(Sudbury – December 3, 2019)
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Linda St-Pierre received the prestigious Bernice Schranck Award at the National Council of the Canadian Association of University Teachers in Ottawa on Saturday, Nov. 30.
The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the enforcement of collective agreement provisions through grievance and arbitration. Over the past decade, Linda has become nationally recognized for her passionate commitment to improving labour rights and her vigilance in protecting the collective agreement from administrative overreach.
Linda has been elected Chief Steward six times since her first election in 2009. In 2012, she also became LUFA’s Chief Grievance Officer, after the creation of that position in order to respond to the high volume of breaches of the collective agreement by the Laurentian administration.
Linda has been on nine bargaining teams, filed hundreds of grievances, and participated in innumerable mediations and arbitration hearings. She also has led certification drives for online instructors, on-campus clinicians, and clinicians at Health Sciences North.
As a sessional instructor, Linda, who has a doctorate in biological sciences, has taught courses in neuroscience and labour studies; she also has over 30 publications to her credit.
We congratulate Linda as a most worthy recipient of this great honour, and thank everyone who wrote in support of the nomination.