ACADEMIC YEAR means the twelve‐month period commencing on July 1 of a given calendar year and ending on June 30 of the succeeding calendar year.
AGREEMENT means the Collective Agreement between the Employer and the Union contained herein.
BARGAINING UNIT is the bargaining unit defined in the Certification Order issued by the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board on November 1, 2016 and April 14, 2020 respectively.
COLLEGE means an academic unit of the University headed by a Dean or Executive Director of a School as established by the University Council and Senate.
DAY means a weekday when the University is open for administrative business unless otherwise stated in this Collective Agreement.
DEAN means the Chief Executive of a College or School, or the Chief Executive’s designate.
DEPARTMENT means an administrative subdivision of a College, including a School within a departmentalized College, as established by the University Council and Senate.
DEPARTMENT HEAD means the head of a Department or the Director of a School within a departmentalized College.
EMPLOYEE means all employees included within the scope of the Certification Order of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board dated November 1, 2016 and April 14, 2020 respectively.
EMPLOYER means the University of Saskatchewan in the same sense used in the Certification Order of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board dated November 1, 2016 and April 14, 2020 respectively.
FACULTY: Any professional position at or through the University of Saskatchewan, excluding Post-doctoral Fellows, that confers the right to hold a research grant and/or supervise a Post-doctoral Fellow.
GENDER REFERENCES: Where the masculine or feminine gender is used in this Collective Agreement, it shall be considered to be non-gender specific unless any provision of this Collective Agreement specifies otherwise.
PLURAL REFERENCES: Plural references in this Agreement shall be considered to refer to any member of the bargaining unit where the context so requires.
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW: includes all employees included within the scope of the Certification Order of the Saskatchewan Labour Board dated November 1, 2016.
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE: includes positions typically titled Research Associates, Professional Associates, Research Scientists, and Professional Research Associates and are included within the scope of the Certification Order of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board dated April 14, 2020.
SUPERVISOR The faculty member and/or supervisory employee to whom the employee reports directly in the performance of their employment-related duties, and with whom the employee carries out research projects.
UNION means the Public Service Alliance of Canada Local 40004.
UNIVERSITY means the University of Saskatchewan as defined in the University of Saskatchewan Act, 1995, as amended up to and including the date of the execution of this Agreement.