Office Staff and Member Services

The GMUFA is expanding to be truly representational of the number of members that belong to it. If you have any comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to visit us in room 7-102 and our administration assistant would be more than happy to guide you in the right direction or progress your issue to our Professional Officer.

Jasmine French, Executive Director

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.

 

 

Graham Baker, Professional Officer

As the Professional Officer for the Faculty Association, Graham provides support for members in resolving workplace disputes and in understanding their rights under the Collective Agreement. The Professional Officer also conducts strategic research, communications, and bargaining support, as needed.

 Before joining the GMUFA, Graham served as President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3906, advocating for academic workers, including Teaching and Research Assistants, Sessional Faculty, and Postdoctoral Fellows at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He has extensive experience in conflict resolution, grievance handling, member education and engagement, and collective bargaining, and he understands the unique challenges that academics face in their workplaces.  

If you have a question about the Collective Agreement or would like to speak to Graham about an employment issue, he can be reached via email at bakerg27@macewan.ca or by phone at 780-633-3509.

Jolie Van Den Bussche, Office Assistant