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Board of Representatives for 2024-2026

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

The AESES Board of Representatives has been secured for the next two years.

AESES would like to congratulate Gloria Saindon on her retirement from the University of Manitoba and thank her for her years on the Board, most recently for District 3, and on the Executive Council as Executive Vice-President. Thank you for all your contributions and dedication to our members! Your knowledge and energetic attitude will be hard to replace.

AESES would like to welcome three new members to the Board of Representatives for May 1:

  • James Tharayil, UM (District 1), Purchasing Services 
  • ​Catherine McMillan, UM (District 3), Biological Services
  • Geoffrey Pagcaliwagan, UM (District 3), Student Life

They join Danielle Saj, UM (District 36), who started with the Board in February.

With these announcements, a few Board Reps also switched districts:

  • Melinda Sasek, UM, from District 4 to 2
  • Lindsay Bruce, UM, from District 5 to 6
  • John Di Noto, UM, from District 6 to 5

Following this, the new Executive Council will be elected at the May 14, 2024 Board of Representatives meeting and announced the next day.

No foolin’, it’s April! Read the newest issue of insideAESES!

Monday, April 1st, 2024

insideAESES April 2024No foolin’, it’s April! Along with the change in the month, here’s the newest issue of insideAESES!

Grab a chocolate Easter egg and take a few moments to read this issue, which includes:

  • A message from AESES president Chris McCann
  • Cosmic Bingo Bowling Night recap
  • Questions about time-off entitlements for dealing with a family member’s death
  • A notice about the Member Communication Survey
  • Annual General Meeting details
  • Details about joining the UM Retirees Association
  • Information about the UM Employees Scholarship
  • Ongoing union and member grievances

View the April issue and previous ones here.

Virtual New AESES Members’ Meeting – April 3

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024

Virtual New Members’ Meeting on April 3 at 5:30 pm

If you started at the University of Manitoba or The University of Winnipeg in 2024 or 2023, please look for the invite sent to your work email on March 12. If you started before 2023 or didn’t receive the invite, and would like to attend, please send an email to to be invited.

This meeting is your chance to:

  • Understand your collective agreement and how it protects your rights as an employee.
  • Discuss the steps for filing grievances, thinking about reclassifications and navigating office concerns.
  • Learn about the services and supports that the AESES Business Office provides.
  • Meet President Chris McCann and the AESES Labour Relations team.
  • Explore exclusive member discounts and offers on everything from mobile plans, to travel, and electronics.
  • Get your questions answered!

Don’t miss this opportunity on April 3 at 5:30 pm to maximize your union membership!

Upcoming Brown Bag Sessions

Monday, February 26th, 2024

A brown lunch bag with the AESES logo on it.Join us for a general discussion on issues and concerns faced by members, including clarification of collective agreement articles, your rights and the responsibilities of your employer. This is your opportunity to meet the AESES Labour Team and your Board Reps, and to have your union-related questions answered. Feel free to bring your lunch. Registration is required.

Visit our registration page for dates and times.

February is here and so is the newest issue of insideAESES!

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

Welcome to February, and Happy Groundhog Day! Oak Hammock Marsh’s Manitoba Merv emerged from his suitcase this morning and saw his shadow, meaning we won’t see an early spring but six more weeks of winter.

While we wait for spring (even though it feels like spring!), take a few minutes and read through the newest issue of insideAESES. Inside, read about:

  • A Message from AESES President Chris McCann
  • What is Interpersonal Violence Leave?
  • Upcoming Brown Bag Sessions and New Members’ Meetings
  • The Coldest Night Fundraising Walk
  • The AESES-UM Canada Life Survey Results
  • Nominations for AESES Board of Representatives
  • The Upcoming AGM
  • A Call for Volunteers – Committees

View the February issue and previous ones here.

New Member of Board of Representatives representing District 36

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

The Electoral and Districting Committee wishes to announce that, since the recent call for nominations, Danielle Saj (UM, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy) has been elected by acclamation to the position of Member of the Board of Representatives representing District 36.

Congratulations, Danielle and welcome to the AESES Board of Representatives!

Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (December 2023)

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

Welcome to December! Yes, that’s correct, December. While it doesn’t look like December with the lack of snow, it does signify the last insideAESES issue of the year. 

Before you continue your holiday shopping/baking/celebrating grab an egg-nog-filled Moose Mug and take a few moments to read about:

  • A message from AESES president Chris McCann
  • Invitation to the AESES Holiday Open House – December 15, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Photos from the Children’s Christmas Party
  • The Rogers Sugar Strike
  • The final 50 for 50 Contest Winners
  • New AESES appointments
  • 2024 AESES Draft Budget
  • Family Care Resources and more

View the December issue and previous ones here.

Happy holidays, and see you at our Open House on December 15th!

AESES Children’s Christmas Party

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

It’s almost that time of year! The AESES Activities Committee is excited to announce the annual Children’s Christmas party.

Sunday, December 3, 2023
1:00 – 4:00 pm
University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus
MPR, 220-224 UMSU University Centre

The registration deadline was October 30, 2023. No late registrations or walk-ups at the door will be accepted.

Are you looking to volunteer?
The Committee is also looking for volunteers to help during the event. Please visit this volunteer form to advise us that you want to volunteer.

Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (October 2023)

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

Welcome to October! The leaves on the trees seem to be changing colours and dropping to the ground, just like the newest issues of insideAESES that just dropped.

Before you start raking the leaves (or wait a little longer for them to blow away), grab a pumpkin-spiced beverage and take a few moments to read about:

  • A message from AESES president Chris McCann
  • Registration opens for the Children’s Christmas Party
  • How workplace safety incidents are handled
  • The final 50 for 50 Contest for October
  • New AESES appointments
  • Save the dates for our upcoming Fall Education Seminars

View the October issue and previous ones here.

Extra, Extra: insideAESES Newsletter (August 2023)

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Welcome to August! We’ve come to the midpoint of summer, which means there are still a few weeks left for vacations and time for the newest issue of insideAESES.

Pull up a chair and take a few moments to read about:

  • A message from AESES president Chris McCann
  • AESES 50th Anniversary Social Recap
  • Questions about performance reviews
  • August 50 for 50 Contest
  • New AESES appointments
  • Meet the UM Family Resource Coordinator

View the August issue and previous ones here.

Did you know

AESES is affiliated with the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU).

AESES' Charter Meeting was held in December of 1972.

We offer bursaries for AESES dependents at both universities.

Anyone can attend a Board meeting by calling the AESES Business Office prior to the meeting and confirming their attendance.

AESES requires new volunteers for various committees. Please contact the Business Office if you are an AESES member interested in joining one of our committees.