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CAUT Bulletin Archives

October 2009

CAUT Hires Two New Staff

New at CAUT — Chantal Sundaram & Robert Johnson.
New at CAUT — Chantal Sundaram & Robert Johnson.
CAUT recently hired Chantal Sundaram and Robert Johnson to fill important posts within the organization.

Chantal joins CAUT as an assistant executive director with responsibility for assisting member associations with collective bargaining and bargaining related issues. Robert is a professional officer working in CAUT’s research and advocacy unit and fills a position vacated by Michael Conlon, who left CAUT in August to take up a post with the Association of Administrative and Professional Staff at the University of British Columbia.

Chantal has a PhD in Russian language and literature from the University of Toronto and, for the last five years, has been a staff representative for CUPE 3902 representing contract academic staff and others at the UofT. She is currently the chief negotiator for the contract academic staff unit. Chantal has an extensive background in work in the labour movement and with NGOs and is trilingual (English, French and Russian).

Robert spent four years at the University of Ottawa School of Political Studies teaching public policy before joining CAUT. His publications have been in the area of federal-provincial regulatory governance in Canada. While a student, Robert was active in the Canadian Federation of Students. He is fluent in English, French, German and Dutch.

“We are delighted to welcome such talented academics to our staff complement,” said CAUT president Penni Stewart.