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.
Jasmine can be reached via email by contacting FAOffice@macewan.ca
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 FAOffice@macewan.ca.
Jolie has been the Administrative Officer for the Faculty Association since 2016. She is a native Edmontonian that comes from the world of dance. Having owned her own dance studio, Jolie is well-suited to support the fiscal and operational integrity of the Faculty Association.
She continues as a dance instructor and is an esteemed judge for dance competitions. Her trusty companion Finn, a bichon-shih tzu who is a PAWSS dog, will come to the office some days.