Annual OPSEU 365 Summer BBQ - June 19

Hello OPSEU Local 365 Members,

We are having our annual summer BBQ!

  • Date: Wednesday, June 19th from 11 AM- 1 PM
  • Location: Student Centre

We will be celebrating Local 365 26th Anniversary as part of OPSEU and are hoping you can come out and join fellow support staff from our Peterborough and Durham campuses.

The event is being catered by the Old Smoke House.

Further details to follow.

OPSEU 365 BBQ Thurs. May 31

Hello OPSEU Local 365 Members,

We are having our annual summer BBQ this month!

  • Date: Thursday, May 31 from 11 AM- 1 PM
  • Location: Student Centre

We will be celebrating Local 365 25th Anniversary as part of OPSEU and are hoping you can come out and join fellow support staff from our Peterborough and Durham campuses.

OPSEU President Smokey Thomas, Tracey Vyfschaft and Sara Labelle from Region 3 office, Chris Johnston and Richard Bradley from the Peterborough office will all be attending. Kella Loschiavo from the University sector will also be present.  

The event is being catered by the Old Smoke House.

Please RSVP no later than May 17th by completing this survey:

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Email if you know of someone who did not receive this email.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you there.

OPSEU Executive,

Adele, Brenda, Jean, Karen & Angela


Phone extension: 7557



Elections for position Chief Steward this week

Hello Everyone,

Our Local OPSEU 365 is holding an election for the position of Chief Steward from two (2) nominees from within our Steward body. 

The 2 nominees are Karen Mauro and Rose Dunford—both long standing Trent employees, both with excellent Union experience!  Information on each candidate was emailed to Members--if you did not receive the email, let us know via or call extension 7557.

The Chief Steward is an important position within our Union Executive—they are a strong advocate for our Union, they coordinate the grievance process for the Local, assist our stewards with grievances they are handling, and are a source of knowledge and training for our steward body.   

All OPSEU 365 members are eligible to vote—contract, part-time & full-time. 

 To vote, bring a piece of photo ID (for example your campus photo ID card)

Election dates will take place as listed below:

Voting is not allowed by proxy—that means you have to vote in person at one of the locations listed below. 




Ballot box location



Monday, February 12th

Snow day: Tuesday, February 13th

Main Front Atrium

11 AM- 1:00PM

Traill College

Wednesday, February 14th

Scott House  Senior Common Room

9 AM- 10:30 AM

Library Whittington Drive Location

Wednesday, February 14th

Whittington Drive

11 AM to noon

Library Charlotte Street Location

Wednesday, February 14th

Charlotte Street

1:30 PM  – 2:00 PM

Symons Campus Evening

Wednesday, February 14th

Science Complex Foyer /1st floor by elevator/by SC 103

7 PM – 8 PM

Symons Campus East Bank

Thursday, February 15th

LHS C/D main foyer 1st floor

8:15 AM-9:30 AM

Symons Campus East Bank

Thursday, February 15th

Science Complex Foyer/1st floor by elevator/by SC 103

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Symons Campus West Bank

Thursday, February 15th

BH main entrance foyer between RO & Security offices

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM


Thank you,

Your OPSEU Local 365 Executive,

Adele, Jean, Brenda & Angela


Phone: 705-748-1011 x7557

Union General Meeting Thurs. March 1st --save the date!

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 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 

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   

Your Executive,

Adele, Jean, Brenda & Angela 

Ext. 7557 

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

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

2018 Winter Staff Development Schedule

Memo from Human Resources: 

The 2018 Winter Staff Development Schedule is now available on the Human Resources website:

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


Post Secondary Studies Scholarship - Deadline: September 5, 2017

Purpose:  To identify a high school graduate who demonstrates an appreciation of the role of labour and provide them with monetary assistance to attend either Fleming College or Trent University.  Selection will be made from a pool of applicants to receive a scholarship in the amount of $500.00 to support them as they enter their first year of full-time post-secondary study. The scholarship will be awarded in honour of distinguished trade union activists who have made a significant contribution to the life and growth of the labour movement in Peterborough County.

Eligible candidates must:

  • Be a member, or the dependent of a member, of a union local that is affiliated in good standing with the PDLC
  • Be enrolled for September 2017 to enter their first year of full-time study, leading to a diploma, degree or certificate from Fleming College or Trent University,  either immediately after graduation, or be a previous high school graduate that has never attended college.
  • NOT be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books from other sources
  • Not have any prior post-secondary studies 
  • Be current residents of Peterborough County

The criteria for selection of the bursary winner will be based on:

  • A brief résumé outlining non-academic interests and activities, such as community or political involvement as well as goals for the future.
  • Evidence of understanding of the role and significance of the Canadian labour movement.
  • A reference letter. 
  • Proof of enrolment

Deadline date to apply:   Tuesday September  5, 2017

For more information, contact Marion Burton, President of PDLC, at or by phone at 705-868-7352.

OPSEU Local 365 Congratulates Heart of the Trent Winners!

OPSEU Local 365 extends its warmest congratulations to today’s winners at the Heart of the Trent:

Dana Gee
International Development Studies
Nancy Simmons Smith Staff Award of Excellence

Patricia Heffernan
Provost’s Award for Support Staff

Craig Cameron
Academic Advisor, Durham Campus
Service Award

Laurie Collette
Centre for Teaching & Learning
Service Award

Housing Services
Team Innovation Award

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Team Innovation Award

Thank you for your dedication, commitment, and hard work!