Conferences and Organizers

Conferences and Organizers

COFAS holds an annual conference, normally in late May. The conferences rotate through three regions: west, central (Ontario/Quebec) and east.

Each conference is well planned by a site coordinator and an agenda coordinator, with the oversight of the Executive Committee. All organizers are volunteers who give of their own time to develop and coordinate the annual meetings. This list is to recognize the contributions and leadership of those who have helped make COFAS conferences an annual success—and to give a preview of the upcoming conferences and coordinators!





Year  City Program Organizers Site Arrangements
2020 Whistler, BC
(June 4–7)

Leslie Jermyn (QUFA)

Esme Friesen (UVic)

Annabree Fairweather (CUFA BC)

Valarie Nickel (UBC), Debbie Noble (WUFA)

Westin Resort & Spa

2019 Charlottetown, PEI
(May 30–June 2)
Lori Morinville (CAFA) & Annabree Fairweather (ULFA)

Haida Antolick (CUFA/BC), Elizabeth Polnicky (QUFA)

Delta Hotels Prince Edward

2018 Kingston, ON
(May 24–27)
Robin Roff (UBC), Roxanne Rowe (CAFA), Lori Morinville (CAFA)  Debbie Noble(WUFA), Kristin Skinner (YUFA), & Rhonda Clark-George (QUFA)
2017 Banff, AB
(June 1–4)
Sheila Miller & Don Kozak (Calgary) Linda Wagner (AASUA) & Lori Morinville(CAFA)
2016 Halifax, NS
(May 26–29)
Valerie Nickel (UBCFA) & Lori Morinville (CAFA) Darrell Maclean (MSVU) & Donna Balkan (DFA)
2015 Quebec City
(June 4–7)
Marcus Harvey (Trent) & Lise Robichaud (ABPPUM) Genevieve Robichaud (CAFA/APUC)
2014 Edmonton
(May 29–June 1)
Valarie Nickel & Don  Kozak (Calgary) Lori Morinville (CAFA) & Linda Wagner (AASUA)
2013 St. John's. NL
(June 6–9)
Kimberly Benoit (CUASA) Kim O'Reilly & Jill Diamond Strong, (MUNFA)
2012 Niagara Falls Roxanne Rowe (Alberta) Kimberly Benoit (CUASA)
2011 Victoria Don Kozak (Calgary) & Doug Dorward (Simon Fraser) Denise Smith (Victoria)
2010 Moncton Gliies Allain (FNBFA) Arlene Naugler (Dalhousie-at start only) & Lise Robichaud (Moncton)
2009 Mont Tremblant Kimberly Benoit (Brock) Marie-Claude Delorme (Bishop's)
2008 Calgary Calgary Faculty Association Calgary Faculty Association
2007 Halifax Debbie Noble (Windsor) Arlene Naugler (Dalhousie)
2006 Montreal Cheryl Berst (Lakehead) Joseph Varga (McGill)
2005 Vancouver Nancy Lovelace (UBC)  David Bell (Simon Fraser) & Roseanne Hood (UBC)
2004 Charlottetown Pat Finn & Deborah Jackson (Carleton) Arlene Naugler (Dalhousie)
2003 Niagara-on-the-Lake Kimberly Benoit (Brock) & Cheryl Berst (Lakehead) Kimberly Benoit (Brock) & Lauren Tremblay (Western)
2002 Banff Kimberly Benoit (Brock) Lori Morinville (CAFA), Colleen Powell (Athabasca), Brenda Rennie (Lethbridge), & Jane Coldwell (Acadia)
2001 St. John's Robert Cliff (CUFA/BC) & Lori Morinville (CAFA) Jill Diamond-Strong & Kim O'Reilly (MUNFA)
2000 Quebec David Bell (Simon Fraser) Lise Robichaud (Moncton) & Jill Diamond-Strong, Kim O'Reilly (MUNFA)
1999 Victoria Bruce Curtis & Carol Rivere (BCIT) Kerry Hall & Nancy Lovelace (UBC) & Denise Lunger (Victoria)
1998 Fredericton Joseph Varga (McGill) & Valerie Berry (Concordia) Sonja Breau (UNB), Jill Diamond-Strong & Kim O'Reilly (MUNFA)
1997 Ottawa Leah Shaw & Ann Fortin (Ottawa) Nancy Gordon (CAUT)
1996 Winnipeg Suzie Scott (Toronto) Anne Feilden & Roxanne Chamchuk (Alberta), & Sylvia Jansen (Manitoba)
1995 Halifax Robert Clift (CUFA/BC) & Susan Taylor (Simon Fraser) Arlene Grant & Brigitte Schotch (Dalhousie)
1994 Stratford Sonja Breau (UNB) & Pat Finn (Carleton) Kathryn Willing, Aereal Jantzen & Rosanne Hood (UBC)
1993 Banff Marion Perrin and OCUFA staff Alan Meech & Lori Morinville (CAFA)
1992 Charlottetown Lori Morinville (CAFA) Marion Clarke & Mary Childs (Western)
1991 Montreal Nora Carey (Saskatchewan) & Sylvia Johannson (Manitoba) Catherine McCauley (McGill)
1990 Victoria Pat Finn (Carleton) & Susan Taylor (Simon Fraser) Susan Taylor & Sheila Hildred (Simon Fraser)
1989 St. John's Gordon Unger & Anne Feilden (Alberta) Rose Norman (NSCUFA)& Anne Feilden (Alberta)
1988 Quebec John Dorsay (NSCUFA) Guy Piché (Laval)
1987 Vancouver Curtis & Gaetz Geoff Crampton (UBC)
1986 Halifax Curtis & Gaetz Jane Cunningham (NSCUFA)
1985 Toronto Bruce Curtis & Joan Gaetz (Calgary) Curtis & Gaetz
1984 Toronto CAUT/OCUFA CAUT/OCUFA
1983 Toronto CAUT/OCUFA CAUT/OCUFA