The GMUFA is expanding to be truly representational of the number of members that belong to it. If you have any comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to visit us in room 7-102 and our administration assistant would be more than happy to guide you in the right direction or progress your issue to our Professional Officer or Faculty Advocate.
Office Staff and Member Services
Jasmine French, Executive Director
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.
Brittny O'Connor, Professional Officer
Brittny has been with the Faculty Association for a year and now serves as the Professional Officer for the Association. In this role, she is responsible for research, communications to the membership, and member services. Originally, Brittny is from Toronto, Ontario, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (honours) in International Development, with an emphasis in Historical Perspectives
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Faculty Association Reception desk at 780-497-5068
Kevin Hood, Faculty Advocate
Kevin has been with MacEwan’s Correctional Services program for the past 25 years, initially as a sessional instructor until he accepted a full time continuing position with MacEwan in July 2007 and subsequently took on the role of Chair in 2011. Kevin has recently been appointed Interim Department Chair of Public Safety and Justice studies in the Faculty of Health & Community Studies.
Kevin has worked in a variety of roles over the course of his career including child welfare investigations, working with youth involved in high risk behaviours, and he managed the Protection of Children Involved in Prostitution program for Alberta Children’s Services and was Senior Manager responsible for Crime Prevention and Restorative Justice with Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security during his time with the Alberta public service.
In his spare time, you might see Kevin in Edmonton’s river valley as he enjoys running or walking to stay fit. Kevin also enjoys travelling and has been to a number of interesting locations around the globe
Jolie Van Den Bussche, Office Assistant