VSTA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING REPORT

VSTA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING REPORT

Thank you to everyone who participated in the virtual VSTA AGM; your commitment to uphold our democratic process was a great success. We appreciated your patience as we navigated the challenges of an online voting platform. Although we experienced a few challenges and a lengthy meeting, the essential business of the AGM was conducted.

Many thanks to the SIF Committee, the Finance Committee and Kim Pereira at the VSTA office for their due diligence and hard work on keeping the operations of the VSTA running smoothly and responsibly.

A big thank you to the Nominating Committee: Jon Au, George Kanavos, and Joe Lee; and to the Scrutineers: Sue James, Connor Levesque, and Ian Weniger. Their efforts to make the new online process run as smoothly as possible were greatly appreciated.

Thank you to all candidates for putting their names forward in an effort to make VSTA stronger. 

Lastly, many thanks to outgoing members Alyssa Reid, Nikitha Fester, Spirit Lavallee, Sarah Ng, Rohit Kumar, Lindsay Donaldson, Shannon Less, Bal Panesar, Katharine Shipley, Matt Sinclair and the rest of the 2021-22 Executive Committee for their dedication and countless hours of service over the past year.  

 

 

VSTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2022-2023
President Terry Stanway, VSTA
1st Vice-President Carmen Schaedeli, PW
2nd Vice-President Leanne Hagglund, VASS
Past President John Silver, JO
Treasurer Treena Goolieff, VSTA
Local Representatives Scott McKeen, LB
Rod Ofreneo, VT
Kathryn Walks, JO
Standing Committee Chairs
Indigenous Education Chair Jelana Bighorn, VT
Health & Safety Michael-Don Borason, BRIT
Professional Development Jonathan Wynn, WRE
Social & Environmental Justice Cynthia Ganatra, BRIT
Teachers Teaching On-Call Christine McKinnon, TTOC
Technology Carl Janze, TEMP
Working/Learning Conditions & Bargaining Jesse Taylor, MAGEE
Members-at-Large
Teacher of Colour  Nigel Amenu-Tekaa, VASS
2SLGBTQ+ Ryan Peters, TEMP
  Russell Cripps, PW
  Nicole Duy, PW
  Paul Falardeau, TTOC
  Talya Florian, EH
  Omar Kassis, VASS