Brygeda Renke is the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Association of Academic Staff of the University of Alberta. She first joined the Association 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 25 years of legal experience, with a focus in civil litigation and employment law.
She has extensive experience in the post-secondary sector and provides legal advice to the Association. She serves as a resource to the association’s negotiating team for collective bargaining. She represents the Association on all matters arising from the seven collective agreements, 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 was reappointed to another three year term ending October 30, 2023.