The College Institute Educators' Association of BC, a provincial union representing faculty and staff at British Columbia's university-colleges, community colleges and institutes, was welcomed into CAUT membership at CAUT's November Council meeting. "We are delighted to formalize CAUT's longstanding relationship with CIEA," said CAUT president Tom Booth. "CIEA has a long and distinguished history as one of Canada's most effective provincial unions in post-secondary education. They will be a very valuable addition to CAUT." Council delegates amended CAUT's By-laws last April to open membership to associations and unions representing academic staff at both degree-granting and non-degree granting post-secondary educational institutions. CIEA is the first organization to apply for membership under this new provision. CIEA represents 1,126 academic staff at degree-granting university colleges among its 7,000 members across BC. Information about CIEA is available on its newly redesigned web site: www.ciea.bc.ca.