Meet your Union!

Stewards are the core of the union, directly interacting with the membership and representing their concerns and aspirations. The stewards are the cornerstones of any union, and are present across departments to make sure that employees’ rights are not being infringed upon and are a friendly face for anyone with questions about their work conditions, their rights as workers and members of AMUSE, and the union.

A steward acts as a resource for both the membership and the Labour Relations Officer and any member is eligible to become a steward. All stewards have the opportunity to sit on the Board of Representatives.

Feel free to email communications.amuse@gmail.com to get contact information for these stewards!

Ella Hartsoe – President

Where do you work? I’m a Rez Project Coordinator in the Rez Life Office.

What do you do at AMUSE? I’m the President!

What labour issue(s) are you most passionate about? Student activists who are often themselves marginalized being expected to donate physical and emotional labour to better their campus without pay.

What do you most want to see improve in working conditions at McGill? I would like for the hope of being paid for labour to become a reality, across the board.

Which cartoon character was most inspiring to you during your childhood and why? The cartoon character that was most inspiring to me as a kid was Lilo, from Lilo and Stitch. She was for sure a freak and also spent all her time with an alien, so you could say that we are kindred spirits.

Tuviere Onookome-Okome – Labour Relations Officer

Where do you work? I work at McGill Residences as a Floor Fellow at La Citadelle.

What do you do at AMUSE? I am the Vice-President Floor Fellow.

What labour issue(s) are you most passionate about? I am passionate about ensuring that all people get equitable pay for the labour they put into their employment .

What do you most want to see improved in working conditions at McGill? I want to see the voices of the employees at McGill being taken seriously when decisions are being made and that these voices are treated with respect.

Which cartoon character was most inspiring to you during your childhood and why? Ms. Grotke from Disney’s recess because she was my first introduction to feminism and racial equality. She is also warm and kind but also somewhat eccentric. These are qualities that I feel I also embody.

Adi Sneg – Internal Affairs Officer

Where do you work? I worked as a Mental Health Peer Health Educator at Healthy McGill.

What do you do at AMUSE? I’m the Internal Affairs Officer!

What labour issue(s) are you most passionate about? The disproportionately gendered, raced, and classed expectations of casual workers to improve their campus for little or no pay.

What do you most want to see improve in working conditions at McGill? I would love to see the definition of paid labour be expanded to the necessary unpaid work that students do today.

What animal do you most identify with? I’m definitely a house cat – I love a good head scratch and I’m often found knocking things over.

Aurélie van Oost – VP Floor Fellow

Coming soon…

Kirsten Whelan – Communications and Outreach Officer

Where do you work? I work at McGill Athletics.

What do you do at AMUSE? I am the Communications and Outreach Officer!

What labour issue(s) are you most passionate about? Job security, fair wages, pay equity, and safe + healthy work environments (in many senses)!

What do you most want to see improved in working conditions at McGill? I would like to see better working conditions, fair and equitable wages (with benefits!), and an end to the process of casualization.

What is your favourite childhood book and why? I had a strange fascination with Heidi when I was young. It turns out the book is pretty terrible in a lot of ways, but I was very excited about it because it was my first hardcover novel, with oh-so-many chapters!

Monica Lau – Treasurer

Coming soon…

Catherine Jeffery – Board Chair

Where do you work? I’ve worked as a student ambassador and a convocation usher for McGill. You could say I’ve got a passion for temp jobs

What do you do at AMUSE? I’m on the board of representatives!

What labour issue(s) are you most passionate about? Living wages and making on-campus jobs accessible for people.

What do you most want to see improve in working conditions at McGill? Fair treatment to employees. Treating employees like they’re real people. Such a radical idea, apparently.

What animal do you most identify with? I definitely identify as a beaver. I like to chew on sticks and swim in rivers. The similarity is striking.

Victoria Coon – Board Member

Moizza Ul Haq – Board Member

Delali Egyima – Board Member

Unit B Representative

Christian Vlček – Board Member

Édith Lafrenière – Board Member

Maeve Botham – Board Member

Unit B Representative

Madeleine Jennings – Board Member

Olivia Berkowitz – Board Member

Victoria Leopardi – Board Member

Azad Kalemkiarian – Board Member

Alexandra Lelyuk – Board Member