CUPE 3913 Election: List of Contested and Acclaimed Positions

Hi, everyone. The election nomination period ended Thursday, February 3, and below is the list of contested and acclaimed positions.

‘Contested’ positions are those that have more than one (1) nomination, and will appear on the election ballot. ‘Acclaimed’ positions are those that only had one (1) member nominated. Those members will hold those positions for the 2022 – 2023 semester, beginning May 1, 2022.

Positions that are not listed will not be staffed as of May 1, 2022.

Contested Positions

Vice President (Internal): Christopher Hempel, Nadeem Howlader.

Past Executive Officer: Iftekhar Hussain Chowdhury, Muhammad Saiful Islam.

A Note on Past Executive Officer: This is a position that is staffed by an Executive Committee member to function as a consultant for new committee members, historically before leaving the Union (e.g. graduation). This is the first time that this position has been contested. Both candidates will be allowed to post statements on the CUPE 3913 website outlining their experience on the committee and what they would bring to this position.

Acclaimed Positions


President: Scott Duchesne

Vice President (External): Alexis Fabricius

Finance Officer: Omid Norouzi

Equity Officer: Safia Mahabub Sauty

Unit 1 Steward: Farhan Chowdhury

Unit 2 Steward: Ahmed Mahmood

Membership Representatives: Parirokh Afzali, Bosun Ayetan, Shahrear Kawsar Towhid

Caucus Chairs

International Teaching Assistant Caucus: Alessia Ursella

Queer Caucus: Bridget Baldwin

Women’s Caucus: Nour Abu Husan

College Stewards

College of Arts: Joseph Shea-Carter

College of Biological Sciences: Hannah Brazeau

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences: Fatemeh Safari

College of Social and Applied Human Sciences: Megan Shaver

Guelph-Humber: Theo Selles

Lang School of Business: Lena Jingen Liang

Ontario Agricultural College: Nastaran Chalabianlou

Department Stewards

College of Arts

Department of Philosophy: James Belford

College of Biological Sciences

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology: Alyssa Banaag

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department of Chemistry: Abbas Yazdinejad

Department of Mathematics and Statistics: Mohammad Amiri-Zarand

School of Engineering: Mohammad Maghsoudimehraban

Department of Physics: Hossein Farani Sani

College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition: Syiao Peng

Department of Geography: Chris Worden

Department of Political Science: Ajay Sharma


Psychology: Nalini Ramlakhan

Lang School of Business

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management: Parisa Nazarian

Ontario Agricultural College

School of Environmental Sciences: Mojtaba Naeimi

Ontario Veterinary College

DVSc Program: Phillipe Larose

Department of Pathobiology: Latasha Ludwig

Department of Population Medicine: Tony Carreira Bruinje


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