Conferences

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

2020: Cancelled

The 2020 conference in Whistler, British Columbia, has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We’ll see you in Montréal in 2021!

Note that the Westin Whistler will cancel all hotel reservations. If you have made reservations with another establishment, however, you will be responsible for cancelling those.

About the annual conference

During these annual two-day get-togethers, COFAS draws on both in-house and outside expertise to deliver professional development for faculty association staff members.

Each conference is planned by volunteer program and site coordinators, with oversight from the Executive Committee. We appreciate the contributions and leadership of those who have helped to make COFAS conferences an annual success.

A highlight of each conference is the group dinner, which traditionally celebrates the region’s food and hospitality. 

COFAS business meetings

Part of each conference is the COFAS business meeting, at which we vote for the incoming Executive Committee, review the Treasurer’s report, discuss items of business for the organization, and choose future conference destinations, along with the volunteers to coordinate the conference.

Only individuals qualified to be members of the Association shall attend the annual business meeting. Non-members in attendance at the conference will not be permitted to attend the business meeting.

Past conference agendas and business meeting minutes (where available) are linked below.

YearCityProgramSite arrangementsConference logo*
2022Whistler, BCLeslie Jermyn (QUFA), Esme Friesen (UVic), and Annabree Fairweather (CUFA BC)Valarie Nickel (UBC) and Debbie Noble (WUFA)
2021Montréal, QC
2020 Cancelled
Whistler, BC
(June 4–7)
Leslie Jermyn (QUFA), Esme Friesen (UVic), and Annabree Fairweather (CUFA BC)Valarie Nickel (UBC) and Debbie Noble (WUFA)
2019 Charlottetown, PEI
(May 30–June 2)
Lori Morinville (CAFA) and Annabree Fairweather (ULFA)
COFAS 2019 agenda (PDF)
LGBTQ2S+ Language session (PPTX)
Indigenization session (PDF)
Haida Antolick (CUFA/BC) and Elizabeth Polnicky (QUFA)
Delta Hotels Prince Edward
2018Kingston, ON
(May 24–27)
Robin Roff (UBC), Roxanne Rowe (CAFA), Lori Morinville (CAFA)
COFAS 2018 agenda (PDF)
Debbie Noble (WUFA), Kristin Skinner (YUFA), and Rhonda Clark-George (QUFA)
2017Banff, AB
(June 1–4)
Sheila Miller and Don Kozak (Calgary)
COFAS 2017 agenda (PDF)
Linda Wagner (AASUA) and Lori Morinville(CAFA)
2016Halifax, NS
(
May 26–29)
Valerie Nickel (UBCFA) and Lori Morinville (CAFA)
COFAS 2016 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2016 minutes (PDF)
Darrell Maclean (MSVU) & Donna Balkan (DFA)
2015Quebec City
(June 4–7)
Marcus Harvey (Trent) & Lise Robichaud (ABPPUM)
COFAS 2015 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2015 minutes (PDF)
Genevieve Robichaud (CAFA/APUC)
2014Edmonton
(May 29–June 1)
Valarie Nickel and Don Kozak (Calgary)
COFAS 2014 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2014 minutes (PDF)
Lori Morinville (CAFA) and Linda Wagner (AASUA)
2013St. John’s. NL
(June 6–9)
Kimberly Benoit (CUASA)
COFAS 2013 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2013 minutes (PDF)
Kim O’Reilly and Jill Diamond Strong, (MUNFA)
2012Niagara Falls, ONRoxanne Rowe (Alberta)
COFAS 2012 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2012 minutes (PDF)
Kimberly Benoit (CUASA)
2011Victoria, BCDon Kozak (Calgary) and Doug Dorward (Simon Fraser)
COFAS 2011 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2011 minutes (PDF)
Denise Smith (Victoria)
2010Moncton, NBGliies Allain (FNBFA)
COFAS 2010 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2010 minutes (PDF)
Arlene Naugler (Dalhousie-at start only) and Lise Robichaud (Moncton)
2009 Mont TremblantKimberly Benoit (Brock)
COFAS 2009 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2009 minutes (PDF)
Marie-Claude Delorme (Bishop’s)
2008 CalgaryCalgary Faculty Association
COFAS 2008 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2008 minutes (PDF)
Calgary Faculty Association
2007 HalifaxDebbie Noble (Windsor)
COFAS 2007 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2007 minutes (PDF)
Arlene Naugler (Dalhousie)
2006MontrealCheryl Berst (Lakehead)
COFAS 2006 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2006 minutes (PDF)
Joseph Varga (McGill)
2005VancouverNancy Lovelace (UBC)
COFAS 2005 agenda (PDF)
No minutes available
David Bell (Simon Fraser) and Roseanne Hood (UBC)
2004CharlottetownPat Finn and Deborah Jackson (Carleton)
COFAS 2004 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2004 minutes (PDF)
Arlene Naugler (Dalhousie)
2003Niagara-on-the-LakeKimberly Benoit (Brock) and Cheryl Berst (Lakehead)
COFAS 2003 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2003 minutes (PDF)
Kimberly Benoit (Brock) and Lauren Tremblay (Western)
2002BanffKimberly Benoit (Brock)
COFAS 2002 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2002 minutes (PDF)
Lori Morinville (CAFA), Colleen Powell (Athabasca), Brenda Rennie (Lethbridge), and Jane Coldwell (Acadia)
2001St. John’sRobert Cliff (CUFA/BC) and Lori Morinville (CAFA)
COFAS 2001 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2001 minutes (PDF)
Jill Diamond-Strong and Kim O’Reilly (MUNFA)
2000QuebecDavid Bell (Simon Fraser)
COFAS 2000 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 2000 minutes (PDF)
Lise Robichaud (Moncton) and Jill Diamond-Strong, Kim O’Reilly (MUNFA)
1999VictoriaBruce Curtis and Carol Rivere (BCIT)
COFAS 1999 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 1999 minutes (PDF)
Kerry Hall & Nancy Lovelace (UBC) and Denise Lunger (Victoria)
1998FrederictonJoseph Varga (McGill) and Valerie Berry (Concordia)
COFAS 1998 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 1998 minutes (PDF)
Sonja Breau (UNB), Jill Diamond-Strong and Kim O’Reilly (MUNFA)
1997OttawaLeah Shaw and Ann Fortin (Ottawa)
COFAS 1997 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 1997 minutes (PDF)
Nancy Gordon (CAUT)
1996WinnipegSuzie Scott (Toronto)
COFAS 1996 agenda (PDF)
Anne Feilden & Roxanne Chamchuk (Alberta), and Sylvia Jansen (Manitoba)
1995HalifaxRobert Clift (CUFA/BC) and Susan Taylor (Simon Fraser)
COFAS 1995 agenda (PDF)
Arlene Grant and Brigitte Schotch (Dalhousie)
1994StratfordSonja Breau (UNB) and Pat Finn (Carleton)
COFAS 1994 agenda (PDF)
COFAS 1994 minutes (PDF)
Kathryn Willing, Aereal Jantzen and Rosanne Hood (UBC)
1993BanffMarion Perrin and OCUFA staff
COFAS 1993 agenda (PDF)
Alan Meech and Lori Morinville (CAFA)
1992CharlottetownLori Morinville (CAFA)
COFAS 1992 agenda (PDF)
Marion Clarke and Mary Childs (Western)
1991MontrealNora Carey (Saskatchewan) and Sylvia Johannson (Manitoba)
COFAS 1991 agenda (PDF)
Catherine McCauley (McGill)
1990VictoriaPat Finn (Carleton) and Susan Taylor (Simon Fraser)
COFAS 1990 agenda (PDF)
Susan Taylor and Sheila Hildred (Simon Fraser)
1989St. John’sGordon Unger and Anne Feilden (Alberta)
COFAS 1989 agenda (PDF)
Rose Norman (NSCUFA) and Anne Feilden (Alberta)
1988QuebecJohn Dorsay (NSCUFA)
COFAS 1988 agenda (PDF)
Guy Piché (Laval)
1987VancouverCurtis and Gaetz
COFAS 1987 agenda (PDF)
Geoff Crampton (UBC)
1986HalifaxCurtis and Gaetz
COFAS 1986 agenda (PDF)
Jane Cunningham (NSCUFA)
1985TorontoBruce Curtis and Joan Gaetz (Calgary)
COFAS 1985 agenda (PDF)
Curtis and Gaetz
1984TorontoCAUT/OCUFACAUT/OCUFA
1983TorontoCAUT/OCUFA
COFAS 1983 agenda (PDF)
CAUT/OCUFA

*The COFAS logo

The COFAS logo was designed for the 2005 COFAS conference in Vancouver by Edith Varga. Since that time, it has been customized to represent regional conferences by Edith Varga or, more recently, Leanne Rosinski.