Here you can meet the members of CUASA’s Executive — the Steering Committee.
Dominique is Professor of History, where she teaches and researches the past of social policy, children’s rights, humanitarian aid, refugees, disability and technology.
As a CUASA member, she was Vice President from November 2021 to March 2023, before assuming the role of President. Prior to her term as VP, she was a member of Council for the Department of History for one year. Dominique has also been a CUASA representative on the Carleton University Joint Health and Safety Committee. She was President of the Canadian Historical Association from 2013 to 2015, member of the Board of the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities (CFSSH) from 2012 to 2017.
Greg is Associate Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and is the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies. He has served on Council and as Salary and Benefits officer, in addition to being the Treasurer. His research interest is primarily in trying to make computer systems run fast. When he is not trying to balance books, decipher University finance, advise students, or make computer systems run faster, you will find him out snowboarding in the winter and cycling in the summer.
Pierre Cloutier de RepentignyChair, Collective Bargaining & Chief Negotiator
Pierre (any pronouns) is a queer, disabled, non-binary, white settler Assistant Professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies. Their research focuses on two broad areas—environmental law, particularly the marine environment, and trans justice—and their intersection manifested by the concept of queer ecology. Pierre is currently working on a project on the re-emergence of CHamoru (the Indigenous People of Guam) environmental law/governance and enhancing CHamoru self-determination. They are also working on a project seeking to uncovering the meaning of “trans justice” for the Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming community. Finally, they are studying what queer theory can teach us about human-animal relations. Before joining academia, Pierre was a practicing lawyer, and they remain a member of the Law Society of Ontario. They look forward to bringing their skills in action to improve the working conditions of Carleton’s faculty (professors and instructors) and librarians.
Dipto SarkarExternal Relations Officer
Dipto has represented the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies on Council since 2021. He will take on the work of External Officer while the incumbent, Mayurika, will be on sabbatical leave.
What motivates him to do this work are the same concerns and values he has invested in GIS science, human geography, and digital geography. That is, he endeavours to provide an environment where everyone is welcome irrespective of their gender, sexual orientation, social background, or disabilities. Witnessing the worrying degradation of working conditions and academic freedom for intellectual colleagues around the world, he wants to be a part of the resistance that protects the right for Canadian scholars.
Chinnaiah JangamChair, Grievance Policy and Administration
Chinnaiah Jangam is an Associate Professor in the Department of History. His research focuses on the history of Dalits (untouchables) in South Asia. He writes on the issues of caste, race social justice, human rights, inclusion, equity, and equality. He teaches courses on colonialism, anti-colonial nationalism, decolonization. He served as a CUASA Council representative before becoming the Chair of Grievance Policy and Administration.
Brett StevensSalary and Benefits Officer
Brett Stevens has been a professor of mathematics at Carleton University since 2001. He has represented Mathematics and Statistics on CUASA Council for several terms. He was CUASA’s Salary and Benefits Officer from 2005-2006, Chief Negotiator from 2008-2011 and Chair, Internal Affairs from 2019-2020. He is interested in equity, secure employment, fairness and intellectual property/privacy rights in Universities.
Brian GreenspanChair, Internal Affairs
Brian is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, and the Digital Humanities and Human-Computer Interaction programs. His scholarship focuses on new media and the history of utopian thought. As Chair of Internal Affairs, he is dedicated to ensuring fairness and collegiality in the workplace.
Stéfy McKnightChair, Equity
Stéfy (they/them/elle) is a white settler, non-binary, femme of centre (foc) and queer artist-scholar and Assistant Professor in the Bachelor of Media Production and Design at Carleton University on the unceded territories of the Algonquin nation. Their research examines research-creation as a way of thinking of surveillance, colonialism, and white settlerhood in so called Canada.
Stéfy is excited to continue working in labour activism, specifically in the context of equity and diversity. As a member of the Carleton University Trans Advocacy Group Operations Team (CTAG), they are attentive to the barriers that 2SLGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, and students face on campus and in their workplaces. Stéfy is also interested in expanding equity and diversity on our campus through our union capacities, more specifically during our upcoming year of bargaining. They look forward to working alongside other CUASA members to create a more welcoming and caring space for BIPOC folx, People of the Global Majority (PGM), queer, disabled persons, and any folx in the Carleton community who do not fit within heteronormative, ableist, colonial, and patriarchal structures of being in the world.
Wasiu RajiChair, Nominations and Elections
Wasiu Raji (He/him) is a geophysicist in Carleton’s Department of Earth Science. My research focuses on the application of geophysics to exploration, environmental, and engineering problems with a broad range of topics that include engineering infrastructures such as dams, tunnels, and roads; hydrocarbon and mineral exploration; groundwater exploration and development, pollution investigation, control, and remediation; geo-forensic; and machine learning applications in geoscience. I had teaching and research experience in Nigeria, Europe, and the United States before joining Carleton.
I have served in different capacities/committees of the Academic Staff Union in some of the universities I previously worked. I was the Vice-Chairperson of the Academic Staff Union of Universities at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria before joining Carleton. I picked interest in CUASA when I read an email asking for nominees to represent my Unit – Earth Science, I submitted a nomination form signed by two nominators and was elected into council. That provided me with some insight into the activities of CUASA. I later joined the equity Committee and worked there for some months before I was nominated and elected as the Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee of CUASA in September 2023.
Devin FraserInstructor Representative
Devin is an Instructor in the Sprott School of Business specializing in the fields of financial accounting and data analytics. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He holds a Master of Accounting and Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University. Apart from his teaching responsibilities, he actively contributes to CPA Canada’s evaluations team as an author and marker for the professional education program. Prior to joining the world of academia, he worked as a finance manager for Canada’s largest intellectual property law firm, in forensic accounting & fraud investigations for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and as an auditor for PwC focusing on financial services, pensions, and non-profit organizations.
George DuimovichProfessional Librarian Representative
George Duimovich joins us as the Professional Librarian Representative from the MacOdrum Library where he works with the community to develop the library’s print and digital collections, mainly in the STEM as well as selected subject areas supporting Public Affairs. Originally starting his career as Head of Library Technology Services (formerly Systems), George has held several senior roles across most library departments working in teams with both CUASA and CUPE members. In addition to his career at Carleton since 2012, George previously worked in science-based libraries in the Federal government, and started his first career in public health policy and health advocacy initiatives in the non-profit sector. George’s previous association membership has included PIPSC as well as the IAM.