On March 1st, 2018 4 new talents joined the Association. Please help us welcome the following new staff:
Theresa Hughes, Director, HSE
Theresa is a dedicated safety professional with over 25 years of experience in oil/gas, construction, nuclear, supply chain and education. She was a key developer of the OHS Certificate Program at Red River College. In her career she has been recognized as a leader in developing positive relationships with both, management and workers, safety culture and bringing a creative flair to safety management systems. She mentors BCIT OHS students every year as she feels there is a strong demand for professional expertise in the areas of health, safety and environment. She looks forward to bringing those attributes to our organization and working with our members to foster best in industry safety, health and environment programs.
Steve Clark, Director, Labour Relations
Mr. Clark will be assuming responsibility for the Industrial/Mechanical contracts, currently assigned to Clyde Scollan and Mike Zaine. With over 20 years of LR/HR and general management experience, Mr. Clark has negotiated agreements in both the private and public sector, in industries such as hazardous materials abatement, demolition, consumer packaged goods and waste management. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria and holds the Certified Professional in Human Resources designation.
Chris Mydske, Director, Labour Relations
Chris comes to CLR with an extensive background in Labour Relations. He spent the last 11 years working for Loblaws in multiple, progressively senior Labour Relations roles. Over his tenure with Loblaws he has developed extensive experience in Collective Bargaining, representing the Employer in numerous sets of negotiations with multiple unions in the retail industry. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC in 2003. He received a Diploma in Human Resource Management from BC in 2006 before beginning his career in Labour Relations.
Daniel Cohen, Labour Relations Officer
Daniel is a recent graduate from McGill University. He studied political science and was heavily involved in Debate and Model United Nations. Daniel looks forward to translating the skills learned through school and his extracurriculars into ways to help CLR.
CLR’s 48th AGM which was held at the Westin Bear Mountain in Victoria, BC from September 22-23, 2017 was a great success.
An enjoyable Friday night of entertainment featured SWAY, a Tribute to Michael Bublé and a fun and engaging Casino Royale Night followed on the Saturday. The weather cooperated beautifully for the golfers while the whale watching tour experienced the best tour of the tour operator’s season. The Galloping Goose bike riders and those who toured the Butchart Gardens also enjoyed the beautiful weather along with gorgeous scenery.
We are pleased to announce our new Chairman of the Board, Eric Akelaitis of CIMS Limited Partnership and to welcome our newest Board member, Sarah Clark of Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc.
Welcome to our newly-launched website! And a huge thank you to those CLR members who shared their worksite photos – you are all amazing!