About Local 069

AUPE Local 69 consists of Athabasca University support staff. We are one local (069) and one chapter (001), with approximately 288 members. We are located in multiple locations in the province (Athabasca, Calgary, Edmonton and St. Albert). We also have some liaison staff in other cities where collaboration programs exist.


Athabasca University petition - Support AU - please click here.




Local 69 Executive

(elected at the May 08, 2019 AGM):

Chair - Wendy Jewell, ext. 6205 email: wendyj@athabascau.ca

Vice-Chair - Richard Nolan, ext. xxxx  email: 

Secretary - Dianna Freh ext. 6169   email: diannaf@athabascau.ca

Treasurer - Davina Goettlicher, ext. xxxx  email: 

Provincial Executive Rep. - Heath Bowen, ext. 6390 email: heathb@athabascau.ca

Alternate PE Rep. - Graham Stewart , ext. xxxx email: 

MSO (Membership Services Officers)


MSO - Athabasca - Debbie Kirkpatrick   email: d.kirkpatrick@aupe.org

MSO - Calgary - Simon Davenport    email: s.davenport@aupe.org

MSO - Edmonton - Christine Sharp   email:  c.sharp@aupe.org

For a copy of the poster  - Local 69 Executive and the MSO's (to post on an AUPE Bulletin Board), please click here.  (To be updated)



Local 69 Union Stewards

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything please do not hesitate to contact any union steward.

Wendy Jewell, ext. 6205 email: wendyj@athabascau.ca

Bonnie Nahornick, ext. 2901 email: bonnien@athabascau.ca

Help make a difference!   Consider becoming a union steward.  


No meeting scheduled at this time.

Employee and Family Assistance Program



Your AUPE Executive (Elected Oct. 2017) 

Guy Smith, President

Jason Heistad, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Mike Dempsey, Vice-President 

Rod Feland, Vice-President

Bonnie Gostola, Vice-President

James Hart, Vice-President

Susan Slade, Vice-President

Karen Weiers, Vice-President 

Bill 4 Know your Bargaining Rights - for

more information please click here.

Learn how new labour laws may affect you.




Collective Agreements for the Education Sector Locals: http://www.aupe.org/my-union/education/education-collective-agreements/

Metro Calgary Article (Feb. 23, 2015) Fears arise that Alberta's AU will be lost

President MacKinnon's emailto staff and students (Feb. 24/15)

Seniors Care Crisis:

AUPE has released a documentary film examining the state of  seniors care!  Numbers on a Page: the Seniors Care Crisis in Alberta explores Alberta Health Services’ closure of small town long-term care facilities and the devastating effect on families and communities.  A trailer for the documentary can be viewed at www.putseniorsfirst.com

For more information, contact:

 Karen Weiers, AUPE Vice-President: (403) 561-2482
 Glen Scott, AUPE Vice-President: (403) 479-4508
 Merryn Edwards, AUPE communications officer: (780) 592-1951



Pay and Social Equity Brochure is here. 

How Much do you know about Pay Equity?  Click here.

Pay Equity - what is it?  Powerpoint Presentation is here. 

Petition to enact Pay Equity Legislation is here.  Please print, sign and circulate and then forward to an AUPE Union Steward. 


Upcoming AUPE Convention Dates:

Convention 2018  - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (registration) Thursday, October 11, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 Saturday, October 13, 2018

Previous Conventions: 

Local 69 Convention Delegates and Observers (Oct. 22 to Sat. Oct. 24, 2015):  Wendy Jewell, Jerry Nolan (Observer), Heath Bowen, Kendrick Richards, Richard Nolan and Bonnie Nahornick.

Convention 2016  - Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (registration) Thursday, October 13, 2016 Friday, October 14, 2016 Saturday, October 15, 2016 Delegates: Wendy Jewell, Bonnie Nahornick, Aretha Smith, Kendrick Richards and Richard Nolan. Observers: Ken Krawec, Dianna Freh and Heath Bowen.    Election for one VP position this year (as VP E. Raz has a new job with AUPE in OH and S at the end of Oct.)


ALHI (Alberta Labour History Institute): http://www.labourhistory.ca/default.asp?mode=webpage&id=176 

2015 AUPE Convention Minutes

2014 AUPE Convention Minutes