Sombre day at the (virtual) office. Nathan Todd, our president, resigned effective 11:59 last night. We knew this was coming for a while now, and we’re absolutely thrilled that he’s accepted a great job with the University of Victoria Faculty Association. He’ll continue to fight the neoliberal university and advocate on behalf of university workers. We’ll miss his insights, dedication, leadership, and passion, but heading back out west to start his career makes a lot of sense.
We first met Nathan when he joined the Unit 2 bargaining team in 2017, and since then, he served as Recording Secretary, Vice President, and President – and led the local through two very tough rounds of bargaining last fall (where we secured some important gains).
In the interim and until the next GMM, the executive has appointed Sharoni Mitra (VP External) as Acting President.