Events & Meetings

Upcoming EventS & Meetings

CORFA SOCIAL EVENT

Thursday Feb. 29, 2024  |   5:15pm   |  Encore Brewing Co, Cranbrook

Come join us at Encore Brewing Co. for a Hawaiian Bowling Night!
RSVP using the QR code below.
Come dressed in your Hawaiian gear and enjoy some bowling, food and fun!
 
Brought to you by the Communications & Engagement Committee.  

CORFA Policy Info Sessions

March 5, 2024  |   11:30am or 4pm   |  Virtual – Zoom

Join us for a 1-hour virtual meeting to discuss and ask questions about the new policies that will be presented for approval at our General Meeting in March. This is an opportunity for you to read through the proposed policies, ask questions and share feedback. There will be TWO session options available (11:30am and 4pm) on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

We will attach the proposed policies a week before the meeting to ensure you have time to read through them and make your notes, we will also have printed copies available at the CORFA Bowling night on Feb. 29, 2024 or at the CORFA office.

Looking forward to seeing you online at the info sessions.

PAST EVENTS & MEETINGS ​

CORFA SOCIAL AND GENERAL MEETING

November 21, 2023  |   5pm   |  Colombo Lodge, Cranbrook

2022-2023

Please join us for an epic night of laughter, fun and games. The fun Committee is working hard to plan some epic games for us all and Joan is forcing us to do some “business”. But we promise the business will be short and sweet and the fun will be EPIC! Lots of **DOOR PRIZES** up for grabs.
DETAILS
Who can attend: CORFA Members only
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Time: 5pm
Location:  The Colombo Lodge, Cranbrook
Dinner menu is salad, spaghetti & meatballs, buns and ice cream for dessert. There will be a bar available to purchase drinks, CORFA will provide one drink ticket per person (See section C.2.2 from our Policy Booklet below).  Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions.
For members who work at COTR’s regional campuses, as per our Policies, Section C.2.4 CORFA will cover your mileage from your campus to the event location and will cover one night accommodation.
Please RSVP by Nov. 7, 2023 so we can get numbers for food to the Colombo Lodge.

CUPE/MGMT/CORFA Bargaining Celebration

JUNE 15, 2023  |   11:30am – 2:30pm

 

On June 15th a Bargaining celebration is happening from 11:30am – 2:30pm at the gazebo (outdoor learning center) at the Cbk campus. There will be a dunk tank, slushy machine, cotton candy machine, BBQ, lots of prizes and games to play outside.

Vendor Fair – CUPE PD Days

June 14, 2023  |   9am – 10:30am

CORFA will have a booth from 9am -10:30am to help answer any questions you may have about what CORFA is and what our mission/values are.

Come on down and say hi!

Faculty Development Day – June 8, 2023

Join us for this years FD day “Things you never thought you would need to know as faculty”.

Time: 9am -3pm    |  Lecture Rm KC 250  |  Registration required

The day will include presentations on:

  • Voice training
  • Student slang
  • Exciting/rewarding PD
  • Reducing student distress

…and to end the day, Avery Hulbert and Chris McHolm will be offering a session about Sexual Violence.

Please register by Wednesday, May 31, 2023 so we can plan for food and refreshments.

More details to come! 

CORFA Annual GENERAL MEETING & Member Recognition 

Wednesday, April 26, 2023  |  Cranbrook Golf Course  |  Time: 4:30pm

In Person and Online options to attend. 

RSVP to outlook calendar invite send out on March 29, 2023 

There are lots of positions up for election at the AGM, details and nomination forms are below. 

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2023  4:00 P.M. on  ZOOM

As per the CORFA Constitution Article VI B. Special Resolutions you are receiving 14 days’ notice of the resolutions and the meeting to be held specifically to address these changes.

A special resolution requires a two-thirds (2/3) majority of votes cast. Quorum for the meeting is twenty (20) active members.

Special Resolution: The CORFA Executive moves approval of amendments to Articles IV and VII of the constitutions (click link to view).

 See your calendar invite for more details.

FPSE-HRISC Speakers Tour 2023 Academic Freedom

Monday, March 20th, 2023  |  Zoom   |  1pm PT

RSVP for Online (Zoom) Registration

Although academic freedom is protected under most collective agreements, its use and scope is poorly understood on college and university campuses. This panel will survey a wide variety of examples where academic freedom has been infringed, and explore why faculty are often reluctant to exercise these rights. Discussion will focus on what constitutes academic freedom, its unique history within the academy, and its importance to the advancement of knowledge, creative expression, and the healthy functioning of civil society.

International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023  |  11:30am  |  Main Entrance lobby

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “Embrace Equity.” The focus of the 2023 campaign is to encourage discussion about why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.

CORFA welcomes all staff to contribute to this conversation by responding to one or both of the following prompts:

  • Briefly describe a woman (or girl) who inspires you. This person may be college employee/ student or may be someone from outside the college. What do you admire about this person?
  • What do you think is the best way to promote equity for women today?

Responses can be made by responding to this Google form or in-person by adding to the whiteboard display located in the Cranbrook campus main entrance. (Pam and Amber Petersen will be there with smiles and cupcakes at 11:30am).

Everyone who participates will be entered to win local merchant gift card of your choice.

CORFA Presents

Black History Month 2023 

FACULTY BINGO – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH, 2023 @4:30 PM MST AT ROOM KC244, COLLEGE OF THE ROCKIES, CRANBROOK CAMPUS

To register for this event, click here.


COMMUNITY PAINT NIGHT – FRIDAY, MARCH 3RD, 2023 @6 PM MST AT THE ART ROOM, COLLEGE OF THE ROCKIES CRANBROOK CAMPUS

To register for this event, click here.


SANKOFA SATURDAY (STUDENT PARTY) – SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2023 @8PM MST AT FENWICK & BAKER

To register for this event, click here.

CORFA GENERAL MEETING

Thursday, February 16th, 2023  |  4pm  |  Virtual Meeting via Zoom

More details in your calendar invite including the Zoom link. 

CORFA Member & family Event 

Friday, January 27th  |  5pm  |  Kimberley Nordic Club

A great event for the whole family! There will be cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, a bonfire with hotdogs and smores, games and more! 

Register for the event using the link in the email that was sent to you. 

CORFA General Meeting

Wednesday, November 30th  |  5pm  |  Heritage Inn Cranbrook

More details will be emailed to you. 

Meet and greet - Aug 30

CORFA MEET & GREET

Tuesday, August 30th  |  3-4 pm  |  Tent outside by the cafeteria 

The CORFA Executive would LOVE to see YOU!  Join us as we share updates and enjoy some snacks and refreshments.

Labour Day Celebration

Sat Sep 3rd 10:00am – 1:00pm
 
Rotary Park – Cranbrook10 Ave S & 1st St S, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2M9, Canada map 
 

Please join us at the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market on September 3rd to celebrate the Labour Movement! We would love to see you at our booths! We will have free cookies, juice, button making machine and much more!

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING

Sept 12, 13 or 14 (TBD)

It will be about an hour meeting and food will be provided. The purpose of this meeting is to set up how the communication will work with the new CORFA Executive. 

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National Day for truth & reconciliation!

September 30, 2022

The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

On September 30, Canadians are encouraged to wear orange to raise awareness of the very tragic legacy of residential schools, and to honour the thousands of Survivors.

 

CORFA GENERAL MEETING

November 2022

Date, time and location to be announced.

Join us in Vancouver for the 60th BCFED Convention!

November 21 – 25, 2022
Vancouver Convention Centre (East)

We’re delighted to be convening in person again, for the first time in four years!

We’re looking forward to welcoming delegates from communities and affiliates across BC. You can expect to find more information here as we get closer to November, including a full agenda, so check back often.

We can’t wait to see you in Vancouver!