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RE: Deputation – Collegial, transparent, and open hiring and renewal procedures for senior academic administrators: Renewal of Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost (Teaching & Learning), and Associate Vice-Provost (Academic) AND Appointment of Academic Administrators Policy (the ‘Policy’)

“LUFA has, for the last several years, advocated for a transparent and collegial hiring process for senior administrators. This is the norm in Canadian universities, is essential for the proper operation of a collegial system of governance, and is recognized in Article 8.03 of the Collective Agreement between the Board of Governors and LUFA.

In the deputation on June 10, 2022, LUFA shared with you our concerns related to the processes of hiring and renewing senior administrators at Lakehead. In our presentation, we expressed our desire to work together as a team and achieve common goals such as building a university that serves the community’s needs, that is a welcoming and nurturing place to learn, that is a safe and fulfilling place to work, and most of all, that is resilient and sustainable through difficult times. We also highlighted the risks to Lakehead and its members if it is governed in a non-collegial manner.”

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