Grievance Committee

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The grievance portfolio provides confidential advice and handles grievances related to terms and conditions of employment of faculty and academic librarians who are members of UTFA. Most of our files are advice files – we assist in the resolution of difficulties without recourse to formal grievances.

One of the duties of the Vice-President, Grievances, is to identify the Adminstration’s potential violation of policy. Most grievances are based on violations of policy or established practices at the University. We also assist members with concerns or difficulties in the tenure, teaching stream or librarian promotion process.

The grievance procedure is outlined in Article 7 of the memorandum of Agreement. We urge faculty and academic librarians who might be considering a grievance to review the grievance procedure and to approach the Faculty Association as early as possible after a problem has been identified.  Please note that grievances must be launched within 20 working days of the date on which the member knew or should have known of the issue in question.

The best means of contacting the Vice-President, Grievances, is through email to


Chair: Terezia Zoric

Committee Members Constituency
Mounir AbouHaidar Cell and Systems Biology
Kathy Bickmore OISE/UT
Aurel Braun UTM, Political Science
Connie Guberman UTSC - Historical and Cultural Studies
Linda Kohn UTM: Biology
Brock MacDonald Woodsworth College
Jody Macdonald Faculty of Nursing
Ken MacDonald UTSC - Human Geography
Naomi Morgenstern Dept. of English
Vicki Skelton Library, Centre for Industrial Relations
Silvia Vong St. Michael's College