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PDAC Executive Alumni

2021-2022

Dr. Mehdi Mohammadi (He/Him)

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Vice President Communications

Dr. Claire Kamaliddin (She/Her)

  • First port of contact for the members of PDAC

  • Responsible for communicating the affairs of PDAC and the Executive Council to the membership

  • Manages the PDAC office email account and PDAC member mailing list 

  • Creates and disseminates the monthly PDAC newsletter

  • Responsible for designing and updating the PDAC website

  • Manages the PDAC social media accounts

  • Advertises PDAC events and manages event registration

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Vice President Operations

Dr. Sourabh Kumar (He/Him)

  • Organizes Executive Council meetings as well as meetings of the general membership

  • Records and minutes from for all meetings of the PDAC Executive and/or membership

  • Manages the storage and maintenance of all official records of PDAC and the Executive Council, as well as the sharing of those records with members as needed

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Vice President Internal

Dr. Donovan Ashby (He/Him)

Acts as the primary liaison between the PDAC Executive and the faculties, departments, institutes, and offices internal to the University of Calgary

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Vice President External

Dr. Catherine Hume (She/Her)

  • Acts as the primary liaison between the PDAC Executive and any individuals, organizations, or groups external to the Association and/or the University of Calgary, including other postdoctoral associations at the provincial and national levels

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Vice President Finance

Dr. Ayan Chanda (He/Him)

  • Conducts all financial transactions on behalf of PDAC

  • Manages all of PDAC’s financial accounts including the maintenance and storage of financial records and the sharing of those records with members as needed

  • Responsible for developing PDAC’s annual budget in consultation with other members of the Executive

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Labour Relations Consultant

Terry Sway

Terry is the PDAC Labour Relations Consultant and is a valuable resource for the PDAC Negotiating Team.

Terry has negotiated somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 collective agreements and has represented members in hundreds of grievances.

1983 - Negotiator for first collective agreement at Westerra.

1989-90 - Bargaining Team NASA

1994-95 - Chair of collective bargaining for NASA,

1995 - Vice-President &  Director of Labour Relations ACIFA

In 2016, Terry was awarded the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Donald C. Savage Award for his significant contributions to collective bargaining in post-secondary education.

More about PDAC

WHAT IS PDAC?

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CURRENT PDAC ACTIVITIES

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THE HISTORY OF PDAC

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