JACFA Committee Members

Academic Year 2018-2019

Academic Council

Academic Council is a sub-committee of the Board of Governors which provides advice to the College on all academic issues.

Faculty Representatives:

  • Manijeh Ali, Nutrition
  • Suzanne Black, Chemistry
  • Stephen Bryce, Geography
  • Elizabeth Dee, Nursing
  • Adil D’Sousa, English
  • Derek Maisonville, HPR
  • Alice McLeod, Mathematics
  • Amilia Peskir, Dental Hygiene
  • Rhoda Sollazzo, Mathematics
  • Abe Sosnowicz, English
  • Anna Woodrow, HPR

Permanent Substitutes:

  • Angela Vella, Foreign Languages
  • Violaine Arès, HPR
  • Sean Hughes, Chemistry

Faculty Labour Relations Committee (CRT)

The Faculty Labour Relations Committee (CRT) is where JACFA representatives and the College administration meet to discuss and resolve issues concerning the application or interpretation of the collective agreement, including the allocation of teaching resources to disciplines and departments.

Faculty Representatives:

  • Stephen Bryce, Geography
  • Roy Fu, HPR
  • Ethan Mombourquette, Mathematics
  • Alexandre Panassenko, Mathematics
  • Tanya Rowell-Katzemba, HEPS
  • Kristina Swiercz, Nursing

Faculty Professional Development Committee

FPDC is a parity committee of JACFA and the College that establishes faculty professional development priorities and allocates the professional development fund.

Faculty Representatives:

  • David Desjardins, HEPS
  • Pierre Dussol, Theatre & Music
  • Richard Masters, Mathematics
  • John Serrati, HEPS
  • Candis Steenbergen, HPR

Financial Review Committee

The JACFA Financial Review Committee meets with JACFA’s Treasurer to review the revenues and expenditures of the association once each semester, and makes recommendations, if necessary, to the Executive and to the General Assembly.


  • Kevin Davis, Mathematics
  • Richard Masters, Mathematics
  • Michael Nafi, HPR

Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee advises the College on environmental sustainability issues.

Faculty Representatives:

  • David Hill, Physical Education
  • Edward Hudson, Chemistry
  • Alexa Leblanc, HPR

Harassment Awareness Committee

The Harassment Awareness Committee’s work is to advise the College and to raise awareness within the college community about the issue of sexual or psychological harassment.

Faculty Representatives:

  • Manijeh Ali, Nutrition
  • Stephen Bryce, Geography

Innovation, Research & Development Committee

The IRDC meets to review and recommend approval of all research projects conducted at the college.

Faculty Representatives:

  • Julie Caouette, Psychology
  • Simon Daoust, Biology
  • Nabil Khalid, Bio Pharma
  • Liliya Nikolova, Eng. Tech

Food Services Advisory Committee

The Food Service Advisory Committee meets to discuss the results of the annual evaluation surveys for the overall food services offered at the College and to make recommendations on ways to improve this service.

Faculty Representatives: 

  • Laura Calver, Theatre & Music
  • Antoine Herlin, Mathematics

Research Ethics Board

Faculty Representatives:

  • Shireef Darwish, Biology
  • Simon Daoust, Biology
  • Julie Hanck, Psychology
  • Julie Podmore, Geosciences
  • Laura Shillington, Geosciences
  • Rona Strasser, Biology

For lists of members of committees from past years, click here.