The university hired two new Vice-Presidents: Vice-President (Grenfell Campus) pro tempore Ian Sutherland and Vice-President (Indigenous) Catharyn Andersen.

Dr. Sutherland’s salary is $260,000, which is over $75,000 more than his salary as Dean of Music/Associate Professor.  His contract end date is June 14th, 2023 and is subjected to extension dependence on the appointment of a permanent Vice-President (Grenfell Campus). He is entitled to return to his position as Dean of Music and resume for the remainder of his appointed term, or he has the option to extend his existing appointment as Dean of Music to the amount of time as appointed as Vice-President (Grenfell). Dr. Sutherland is also entitled to a research grant of $20,000.

Ms. Andersen’s starting salary is $195,089, which is an increase of over $40,000 from her salary of $154,900 as Special Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs. The administration converted that position into the new Vice-President position. In addition to Ms. Andersen’s salary, the university will also provide funding to pursue a Ph.D. program at the university of her choice. She is also entitled to protected time for studies at 10 percent of work time per month and a paid education leave, beyond annual leave, for four months. The university also promises a faculty appointment upon completion of a Ph.D. program.

Below are the employment contracts:

Matt Barter is a fourth-year student in the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. He enjoys reading thought-provoking articles, walks in nature, and volunteering in the community.


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