The Executive Committee takes its direction from decisions of the membership and ensures that the policies and decisions of the Local are implemented. The Executive also brings proposals to the membership and Stewards’ Council for changes in policy or direction. The Executive meets bi-weekly and oversees the office’s day-to-day business, provides direction to the staff through the Executive Director and administers the Local’s Collective Agreements. A description of duties for each executive officer can be found online.

To email an Executive Officer, click on their image/name.

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Jess Taylor, Chair

Jess is a member of Unit 3, and is a Writing Instructor in the Engineering Communication Program.

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Kate Brennan, Vice-Chair Unit 1

Kate is a member of Unit 1, and a Teaching Assistant in Comparative Literature.

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Dr. Kristin Cavoukian, Vice-Chair Unit 3

Kristin is a member of Unit 3, and a Sessional Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at UTM.

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Glenna Kramer, Vice-Chair Unit 5

Glenna is a member of Unit 5, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry.

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Dr. Merlin Charles, Vice-Chair Colleges

Merlin is a member of Unit 2, and a Course Instructor at Victoria University.

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Amy Conwell, Secretary-Treasurer

Amy is a member of Unit 1, and a Teaching Assistant in the Department of English at Saint George campus.

Hamish Russell, Internal Liaison Officer

Hamish is a member of Unit 1, and a course instructor in the Department of Philosophy at UTSC.

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Mahdi Zamani, External Liaison Officer

Mahdi is a member of Unit 5 and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

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Fang Xi Lin, Communications and Recording Secretary (pro-tem)

Fang is a member of Unit 1, and a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Physics.

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Dr. James Ashby, Grievance Officer

James is a member of Unit 3, and a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.