Tentative Agreement Reached!

After more than a dozen meetings and one final long day ending at 3:30 AM on Thursday, March 9th, your Bargaining Committee came to a tentative agreement with the University. We thank our members for your support throughout the process.
In the coming days we will provide more information about both the agreement and the ratification vote. Acknowledging the distributed nature of our work, we will host several meetings over Zoom where you can learn about the agreement. The vote itself will be conducted entirely online.
Stay tuned for more updates!
In solidarity, 
Chloe Martin-Cabanne, Adam Huizinga, Hema Ratnasami, & Jaimie Miller

Communications Committee Social

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CUPE 2278 is organizing Research Assistants, Work Learn students, and more! 

Some very exciting news out of our sibling local over at CUPE 2278: they have begun a campaign to have the remaining student workers who aren’t covered by a collective agreement to join their union! The campaign officially began at the start of the month, but the kick-off was on Imagine Day and the reception has been incredible – with some nice coverage by the Ubyssey. If you want to learn more, head on over to their websitesign up to help, or give them a follow on social media.

Do you know a student worker?
Send them HERE to sign a card

Let’s cook club!

FiCUPE 2950 members Hema Ratnasami and Chloe Martin-Cabanne invite you to register for the University Neighbourhood Association’s community cooking workshop. There’s a potluck after each class!

The event is held on the last Tuesday of every month starting in September. For more information on location, dates and time, click and register now via UNA.

UBC Spelling Bee

Join our CUPE 2950 Spelling Bee Team

CUPE 2950 is taking part in the 11th Annual UBC Library United Way Spelling Bee! We are looking for members to join our team.

This is an event for UBC students, staff, faculty and emeritus – words vary in difficulty and may include some Musqueam words found around campus.

Important to note: This is not a traditional Spelling Bee – this is a group spelling challenge with no individual spellers. Teams work together at their tables to come up with the correct answer and then marks their sheet together. Only in the event of a tie-breaker will one player be asked to come forward in a traditional spell-off.

Once again we are offering an exciting opportunity for teams to earn points. If a team has three or more members who have signed up for payroll donation to the United Way please email proof to Stacy Campbell and your team will earn 2 bonus points – this may give you edge that you need!

Date:        Thursday, October 13th, 2022
Time:        12:30 – 1:30 PM
Location:  Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall) – Golden Jubilee Room (4th floor)

Email office@cupe2950.ca by October 6th to join our team. Registration is based on a first come, first serve basis and we only have room for 10 in the team.

Want to form your own team?
To register your team fill out the form at the link below by October 7th. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and there is only room for 20 teams in the spelling bee, so don’t delay!


Are you interested in learning and talking about equity, diversity, and inclusion? Come and join the EDI Book Club (hosted by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee) to explore these important topics through books.

The EDI Book Club is meeting via Zoom on Friday, March 25th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  Please send an email to orivers@mail.ubc.ca for meeting information if you’re interested.

Here is a list of interesting reads that we can discuss at our upcoming meeting:

  • Becoming – Michelle Obama
  • Return – Kamal Al-Solaylee
    Al-Solaylee holds a PhD in English and is the director of the University of British Columbia’s school of journalism, writing and media. 
  • Interior Chinatown – Charles Yu
    Recommended for the UBC Alumni Book Club

These books are available from Massy Books: https://www.massybooks.com/

Massy Books is 100% Indigenous owned and operated and is located in Chinatown, 229 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC.

The Diversity Committee has started an EDI Library!  These books are available for loan to all CUPE 2950 members. Books are due back during the EDI Book Club on the last Friday of every month. Want to attend? Email odette.rivers@ubc.ca for a link!

To check out a book, visit the CUPE 2950 office in the basement of Mary Bollert Hall, 6352 NW Marine Drive during our office hours, or send an email to president@cupe2950.ca.