Jonathan Ferris is the Membership Officer for the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA). In this role, he assists and represents Members with issues related to the Collective Agreement and many other specialized Labour Relations issues. He plays an active role in policy development and provides advice to the Executive board. Jonathan also runs a consulting law practice in contract and employment law.

Prior to joining UGFA, Jonathan worked as a lawyer in private practice in Ottawa and has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as well as the Ontario Court of Justice and various tribunals. He has also worked on cases before the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Jonathan participates with various community organizations and groups, having a strong belief in the value of grassroots mobilization and initiatives. He presents on a variety of topical issues for Lawyers and Paralegals and guest lectures for UGFA members.

Jonathan earned a bachelor’s degree (Honours) in International Development from the University of Guelph, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Ottawa. He has also completed the Foundations of Trust Management Standards (FTMS) and the Advanced Trust Management Standards (ATMS) – A from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.