Committee

Current Executive Board

Table Officers

Table Officers are elected by the membership. Their responsibilities and accountabilities are laid out in Article 9 of the bylaws.

Extended Executive

The chair of the Grievance Committee and the Members-at-large are also part of the Executive Board. Members-at-large are elected by the voting units of which they are a member. They hold one voting meeting per year within their unit.

Braden Pound
Maintenance – Trades, Steam Plant, Kinesiology Representative
bpound@cupe1975.com

Cindy Toy
Technicians, Security, Stores Representative
ctoy@cupe1975.com

Trevor Christopher
Herdsmen, Horticulture and Grounds Representative
tchristopher@cupe1975.com

Alan Bohle
Caretaker/BST Representative
abohle@cupe1975.com

Justine Sturgeon
Library, Archives Representative
jsturgeon@cupe1975

Linda Riopel
Clerical Representative
lriopel@cupe1975.com

Donna Smandych
Clerical Representative
dsmandych@cupe1975.com

Bryan Froggett
USSU Staff Representative bfroggett@cupe1975

Vacant Member-at-Large Positions in 2021
  • 2 of 4 clerical representatives
  • 1 residence and food services representative
  • 1 Prairie Swine Centre representative
Other Officers, Stewards, and Chairpersons
(not Executive Board)
Sergeant
-at-Arms
  • Jeff Van De Voord
Trustees
  • Shelley Armbruster
  • Mimma Messina
Shop
Stewards
  • Lisa Shiffman

Standing and Joint Union/Employer Committees

Information about committees is available in Article 16 of the union bylaws. Members who are interested in serving on a committee can submit a request to the Executive Board outlining their interest. All appointments will be made in January and will be for a one (1) year period.

Grievance Committee
  • Leanne Ooms (Chair)
  • Bob Jones
  • Ryan Klassen
  • Erwin Marbella
  • Donna Smandych
  • Linda Riopel
Annual Position Review Committee (Joint)
  • Bob Jones
  • Ryan Klassen
  • Sherri Duggan
  • Trevor Christopher
  • Erwin Marbella
  • Donna Smandych
Bursary Committee
  • Bob Jones
  • Cindy Toy
  • Trevor Christopher
Communications Committee
  • Bob Jones
  • Amy St-Jacques
  • Beth Matheson
  • Linda Riopel
  • Roger Corpuz Jr.
  • Heather Richinski (Admin Assistant)
Education Committee
  • Ryan Klassen (Chair)
  • Jeff Theis
  • Sherri Duggan
  • Erwin Marbella
  • Alan Bohle
Employee Assistance Program (Joint)
  • Cindy Toy
  • Lisa Shiffman (alternate)
Grievance Appeal Committee
  • Alan Bohle
  • Jeff Theis
  • Sherri Duggan
Membership Assistance Committee
  • Jeff Theis
  • Ryan Klassen
  • Sherri Duggan
  • Donna Smandych
Non-Academic Pensions Benefits Committee
  • Bob Jones
  • Jeff Theis

Occupational Health & Safety Committee (Joint)
  • Cindy Toy (chair)
  • Bob Jones
  • Cindy Thomson
  • Nathan Grimard
President’s Service Awards Committee (Joint)
  • Justine Sturgeon
Retirement and Long Service Social
  • Heather Richinski (Admin Assistant)
Social Committee
  • Bob Jones
  • Shelley Hurley
  • Ryan Klassen
  • Donna Smandych
  • Erwin Marbella
  • Justine Sturgeon

Strike Appeal Committee
  • Executive board, as per bylaws
Women’s Committee
  • Gail Lasiuk
  • Lisa Shiffman
  • Donna Smandych
  • Cindy Toy
  • Justine Sturgeon

Negotiating Committee

The Negotiating Committee is a special ad-hoc committee that is established at least two months prior to the expiry of the Local’s Collective Agreement and
automatically disbanded when a new Collective Agreement has been signed. The function of the Committee is to prepare collective bargaining proposals and to negotiate a collective agreement. The Committee shall consist of the President and four (4) members from and elected by the current Executive Board. The CUPE National Representative assigned to the Local shall be a non-voting member of the Committee.

2021 Negotiating Committee
  • Bob Jones
  • Ryan Klassen
  • Jeff Theis
  • Sherri Duggan
  • Erwin Marbella
  • Will Bauer (CUPE National Representative)
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