Ryan Klassen – Meet Your Rep

What is your name and your role on the executive? 

Ryan Klassen – 1st Vice President.

Can you give a brief description of your background? 

Started working for facilities at the University of Saskatchewan in 2012. I started on the CUPE 1975 Executive in 2013 as the Trades Representative. I held that position for four terms before being elected to the 2nd Vice President position. I was in the 2nd Vice President position for two terms before being elected this year to the 1st Vice President position.

Why did you choose to become a union representative on the CUPE 1975 executive? 

I chose to get involved in the union to help people. I think the most important thing we do as executive members is represent our members.

Can you give some personal details (e.g. hobbies)?

In my free time, I enjoy taking my kids out on the boat and working on our acreage with my wife.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

Favorite football team: Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Favourite ball team: Toronto Blue Jays.

Favourite: hockey team to watch is my son’s U7 team.

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