Canadian Union of

Public Employees 

Local 116

Chris Longford  - Treasurer
Chris Longford has served in the last three rounds of bargaining including as both co-chair and chair of the Committee.  He helps all members across the Bargaining Unit with all matter of things, especially with Technicians and Housing and as co-chair to the Local Working Committee for Housing. He works in the Garden Shop and is proud of his work at UBC as a long standing Arborist and Gardener.

Lisa Mead - Vice President at Large
Lisa was elected as a Vice President at Large in 2014.  She is a UBC alumnus and has worked on campus for 28 years, with 18 years of Shop Stewarding experience.  Lisa works as a Signwriter in Building Operations.  Lisa currently sits on the Custodial Local Working Committee.


Christopher Edwards
Georgina Stark

Nanette Engenio ​


Ian MacLean - Bldg. Ops Carpenter
Anne Stanton - Bldg. Ops Custodial (Dayshift)
Milan Rezler - Bldg. Ops Custodial (Dayshift)
Oriente Engenio - Bldg. Ops Custodial (Evening)
Subrata Dasgupta - Bldg. Ops Custodial (Evening)
Richard Gee - Bldg. Ops Electrician

Chris Edwards - Bldg. Ops Garage

Bill Provenzano - Bldg. Ops Painter
Gregg Doughty - Bldg. Ops Soft Landscape
Sean David - Bldg. Ops Soft Landscape
Elinor Morris - Bookstore
Rigel Abanes - Bookstore
Olivera Gavric - Botany

Bill Provenzano - Vice President at Large
​Bill is painter in Building Operations and has worked at UBC for almost 20 years.  He was elected as a Vice President at Large in 2016.  Before that Bill was an elected Trustee for many years.  Bill has served the Local as a Shop Steward for 14 years.  He sits on the Housing and Animal Care Local Working Committees.

Andrew Wong - Campus Security (Shifts)
Glen MacNeil - Campus Security (Shifts)

Sylva Matiaskova - Centre for Disease Modeling
Brian Ditchburn - Chemical Engineering
Eduardo Alfonso - Ctr for Comparative Medicine
Miriam Dexter - Dentistry
Teresa Davis - Dentistry
Laura Lowry - Food Services
Peter Brien - Food Services
Les Kupilas - Housing Carpenter
Tom Yang - Microbiology
Gordon Chan - Modified Barrier Facility
Beata (Betty) Nielson - Food Services
Nick Lemmel - Physics & Astronomy

Dave Lance – President
Dave has been at UBC for 21 years, first as a student and then for the last 17 years as an employee and member of CUPE Local 116.  Coming out of the Labour Shop in Building Operations, Dave was elected to the role of President in 2015.  Prior to that he was the Local’s General Vice President from 2004 – 2015.  Dave has also served as a Vice President at Large and as a Shop Steward.  He has participated on a number of University Committees including the President’s Advisory Committee on Equity, Discrimination and Harassment and the President’s Awards Adjudication Committees.  He was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Staff Pension Plan from 2008 – 2016.  Dave has been involved in the last number of rounds of Collective Bargaining for all three of the Local’s Collective Agreements.  He has worked as the Local’s Grievance Committee Chairperson and as the Local’s Co-Chair to the joint Union-University Contracting-out Committee.  Dave currently participates on the CUPE BC Universities Committee.  He is responsible for the overall operation of the Local, Executive and Stewards.

Roger De Pieri  - Vice President
Roger was elected as General Vice-President of CUPE 116 in 2015.  He is responsible for dealing with members’ concerns and grievances, and seeing them through to resolution. He is also responsible for managing the Local’s Stewards and Grievance Committee, as well as a number of other Committees and duties.  Roger brings his many years of service in CUPE 116 to this role, which assists him in understanding the challenges the Local faces.  He joined UBC in 1997, working as an Electrician in Building Operations in a variety of environments throughout the campus.  He holds a Red Seal designation as a Journeyperson Electrician, after completing his training at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1994.   In 1999 he was elected as a Shop Steward representing CUPE Local 116.  In 2001 he was elected to the position of Secretary-Treasurer and served in that role until 2015.


Jim McKay – Vice President at Large
Jim has worked as a Glazier at UBC since 2002.  He was elected as a Vice President at Large in 2015.  Prior to that Jim was an elected Trustee and has been a Shop Steward since 2010.  Jim is currently the Union’s Co-Chair to the Contacting-out Committee.  As well he sits on the Building Operations Trades Working Committee.

Leah Murray – Recording Secretary
​Leah has been the Recording Secretary for the Local for over a decade.  Prior to that Leah was a Vice President at Large.  Leah works out of the Carpentry Shop in Building Operations and has been a Steward there for many years.  Leah is actively involved in promoting and educating around Apprenticeships and women in Trades.  Leah has been an elected member of recent Bargaining Committees and worked as the appointed note-taker before that.  Leah works often with our members in Animal Care and the Faculty of Dentistry and as well with accommodation issues.