UVic Chapter Elections: Call for Nominations

Publish date: Tuesday, September 01, 2020

UVic - University of Victoria Administrative and Academic Professionals

The 2020 UVic Chapter AGM will be held virtually on November 4, 2020 at 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Each year, members of the UVic Chapter Executive are elected by the membership to serve two-year terms. This year, the position of Vice-Chairperson and three Director positions are up for election.This is a call for nominations to fill these positions immediately following the AGM for a two-year term as per Article 6.3 of the Constitution.

The Vice-Chairperson will assume duties as may be determined by the Chairperson or Executive. Should the Chairperson refuse to act, be absent or disabled, the Executive will vest all the powers and duties of the Chairperson in the Vice-Chairperson.

Directors represent the various interests of the Chapter and will perform duties as may be determined by the Executive. In particular, the Directors must attend monthly local chapter executive meetings. View your chapter constitution here.

If the call for nominations results in an election, the following timelines will apply:

October 1: Deadline for nominations
October 9: Electronic ballots credentials sent out
Mid-October: All-candidates meeting (virtual – TBC)
October 23: Electronic ballot closes
November 4: UVic Virtual Annual General Meeting

If you want to submit a nomination please download the nomination form below. Submit the form with a bio and photo to the UVic PEA Elections Committee c/o Luke Whittington, Chair by October 1, 2020.


UVic Executive Elections Nomination Form

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The PEA was formed in 1974, by a group of professionals working in the public sector. The story goes that the founders of the union mortgaged their houses to fund negotiations of the union’s first collective agreement. 

Now, the PEA is BC’s union for professionals. We represent a wide range of professionals including lawyers, foresters, engineers, agrologists, teachers, veterinarians, fundraisers, physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists program managers, librarians and more.

Our union is led by the PEA Executive. They represent members from across the chapters of the PEA and set the overall vision and direction for our union.

Resources for our members

Navigating a union can sometime be a challenging process. Under this section of the website you will find resources to help you navigate the PEA. In the members section you'll find expense claim reimbursements, information on the PEA's scholarship and bursary program and our grants and donations program.

Collective bargaining and job action resources explain the process of collective bargaining and what to do in the unlikely event of job action. 

Local reps can also find resources to help them complete their job more effectively. This includes ways to welcome new members, how to take notes in investigation disciplinary meetings and more.

The heart of our union

The PEA is made up of nine chapters, or groups of members who either work for the same employer or are in the same field of work. Each chapter has an elected executive tasked with running the affairs of the chapter. Each chapter is entitled to representation at the PEA Executive, the governing body of the union. 

Our members work for a range of employers: the Province of BC, the University of Victoria, St. Margaret's School, the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, the Oil and Gas Commission, the Law Society of BC, Legal Services Society, the Okangan Regional Library and health authorities across BC.

Professionals need unions now more then ever

Since the 1970’s, when the PEA was formed, our mission has been to ensure our members can work in safe, productive environments and receive fair and reasonable wages and benefits for the valuable work they do. We help individuals and groups of professional workers to understand the challenges they face in their workplaces and some of the solutions available to them. 

We work with potential members to become certified as a union and achieve the wages, benefits and respect they deserve. 

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The PEA was formed in 1974 to represent licensed professionals in the BC Public Service. Since then the organization has grown to include a wide range of professionals from across BC. Find our more about our governance, staff and strategic direction.

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