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Strand Hall 2300

8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6

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Directors

Catherine Stoddard

Executive Director

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)
  • Substantive interpretation and advice on SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement and Academic (A) Policies
  • Salary and economic benefits negotiations
  • Faculty Review Committee (FRC) and University Salary Appeals Committee (USAC) reviews
  • Labour relations, legal matters and inquiries

Karim Dossa

Director, Faculty Relations Systems

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

Adam James

Director, Faculty Labour Relations

Email: frdir@sfu.ca

Collective agreement administration, Faculty Labour Relations Services

  • Substantive interpretation and advice on SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement and Academic (A) Policies 
  • Labour Relations, legal matters and inquiries
  • Promotes and ensures consistent application of academic employment, labour related policies and relevant legislation
  • Deals with conflict resolution, performance management, disciplinary processes and grievances to resolve complex LR and employee issues

Suman Jiwani 

Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

SFU Equity Office

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

Advisors

  • Advice to Faculty, Academic Administrators and Academic Administrative Staff
  • Faculty appointments, including administrative appointments, visiting faculty, as well as term lecture and research faculty
  • Chairs, fellowships, professorships, and retention awards
  • University Research Associates
  • Leaves, including Study Leaves, Parental Leaves, Leaves of Absence
  • Retirement and Resignation 
  • Faculty relocation
  • Employment verification letters

Mercedes Bosa

Faculty Relations Advisor 

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

ADVISOR for:

  • Arts and Social Sciences

Leah Chao

Faculty Relations Advisor

Email: fr_advisor5@sfu.ca

Advisor for:

  • Archives
  • Communication, Art and Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Library

Magda Crinu

FACULTY RELATIONS ADVISOR

Email: fr_advisor4@sfu.ca

ADVISOR for:

  • Applied Sciences
  • Beedie School of Business

 

Allyson Dallas

FACULTY RELATIONS ADVISOR

Email: fr_advisor1@sfu.ca

Advisor for: 

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Science

Immigration

  • Immigration processes and policy
  • Applications for Labour Market Impact Opinion (LMIA) and BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Immigration advice and information to Faculty, Academic Administrators and Academic Administrative Staff related to Faculty Appointments, Visiting Faculty, Visiting Scholars, Postdoctoral Fellows, and other international employees 
  • Faculty immigration expense claims

All Inquiries
Please send all immigration queries to imm_sfu@sfu.ca. We cannot guarantee a timely response to emails sent to individual accounts. 

Alina Roman

Manager, Immigration Services

Email: imm_sfu@sfu.ca

Email: aroman@sfu.ca

Gagan Malhi

Immigration Specialist

Email: imm_sfu@sfu.ca

Email: malhig@sfu.ca

Assistants

Silvana De Benedetto

Faculty Relations Assistant and Reception

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

Reception & General Inquiries, Professional Development Claims 

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

Roya Ghorab

Faculty Relations Assistant 

Phone (778) 782-6755
Email: fr_assist@sfu.ca

Faculty Advisors' Assistant & New Faculty Orientation

  • Study Leaves
  • resignations & retirements
  • Assisting the faculty advisors on faculty appointments and leaves
  • New Faculty Orientation

Shannon Pitney  

Faculty Records Coordinator

Phone: (778) 782-6758
Email: fr_records@sfu.ca

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

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