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2019/20 CUPE 3905 Executives

March 29th, 2018

President: Steven Beery

VP: Matthew Benoit

Secretary-Treasurer: Oleksandr Grynko

Chief Steward: Sai Peng

Recording Secretary: Chen Chen

Annual General Membership Meeting Postponed

March 17th, 2020

Hello CUPE Local 3905 members,

The Annual General Membership meeting (previously scheduled on Mar 25th) has to be postponed until further notice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you for your understanding and let me know if you have any questions.


In Solidarity,
Chen Chen
Recording Secretary

Deadline for 2020 Winter PDB application is approaching

February 18th, 2020

Dear CUPE Members,

This a friendly reminder that the Winter deadline for Professional Development Bursary (PDB) is two weeks later– March 2nd, Monday 2020 (12 Noon). 

PDBs are awarded to assist members of Local 3905 attending learning events and conferences outside of Thunder Bay. Please find more about application guidelines and download the application form on our website: http://www.cupe3905.lakeheadu.ca/?page_id=33.

If you plan to apply but have not yet submitted your application, please submit your application by making an appointment with CUPE Recording Secretary (cupe@lakeheadu.ca). Or you can drop off your application at CUPE office (UC0021A) anytime between 9: 00 and 12: 00 on the morning of March 2nd. 

Here is a list of application documents:
1) the summary or materials related to the conference or the study event;
2) the evidence for having attended the conference or the study event (flight boarding pass or the conference badge);
3) the receipts detailing the costs incurred;
4) along with the application form.

Looking forward to receiving your applications.  

In Solidarity,
Chen Chen
Recording Secretary
CUPE Local 3905

Call for Vice President of CUPE 3905

January 15th, 2020

Dear CUPE members, 
As our Vice President (VP) has left last December, the VP position of CUPE 3905 is now vacant. This year is the bargaining year. We now need to elect a new VP, who will be responsible for leading the bargaining committee and the bargaining for a new Collective Agreement between Employer (i.e., university) and Union. We will hold an additional General Membership Meeting at LUSU boardroom at 5:30 PM, Jan 30th for the election of VP.

If you’re interested in the VP position, we invite you to join us at the Jan executive meeting at Outpost 12:00 noon, Jan 21st, which is before the election. The executives will provide more details about this position.

Please let me know (cupe@lakeheadu.ca) if you have any questions. Good luck with the new semester.

CUPE Professional Development Bursary 2019 Fall recipients

November 11th, 2019

Dear CUPE Local 3905 members,

It is our great pleasure to announce CUPE Professional Development Bursary recipients for the 2019 Fall term. The following members have been selected among the applications we have received.

Congratulations to all successful candidates.

The successful PDB recipients are:

Oleksandr Grynko
Kevin Lefrancois-Gagnon
Nasim Ghavidel Darestani
Emilie Gaudet
Michaela Bohunicky

Also, the Fall AGM approved the motion that other Summer and Fall PDB applicants, with sufficient applications, receive their PDB:

Sanaz Sabaghi
Ashley Salamon
Yurii Shepelytskyi
Chon Long Chio
Devon Lee
Vira Grynko
Jane Harder
Joseph Tassone
Mackenzie Simpson
Matthew Nagorski
Mayisha Shehrin Choudhury
Peizhi Yan
Shakira Mohammed
Umme Saika Kabir
Holly Fleming
Brontë Vollebregt

In Solidarity,
Chen Chen
Recording Secretary

CUPE Local 3905 Fall AGM 2019

October 31st, 2019

Hello CUPE Local 3905 members,

We are organizing the Annual General Membership meeting on Nov 8th, 2019; Friday at 4:30 PM (modified from 5) in LUSU boardroom (UC2020) at Lakehead campus and at OA3041 in Orillia campus. All GAs/RAs are invited to discuss their issues. As usual, pizzas and refreshments will be available.

In Solidarity,
Chen Chen
Recording Secretary

Deadline for 2019 Fall PDB application is approaching

October 31st, 2019

Dear CUPE Members,

This is a reminder that the Summer deadline for Professional Development Bursary (PDB) is November 1st, 2019 (12 Noon). PDBs are awarded to assist members of Local 3905 attending conferences and events outside of Thunder Bay. Please find more about application guidelines and download the application form on our website: http://www.cupe3905.lakeheadu.ca/?page_id=33.

If you plan to apply but have not yet summited your application, please submit your application by making an appointment with CUPE Recording Secretary (cupe@lakeheadu.ca). Or you can drop off your application at CUPE office (UC0021A) anytime between 9: 00 and 12: 00 on the morning of Nov 1st. Looking forward to receiving your applications. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

In Solidarity,
Chen Chen
Recording Secretary
CUPE Local 3905

CUPE Professional Development Bursary 2019 Summer recipients

August 1st, 2019

Dear CUPE Local 3905 members,

It is our great pleasure to announce CUPE Professional Development Bursary recipients for the 2019 Summer term. The following members have been selected among the applications we have received.

Congratulations to all successful candidates.

The successful PDB recipients are:

A.F.M. Sultanul Kabir
Andrew Milling
Elyse Cottrell
Helen Otterman
Kyle Stratton
Lauren Dalicandro
Samantha Chong
Satenia Zimmermann
Tiffany Leung
Victoria Ewen

Thank you!

Deadline for 2019 Summer PDB application is approaching

July 18th, 2019

Dear CUPE Members,

This is a reminder that the Summer deadline for Professional Development Bursary (PDB) is two weeks later– August 1st, 2019 (12 Noon). PDBs are awarded to assist members of Local 3905 attending conferences and events outside of Thunder Bay. Please find more about application guidelines and download the application form on our website: http://www.cupe3905.lakeheadu.ca/?page_id=33.

If you plan to apply but have not yet summited your application, please submit your application by making an appointment with CUPE Recording Secretary (cupe@lakeheadu.ca). Or you can drop off your application at CUPE office (UC0021A) anytime between 9: 00 and 12: 00 on the morning of August 1st. Looking forward to receiving your applications. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

In Solidarity,

Chen Chen

Recording Secretary

CUPE Local 3905

CUPE Professional Development Bursary 2019 Spring recipients

April 1st, 2019

Dear CUPE Local 3905 members,

It is our great pleasure to announce CUPE Professional Development Bursary recipients for the 2019 Spring term. The following members have been selected among the applications we have received.

Congratulations to all successful candidates.

The successful PDB recipients are:

Mehdia Hassan
Xinli Chen
Taylor Murie
Nicole Turner
Harutyun Poladyan

Thank you!

Newly elected executives for 2019/20

March 27th, 2019

CUPE AGM was adjourned on March 27, 2019, at 5:45 PM.
Thanks a lot for the outgoing executives: EricBryan Searle,
AyyappaKumar SistaKameshwar, Harutyun Poladyan.

Welcome and congratulations to the new executive committee for 2019/20 year:
President: Steven Beery
Vice-President: Ema Cristina Ross Caicedo
Chief Steward: Sai Peng  
Treasurer: Oleksandr Grynko
Secretary: Chen Chen