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.

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Amy Conwell, Chair

Amy (she/her) works in Unit 1 as a Course Instructor and Teaching Assistant in the Department of English. She is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Medieval Studies, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and a poet. She has previously served as your Secretary-Treasurer, UTM Campus Steward, and Stewards’ Council Representative on the Unit 1 Bargaining Committee.

Oscar Bisot, Vice-Chair Unit 1

Oscar (he/him) is a member of Unit 1, working as a Course Instructor and Teaching Assistant in the Department of French and the Department of Language Studies. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of French, where he also served as a departmental steward. He was the Organizing Coordinator on the Unit 1 Bargaining Support Committee during the latest round of bargaining.

Dr. Jamie Ashby,
Vice-Chair Unit 3

Jamie (he/him) is a member of Unit 3, and has worked recently as a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Ryerson University, and Brock University. Jamie is also a Sessional Instructional Assistant (SIA) at UTM. Jamie has previously served as the Grievance Officer for the Local, the Chair of the Unit 3 Bargaining Support Committee, as well as a Grievance Divisional Steward and Departmental Steward.

Dr. Fraser Ferens,
Vice-Chair Unit 5

Fraser (he/him) is a member of Unit 5, working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) where he studies the relationship between cellular oxygen sensing and cancer. Fraser previously served as a Unit 5 Mobilization Steward and was a Unit 5 Departmental Steward for LMP. As the Vice-Chair Unit 5, he is excited to be working to improve working conditions for Postdoctoral Fellows at U of T and organizing Unit 5 to prepare for bargaining later this year. If you are a Postdoctoral Fellow, contact Fraser if you have any questions, concerns or want to help with fighting to improve conditions for Postdocs at U of T!

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Dr. Daniel Brielmaier,
Vice-Chair Colleges

Dan (he/him) is an Instructor in Unit 6 (International Programs) and an SIA at UTSC (Unit 3). He first became involved with CUPE 3902 while he was completing his PhD in Medieval Studies and working as a TA and Instructor in Unit 1 and what was to become Unit 4 at St. Michael's College. Since then, he has been active in the Local as a Steward, JHSC member, member of the Executive, bargaining negotiator, and more. As your Vice-Chair, Colleges, Dan is excited to be supporting Unit 2, 4, and 6 members in what promises be a busy year of bargaining for each unit. Feel free to bring him any questions or concerns you might have about your work at St. Mike's, UVic, or the International Programs.

Sandra Sabbagh,
Internal Liaison Officer

Sandra Sabbagh (She/Her) is a Unit 1 member and a master’s candidate in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology. She also serves as the Departmental Grievance Steward for that same department. As your Internal Liaison Officer, Sandra oversees representatives on Joint Health and Safety Committees, which means that she is the person to contact if you are interested in becoming a JHSC Representative, or have any questions about the process and requirements. In lab, Sandra studies fruit flies’ embryonic development. Sandra also hates bugs.

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Eriks Bredovskis,
External Liaison Officer

Eriks (he/him) is a PhD candidate and Unit 1 member in the Department of History, where he specializes in global and imperial history, 1850 to 1920. Eriks served as Mobilization Committee Steward (U1, Div 1) from 2018–2021, Communications Coordinator and Co-Chair of the Unit 1 Bargaining Support Committee in 2020, and co-chair of the Unit 1 Central Strike Committee in the first half of 2021. As your External Liaison Officer, Eriks' focus is to build relationships between community groups and labour unions at U of T and around Toronto. If you're a Union member, contact Eriks if you want 3902 to connect to other groups around Toronto, issue solidarity statements, and build our capacity as powerful labour union. If you're external to CUPE 3902, contact Eriks if you want our support for your initiatives and campaigns.

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Clara Chang,
Communications and Recording Secretary

Clara (she/her) is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Acting Chair of the Mental Health Action Committee. She also worked on the Unit 1 Bargaining Support Committees during the 2018 and 2021 rounds. As your Communications and Recording Secretary, Clara compiles and edits your Newsletter, contributes to or publishes most of the public- and member-facing content the Local releases, and generates a lot of written records of political and operational business in the Local by attending a lot of membership and committee meetings, alternately minuting and sending silly DMs. Write to your CRS if you have ideas for making the Local's communications more accessible or if there's news you think members should know about!

Jasmine Chorley Foster,
Grievance Officer
 

Jasmine (she/they) is a Unit 1 Teaching Assistant working in the Department of Political Science. They have previously served as departmental steward for three years and Unit 1 divisional steward (social sciences) on the Grievance Committee for two years. As your Grievance Officer, Jasmine oversees the handling and processing of all grievances to enforce the Collective Agreements of all Units of CUPE Local 3902. Get in touch with them if you think your hiring unit has not complied with a term of your Collective Agreement.