Ice Cream Social next Tuesday May 28, 12-1 pm

Summer is coming…join us in celebrating with a cold treat. We are hosting an ice cream social for our members on Tuesday, May 28, 12-1 pm. Location: 2424 Main Mall (on the lawn outside of the Forestry building). There will be gluten-free and vegan options. This is a child-friendly event. See you there!

TA Union Elections Thursday Nov. 1


Come and vote for your TA Union executive committee members, or run for a position yourself. Either way, it’s a good opportunity to chat with TAs from other departments over a late afternoon snack.

Elections Meeting

Thurs. Nov. 1, 4:00 pm, GSS Loft
(AMS NEST 4th Floor. Use your student card to access room)
Refreshments will be served

Our Union executive committee is made up of TAs and Markers who volunteer their time to maintain a good working environment for their nearly 3,000 fellow members at UBC. Executive members organize and host information events, conduct research for contract bargaining, and serve as friendly points of contact for other union members.

Nominations for executive committee positions have been open since our AGM on Sept. 27 and will remain open until the elections meeting on Nov. 1st. If you are interested in running for the executive, please contact for more information, and/or submit a nomination (including self nominations) to You have the power to make real change on campus, and it starts here.

Please contact us at or at 604-822-0424 if you require anything to make these meetings more accessible, such as ASL interpretation or captioning service, or materials in electronic format.

Reminder: Come to our AGM this Thurs.

Annual General Meeting
September 27th, 2018
3:45-5:00 pm
Michael Kingsmill Forum (AMS NEST 4th Floor, to the right of the stairs)

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Join us for YOUR Annual General Meeting (AGM). This is one of our most important events, hosted by your TA Union Executive. Those who attend will have the opportunity to learn more about their union. We will discuss CUPE 2278’s activities over the past year, hopes for the coming year, and particularly Bargaining! which is coming up next summer.

As a member, it is your right to attend the AGM, and to have your voice heard and questions addressed.

Refreshments will be served.

CUPE Townhall on Precarious Labour in BC Post Secondary

Cupe is hosting a townhall on precarious labour in BC’s post secondary system on March 16, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm in the Victoria Learning Theatre in the Irving K Barber Learning Centre at UBC.

Speakers will discuss the growing epidemic of precarious labour in BC’s colleges and universities as well as ways that labour unions and associations can fight back to ensure good and reliable jobs are not replaced by contract work that disappears all too easily. This serves BC workers and students alike ensuring the best quality educational experience for all.  Please join us!

See here for more info!


Congratulations to our new Executive Board!

We held our elections this evening and I am pleased to announce the following line-up for our 2016/2017 CUPE 2278 Local Executive Board!

  • President and component 1 chair: Laura Bulk
  • Secretary Treasurer: Adrian She
  • Recording Secretary: Jan Wagner
  • Trustee: Harold Eyster
  • Health and Safety Officer: Evan Cronmiller
  • Members at large: Molly Hutt, Alison James, Natalya Balyasnikova, Gillian Glass, Shikha Walia, Drea Brake, Nicole Molinari, Nicholas Hu and Angela Moon

Congratulations all!

Help shape staff training on gender diversity at UBC

You are invited to help shape staff training on gender diversity at UBC! Beyond the Binary @ UBC (BB@UBC) is an initiative started by two staff members at UBC to provide gender inclusion and awareness to staff members through training resources. BB@UBC’s co-Facilitators are looking for feedback from trans, gender variant and/or Two-Spirit members of the UBC community to inform staff training materials, through community feedback and Consultation sessions (focus groups). For more information on BB@UBC, or to sign up for feedback or Consultation sessions, go to: BB@UBC will be hosting the first Community Consultation session on October 25th, 2016 (12pm to 2:00pm). Feedback form submissions are due by Nov. 14th, 2016.

Upcoming Election!

October 25, 2015 5:00/5:45 PM in Henry Angus 234 (Sauder School)

We will be holding our annual Executive elections on October 25! Department Representatives are asked to join us at 5pm when we will elect our Chief Shop Steward and General Members are asked to join us at 5:45pm!

Nominations were opened at our September AGM and will remain open until each seat is filled on the 25th. All members in good standing are invited to run for positions!

To nominate yourself in advance, please email a brief biosketch to This will be posted on our website in advance of the election meeting. You may also run for a position from the floor on the day of the election.

Available Positions on the Joint Component Executive Board:
President (Typically a member of Component I)
Vice-President (Typically a member of Component II)
Recording Secretary
Component Chairs
One (1) Trustee
Health and Safety Officer


Component I Committee
The Component I Committee represents TAs and Markers.
This Committee is made up of a maximum of 15 volunteers, some of whom will also serve on the Joint Component Executive Board, but most of whom are Members At Large. Serving on the Component Committee is a great way to meet people from across campus, serve your fellow TAs and Markers and be a part of the UBC Community. We meet about 2-4 times per month and will be working on several new projects this year. If you are interested in getting involved, please email There are several seats available at this time.


2016 AGM

A reminder that our AGM will be held on Thursday the 29th in Buchanan A 103 at 5pm! Come check in with your exec, hear about current projects and learn about our upcoming elections!