Union Officers

Like Stewards, union officers perform critical work in support of our members.


Health and Safety Officers — Injured yourself on the job? Suspect unsafe work conditions? Contact a Health and Safety Officer. Committee members also attend regular meetings with the joint health and safety committee.

  • Christine Currie (Co-Chair) 250-721-6186, ccurrie@uvic.ca
  • Sara Kissinger (Research Services) 250-853-3853, sarak@uvic.ca (Maternity Leave)
  • Kara White (CUPE 951) 250-721-8245, presidentcupe951@uvic.ca
  • Pat Shade (Campus Security) 250-721-6557, pshade@uvic.ca
  • Shubha Hosalli (Chemistry), shosalli@uvic.ca (alternate)
  • Alex Adrock (Library) 250-721-6089  aadrock@uvic.ca


Return to Work and Accommodation Officers — RTWA Officers work with the University to help members after an injury or absence to reintegrate into their job or to adapt their job through reduced or alternate duties.

  • Laurie Whyte (Chair)(Library) 250-721-7623 lwhyte@uvic.ca
  • Pat Shade (Campus Security) 250-721-6557, 250-882-2811 (cell), pshade@uvic.ca
  • Kate Brooks (Library) 250-721-6672, kbrooks@uvic.ca
  • Diana Foreland (Childcare) 250-721-8501 dianaforeland@shaw.ca
  • Kara White (CUPE 951) 250-721-8245, presidentcupe951@uvic.ca