Joint Benefits Committee (JBC)

The Joint Benefits Committee (JBC) is comprised of three stakeholder groups:

  • The Faculty Association
  • The MacEwan Staff Association
  • Out-of-scope employees 


The committee is working with Benefits Consultants Morneau Shepell to develop a refreshed and up-to-date benefits plan for employees of MacEwan University. Human Resources will be facilitating focus groups on the draft plan design. The focus groups will include diverse representation from all employee groups.

To provide feedback or suggestions, please contact one of the GMUFA committee members listed below, or send an email to the general JBC email account at

Jasmine French

Jasmine French is a native Albertan working in post-secondary education labour for the Grant MacEwan University Faculty Association (GMUFA). As Executive Director, she ensures the GMUFA Board and membership have the essential resources to negotiate and apply the collective agreement.  Her experience includes negotiations of contracts, settlements and as a member of bargaining committees.

Previously, Jasmine provided members services for the academic staff at the Association of Academic Staff, University of Alberta. This included representation at tribunals and appeals, preparation of grievances and conflict resolution. Jasmine also provided training and expertise to school councils and fundraising societies through her work with Alberta School Councils’ Association.

Jasmine is trained in mediation, negotiations and restorative practice with a specialized degree in psychology, she has also completed graduate work in the field of organizational development and design.

Jasmine has over 25 years as an advocate providing representation and assistance as well as training, development and facilitation in education and post-secondary education.

Aimee Skye


Aimee has a PhD in Experimental Cognitive Psychology, and has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at MacEwan since 2008. The most attractive feature of MacEwan then and now was a climate that truly values all three professoriate roles (teaching, scholarship, and service), and an ability to be relatively dynamic and nimble institution.

Aimee has been involved with the Faculty Association for most of her time at MacEwan, serving first as Vice President and then as President of the Board since 2012. Aimee takes a rather progressive and proactive view of what the Faculty Association is, how it can participate in creating an excellent environment for those who work at the University, and how it can be involved in advocating for post-secondary education.

Mike Annett


Dr. Mike Annett, PhD, BCom, CHRP, is an advocate for effective and socially responsible management.  As a faculty member of the School of Business, Mike teaches and researches in the field of human resource management.  His research interests include inclusive employment (disability studies and return to work), human resource metrics and analytics, and corporate universities / peer-based training programs.  His scholarship practice follows the “Practitioner-Scholar” model which calls for direct engagement with practical issues and thus produces findings that clearly inform management and human resource professional practices.   

Mike’s professional experience includes 15 years of progressive human resource management roles in the Alberta Public Service, private consulting and community service engagements, and multiple mentorship and coaching relationships with new HR professionals transitioning into the field.