OPSEU members attending the Annual General Membership Meeting
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People having their picture taken for a donation.

Invitation to meet visiting Elder Fri.Jan 26th @Gzowski GCS 115

Monday, January 22nd 2018

To All Staff:

The First Peoples House of Learning is excited to offer staff an opportunity to meet with Thomas R. Louttit, a Visiting Elder who is coming to Trent next week (Bio attached). Mr. Louttit regularly speaks to schools and community groups about his experiences within the residential school system and his personal healing journey. Staff who are interested in learning more about Indigenous traditional practices and would like an opportunity to ask questions, engage in a discussion and learn from a Traditional Elder, are invited to join us on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in room GCS 115 Gzowski College.

The Visiting Elder program is a highly successful and time honoured tradition at Trent – as we begin to work together, across fields and outside of our zones, Traditional Elders offer special opportunities for all of us to learn and appreciate Indigenous ways of knowing and their particular areas and fields of endeavor.

We hope that you will join us in this learning opportunity. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Betty Carr-Braint, Trent’s Cultural Advisor/Counsellor, First Peoples House of Learning.

Human Resources | Trent University
P: 705-748-1460

F: 705-748-1276
1600 West Bank Drive | Peterborough, Ontario | K9L 0G2

OPSEU General Meeting Thurs. March 1st

Monday, January 22nd 2018

Our next General Meeting is on Thursday, March 1st 

Where: Lions Club Hall, 347 Burnham Street, Peterborough

When: doors open @5:30 PM, meeting starts at 6 PM (anticipate up to 3 hours)


  1. Elect our negotiating team-no voting by proxy. You have to be at the meeting to vote.  If you are interested in being on the negotiating team but can't attend, you can be nominated and show your acceptance (via email) to opseu@trentu.ca in advance of the meeting.  
  2. This is our demand set meeting where we discuss and rank the issues we feel are important to us for our upcoming contract talks.  Our current contract ends on June 30, 2018. 
  3. Elect delegates to go to 2018 OPSEU Convention in Toronto in April (see https://opseu.org/event/2018-opseu-convention) 

A Qualtrics (online) survey will be emailed to Members in advance of this meeting to ask what you think are important issues as  bargaining demands. 

If you aren't receiving emails from us, let us know--email us opseu@trentu.ca.   

Your Executive,

Adele, Jean, Brenda & Angela 

Ext. 7557 

2018 Winter Staff Development Schedule

Monday, January 15th 2018

Memo from Human Resources: 

The 2018 Winter Staff Development Schedule is now available on the Human Resources website: http://www.trentu.ca/humanresources/services/training.php.

Space is limited and registration is required. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thank you,


Danielle Hoogkamer, BBA, CHRL
Recruitment & Compensation Advisor
Human Resources | Trent University
P: 705-748-1011 ext. 7283

F: 705-748-1276
1600 West Bank Drive | Peterborough, Ontario | K9L 0G2


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