Contact Us

  • STRAND HALL 3210
  • PHONE: (778) 782-9715 
  • EMAIL: arsuppor@sfu.ca
  • FAX: (778) 782-9717

Doug Thorpe-Dorward

Executive Director

Phone: (778) 782-4715
Email: doug_thorpe_dorward@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

Karim Dossa

Acting Director, Faculty Relations

Collective agreement administration, development of Faculty Relations services

  • Substantive interpretation and advice on SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement and Academic (A) Policies
  • Faculty workload
  • Contract Renewal, Tenure, and/or Promotion
  • Salary Review and University Salary Appeals Committee (USAC) reviews
  • Development for Deans, Chairs, and Directors
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • Workshops for Administrative Staff and Mid-career Faculty
  • Labour Relations and Inquires
  • Overload Teaching Contract review and approval
  • Faculty Relations process improvements, including project with IT to address process, workflow, and automation

TBD

Academic Policy & Project Analyst

For inquiries, contact your Faculty Relations Advisor.

 

Salary, RTP, Retirement, Statistics

  • Faculty retirement options and consultation
  • Faculty salary calculations
  • Salary scales, salary anomalies, and negotiated increases
  • Salary reviews, outside activities, and faculty schedules
  • Renewal, tenure, and/or promotion
  • Professional development reimbursement entitlements/balances
  • Faculty complement statistics
  • CV system
  • Accounts Payable (for Faculty Relations)
  • Faculty Relations budget

Kelly Arthurs

Senior Faculty Relations Advisor
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC)

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

Advisor for:

  • Applied Sciences
  • Archives
  • Communication, Art and Technology
  • Library
  • 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
  • Immigration information for Faculty
  • Faculty Immigration expense claims
  • Labour Market Opinions, BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applications
  • Workshops for Academic Administrative Staff

Catherine Stoddard

Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Phone: (778) 782-9880
Email: catherine_stoddard@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

Theresa Burley

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

Email: thughesa@sfu.ca

CRC Program action plan, exploration of data collection practices

  • Canada Research Chairs Program: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan
  • Exploring data collection practices

Alina Roman

Postdoctoral Fellow Coordinator & Immigration Consultant
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC)

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

Postdoctoral Fellows, Visiting Scholars, and Visiting Research Students

  • Postdoctoral Fellows appointments and registration
  • Advice to Faculty, Academic Administrators and Academic Administrative Staff related to Visiting Scholars
  • Immigration information for Postdoctoral Fellows, Visiting Scholars, and Visiting Research Students
  • Immigration processes and policy

Mercedes Bosa

Faculty Relations Advisor

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

ADVISOR for:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Environment
  • 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

Christopher Piché

Faculty Relations Advisor

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

Advisor for:

  • Beedie School of Business
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Science
  • 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
  • Faculty Relations website
  • Faculty Relations process improvements, including project with IT to address process, workflow, and automation

Shannon Pitney

Faculty Records Coordinator

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

Calendar Planning for ED and Director, Sick Leave and LTD, Faculty Record Processing in APS

  • Administrative support and calendar management for Executive Director and Director
  • Processing system records for faculty appointments, leaves, leaving SFU  
  • Service recognition letters
  • Coordinator for Faculty Review Committee (FRC) meetings
  • Reciprocal tuition waivers
  • Mortgage subsidy and down payment assistance
  • Sick leave and long-term disability

Silvana De Benedetto

Faculty Relations Assistant/Reception

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

PDR, Reception & General Inquiries, New Faculty Orientation

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