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Jason Gorrie

Director, Secretary

Term of Office: October 2016-October 2019

Committee Membership:

Staff Relations Committee UWSA Communications and Membership Committee

Jason works in the Computing System Support group in IST.  He has been a staff member since 2005.

If Jason can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact him
ONLY via email (jbgorrie@uwaterloo.ca).

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Lawrence Folland

President

Term of Office: October 31, 2019 - October 31, 2020

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Stephanie Filsinger

Director

Term of Office: October 2014-October 2017

I’ve been a UW employee for over 22 years and am currently part of the Institutional Research group in the Office of Research. I have served as a UWSA Area Representative since 2008 and have been a UWSA Director since 2012. I also volunteered as a Staff Facilitator for the Student Leadership Program from 2008 to 2012. These roles have given me the invaluable experience of learning about the UW community; interacting with various academic units and departments and meeting a variety of staff, faculty and students on campus.

Timothy Ireland

Director

Term of Office: October 2014-October 2017

Tim has been a UWaterloo employee for over 20 years (started full time in 1994), and is currently employed by the University of Waterloo Dana Porter Library as a “Liaison Librarian”.  Tim’s previous Staff Association committees experience includes the former Staff Grievance Committee, and the Joint Health and Safety Committee (which he co-chaired). Tim’s main interest in being a board member is to help make the University of Waterloo one of the top workplaces in Canada. Together we can do it!

Terry Labach

Director

Term of Office: October 31, 2018 - October 31, 2019

Annette Dietrich

Director

Director Term: October 2017 - October 2020

I strongly believe that we all have a part to play in making Waterloo a great place to work and that as a Director I can do more to make this happen. I believe in the importance of maintaining a healthy work/life balance, and I look forward to continuing to support staff efforts to achieve this, as my role allows. Please contact me at adietric@uwaterloo.ca if there is anything I can do to support You!

Eden Mekonen

Director

Name Eden Mekonen (she/her)

Position on UWSA Board: Director

Term of office: January 2022 – October 2022

Why did you run for office? I was encouraged to be a part of UWSA to be a voice and advocate for marginalized groups across campus that encompass many different identities and intersectionalities.  I hope that I can share insights on how the institution can do better and be more mindful of marginalized groups and their experiences in the workplace.

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Dave McDougall

President

Name: Dave McDougall (him/his)

Position on UWSA Board: President

Term of Office: October 31, 2020 - October 31, 2023

Contact for: Members Advisory, PACSC, SRC

Why did you run for office? I ran for President to utilize my skills to help create a new governance structure for UWSA and also to work on a membership drive.  I enjoy advocating for students and want to use those same skills and contacts to advocate for staff

Jason Greatrex

Director

Name: Jason Greatrex (he/him)

Position on UWSA Board: Director

Term of office: December 2021 – October 2022

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Kathy Becker

Past President

Name: Kathy Becker (she/they/her/them)

Position on UWSA Board: Past President

Term of Office: November 1, 2021 - October 31, 2022

Contact for: Anything to do with UWSA, university relations, or member support

Reason for running: Kathy ran for office because she was encouraged to consider it. After digging a bit deeper and giving it serious thought, she realized that serving our Staff Association would be interesting and rewarding work.

Tracelyn Cornelius

Director

Name: Tracelyn Cornelius

Position on UWSA Board: Director

Term of office: Dec 2022 -  Oct 2022

Contact: tcorneli@uwaterloo.ca

Why did you run for office? For the last 20 years, I’ve been dedicated to embedding EDI and Anti-racism principles and practices into all aspects of my professional and academic work. I am committed to working collaboratively with the UWSA to formulate, articulate, and implement these values.  

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Jane Armen

Treasurer

Treasurer Term: October 31, 2020 - October 31, 2021

Director term: October 31, 2019 - October 31, 2022

Christine Wagner

Director

Christine Wagner

Term of Office: January 9, 2020 to October 31, 2020

I joined the University of Waterloo in 2011 and represented the UWSA as a past member on the Pension & Benefits Committee. I believe that our University is a great place to work, but I understand that the employee experience varies between units across campus. As a Director, I appreciate the opportunity to learn about and bridge these gaps wherever possible, ensuring employees are engaged and rewarded for driving the success of our institution forward.

Annette Dietrich

Director

Annette Dietrich

I have just celebrated my 25th anniversary as an employee of the University of Waterloo. I am currently the Manager, Graduate Studies in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department. I previously served a two year term as a UWSA Director allowing me the honor of serving on the Staff Relations Committee (SRC), as well as both the UWSA Communications/Membership and Nominating Committees.

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Kristen Deckert

Secretary

Name: Kristen Deckert (she/her)

Position on UWSA Board: Secretary

Term of office: November 1, 2020 – October 31, 2021

Contact for: Staff Relations Committee, Social & Fundraising Committee, Secretary duties

Reason for running: Kristen ran for office because she wants to give back to the UW community.  She is at a point in her life where she has time to devote to the committee work now and wants to serve our staff members at UW.

Selena Santi

Director

Name: Selena Santi (she/they/her/them)

Position on UWSA Board: Director

Term of office: November 1, 2020 - October 31, 2021

Contact for (list committees, appointments):

Selena serves on the following committees:

Agata Jagielska

President-elect

Agata Jagielska (she/her)

President-elect

Term of office: October 31, 2021 – October 31, 2024

Q: Why did you run for office?

A: I am motivated by meaningful work and eager to help advocate for our staff. Helping people is my passion and it is extremely rewarding.

Q: Your vision for UWSA?

A: Continuing to improve our staff’s work environment while taking on some of the more pressing challenges. I want to ensure that the vision of the UWSA remains strong and rooted in equity and justice so that the staff feel safe and supported.

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Jackie Serviss

Director

Term of Office:

October 31, 2018 to October 31, 2021

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Priscila Carrara

Director

Priscila Carrara (she/her, they/them)

Term of office: October 31, 2021 - October 31, 2024

Q: Why did you run for office?

A: Over the years, Priscila has been encouraged by different colleagues to get involved with UWSA, and the time has finally come! She is proud to see how far UWaterloo has come as an institution and wishes to continue promoting and being part of the change for many years.

Q: Your vision for UWSA?

Agata Antkiewicz

Director

Agata Antkiewicz

Director Term: October 2019 - October 2022

I intend to use my experience in management and my relationship-building skills to advocate for and empower staff. I hope to serve as Director of the UWSA Board to further improve the university as a workplace and to share my passion for equity, opportunity and personal growth.

The Games Institute ext. 31990, ajantkiewicz@uwaterloo.ca

Courtney Bremer

Director

Name: Courtney Bremer (she/her)

Position on UWSA Board – Director

Term of office – November 2021 -2022

Reason for running:  I have been at the University of Waterloo as a full-time staff since 2007 and wanted to make a greater impact as a University of Waterloo employee. Being on the Board of Directors, will allow me to understand staff needs and be a voice to their concerns.

William Baer

Director

William Baer

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bill.baer@uwaterloo.ca

Amanda Cook

Director

Name: Amanda Cook (she/her)

Position on UWSA Board: Director

Term of office: December 2021 – October 2022

Why did you run for office? I’m hopeful that the unique perspective I bring, given the size of my office and the scope of my work, will help positively influence discussions that relate to staff well being, healthy workplaces, and governance related matters broadly speaking. 

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