If you've been to the Local 52 Christmas Party in the past, you know how much fun it is. If you haven't, December 1st, 2017 is your chance to find out! See below for all the information you need to know about getting your tickets, and joining us for a night of jolly festivities - an amazing holiday dinner with all the fixings, incredible door prizes, music & dancing, and good cheer all around. 

Find a ticket seller near you and get yours early! 

And our annual Kid's Christmas Party is coming up on November 25th! The registration deadline is November 2nd. Contact bvanderk@ucalgary.ca with any questions! 


Thank you to everyone who came out to our Member Appreciation events on August 29th and 30th! With your help, we raised over $700 for the Campus Food Bank (through monetary donations as well as the 50/50), in addition to three bins of non-perishable food items. 

And congratulations to Local 52 member Emily Dawkins, who won the 32GB iPad prize as part of our AUPE Grey Card signing draw! 


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Welcome to AUPE (Alberta Union of Provincial Employees), Local 052 (University of  Calgary).

We represent approximately 5000 support staff who are employed with the University of Calgary.

Local 052 is part of the Education Sector of AUPE.

We have members located throughout the Province of Alberta, primarily at six locations: 

  • Central Campus
  • Foothills Campus
  • Spy Hill Campus
  • Downtown Campus
  • Barrier Lake (Kananaskis) Research Station
  • Priddis Observatory
  • Edmonton & other satellite academic/research locations

Mission Statement

Mission Statement of AUPE Local 52:
Local 52 will play a leadership role at the University of Calgary by:

negotiating for conditions, wages and benefits that promote a fair, safe, and rewarding work environment. defending the negotiated rights of our members building community through the principals of democracy, open communication and advocacy. recognizing that the interests of our members are interwoven with those of the University.

This Mission statement was passed by the AUPE Local 52 Council on Monday, April 7, 2003


Local 52 Cares About You!

Join your fellow members of AUPE Local 52 and beat the January Blues! 

We have organized a series of three events (two on main campus, one at Foothills) to offer our fellow members some stress-reducing activities, refreshments, wellness tips, and free giveaways to brighten their day. Members of the Local 52 Council and Local 52 Executive will be there to answer any questions about your union and how to become more involved. 

Questions? Concerns? Send an email to 52chair@ucalgary.ca and we'll try to get back to you as soon as possible! 

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