Dr. Adango Miadonye, CBUFA President
I consider it a privilege to have been elected President of this great Faculty Association, Cape Breton Faculty Association (CBUFA). I appreciate the confidence reposed in me by electing me as your new President. Permit me to officially introduce myself. My name is Adango Miadonye, a professor of chemical engineering and industrial chemistry. I have been an active member of the Faculty Association for over 20 years during which period I have served in various capacities as Member-at-large, Chief Negotiator (2018-2020), and vice president (2020-2022).
Solidarity, they said, is not just a buzzword, but a necessary tool for the success of any Faculty union in today’s word. The current flood of tactical changes in the strategic governance of institutions of higher learning introduced by University Boards and administration are relegating and heavily eroding the roles of Faculty unions in universities. We see these changes in the positions adopted in collective bargaining processes by University Boards across Canada. In spite of this, we must continue to advocate for an unequivocal collegial working relationship with the employer, towards the creation of post-secondary institutions free of bureaucratic bigotry. With this in mind, CBUFA is committed to promoting and supporting equity, inclusivity and fair treatment for our members. And we can only achieve it through our customary strong membership commitment.
I sincerely thank our past President, Calvin Howley, and his executive for their steelier leadership for the past four years. They skillfully navigated through very challenging times and did so with integrity and finesse. The membership appreciates you all.
I want to assure you that the current executive and I will do the best we can to represent the interest of every member of CBUFA. If you have work related questions or issues, please feel free to reach out to our Admin. Officer, any member of the executive or myself. You are also encouraged to frequently visit the CBUFA website and other online platforms of the Association for updates on current issues.
Let us continue to work together for the betterment of our Association.
P/S: I want to reiterate here the information given in an earlier posting regarding the Bargaining process: Collective bargaining is a fluid process. It is very important that you stay informed about developments in bargaining as the process is reaching a critical stage. The association’s website has a FAQ page at https://cbufa.ca/negotiations