About

PSAC Local 901 is made up of Graduate-Student Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows at Queen’s University. We are hoping to soon include, as a separate unit, Postdoctoral Fellows at Queen’s. We are a directly-chartered local of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), which represents over 180,000 public service employees across Canada. As a labour union, we have won the right to collectively bargain our working conditions. Representatives of the local help graduate students understand and develop their employment relationship with the university. The work we do as Teaching Fellows and Teaching Assistants plays a vital role in keeping Queen’s a leading university.  Our non-profit organization strives to protect, maintain, and advance the interests of the members of the Local. We are committed to promoting equity and social justice within the Local, PSAC, Queen’s University, and the broader Kingston community.

EXECUTIVE (2011-2012):
President, MaryAnne Laurico (English)
Vice President Community Affairs, Krystle Maki (Sociology)
Treasurer, Sean Field (Geography)
Chief Steward, Christo Aivalis (History)
Assistant Chief Steward, Doug Nesbitt (History)
Equity Officer, Hannah Johnston (Geography)
Information Officer, Erin Clow (Political Science)
Health and Safety Office, Shawn Lamotte

Past Elected Members:

ELECTED BARGAINING TEAM (2010-2011):
Ursula Thorley (Mining)
David Thompson (History)
Sean Field (Geography)
Christo Aivalis (History)
MaryAnne Laurico (English)
Aaron Ettinger (Politics)
Cara Fabre (English)
Tim McIntyre (English)

ELECTED BARGAINING COMMITTEE (2010-2011):
Ralph Callebert (History)
Ian Rupar (Chemistry)
Katherine Wayne (Philosophy)
David Thompson (History)
Elizabeth Lee (Mechanical Eng.)
Paul Webster (Physics)
Aaron Ettinger (Politics)
Ursula Thorley (Mining)
Lisa Starr (Microbiology)
Mike Pathak (Mechanical Eng.)
Tim McIntyre (English)
Sean Field (Geography)
MaryAnne Laurico (English)
Christo Aivalis (History)
Cara Fabre (English)

Budget Information
SGM Approved Budget Nov162011PDF