CAUT recently welcomed two new member associations from Ontario, Brescia Faculty Association and the Ontario College of Art & Design Faculty Association, as well as the Saskatchewan Association of University Teachers.
"These members represent a broadening base of membership support and will bring new input and additional perspective to our research and services," CAUT's executive director James Turk said during Council proceedings last month. "CAUT is delighted to welcome the full membership of our new affiliates."
Brescia University College, affiliated with the University of Western Ontario, is Canada's only university-level women's college. Established as a Catholic college in 1919, Brescia was originally named Ursuline College. Brescia currently employs more than 60 academic staff.
The Ontario College of Art & Design employs more than 200 academic staff. Established in Toronto by the Ontario Society of Artists in 1876, the college was originally known as the Ontario School of Art, and was incorporated as the Ontario College of Art in 1912. Renamed in 1996 as the Ontario College of Art & Design, it is the largest and oldest post-secondary institution in Canada dedicated to the education of professional artists and designers.
Brescia Faculty Association and the Ontario College of Art & Design Faculty Association are also individual member associations of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations.
The Saskatchewan Association of University Teachers is funded by its three individual member associations, the University of Regina Faculty Association, the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association and the St. Thomas More College Faculty Union in Saskatoon. SAUT assists its member associations by bringing post-secondary education issues to the attention of the provincial political parties, especially the importance of government financial support for the post-secondary sector.