3.01

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 November 1, 2016.

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 post doctoral fellows included within the scope of the Certification Order of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board dated November 1, 2016.

EMPLOYER means the University of Saskatchewan in the same sense used in the Certification Order of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board dated November 1, 2016.

FACULTY means any professional position at or through the University of Saskatchewan, excluding Post doctoral Fellows, that confers the right to hold a research grant and/or supervise a Post doctoral Fellow.

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.

POST DOCTORAL FELLOW: includes all employees of the bargaining unit.

SUPERVISOR The faculty member to whom the Post doctoral Fellow reports directly in the performance of his or her employment related duties, and with whom the PDF carries out research projects.

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.