Article 1: Definitions

1.01 The word “Association” shall mean the Dalhousie Faculty Association.

1.02 The word “Board” shall mean the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University, and any agents appointed by it to act on its behalf.

1.03 The word “Member”, when printed with an initial upper-case letter, shall mean a member of the bargaining unit as defined on the certificate cited in Article 5. The phrase “part- time Member” shall mean a member of the bargaining unit referred to as “regular part- time” as defined in the certificate and in the letter of clarification cited in Article 5. Unless otherwise excluded, regular part-time and full-time members of the teaching staff shall be deemed to be in the bargaining unit when they are employed by Dalhousie University for one academic term or more. Academic terms normally run from September to December, January to April, and from May to August subject to Clause 20.08. Unless otherwise excluded, regular part-time and full-time professional librarians, professional counsellors and research staff shall be in the bargaining unit when they are employed by Dalhousie University for a continuous period of four months or more.1.4 The word “President” when used without qualification shall mean the President of Dalhousie University.

1.04 The word “President” when used without qualification shall mean the President of Dalhousie University.

1.05 The word “University” when used without qualification and printed with an initial upper- case letter shall mean Dalhousie University.

1.06 The word “Parties”, when printed with an initial upper-case letter, means the Association and the Board.

1.07 The words “Department”, “School”, “College”, “Institute”, “Library”, “Centre”, and “Faculty”, when printed with an initial upper-case letter, refer to the collective body of members of the professional librarian, teaching, research, artistic and professional counselling staff in the units so referred to in Dalhousie University and the list of such units is sometimes referred to as “Department or other such unit” or by a similar expression.

1.08 The word “Chairperson”, when printed with an initial upper-case letter, refers to the Chairperson of the Department and the words “Head”, “Director” and “Head of Library” refer to people with a similar relationship to a Department or other such unit. The Deans of Law and Computer Science, where appropriate, act in relation to the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Computer Science respectively, jointly as a Dean and a Chairperson.

1.09 The word “Programme”, when printed with an initial upper-case letter, refers to a course of study leading to a degree, diploma or certificate approved by the Senate.

1.10 The words “net proceeds” shall mean the net profits derived from licensing or commercialisation of a patented product or process after deduction of all expenses including but not restricted to expenses for patent searches, patent protection and maintaining such protection in Canada and other countries.

1.11 A “grievance” is any difference between the Parties or between the Board and an individual Member or a group of Members, as the context requires, relating to the interpretation, application or administration of this Collective Agreement or an allegation that this Collective Agreement has been violated.

1.12 The words “Association grievance” mean a grievance claimed by the Dalhousie Faculty Association, even though it may be a grievance involving an individual Member or group of Members.

1.13 The words “regular salary” mean the annual salary paid by the Board to a Member for the work regularly done by the Member. Regular salary does not include stipends paid for special administrative duties (for example, Chairpersons’ stipends), payment for summer school teaching, travel expenses or contributions made by the Board to pension and other benefits.

1.14 The words “academic year” refer to the period from 1 July of one calendar year to 30 June of the next.

1.15 The word “day” means a working day, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

1.16 The words “designated group” shall mean women, Aboriginal Peoples (especially MicMacs), visible minorities (especially people of Black African descent indigenous to Nova Scotia) and disabled persons.

1.17 The words “Continuing Education Member” shall be deemed to mean all Members employed by the Board as full-time or regular part-time Continuing Education Professional staff in the College of Continuing Education for a continuous period of four months or more provided that Members that were in the bargaining unit on 1 July 1991 and all Instructors employed in the Transition Year Programme shall not be considered as Continuing Education Members.

1.18 “Signature” shall include an electronic signature. “Sign” and “signed” shall have corresponding meaning.

1.19 “instructor Member” means a Technology Instructor, Instructor, Senior Instructor or University Teaching Fellow.