UWOFA members receive CAUT Dedicated Service Award

At a membership meeting on Monday, March 25 four UWOFA members received CAUT Dedicated Service Awards for their contributions to the Faculty Association over the years.

Alison Hearn

Alison Hearn has been serving UWOFA in various capacities since 2010. She served as a member of the Communications Committee from 2010 to 2012. In 2011 she began serving as a member of the UWOFA Board of Directors representing the Faculty of Information and Media Studies. In 2013 Alison began serving her three-year presidential term, serving as vice-president, president and past president. Six months into her term as vice-president, Alison moved into the role of president. She handled this early transition to president with skill and confidence. While serving as president Alison was instrumental in bringing the issue of president Amit Chakma’s double payment to light. More recently she served as the Communications Committee chair during the almost faculty strike.

Kristin Hoffmann

Kristin Hoffmann is a librarian who has been serving UWOFA in various capacities since 2007. Kristin served as the librarian and archivist member of the UWOFA Board of Directors from 2007 to 2009. She served as the Speaker for the librarians and archivists membership from 2009 to 2013. In 2014 she became the first librarian to serve as vice-president, president and past president. In 2017 she was selected by the UWOFA Board of Directors to be the first librarian to serve on the Faculty Negotiating Committee. In 2018 she began serving as the Deputy Chief Negotiator on the Librarians and Archivists Negotiating Committee.


James Compton

James Compton has been serving UWOFA in various capacities since 2004. He served as a member of the UWOFA Board from 2004 to 2007. In 2009 James began his three year presidential term, serving as vice-president, president and past president. During his presidency year in 2010, negotiations were mired by radical employer proposals that led UWOFA to the brink of a strike. He has also served an ongoing member of UWOFA’s Communications Committee.

 

 

John Costella

John Costella is a librarian who has been serving UWOFA in various capacities since 2015. In 2015 John served on the Librarian and Archivist Negotiating Committee. When negotiations completed he was appointed as the librarian and archivist member of the UWOFA/UWO Joint Committee. He served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2016 to 2018. More recently John began serving as a member of the Librarians and Archivists Collective Bargaining Committee in preparation for the 2019 negotiations.