Who we are

These individuals are the personalities behind the emails, the posts and tweets. CUP's national office is comprised of the full-time staffer responsible for CUP's day-to-day operations. The CUP Board of Directors is tasked with the governance of the organization and meet regularly each month.  Other staff are mandated with creating original content, organizing major annual events such as CUP's national conference, fondly known as NASH, and strategic planning.

National Office

Katherine Lapointe | CUP—CWA Program Coordinator (cwa@cup.ca)
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Katherine joined CUP three years ago as the CWA Canada Mentorship and Membership Program Coordinator. She brings to her work a commitment to social and economic justice, and a belief that change can be achieved through collective action. After graduating from Trent University with a BA in International Development (followed by a brief stint at the Canadian Canoe Museum), she completed a masters in Environmental Studies at York University, where she focused her studies on critical education. Katherine’s interest in union organizing stems from her involvement in the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) as a campaign organizer and educator. She is interested in creating fair opportunities for student journalists, and raising awareness about rights for interns and other precarious workers.

Twitter: @KatJLapointe 

The Board of Directors

Henry-Tye Glazebrook | Prairies and Northern Regional Representative (prairies.board@cup.ca)
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HenryTye Glazebrook assures everyone that they can simply call him Henry. Whether he’s wearing out the keys on his laptop, reciting his favourite second-hand jokes or recounting any number of the embarrassing tales from his own escapades, Henry is never at a loss for words. Henry was introduced to CUP during his time at the University of Saskatchewan's student newspaper, the Sheaf, where he spent the last year as editor-in-chief. Entering his last year as a student, he plans to earn a career in journalism once he completes his honours degree in English. In his downtime, Henry cultivates a passion for storytelling in print and on film, and spends as much time as possible playing with his German shepherd, Rush. Henry is happy to answer any questions about the origin of his unconventional first name, and can be reached directly via Twitter.

Twitter: @HenryGlazebrook 

Connor Jay | Atlantic Regional Representative (atlantic.board@cup.ca)
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Connor never wanted to be a journalist. He actually laughed people enrolling into journalism programs. Yet somehow, 2 universities and 3 campus newspapers later, Connor is a journalist. Well, kind of. He's less interested in reporting and more interested in the design and production of news. He works as the Layout & Web Editor for The Aquinian, where he does all the nerdy things most people don't understand.

Twitter: @connorrejay 

Shelley Robinson| Industry Representative (shelley.robinson@cup.ca)
shelley-eyeroll-picShelley Robinson started in 1995 at the Dalhousie Gazette in Halifax, NS, North America's oldest student newspaper. In her time there she was Features Editor, News Editor, Managing Editor, and was the ARCUP Bureau Chief, as well as helping organize CUP 60. She later ran a community newspaper on the peaceline in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has also worked for community media projects in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, Butare, Rwanda and back in Halifax. She has been the Executive Director of the National Campus and Community Radio Association (www.ncra.ca) since 2010.

Twitter: @radiomeow 

Other Staff