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Executive Committee

Established in 1951, CAUT is the national voice of the university body. CAUT represents more than 72,000 professors, librarians, researchers and other academics and is committed to academic freedom and is actively working in the public interest to improve the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada.

Call for Nominations for CAUT Executive Committee

Deadline for submitting nominations is March 1, 2023.

The nomination procedures, description of positions and terms of office, and CAUT’s Release Time Policy are available here.


Executive Committee Members 2022-2023

Peter McInnis


St. Francis Xavier (ST.FXAUT) 

Robin Whitaker 


Memorial (MUNFA) 

Yalla Sangaré 


Sainte-Anne (APPBUSA)

Brenda Austin-Smith 

Past President 

Manitoba (UMFA)

Patrick Noël 

Representative-at-large (Francophone)

Saint-Boniface (APPUSB) 

Chantale Jeanrie 

Representative-at-large (Quebec) 

Université Laval (SPUL)

Shirley Chau

Representative-at-large (General) 

Colombie-Britannique (UBC)

David Newhouse

Representative-at-large (Aboriginal) 

Trent (TUFA)

Claudia Steinke 

Representative-at-large (General) 

Lethbridge (ULFA) 

Alison Hearn

Chair Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee 

Western (UWOFA)

Nick Papatheodorakos

Chair Contract Academic Staff Committee 

Concordia Part-Time (CUPFA) 

Kate Cushon

Chair Librarians' & Archivists' Committee 

Regina (URFA)

Larry Savage

Chair Collective Bargaining and Organizing Committee 

Brock (BUFA) 

Susan Spronk

Co-Chair Equity Committee 

Ottawa (APUO)

Marvin Claybourn

Co-Chair Equity Committee 

St. Thomas (FAUST)

David Robinson 

Executive Director