsidy/down payment assistance
  • Sick leave and long-term disability

Bonnie Karhukangas - on leave

Faculty Relations Assistant

Phone (778) 782-6764
Email: fr_advisor3@sfu.ca

Sick Leaves, Resignations, Retirements, Faculty Records

  • Administrative support for resignations & retirements
  • Assisting the faculty advisors on faculty appointments
  • Processing faculty records

Silvana De Benedetto

Faculty Relations Assistant and Reception

Phone (778) 782-9715
Email: frsupp@sfu.ca

Reception & General Inquiries, Professional Development Claims & New Faculty Orientation

  • Reception and general inquiries
  • Professional Development Reimbursement (processing, inquiries, workshops)
  • Service recognition letters
  • New Faculty Orientation

Janelle Robertson 

Faculty Relations Assistant

Phone (778) 782-6764
Email: fr_records@sfu.ca

Sick Leaves, Resignations, Retirements, Faculty Records

  • Administrative support for resignations & retirements
  • Assisting the faculty advisors on faculty appointments
  • Processing faculty records