Recently your Union did something that may have surprised many of you. We sent an actual physical postcard... to your home address. No one on the current Exec could remember ever having done anything like that before; and don't for a minute imagine that it was an easy decision for the Executive Committee to make, either. We wrestled with the idea for a long time... we … [Read more...] about What does “important” mean?
From the President
This week kicks off a week of PRIDE celebration events here in Victoria, B.C. and while my heart soars that after a two year hiatus, queer and straight alike will once again have the opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principle that LOVE IS LOVE, together and in-person. My joy is overshadowed by the growth of hate speech and the threats of violence against queer … [Read more...] about Pride & Labour: There Might Not Have Been One Without the Other
This past week, as thousands of Camosun graduates crossed the convocation stage at the first in-person graduation ceremony since the beginning of the Pandemic, I wanted to extend my awe and gratitude to all of our members for a job well done. Covid-19 robbed us of so much, like the hundreds and thousands of uncompensated hours of labour you supplied to make it possible for … [Read more...] about Your Labour Makes It All Possible
On behalf of the Camosun College Faculty Association, I once again provided recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services Committee for the 2023 BC Budget Consultation. On June 7th, I presented to the Committee as part of a panel of presenters across Post Secondary, who spoke on similar topics. Panel 2, Advanced Education - Tuesday, June … [Read more...] about Select Committee on Finance for the 2023 BC Budget
Indigenization and Decolonization are processes, not just goals. I choose the path of reconciliation and cross-cultural healing with great intention. I work for it (inside myself) and try to model it for others. I intentionally check my privilege and attempt to be as generous (in heart as well as in other ways) as possible. I try to walk with respect for my … [Read more...] about My Personal Indigenization Statement – Lynelle Yutani