Groups and Associations

The University of Alberta community has a number of groups and associations available for faculty and staff to join.

Academic Women's Association

The Academic Women's Association provides a voice for women on campus, opportunities for networking and nurturing among women from different disciplines and at different levels of their academic careers, and to celebrate the achievements of academic women.

Association of Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA)

Association of Academic Staff of the University of Alberta is the exclusive bargaining agent for the over 4,300 members of the academic staff. The Association organizes and supports collective bargaining as a means to protect and advance the collective interests of its members.

Association of Retired Academic Staff (ARAS)

The Association of Retired Academic Staff welcomes members from anyone represented by the Association of Academic Staff of the University of Alberta as well as other academic employees including former presidents, vice-presidents, deans, professional staff, adjunct faculty, and other academic colleagues.

Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA)

Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations is the federation of the academic staff associations at Alberta's four research intensive universities. The objectives of the Confederation are to promote the quality of education in the province and to promote the well-being of Alberta universities and their academic staff.

Faculty Club

The Faculty Club offers a variety of dining experiences for the entire university community. If you need a quick break, the Jasper Room offers a buffet, and no requirement for reservations. Or, if you just want to unwind after a hectic day, enjoy a drink with friends in the Lower Lounge. In the summer, the outside patio features a barbecue.

Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA)

The Non-Academic Staff Association is the legally recognized bargaining agent for over 6,000 non-academic employees. It provides advice and assistance in problem-solving with respect to rights under the collective agreement, health and safety issues, WCB difficulties, benefit needs—to name only a few.

University of Alberta Women's Club

The Faculty Women's Club is a dynamic organization that offers fun, friendship and support to its members through special events and activities. The club provides members with social, creative, and athletic activities throughout the year. We are always accepting new members.