Contact CUPE 3908

Staff

Yvonne LaRose

Yvonne LaRose

She/Her | Office Manager | office@cupe3908.org

Yvonne worked 7 years as a steward with OPSEU and then with OPEIU (now COPE). She has been CUPE 3908’s regular office staffer since 2008.

Drew Whatman

Drew Whatman

He/Him | Campaign and Outreach Officer

Drew graduated from the Graphic Communications Management program at Ryerson University in 2012. He is a proud queer trans man, and works actively in the LGBTQ community through his work as an Organizing Member of Petebrorough Pride, Board Member of the Rainbow Service Organization, and other community groups. Drew has worked with CUPE 3908 since 2014.

CUPE 3908 Executive 

Mitch Champagne

Mitch Champagne

He/Him | President | president@cupe3908.org

Mitch Champagne graduated with a B.Sc. from Trent University, Peterborough, ON, and completed a B.Ed. and M.Sc. Ed. through Medaille, Buffalo, N.Y. Mitch joined the Faculty of Education and Trent International Program at Trent University, where he has been a part-time faculty member since 2008. Before serving as our Unit’s President, Mitch joined the executive in 2012, first as VP Unit 1 then as the General Vice President in 2013. Mitch has a wealth of Union experience and training in the areas of Collective Bargaining, Grievances, and Member Engagement and Outreach, and was a member of the Bargaining team that successfully negotiated our last 2 contracts.

Mark Astrom

Mark Astrom

He/Him | General Vice President | vicepres@cupe3908.org

Mark has been a Course Instructor at the School of Education and Professional Learning since 2006. He joined CUPE 3908 in October 2017. He is a current member of ETFO @ KPR and is a past member of OSSTF. Mark’s involvement in union activities stretches as far back as 1990, and he remembers well his first picket line experience in March 1991, when Ontario’s public educators went on strike.

Hanah Howlett McFarlane

Hanah Howlett McFarlane

She/Her | Secretary-Treasurer | treasurer@cupe3908.org

Hanah served a one-year term as the CUPE 3908 VP of Unit 2, before taking on the role of Secretary-Treasurer in November of 2018.She is the Communications Coordinator at Compass Early Learning & Care, a part-time Masters of Educational Studies student, focusing on Indigenous/Settler relationships in education settings, and a Masters of Education Ambassador and a former Academic Assistant for the School of Education at Trent University. 

David Hollands

David Hollands

He/Him | Recording Secretary | communications@cupe3908.org

As a Ph.D. candidate in the Cultural Studies department, David focuses on the concept of “attraction” in the cinema. He tracks the development of this concept, from its beginnings as both a theory of the cinema and its practical application in early films of the Soviet Union, to its current form as a crucial narrative component of Hollywood Blockbusters like the recent Marvel films. In addition to his position on the CUPE Executive, David is also the Trent University campus representative for OUWCC, the Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee.

David Tough

David Tough

He/Him | Vice President Unit 1 | vp1@cupe3908.org

David Tough has been a member of CUPE 3908 Unit 1 since 2011, and was a member of the Executive from 2011 to 2013. He teaches in the School for the Study of Canada and has led seminars in Political Studies. He co-founded Electric City Magazine in 2016, and his first book, a history of income taxation entitled The Terrific Engine, was pubished in March 2018.

Laura Greenwood

Laura Greenwood

She/Her | Chief Steward Unit 1 | steward1@cupe3908.org

Laura Greenwood has been a member of CUPE3908 since 2009. She first joined the executive as a member of Unit 2 during her time as a graduate student in the Cultural Studies PhD Program. Laura has been a Course Instructor at Trent since Fall 2016; she has taught in the Philosophy, Gender & Women’s Studies, and Cultural Studies departments and has worked at both the Peterborough and Durham campuses. She joined the CUPE3908 executive in the role of Unit 1 Chief Steward in January 2018.

Ali Fraser

Ali Fraser

They/Them | Vice President Unit 2 | vp2@cupe3908.org

Ali has a PhD (ABD) in Cultural Studies. They’ve been involved in student advocacy since 2012. They were the Equity Officer for PSAC 901 in 2013 and the Unit 2 Chief Steward for CUPE 3908 in 2017. Ali is back again, this time as Vice President unit 2. This year, it is their goal to build strong networks for graduate students so that unit 2 members will know where to turn when they need assistance. Members work hard and deserve to be recognized for it.

Sarah Cullingham

Sarah Cullingham

She/Her | Chief Steward Unit 2 | steward2@cupe3908.org

Sarah Cullingham joined the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies as a doctoral student in the Fall of 2019. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Sarah worked as a course instructor in the Trent School of the Environment (TSE) in the 2018-2019 academic year. Sarah continues to teach and work as a teaching assistant for TSE as a member of CUPE3908 Unit 2. Sarah took on the role of Chief Steward for Unit 2 in January 2020.

Location

Please note that our office is closed until further notice.
All executive members and staff will be working remotely and will be available through email.

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Our office is located in Wallis Hall, suites 116 and 117 (ground floor), Traill College. If you are dropping something off you can slide it under the door – it will be safe.

Email

office@cupe3908.org

Telephone

705-775-CUPE (775-2873)

Inter-College Mail

CUPE 3908
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Mailing Address 

CUPE 3908
Traill College
Trent University
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8