Dr. Andréane Chénier
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Dr. Andréane Chénier is a national representative specializing in health and safety for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
In this role, she assists CUPE members in Ontario with a wide range of occupational health and safety issues, including issues related to workplace violence and harassment, working alone, shift work, joint health and safety committees, and psychosocial hazards. She also presents the public-sector worker perspective as a representative on many committees, including the Ministry of Labour’s Prevention Council, as the labour co-chair on the Section 21 committee for health care.
Chénier has participated in the research, writing and publication of health and safety tools to help workers find answers to their workplace problems. She is a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid and for the Workers Health and Safety Centre.
Prior to her work as a health and safety specialist, Chénier was a researcher in the health sciences fields of HIV, immunology and cancer metabolism. She is a published author and has presented her research at provincial, national and international conferences. She holds a master's degree in immunology from the University of Ottawa, and a doctorate in biomolecular sciences from Laurentian University.