Executive Director & General Counsel
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Brygeda Renke is the Executive Director and General Counsel for the AASUA. She first joined the AASUA in December 2007 and took on the role of Executive Director in July 2010.
She graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA (Distinction) in 1982 and obtained her LLB from the University of Alberta in 1985. She is a member of the Law Society of Alberta in good standing with over 30 years of legal experience, with a focus in civil litigation and labour law.
She has extensive experience in the post-secondary sector and provides legal advice to the AASUA. She serves as a resource to AASUA's Negotiations Team for collective bargaining. She represents the AASUA on all matters arising from the collective agreement, including grievances, appeals, arbitrations, and discipline matters.
As well, she is responsible for all management, personnel, and financial matters, and is responsible for the effective delivery of all AASUA services and administrative duties associated with her role as Chief Administrative Officer for the AASUA.
On October 30, 2017, Brygeda was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council as a member of the Alberta Labour Relations Board for a three-year term. She has since been reappointed twice, with her current term ending April 30, 2026.