Get to know your TRUFA Stewards

Your current TRU Faculty Association Stewards:


Ehsan Ahmed is working as Lecturer in the Department of Architectural & Engineering Technology, Faculty of Science. Ehsan has been on TRUFA Stewards since March 2016. Ehsan likes travelling, playing badminton and enjoys summer gardening. You can contact Ehsan at or 1-250-828-5084


Lloyd Bennett is the Chair of the Department of Visual & Performing Arts and is an Associate Professor in art history. He is active in TRUFA work and is the current VP of Salary and Working Conditions, and served on the last two bargaining teams for the union. He has been a shop steward since 2010. His favorite colour is royal blue, but he wear a lot of Rider green, he loves First Nations art, impressionist landscapes, spy movies and golfing on a warm day with his friend “Safety Gord”. You can contact Lloyd at or 1-250 828 5480.


Daniel Dorogi is a Tenured Bipartite Sociology lecturer since 2005 and has been a shop steward since 2015. Daniel enjoys the outdoors shared with family, friends, and lots of dogs. You can contact Daniel at or 1-250-828-5372.


Wendy Kipnis is a Senior Lecturer and has been a member of the ESL Department for 21 years.  During that time, she has been a sessional, then “regularized”, an ESL Coordinator, tenured & chairperson. Lastly, she has been on stewards since March 2016. Wendy likes bright colours and novels. You can contact Wendy at 1-250-371-5593


Mike Looney has been a shop steward since 2005. Mike is the Open Learning Program Coordinator in the Faculty of Arts and occasionally science. Mike likes long walks and depending on his mood Van Morrison or Tom Waits. You can contact Mike at or 1-250-852-6832


Krista Lussier is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and has been a faculty member since 2004. Krista has been a TRUFA Steward since March 2016 and is currently a deputy steward. Krista enjoys travelling, being cooked for, summer days and patios. You can contact Krista at or 1-250-377-6198


Fatma Mahmoud is a Continuing Sessional Faculty Member in the Mathematics and Statistics department. She has worked at TRU since 2011 and is a new shop steward. Fatma believes in perseverance and has overcome many obstacles. She likes cooking and watching movies. You can contact Fatma at or 1-250-852-7668


Rhonda McCreight is a faculty member in the School of Nursing on the Williams Lake campus. She has worked for TRU since December 2007 and teaches in the Practical Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Health Care Assistant programs. Rhonda has been a TRUFA Stewards since April 2014. Rhonda enjoys spending time at her cabin at the lake. You can contact Rhonda at or 1- 250-392-8026


Musfiq Rahman is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computing Science. Musfiq has been a shop steward since March 2016. He enjoys listening to music and watching romantic comedy movies. You can contact Musfiq at or 1-250-371-5957


Melissa Svendsen is the Campus Librarian at TRU Williams Lake. She has worked at TRU since 2011 and has been active in TRUFA since 2014. She was on the bargaining team that negotiated the current contract, and has been a steward since March of 2016. Melissa likes cooking, gardening, and reading trashy novels. You can contact Melissa at or 1-250-392-8031.



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