Academic Term/Term: Indicates a period of time defined in the Academic Calendar, during which a course for credit may be offered. Regular terms include Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms. Some colleges use irregular terms, with different start and/or end dates.

Academic Year means the twelve‐month period commencing on July 1 of a given calendar year and ending on June 30 of the succeeding calendar year.

Agreement means the Collective Agreement between the Employer and the Union contained herein.

Bargaining Unit is the bargaining unit defined in the Certification Order issued by the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board on April 23, 2015.

College means an academic unit of the University headed by a Dean or Executive Director of a School as established by the University Council and Senate

Day means a weekday when the University is open for administrative business unless otherwise stated in this Collective Agreement.

Dean means the Chief Executive of a College or School, or the Chief Executive’s designate.

Department means an administrative subdivision of a College, including a School within a departmentalized College, as established by the University Council and Senate.

Department Head means the head of a Department or the Director of a School within a departmentalized College.

Employee means all registered graduate student employees included within the scope of the Certification Order of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board dated April 23, 2015.

Employer means the University of Saskatchewan in the same sense used in the Certification Order of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board dated April 23, 2015.

Gender References: Where the masculine or feminine gender is used in this Collective Agreement, it shall be considered to be non-gender specific unless any provision of this Collective Agreement specifies otherwise.

Plural References: Plural references in this Agreement shall be considered to refer to any member of the bargaining unit where the context so requires.

Regular Session means the session that runs from September through April, consisting of two thirteen‐week terms (Fall Term 1 and Winter Term 2).

Spring and Summer Session means the session that runs from May through August, consisting of two seven‐week terms (Spring Term 1 and Summer Term 2).

Union means the Public Service Alliance of Canada Local 40004.

University means the University of Saskatchewan as defined in the University of Saskatchewan Act, 1995, as amended up to and including the date of the execution of this Agreement.