Executive Committee

2020-2021

Meet The Team

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Mario Roy

President

I am a master student in Agricultural Economics in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences from Macdonald Campus of McGill University. Recently elected as your new AGSEM President, I started to get involved with AGSEM a year and a half ago when I became the AGSEM Macdonald Campus officer. During this term, I had the opportunity to help and represent Macdonald campus TAs and Invigilators. Today as President of your union, my role as President is now to fight for all of you, TAs and Invigilators from both campuses. My goal is to have a strong union functioning well to be able to defend all your rights and make sure that your employers respect your collective agreements. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any ideas, questions or concerns, I will be more than happy to help you!

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Antonia Macris

Mobilization Officer

I am a communications and education specialist, trained at the graduate level in Public Relations and Communications Management, and Educational Technology. I have experience working in higher education in the development of student engagement events programming that offers experiential learning and professional skills development opportunities. I have been a member of AGSEM since 2018 and have been a part of the Mobilization Committee with the goal of increasing membership engagement to further our mission. As Mobilization Officer, I wish to continue this work to strengthen partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, volunteer management, outreach coordination, and graduate student communications with on-campus partners and student groups through educational information campaigns and more.

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Matei Petrescu

Secretary-Treasurer

I am third year Ph.D. candidate in Physics Department of the Faculty of Science at McGill University. I have been an AGSEM delegate for my department for the past 4 yearswhile I have simultaneously fulfilled the VP Finance position for the McGill Graduate Association of Physics Students (MGAPS). I have gained valuable experience working in both positions. As a result, I have been elected as Secretary-Treasurer at the last General Assemble (GA - April 2018) for the 2018-2019 mandate. My main role is to manage the financial activities of the Union. In conclusion, I am holding the purse stings and I hold them tightly!

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Jean-Philip Mathieu

TA Grievance Officer

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of History and Classical Studies, specializing in labour and business history. My research uses a case study of Montreal Rolling Mills, a major secondary iron and steel manufacturer on the Lachine Canal, to understand the rise and consolidation of the Canadian bourgeoisie in the last third of the nineteenth century. I've been involved in the labour movement for the better part of a decade, both before and after starting my studies at McGill. I've been a departmental delegate since 2017, and I served in our bargaining committee between 2018 and 2021, where I contributed to the negotiation of our most recent Collective Agreement. As Grievance Officer, my responsibility is to ensure that the Collective Agreement is enforced, and that the rights of all Teaching Assistants are respected.

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Teresa Joseph

Invigilator Grievance Officer

I am a PhD. student in neuroscience. Have been involved with AGSEM for a year now as a invigilator bargaining officer. Working in the union has broadened my perspective about working on campus and I am more than happy to help you with any invigilator grievances. You can either contact me via email or just come drop by during our office hours.

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Karan Kumar

Macdonald Campus Officer

I am a graduate student in Agricultural Economics at McGill and have been a Delegate Council (DC) Member for the Natural Resource Science Department. As Macdonald Campus Officer, my role is mobilize the union and address any queries concerning TA-ships or TA rights at Macdonald Campus. I look forward to contributing to the union in my new role. Please feel free to reach out to me at macdonald.officer@agsem-aeedem.ca

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Marta Beszterda

External Communications Officer

I am a PhD candidate in Musicology and Gender & Women's Studies at McGill University. Before joining the Executive Council in 2021, I was involved as an AGSEM Delegate for the Music Department, and as a member of the AGSEM Mutual Aid Fund Committee.

My role as an External Communications Officer is to support AGSEM President in creating and maintaining strong relationships between AGSEM and other student labor organizations and student associations at McGill and beyond. I am also responsible for keeping a line of communication between our union and larger labor rights networks. Moreover, I support AGSEM Mobilization Officer in general communication with our members.

Office Hours:

President:  By appointment

Mobilization Officer:  By appointment

Secretary-Treasurer:  By appointment

TA Grievance:  By appointment

Invigilator Grievance:  By appointment

Macdonald Campus Officer:  By appointment

Invigilator Bargaining Chair:  By appointment

Unionization Drive Chair:  By appointment

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All office hours will be held online until further notice.

All AGSEM members have the right to attend Executive Committee meetings. For information about the next meeting, email the President at president@agsem-aeedem.ca.

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