Committee Vacancies

Several committees currently have vacancies, and the Childcare Committee needs to be elected in full. More information on each of the committees can be found below. The vacancies will be filled at the August 31 General Membership Meeting.

You do not need to be present at the GMM to nominate yourself for these positions. However, we do need quorum in order to elect members to committees. Nominations can be sent to You may include a statement of no more than 100 words.

The Accessibility Committee (1 vacancy) was organized in the spring of 2005 to improve the union’s work around accessibility issues on campus and to ensure that union spaces and meetings are accessible. Honorarium: $250 per year.

The Bilingualism Committee (2 vacancies) is responsible for assessing and responding to the needs of the local in terms of translation and French language content and promoting outreach and inclusion for our francophone members. This committee coordinates translation of important documents and resources as well as any other translation projects that may arise. Honorarium: $500 per year.

The Childcare Committee (4 vacancies) facilitates the disbursement of Child Care Fund among CUPE 3903 members. Part of the work of this committee will be mobilizing members to apply for this fund, reaching out to all members with childcare needs, and inputting the data collected. Honorarium: $250 per year.

The Communications Committee (3 vacancies) is responsible for coordinating CUPE 3903 communications, including maintaining and updating the CUPE 3903 website, maintaining a social media presence, and taking on communications projects and campaigns. Honorarium: $750 per year.

The Distribution Committee (1 vacancy) is responsible for distributing materials to departmental mailboxes and putting up posters at a $50 per diem, with the normal workload being 1 day per month.

The International Graduate Students’ Committee (1 vacancy) advocates for international graduate student members of CUPE 3903. Honorarium: $250 per year.

The Professional Development Fund Committee (2 vacancies: 1 PDF Coordinator, 1 PDF Committee Member) adjudicates the distribution of PDF funds, the Teaching Development Fund, and the Tuition Costs Fund. The PDF Coordinator administers the PDF Fund throughout the contract year in accordance with established guidelines, and is the primary contact person for members. One of the Coordinator’s tasks is to chair four meetings (September, January, March, and June). The PDF Coordinator is also a member of the Center for the Support of Teaching Executive Board, and is CUPE 3903’s primary and ongoing connection to the CST.
Honorarium: (for the PDF Coordinator) $1,500, paid in three equal installments during the year.
Honorarium: (for the PDF Representative): $200, paid out as $50 per meeting.

The Toronto & York Region Labour Council (1 vacancy) is comprised of all affiliated locals across the labour movement in the Toronto and York region. It meets once per month. CUPE 3903 is entitled to four delegates elected for a one-year term. Honorarium: $250.

The Unit 2 Listserv Moderators (1 vacancy) read all posts to the listserv at least once a day and enforce the Listserv Guidelines (Appendix F of the CUPE 3903 Bylaws). Honorarium: $500 per member per year.