CUPE 3913 Election: Candidate List

Hi everyone,

The Nomination period for the 2021 CUPE 3913 election ended last Thursday, February 4, 2021. If you wish to vote in the upcoming election (March 3 – 17), you will need to be a Member in Good Standing (MGS).

If you are not an Member in Good Standing and you’d like to vote, all you need to do is download, complete and sign the CUPE 3913 MGS form on or before Wednesday, February 24, 2021 @ 11:59 PM and send it to the President ( who will then sign and authorize your form. Here is the link:

What follows are the Lists of Contested and Acclaimed Union Positions and their Candidates for the 2021 CUPE 3913 Election. “Contested” Positions are those in which two or more members are running; “Acclaimed” positions are those in which there is only one member seeking the position. Only Contested positions will appear on the election ballot.

“Open” positions refer to those which are currently unoccupied.

Executive: Contested

VP Internal: Muhaiminul Islam (I)*; Christopher Hempel.

VP External: Mohammad Hedari (I); Kimber Munford. 

Equity Officer: Safia Mahabub Sauty; Alireza Zolfaghari. 

Membership Representatives (four (4) positions are available): Muhammad Saiful Islam (I); Reza Mohammadi Tamanani; Roya Yaghoobi ; Sanaz Nakhodchi; Nastaran Bateni; Maninderjit Singh;  Sepideh Talebi; Brendan Roberts; Abolfazl Rahimnejad.

* (I) refers to the Incumbent candidate.

Executive: Acclaimed

President: Scott Duchesne 

Unit 1 Steward: Farhan Chowdhury 

Unit 2 Steward: Ahmed Mahmood 

Finance Officer: Omid Norouzisafsari 

Grievance Officer: Abu Siddique 

Health & Safety Officer: Iftekhar Hussain Chowdhury

Past Executive Officer: Mahmood Ghazizadeh 

College Stewards: Contested

CPES: Fatemeh Safari; Syeda Manjia Tahsien; Kamran Janghorban.

College Stewards: Acclaimed

CBE: Lena Jingen Liang

CBS: Shelby Law

COA: Shannon Boss

CSHAS: Alexis Fabricius

OAC: Nastaran Chalabianlou.

Department Stewards: Acclaimed


Management and Finance: Lin Li

Executive Programs: Michael Yu 

Hospitality and Tourism Management: Parisa Nazarian


School of English and Theatre Studies: Joseph Shea-Carter


HNNS: Sophia Herrera


Environmental Science: Maryam Moraveji

Food Science: Pedram Nasr


DVsc Program: Flavio Freitag

Caucus Chairs: Acclaimed

Queer Caucus: Richard Valliere

Women’s Caucus: Nour Abu Husan 

All Executive and College Steward positions are either contested or acclaimed for this election. However, If you are interested in being acclaimed as the College or Departmental Steward of your School or College or as a Caucus Chair, and the position is currently open, please contact your Unit Steward: Farhan Chowdhury at unit1@cupe3913.on.a or Ahmed Mahmood at, and they will inform you of the process and the requirements to be acclaimed.

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