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(2014-2015 HR#11) Call for Volunteers – Research Associates Advisory Committee

HR#11, 2014 – 2015

Date: October 15, 2014
To: Research Associates and Senior Research Associates
From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Re: Call for Volunteers – Research Associates Advisory Committee

I am writing to request nominations and volunteers for the Research Associates Advisory Committee.

Role of the Committee

The primary role of the Research Associates Advisory Committee is to:

  • Offer ideas and provide advice and feedback to me in my role as the Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity;
  • Bring forward the views and interests of RA and SRA colleagues on the development and implementation of work-related policies and programs for RA and SRA staff; and to,
  • Participate in a forum for consultation on institutional policy and strategic issues that relate to the work of RAs and SRAs.

The Committees meet 3 to 4 times per year with me and various other representatives from the organization.

There is one (1) vacancy on this Committee.

Advisory Committee members serve for up to 3 years, with terms ending on June 30.

I encourage you to review the RA Advisory Committee Terms of Reference and to speak with colleagues who have served on the Committee to hear about their experience as a committee member. The member list of the current Committee is available here.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a member of the Committee, or if you wish to nominate a colleague, please complete and submit the volunteer / nomination form to Meredith Sandles, Secretariat to the Staff Advisory Committees, by email at m.sandles@utoronto.ca no later than Friday, October 31, 2014. The volunteer / nomination form is available here.

The new member will be selected by my office from among the Research Associates and Senior Research Associates who either volunteer or are nominated by a colleague based on the criteria which are set out in the Terms of Reference.