Tom is the President of Opseu 556
Ed Laroque1st VP and Treasurer
JP Hornick2nd VP and Chief Steward
JP Hornick is the Chief Steward in L556, coordinator of the School of Labour at George Brown College, member of the CAAT-A Divisional Executive, and Chair of the current CAAT-A bargaining team. In addition to teaching labour studies courses, JP has also been a delegate to the Canadian Association of University Teachers. JP has worked in the Ontario college system since 1997 as a contract and full-time professor.
Sarah WiebeCommunications Officer
Madeline McCarthyOperations Officer
Corinne (pronouns: she/her) is a librarian and a designated positive space resource person at George Brown College. With an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Master in Information Studies, Corinne advocates for inclusive librarianship and is dedicated to making the library experience an accessible one through responsive service and positive language and spaces. She also works to promote equitable access and accessibility initiatives in libraries provincially, as aligned with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Corinne has worked at George Brown College since 2008 on contract and as full-time faculty since 2010.
Margaret has been a Professor in the Assaulted Women and Children’s Counsellor/Advocate Program at George Brown College in Toronto since 2004. Margaret identifies as a multi-ethnic queer non-confirming person with African Black, Ojibway and Irish heritage who uses gender pronouns of she and they. They have been engaged in anti-violence work as both an activist and educator for over 20 years. Margaret also has an extensive community training background, facilitating anti-oppression and diversity training for over two decades to workers all over Ontario.
Jeff is a professor in the Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies at George Brown College. He teaches philosophy courses in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and English for academic purposes in the School of ESL. His research interests focus on critical pedagogy and the ethical dimensions of education, with a focus on the roles of student and teacher agency in the learning process. Jeff has been teaching for over 20 years. Before taking on his current full-time position in 2015, he taught in contract positions at a variety of private schools, colleges and universities.
Allan has been a professor at George Brown's Centre for Business since 2011 after a 20 year career in the Financial Services industry. Allan's teaching and industry experience span a variety of functional areas including; information management, database design, marketing research, financial modeling, risk management, as well as advanced analytics and data mining. As an industry practitioner, Allan has worked with risk management industry thought leaders such as Algorithmics, as well as a full range of domestic and international financial institutions including; Bank of Montreal, GE, and Scotiabank International. Through his work with various international development organizations including; the Canadian Co-operative Association, Bankers without Borders, and the World Bank, Allan is a strong proponent of socially responsible capitalism and has applied his passion in solving problems that focus on transforming data into knowledge and actionable decisions. In addition to teaching and curriculum development work, Allan divides his time across a variety of projects including; applied research, public speaking and consulting.
Taras GulaSteward and web-site manager
Taras (he/him) has been a professor at George Brown College since 2002 after a 12 year career teaching mathematics in the Toronto District School Board. He teaches courses in mathematics, statistics, and research methods to students in the Health Science Division. Taras' research has been focused on improving mathematics and statistics education for non-mathematicians, but he has also supported research in Inter-professional Education and other health sciences education research formally and informally. Taras has been a steward since 2005.
Paul Miskin has worked as a Counsellor and Professor at George Brown College since 1984. He is a full-time Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department at St. James Campus currently teaching courses in psychology. Paul is also a Ministry of Labour certified member of the college’s Joint Health and Safety Committee for St. James Campus, and the liaison for Partial-load Faculty at all GBC campuses. He has been a Steward since 1996. He can be reached at extension 3634, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Milan has been teaching at George Brown College as a contract and full time faculty since 1999. Milan teaches in the school of fashion. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Bombay University. She holds a Master in Fine Arts Degree specializing in Costume Design for Theatre, from the University of North Carolina’s School Of The Arts. Milan has worked as a Costume Designer for various theatre and film productions in Toronto, U.S.A. and India. She has taught designers, mentored students through industry commissioned projects and provided apprenticeships for graduates. Her applied research interests lie in designing garments for healthcare and particularly the differently able community