Joint Committee for the Management of the Agreement (JCMA)

The Joint Committee for the Management of the Agreement (JCMA) is a committee, with the partnership of MacEwan University, that meets regularly to ensure the preservation and the upholding of the GMUFA Collective Agreement 

Jasmine French:

Jasmine gained faculty association experience working for the Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta. A rewarding experience, in which positive labour relations and collegial governance were often the achieved outcome. In her role assisting members, Jasmine ensured the collective agreements were interpreted and applied correctly to create a successful and consistent employment environment for all parties.

Jasmine's post university training includes multiple programs from the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (now ADRIA), culminating in a Conflict Management Certificate.

Jasmine has served on numerous boards to support her children through their educational and developmental journey. She has worked for a partner in education, Alberta School Councils' Association, advocating for parental involvement in their children's education, while managing the provincial services for the association.

Jasmine is committed to ensuring the GMUFA is a relevant, active party in their collective agreement, always with the goal of meeting the needs of the membership within the mandate of the association.

Shannon Digweed:

Welcome, my name is Shannon Digweed, I am an Assistant Professor and hold a joint faculty position in the Departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences. I teach a variety of courses and conduct research in the areas of animal communication, animal cognition and animal behaviour.

In addition to teaching and research, I have been active on a variety of committees for MacEwan University. Currently, I am Chaor of the Animal Research Ethics Board (AREB). During my time at MacEwan, I have served as the VP Finance and VP Communications on the Faculty Association Board, been the faculty liaison for the undergraduate Psychology student group, Students’ Psychology Network, sat as a committee member on the Arts and Science Research Committee, and was the Science Advisor for the Department of Psychology.

Rickard Enstroem

Dr. Rickard Enstroem, a native of Sweden, holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Alberta’s School of Business, M.Sc. (Eng.) in Civil Engineering and B.Sc. in Built Environment from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. He is a Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) of the Canadian Institute of Management. As Chair of the Department of Decision Sciences and an Associate Professor, he oversees the Supply Chain Management COOP Major in the Bachelor of Commerce program. Apart from an interest in the Built Environment, as manifested by a Visiting Research Fellowship at Uppsala University’s Institute for Housing and Urban Research, his research interests revolve around Judgment and Decision Making and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He has served on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations and is the current Secretary of The Canadian Initiative for Nordic Studies (http://www.cins.ualberta.ca). He has teaching, research, and consulting experience from North America and Europe. His research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics, Journal of Real Estate Literature, and Frontiers in Psychology. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, music, and cross-country skiing.