Adrienne is a second year doctoral student in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems whose research interests include public policy and institutional food systems. She has held a teaching assistant/course coordinator position with LFS 250 since she began her graduate degree and is deeply committed to fair and dignified working conditions and wages that reflect our levels of education and experience and allow us to maintain a healthy life-work balance. She looks forward to representing you, the members, at the negotiating table as a part of an experienced and enthusiastic collective bargaining committee.
As an undergraduate student and a new member to CUPE 2278, I hope to improve working conditions for my fellow graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants alike. With the upcoming changes concerning undergraduate TAs, it will be necessary to have undergraduate representation on the committee. Although my time with the union has been short, I am confident in my qualities of critical thinking and perseverance, derived from my studies as an engineer. My experiences as both a CUPE 2278 executive member and a teaching assistant in the Mathematics faculty will enable me to well-represent the needs of my peers and do what is required to achieve positive change.
Trish Everett is a 5th year Doctoral Candidate in Theatre and Film and is the President of CUPE Local 2278. She served on the bargaining committee in the previous round of bargaining, attended the CUPE National Bargaining Conference in 2013, and has attended the CUPE Universities Coordinated Bargaining Committee and CUPE Universities Committee meetings regularly since the summer of 2012. She has experience at the table with UBC HR and in mediation at the BC Labour Board. She believes that bargaining is at the heart of the work we do as a union and intends to work with the contract committee to ensure we are as successful as we can be in this round of negotiations.