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

Jane Lytvynenko | National Executive (executive@cup.ca)

DSC_0100After being embedded into CUP for the past two years as the Ottawa Bureau Chief and admiring from afar for three more, I was fortunate enough to become CUP’s National Executive. My five years in student press began at the University of Ottawa’s Fulcrum where I volunteered and then became the news editor. While there I helped the paper’s digital transition and rallied to better engage our readers. I bring that experience with me to CUP, hoping to unite the community and strengthen the organization.

Twitter: @JaneLytv 

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

Mick Sweetman | Ontario Regional Representative, Chair (ontario.board@cup.ca)

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Mick Sweetman is an Ontario Regional Director and chair of the CUP board. While not trying to govern the ungovernable, also known as campus journalists, he spends his time as the managing editor of The Dialog newspaper at George Brown College in Toronto and cursing at Toronto FC. Mick’s immediate focus as a Regional Director are members in the Greater Toronto Area but he represents all Ontario members on CUP’s Board of Directors. If you’re ever in Toronto let him know as he’s been known to buy interested CUPies a drink while chatting about what we can do to make CUP the best co-operative it can be.If you would like to talk to him you can reach him at ontario.board1@cup.ca or call his office at The Dialog during business hours at 416-415-5000 Ext. 2764.

Twitter: @MickSweetman 

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 

Erin Hudson | Continuity Representative (continuity@cup.ca)

270e9f2My experience in campus press began at The McGill Daily, where I worked for as a news editor for two years, and as a volunteer at CKUT campus community radio station. I became involved in CUP as Quebec Bureau Chief working with The Concordian in 2012-13. I was CUP President last year and am returning to the Board this year as a director to provide continuity for a new group of directors.

Twitter: @EK_Hudson 

Steve Ladurantaye| Industry Representative (steve.ladurantaye@cup.ca)

Steve Ladurantaye manages news and government partnerships at Twitter Canada. An accomplished journalist, Steve has been the recipient of two National Newspaper Awards. Prior to joining Twitter, he was the media reporter at The Globe and Mail. Steve has also served as a city editor at the Kingston Whig-Standard and the Peterborough Examiner and as a reporter with the Ottawa Sun.

Twitter: @sladurantaye 

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 

Wendy McCann| Industry Representative (wendy.mccann@cup.ca)
Wendy-headshot1Wendy McCann was a reporter and managing editor at The Canadian Press for more than two decades before moving to strategic communications for the government of Ontario and now the Council of Ontario Universities. She ran CP’s internship program for more than 10 years, mentoring young journalists, and also sat on the board of the Ontario Press Council and the Ontario Newspaper Awards.

Twitter: @WendyMcCann

Other Staff

 

Jessie Willms | National Conference Coordinator (conference@cup.ca)

10338554_10152528976759305_8270233851843857282_oJessie is a web developer, designer and digital storyteller. She got her start as the layout designer at the Fulcrum, before serving on both CUP and the Fulcrum Publishing Society’s board of directors. Currently works as a designer/developer at iPolitics.ca.

Twitter: @jessiewillms