Ed Lavalle

Ed Lavalle - b. in Netherlands 1941

Academic & Work History

  • Bachelor of Commerce & Business Administration (UBC 1965)
  • Bachelor of Laws (UBC 1966)
  • Golden Secondary School, Golden BC (1966-67) - directed (& set designed) several plays with the Golden Players, a high school drama club 
  • Africa (1967-68)
  • Ph.D. in Comparative Government (Duke University, 1968-73) - ABD - Master of Arts (Duke University, 1971)
    • Durham, North Carolina - Ed was one of the founders of the Student Liberation Front, and Praxis, and involved in anti-military, anti-Vietnam War and black rights protests
    • he was detained in NYC (because of his radical background) re-entering the US to take his Ph.D. orals, the Duke Chronicle, a student daily newspaper, reported on his detention from Sept 13 to 24, and published a "Free Ed Lavalle" article on the 24th; he returned the next day.) 
  • International Studies Instructor, Capilano (1973-2016)
  • Labour Studies Program (1973-89; 1992-5; 1999-2003)
  • Director, European Union Study Tour & Internship Program (2003 – 2016)
  • Provincial Secretary, BC NDP (2000-2003)

Union Work

  • Capilano College Faculty Association (CFA after 2008) - variously Chief Steward, Secretary, President (1973-89, 1992-5, 2004-7, 2010-16) 
  • CCFA Chief Negotiator for the following contracts (April 1, 1982-March 31, 1984; April 1, 1984-March 31, 1989; April 1, 2004-March 31, 2007; April 1, 2007-March 31, 2010; April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2014)
  • CFF Director & Working Conditions Committee (1978-79)
  • Chair, Lower Mainland Solidarity Coalition (1983-84)
  • Vice-President, College-Institute Educators Association, 1987-89
  • President, CIEA (1989-1992, 1995-99)

Ed to George Davison email, Mar 18, 2018 - The passing of Donald C. Savage, former CAUT head, is told in a rich history by CAUT Executive Director David Robinson.  In this memory, CIEA  (now FPSE) adds substantial contributions from Donald Savage through his assistance and support for CIEA’s entry into CAUT and a useful access to the issues of the advanced education world.  I had the privilege of working with CIEA executive members in becoming participants in CAUT, giving us a significant involvement in CAUT’s advocates for universities and post-secondary education as well as new levels of solidarity between University faculty and Colleges & Institutes.  This relationship also opened co-operation in post-secondary education for the organizations of students, opportunities to benefits of lobbying efforts, and the benefit of connecting to and working with our contacts in Canada.    Our thanks to the contribution made to our organization and the knowledge and activity we valued. 

Regards, thanks Donald, Eduard Lavalle, former President, CIEA.