I'm a faculty member in computing science, so I assume that my constituency group is academic faculty.
I've been a teaching and researching academic since 1986, at Rutgers, Queen's (Kingston), Lethbridge, and --- since 1999 --- UAlberta.
For the past few years my main departmental service role has been as director of our outreach and diversity program, e.g. liaising with high school teachers and overseeing our 6-week summer internship program.
I would hope that we can give compelling evidence that the premier's university cuts are not in the public's best interests.