Contact CUPE 3908
Yvonne La Rose
She/Her | Office Manager | firstname.lastname@example.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.
He/Him | Campaign and Outreach Officer | email@example.com
Drew graduated from the Graphic Communications Management program at the Toronto Metropolitan University in 2012, and the Accounting program at Fleming College in 2021. 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
He/Him | President | firstname.lastname@example.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.
He/Him | General Vice President | email@example.com
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.
He/Him | Secretary-Treasurer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Lehman is currently a PhD candidate in Canadian Studies at Trent. Eric has been a member of CUPE 3908 since 2012 and has taught or led seminars for courses in Cultural Studies, English, and Canadian Studies. Prior to being elected to the role of Secretary-Treasurer, Eric served as a trustee with CUPE 3908 and was part of the Unit 2 bargaining team. Eric has also held the roles of Treasurer, Signing Authority, and Bookkeeper for several non-profit and arts organizations and has worked for five years in “rock ’n’ roll payroll” as a licensing and royalties co-ordinator for the Canadian Music Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA).
He/Him | Recording Secretary | email@example.com
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.
Brent Ryan Bellamy
He/Him | Vice President Unit 1 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Brent teaches courses on climate change fiction, storyworlds across media, and contemporary literature in English Literature and in Cultural Studies. He has worked at Trent since 2018.
She/They | Lead Steward Unit 1 | email@example.com
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, Cultural Studies, and Sociology departments and has worked at both the Peterborough and Durham campuses. She joined the CUPE3908 executive in the role of Unit 1 Lead Steward in January 2018.
They/Them | Vice President Unit 2 | firstname.lastname@example.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 Lead 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.
He/Him | Lead Steward Unit 2 | email@example.com
Sebastian is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University. He has been a member of CUPE 3908 Unit 2 since 2018 and has held various executive positions in student government at Trent, including serving as President of the Trent Graduate Students’ Association for the 2021-22 academic year. While serving in these roles, he has frequently worked alongside CUPE to advocate for the best interests of graduate student at Trent University and looks forward to continuing these efforts as a member of the CUPE 3908 executive.
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.
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, ON K9L 0G2