Opportunities

NASA Board of Governors representative

NASA is looking for representation on the University of Alberta's Board of Governors (BoG). As NASA's BoG Rep you will represent NASA members at the highest governing body of the university. The position is for a term of three years. You must be a NASA member in good standing to apply for this position.

This position requires:

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Effective listening skills
  • A thorough understanding of the university community, including the role of NASA
  • Research abilities to prepare effective reports and/or presentations

Visit the University of Alberta's Board of Governors page for more information about the BoG.

To apply, please email a detailed bio and a letter outlining why you wish to serve as NASA's representative on the BoG to nasa@nasaunion.ca by Monday, July 2 at 4:30 pm. Applicants will be invited to virtually meet-and-greet the NASA Executive Board on July 3 in the afternoon; please include your availability that afternoon in your letter of interest.


Join the NASA Flying Squad

Do you feel strongly about supporting job actions on campus and throughout the city? Do you want to build stronger alliances with other unions by supporting their picket lines and advocacy? If you do, join the new NASA Flying Squad! We will be supporting labour organizations in their fight for better working conditions and want you to be a part of it! We will build bridges with other union in the broader labour community, support fair working conditions and just wages, and build support for our union.

If you'd like to learn more or are interested in joining the NASA Flying Squad, reach out to Internal Organizer Fathiya Wais or President Quinn Benders.


NASA Union Stewards

NASA is always looking for more Union Stewards—members who have a passion for ensuring that they and their co-workers are treated fairly at work. If that sounds like you, then you could be a NASA steward!

Stewards are members who:

  • establish NASA's presence in the workplace—the union steward is NASA's recognized representative and our "eyes and ears" in the workplace;
  • enhance NASA's ability to represent its members under the terms of the Collective Agreement;
  • protect members and advance their rights, interests and causes through advocacy;
  • mobilize members in support of collective bargaining and other workplace initiatives;
  • provide informed, effective and timely assistance to members with workplace issues; and
  • attempt to resolve workplace issues in a manner that maintains a positive work environment.

Regular training is provided. For more information, the stewards policy is available on the NASA website.

If you are interested in becoming a NASA Union Steward, please contact your Labour Relations Officer (LRO) or email us at nasa@nasaunion.ca.


Member Action Team (MAT)

NASA's Member Action Team (MAT) is a tool for members to work together to grow and develop skills as engaged union members, and to organize against employer or government activity as needed. In a time of university restructuring and provincial budget cuts, the MAT enables members to fight back and stand up for their interests.

MATs are an increasingly popular resource at unions worldwide. They offer an opportunity for grassroots member engagement and leadership in their unions on their own terms and to their own abilities. MATs enable members to strategize and take action to improve their working conditions or prospects, either through political or job action.

If you are interested in joining NASA's Member Action Team (MAT) or want to learn more, please contact NASA Internal Organizer Fathiya Wais at fathiya.wais@nasaunion.ca.