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.