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UWOSA is an independent union representing approximately 860 administrative and technical staff at the University of Western Ontario. Our members work in every area of the University in a wide variety of roles. We are Academic Counselling Assistants, Admissions Coordinators, Animal Care Technicians, Booth Attendants, Computer Specialists, Dental Assistants, Drivers, Events Coordinators, Faculty Affairs Assistants, Graduate Coordinators, Horticultural Technicians, Laboratory Supervisors, Library Assistants, OSAP Coordinators, Prospect Researchers, Research Assistants, Residence Clerks, Schedulers, Secretaries, Storeskeepers, Technical Supervisors and Undergraduate Assistants (and so much more).

Call for Nominations - UWOSA's 2012 Election

Dear Members,

As you finish your last couple of working days in 2011, I’d like to draw your attention to the upcoming UWOSA Elections for 2012 – take a few minutes to visit the following UWOSA site locations to learn more:

Call for Nominations - 2012 Election:

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) - UWOSA Elections:

Link to Nomination Form:

Initial Introduction/Contact Information:

As the Nomination date (Tuesday, January 31, 2012) approaches, please feel free to contact me to learn more about how best you could serve your working community. If you’re looking for a good challenge in the new year, you’ll discover that being involved with UWOSA is a rewarding experience!

All the best to you and your families this Holiday Season!

Jennifer Brace, Chair
UWOSA Elections Committee

Trivia Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following members who were the first five individuals to correctly complete and return the Trivia Quiz in December's newsletter:

Chris Fleck
Meagan Seale
Clara Fernandes
Tom Crones
Sharon Story

Each winner will receive a lovely UWOSA water bottle.

Well done!

2012 UWOSA Photo Contest

2012 UWOSA Photo Contest
Submit your entries now!

The UWOSA Photo Contest has begun! This year’s contest has a WINTER THEME, so please ensure that your submissions have something to do with this wonderful season.

There are 3 categories: People, Places and Things. Each member can submit one winter-themed entry per category. The deadline for submissions is January 17, 2012.

John Critchley - UWOSA's new Health & Safety Officer

UWOSA is pleased to announce that John Critchley has been appointed Health and Safety Officer. John was the Area H Steward for Weldon Library, and served as Council Chair prior to being appointed to his new role. John can be found in Western Archives, where he works as a records services assistant.

As the new Health and Safety Officer, John will maintain a watching brief on health and safety issues that affect UWOSA’s membership, investigate questions and complaints from members concerning health and safety, and continue to represent members on Western’s Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee. He will also serve on the Executive, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the union.

UWOSA General Meeting - November 24th

The UWOSA General Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 24th in the Great Hall from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

Agenda packages are being mailed to members on November 16th. Please remember to bring your staff identification cards to gain admittance to the meeting.

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