Our Team

Staff

Eva Cool

Administrative Officer

Eva is the first point of contact when entering the office. She is responsible for all things administrative from booking ULFA meetings to keeping our books in order. 

She has worked in administration and management for the last 15 years, focusing mainly on non-profits. She has studied at both Lethbridge College and Athabasca University. She’s been with ULFA since February 2019. Eva is passionate about community connections and holistic healing. When not at work you can find her spending time with her daughter enjoying the outdoors. 

Aaron Chubb

Executive Officer

The Executive Officer (EO) oversees the implementation of elected member’s decisions. This includes coordinating the ULFA office and standing as a member on ULFA’s Committees as an ex-officio non-voting member. The EO assists with ULFA’s external relations, including communications, grievances, collective bargaining, solidarity efforts, and our participation in the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA) and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). The EO also provide guidance on the Academic Staff Collective Agreement and serves as returning officer for ULFA elections. 

Aaron Chubb is ULFA’s current EO. He has had a range of jobs in post-secondary as a lecturer, in campus radio, for PIRGs, staff for student government and in student learning services. His research is in adult education, focusing on social movement learning and labour union education. He graduated from the University of Lethbridge with B.A (2005), double majoring in Drama and Anthropology and was a founding board member of the Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group. In 2012 Aaron received his M.Ed from the University of Alberta where he studied social movement learning and labour union education in the Educational Policy Studies Department. He was a learning strategist and headed up the Study Skills program for the University of Lethbridge from 2013-2019, prior to his arrival at ULFA.

Karl Laderoute

Professional Officer

ULFA’s Professional Officer is primarily responsible for member relations and grievance matters. If you have any questions about the Collective Agreement, your rights and responsibilities as a member of ULFA and the University of Lethbridge, or about grievance matters, please contact our Professional Officer.

Karl Laderoute serves as ULFA’s Professional Officer. Karl has been at the University of Lethbridge since 2014 and holds a PhD in philosophy from McMaster University. He instructed courses in philosophy, logic, liberal education, and academic writing before joining ULFA in 2021. He enjoys a good argument, spending time with his family, and walking in nature.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall comprise the Association’s officers other than the Ombuds Officer, the most recent and available Past President ex officio, the chairs of standing committees, and the Executive Officer (non-voting). Subject to these bylaws and to any resolution enacted by a general meeting, the Executive Committee shall have the authority to manage and direct the Association’s affairs.
The President shall call meetings of the Executive Committee as required to deal with the affairs of the Association, and at least one week prior to any general meeting of the Association. In the absence of the President, an Executive Committee meeting may be called by the Vice-President/President Nominate or, if that Member is also absent, by the Treasurer.
There shall be a joint meeting of the incoming and outgoing members of Executive Committee in June of each year. Read full bylaws here.

Organizational Chart

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