CUFA BC Announces Conference: Can Governance Survive? The Future of the University

Created 4 April 2023 13:04

(For immediate release – Port Moody, BC, April 4, 2023) – The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA BC) is pleased to announce a national conference “Can Governance Survive? The Future of the University” which takes place in Vancouver on January 18-19, 2024. The conference explores questions about What is the state of university governance today, and can it survive modern day challenges? Is there a defined role for faculty associations in the governance model of today’s university?

“This national conference will provide valuable opportunity for faculty, staff, university administrators, government policymakers, and other stakeholders to shape the future of university governance,” says President Ken Christie.

For more than fifty years, CUFA BC has shifted the narrative of BC’s post-secondary sector, contributing to the development of a stronger post-secondary system in the province. In bringing together experts from across the nation, we can create better solutions to the many challenges facing university governance in Canadian post-secondary institutions.

Find more information about the conference and registration at www.cufa.bc.ca/conference.

For further information or comment please contact CUFA BC Executive Director Annabree Fairweather at 604-367-5856 or [email protected].


CUFA BC represents over 5,500 faculty members, professional librarians, lecturers, instructors, and other academics at the five research-intensive universities in British Columbia, which include University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, Royal Roads University and University of Northern British Columbia.

CUFA BC celebrates fifty years of working closely with the member Faculty Associations at each institution. Our purposes are to support high-quality post-secondary education and research in British Columbia and to advocate for the interests of our members.


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