LOCAL EXPERIENCE

President (2018-present)

1st Vice President (2017-2018)

2nd Vice President (2016-2017)

Local Representative to the BCTF (2014-2016)

Member of Surrey Committees:

  • Aboriginal Education (not Indigenous Education) Committee (2014-2017)
  • Awards Committee (Chair 2016-17)
  • Bargaining Committee and Chief Spokesperson of Bargaining Team (2018-present)
  • Convention Committee (2015-16)
  • Finance Committee (2017-present; Chair 2018-19)
  • Grievance Committee (2015-present)
  • Labour Affairs Committee (2014-16)
  • Political Action/Public Relations Committee (2016-present)
  • Resolutions Committee (2014-present; Chair 2016-17)

Canadian Teachers’ Federation Bargaining Training (2017)

Member of STA Mediation Service (2014-2016)

  • Took three courses at Justice Institute of BC
  • Mediated disputes among members

Head of STA Delegation to BCTF AGM (2017)

Local Job Action Chair and picket captain (2014)

Staff Representative, Princess Margaret Secondary

Delegate to the New Westminster & District Labour Council

  • Liaise and collaborate with other local unions

Presenter, STA Convention (2016)

  • Presented workshop on the topic “Whose land, and what rights? Aboriginal rights and land claims in Canada”

PROVINCIAL EXPERIENCE

Member-at-Large, BCTF Executive Committee (2020-present)

Member of Income Security Committee (2018-20)

Member of Finance Committee (2019-20)

Trustee, BCTF-BCSTA Life Insurance Plan (2018-19) 

Delegate to Canadian Teachers’ Federation AGM (2019)

Director, BCTF Assistance Society (2016-17) 

  • Assessed applications for emergency financial assistance to current and former members (and their spouses) who are experiencing financial hardship.

Trustee, G.A. Fergusson Memorial Award (2015-17)

  • Belonged to committee that selects the recipient of this prestigious annual award for outstanding contributions to public education.

Federation Leadership Institute (2015-19)

  • Attended BCTF training workshops on Representing Members in Investigations, Grievance Handling, Medical Accommodations

Summer Leadership Conference (2016-2019)

BCTF rookie bargaining training (2018)

Zone Meetings (2016-2019)

Delegate to Conference of the Tri-National Coalition in Defence of Public Education

  • Vancouver (May 2016;
  • Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico 2018

Delegate to BCTF Annual General Meeting

B.C. Federation of Labour

  • Convention Delegate (2014 and 2016)
  • Conference attendee (2015)
(Above) With fellow LRs Gavin Hainsworth and Devinder Kaila at the Fall Representative Assembly in 2015. (Left) Moving a Surrey resolution at the 2015 BCTF Annual General Meeting
(Top) Moving a Surrey resolution at the 2015 BCTF Annual General Meeting

(Above) With fellow LRs Gavin Hainsworth and Devinder Kaila at the Fall Representative Assembly in 2015.