About us

Executive, Stewards, & Members-at-Large

This is your current Executive:

Tony Ferreira (President)

(250) 516-4314

Scott Casson (Vice-President)

(250) 883-4722

Patrick Telford (Recording Secretary)

(250) 883-3748

Kristen Sernoski (Treasurer)

(250) 510-5449

Shane Randall (Sergeant-at-Arms)

(250) 216-6140

Walter Sly (Head Steward)

(250) 883-3314

Shop Stewards:

Mark Hovey (Auditorium)

Brad Lockwood (Carpentry/Paint)

Shane Randall (Custodial Services AM)

Tony Qualizza (Custodial Services PM)

Jeff Wood (Electrical)

Kurt Kux (Food Services)

Position Available (Food Services)

Daniel Smith (Housing)

Ward Nordquist (Mechanical)

Quy Nguyen (PEARF/Athletics)

Walter Sly (Plumbing)

Sage Mayhew (University Club)

Jason Insley (Waste Reduction)


Sage Mayhew (University Club)

Shane Randall (Parking Committee)

Dave Chiddle (Pension Committee)

Eric Segec (Occupation Health & Safety Committee)

Bargaining Members:

Main Team:
Tony Ferreira – CUPE 917 President
Byron Spiers – Plumber
Dave Chiddle – Plumber
Eric Segec – Grounds worker
Jeff Wood – Electrician
Jason Insley – Waste Collection

Brad Tikk – Carpenter
Brian Gauthier – Custodial Supervisor
Paul Mason – Custodial Supervisor




Our local has many committees overseeing lots of different aspects of our local. From pensions, accomodation, health and safety to equity, education and bargaining, just to name a few.

Our local needs members to get involved with the local and help with our committees. Work with your fellow members to make our local strong and effective. A union works better when more people get involved, so start out by joining a committee.

Contact a steward or any member of the executive to let them know you’re interested

To contact a committee please use the provided emails below




What we do

The members of CUPE Local 917 are involved in keeping the University of Victoria running smoothly on a daily basis. We do a lot of the behind-the-scenes work that quite often goes unnoticed. Whether it be our grounds workers keeping our grounds clean and our gardens healthy, or our trades workers keeping our buildings and equipment in good repair, or our cooks and Food Services workers providing meals for students living in residence, or our housekeepers and janitorial workers keeping our living spaces clean and tidy, or our security workers providing assistance to those who need it, our members are committed to making UVic a great place to live and learn.

UVic works…because we do.


Member Profiles

We partnered with the other CUPE locals on campus to profile some of our members and the work that they do for the students, staff and faculty. The profiles ran in the Martlet, but if you missed them you can see them here. Click on the links below to view them at full size.