Robyn Gorham wins service award for strike support work

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OCUFA congratulates Professor Robyn Gorham, Vice President of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFAPUL) on receiving the Laurentian University Faculty of Health Governance Award for 2017.

OCUFA Research Director Donna Gray, was pleased to contribute a letter of support, highlighting the many contributions Robyn had made to the university through her service during the Fall 2017 strike.

“Robyn has been exemplary in fulfilling her role as Vice President – to mobilize the members in support of the bargaining mandate, to create solidarity and resolve behind the goals of the association, and to mentally and logistically prepare the members and the faculty association for job action. Robyn’s commitment to ensuring students have a high quality education, coupled with her skill and experience as a faculty association leader, are valued by Robyn’s colleagues beyond Laurentian as well. In addition to her professionalism, desire to learn new skills and improve on existing practices, and incredible work ethic, Robyn’s optimism and great sense of humour made her a pleasure to work with.”

This is a reminder for all faculty associations to keep an eye open for opportunities to honour those members whose work is furthering the interests of their fellow members. The service work faculty undertake for their associations is service work that benefits the university as a whole. It is worth recognizing.

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