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Message from the UWOSA President

Dear UWOSA Members,

I am pleased to announce that Nikki Grozelle has been acclaimed as Chief Steward for the remainder of the 2016-2018 term. Nikki is an Animal Laboratory Specialist in Animal Care, Veterinary Services.

Nikki brings to the role a passion to advocacy for unionized labour and safety in the workplace as well as excellent organizational skills. She looks forward to meeting with members, working closely with our Area Stewards and Executive Officers to protect our rights under the collective agreement.

Nikki begins her role as Chief Steward on November 1, 2016 and can be reached at extension 86911 or by email at:

Katie Merchant, our current Membership Services Officer, has decided to step down from this role for personal reasons. We thank Katie for her contributions in her position as she brought new ideas, energy and leadership to this role.

This leaves us with a vacancy on our Executive Committee. A new Membership Services Officer will be appointed for the electoral term ending April 30, 2018 at the November 16, 2016 meeting of the Stewards Council. The duties of the Membership Services Officer are outlined in our Constitution and Bylaws, Article 7.6.

This is a position open to all members of UWOSA in good standing. If you would like to apply for the role, please fill out and submit a Nomination form and send to by November 4, 2016. The nomination form can be found in the Member Area section of our website,
Applicants will be expected to attend the Stewards Council meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm to provide a brief (5 minute) presentation to Council. After all presentations, a vote will be held to determine the new Membership Services Officer.

If you have any questions regarding the role, or the appointment process, please email

In solidarity,
John Critchley