Calgary Board of Education will form name review committee for Sir John A. Macdonald School

Disclaimer – The views in this article are not necessarily the views of, nor express our reality in, ASPA.  The purpose of highlighting this article is to provide members with varying viewpoints and information about Labour and the happenings around campus, provincially, nationally and internationally.

Written by Paula Tran for 770 CHQR Posted May 2, 2022, 10:53am.

The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) board of trustees will form a name review committee for Sir John A. Macdonald School in the city’s northwest.

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Mental Health Awareness – Free Hotdog Day in the Bowl

CUPE 1975, ASPA, and The Canadian Mental Health Association have partnered together for a campaign to end the stigma on Mental Health and promote awareness.

Please join our volunteers in the Bowl Wednesday, June 15th from 11:30am – 1:00pm for free hot dogs! First come first serve until they are gone.

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ASPA President and Vice-President’s


LaVina Watts has been selected as ASPA President for the 2022-2023 year. LaVina was one of the Vice-Presidents for three years before being elected as President. She works in the College of Arts & Science as the Manager for Study Abroad and Interdisciplinary Programs. LaVina has made some meaningful connections with the University leadership and hopes to bring that experience and knowledge to the role of president and to serve you and your interests as our members.

You may contact LaVina at or

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ASPA Member Services Officer – Glenn Billingsley

Hello ASPA Members,

We would like to thank you for patiently awaiting the announcement of our new Member Services Officer. Glenn Billingsley will be starting in the ASPA Office room 302 Kirk Hall on May 30, 2022.

You may contact Glenn Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm at or 306.966.7392

Glenn Billingsley grew up in Regina before moving to Saskatoon in 2009. Glenn has worked fulltime for the Government of Saskatchewan and SGEU for the past 33 years. He earned a Certificate in Labour Relations from Queens in 2009, and holds many certificates from the Foundation of Administrative Justice.

Previously, Glenn worked for SGEU for 14 years, with a focus on labour, human rights, and employment relations. Glenn represented workers as a Labour Relations Officer for unions and their members on a wide range of labour and employment law issues and has appeared before the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board and Arbitration Boards, as well has negotiated with various levels of private and public sector bargaining units in Saskatchewan.

Mental Health Speaker Event: ASPA & CUPE 1975

Over these past few years, COVID really has taken a toll on people’s mental health. With lack of normalcy and change in everyday life, it can be hard to know where to turn when things get difficult.

CUPE 1975 and ASPA have partnered up with the Canadian Mental Health Association to promote resources where you and your loved ones can feel heard.

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Happy Earth Day 2022

Happy Earth Day from the USask Office of Sustainability!

The world has changed a great deal in the past two years and we’ve had to stay on our toes to make campus a more sustainable place despite the ever-changing circumstances. Sustainability still remains a complex realm stitching together all aspects of campus life to reduce our overall impacts and help transform the world for the better; however, with the shifting away from campus many of us have experienced due to COVID-19, being agile and taking advantage of opportunities to improve campus has never been more important.

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