Class Notes


Abbott, Frank ( M.Sc., 1962 ; B.S.P., 1959 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Abrametz, Jonathan ( B.A., 2002 ; J.D., 2003 )

  • Jonathan Abrametz of Saskatoon, SK, earned his professional designation as a chartered director from the Directors College, Degroote School of Business at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. He has also been appointed the Chair of the board of STC.


Ackerman, Jacqueline ( B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.), 1989 ; M.Ed., 2009 )

  • Received the 2014 YWCA Women of Distinction Award, Education Award catagory, from YWCA Saskatoon.


Agbenin, John ( Ph.D., 1993 )

  • Elected Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Science (2014)


Ahmad, Zeba ( B.Sc., 1987 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Allen, Bev ( d. March 15, 2013) ( B.S.P., 1973 )

  • Posthumously named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Allen, Darcy ( D.M.D., 2004 )

  • on receiving the Teaching Excellence Award (Dentistry) University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU)


Alsop, Amy ( B.Comm., 2000 )

  • Appointed Community Co-Chair of the Government of Saskatchewan's Citizen Consultation Team (CCT) regarding the development of it's province-wide Disability Strategy.


Anderson, Dan ( LLB, 1983 ; B.A., 1983 )

  • 2013 - Queen's Counsel


Anderson, Kim ( BSPE, 1979 ; LLB, 1988 )

  • M. Kim Anderson, B.S.P.E. '79, J.D. '88, a partner with Robertson Stromberg LLP in Saskatoon was appointed Queen's Counsel by the Minister of Justice for Saskatchewan, The Hon. Gordon Wyant, Q.C. on December 16, 2013.


Anholt, Roger ( B.Ed., 1967 )

  • 2013 Saskatchewan Sport Award Coach Dedication Award - Male


Archibald, Pam ( B.S.N, 2005 )

  • on receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal His Excellency, David Johnston, Governor General of Canada


Babiuk, Lorne ( M.Sc., 1969 ; B.S.A., 1967 )

  • Recipient of an Honourary Doctor of Science at the 2014 Spring Convocation ceremonies at the University of Saskatchewan.


Bachynsky, John ( B.S.P., 1959 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Baker, Albert ( B.Ed., 1990 )

  • Charles ("Ace") Baker, BED '90, of Coquitlam, BC, won the Storyteller Award at SIWC 2012 for his short story "Victory Girl." It was selected by best-selling authors Jack Whyte and Diana Gabaldon as the winning entry. Three of Baker's poems also won the 2012 PNWA Poetry Prize.


Baker, Glen ( B.S.P., 1970 ; M.Sc., 1972 ; Ph.D., 1974 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Banks, Nicole ( B.Comm., 2010 )

  • on receiving her Chartered Accountant designation (C.A.)


Barber, Doug ( M.Sc., 1960 ; B.E., 1959 )

  • Inducted into The Hamilton Gallery of Distinction on Nov. 12, 2013


Barker, Christopher ( M.Sc., 1995 )

  • on being appointed Chief Scientific Officer, GenomePrairie GenomePrairie


Barnhart, Gordon ( B.A., 1967 ; Ph.D., 1998 )

  • Appointed Chair of the International Minerals Innovation Institute in 2012.
  • 2014 Alumni of Influence College of Arts & Science
  • 2013 - The Peter Lougheed Award for Leadership in Public Policy
  • On June 30, 2014 Dr. Barnhart was named by the His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, as a Member of the Order of Canada.


Bazylak, Aimy ( B.E., 2003 )

  • Promoted to Associate Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto.


Bazylak, Jason ( B.E., 1999 )

  • Promoted to Senior Lecturer in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto.


Beerling, Dennis ( B.A., 1970 ; B.Ed., 1970 )

  • CTV Saskatoon Citizen of the Year for 2013


Beerling, Toni ( B.S.N, 1972 )

  • On November 1, 2014 she will be inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame.


Beggs, Austin ( B.A., 1974 )

  • In July 2012, Innovation Place dedicated the East Wing of the Galleria Building in Saskatoon to Austin in recognition of his contributions to the development of Innovation Place. In September, 2012, the international Association of University Research Parks (AURP) gave Austin the Career Achievement award in recognition of his 28 year career in the development, management and operations of technology parks. Austin is a former member and past President of the Board of Directors of AURP. In September, 2012, Austin joined North Prairie Developments, a Saskatoon based residential and commercial property developer, as Vice President, Marketing, Commercial Services Division. In November, 2012, the U of Saskatchewan Alumni Association gave Austin the Alumni Achievement Award. In February, 2013, Austin was reappointed to the Board of Directors of the Ontario based Bio Industrial innovation Centre, a National Center of Excellence.


Benko, Lyle ( BED, 1972 )

  • on receiving the Friend of the Professions Award APEGS


Berdahl, Loleen ( B.A., 1993 )

  • 2014 Provost's College Awards for Outstanding Teaching - Arts & Science - Division of Social Sciences - University of Saskatchewan


Berg, Nicole ( B.A., 2009 )

  • Currently employed with Spark Inside, a non-profit, based in London, UK. In November of 2013, she presented a copy of "Erpill the Caterpiller" (a book she Illustrated, written by her Mother, Lynn Isaak) to Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


Bergerman, Johanna ( BSHEC, 1972 ; B.A., 2008 )

  • on receiving the YWCA Women of Distinction Health & Wellness Award Saskatoon YWCA


Bergermann, Benjamin ( M.P.Acc., 2013 ; B.Comm., 2011 )

  • Received his Chartered Accountant designation from the Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan.


Beug, Norman ( B.E., 1974 )

  • on receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award APEGS


Bews, Kristin ( M.P.Acc., 2013 ; B.Comm., 2011 )

  • Received her Chartered Accountant designation from the Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan.


Bilson, Beth ( LLB, 1977 ; B.A., 1967 ; M.A., 1970 )

  • Received the 2014 YWCA Women of Distinction Award, Leadership, Management and Professions Award catagory, from YWCA Saskatoon.


Bitternose, Leah ( J.D., 2005 )

  • on being appointed Board Director SIAST


Blake, Cassy ( B.Comm., 2010 )

  • Received her Chartered Accountant designation from the Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan.


Bobiash, Donald ( B.A., 1980 )

  • appointment as Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, with concurrent accreditation to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, and Permanent representative to the Association of Southest Asian Nations, in Jakarta¿


Bode, Kelly ( B.A., 2003 ; ARTS, 2003 ; LLB, 2006 )

  • Was re-elected to the 2014/2015 Board of Directors for the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.


Bodnarchuk, Alvin ( BSPE, 1984 ; B.Ed., 1985 )

  • 2013 Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame inductee


Bolton, James ( M.A., 1960 ; B.A., 1958 )

  • 2014 Alumni of Influence College of Arts & Science


Borrie, Cathie ( J.D., 1987 )

  • Cathie Borrie, JD '87, of North Vancouver, BC has had her lyrical memoir, THE LONG HELLO, acquired by Simon & Schuster Canada, for a January 2015 publication date.
  • Thrilled to report that my memoir "The Long Hello" (previously self published) has been acquired by Simon & Schuster Canada, for a Jan 2015 Vancouver book launch and publication date. Based on the years my mother had Alzheimer's and full of her gorgeous poetic voice as I taped many of our conversations.


Boston, Sarah ( D.V.M., 1996 )

  • Is a veterinary surgical oncologist at the University of Florida. Authored her first book, Lucky Dog -How Being a Veterinarian Saved my Life, and was in Saskatoon on June 26h, 2014 for a booking signing at McNally Robinson.


Bradley, Pamela ( B.S.P., 1966 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Bradley, Shane ( B.Ed., 1995 ; BSPE, 1988 ; M.Ed., 2006 )

  • 2013 Saskatchewan Sport Award Coach of the Year


Bradshaw, Janet ( B.S.P., 1974 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Braid, Christian ( B.Comm., 2006 )

  • on receiving the CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40! award CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40 external panel


Brannen, Kathleen ( B.Mus., 1994 )

  • on being elected as a School Board Trustee with the Saskatoon Public School Division


Brenna, Dwayne ( B.A., 1977 ; M.A., 1983 )

  • 2014 Saskatchewan Book Award nominee in the catagories of Book of the Year and City of Saskatoon and Public LIbrary Saskatoon Book Award for "Stealing Home."


Britton, Ron ( B.E., 1962 )

  • Received the 2013 Engineers Canada Meritorious Service Award for Professional Services


Brough, Kirsten ( B.A., 1996 )

  • 2013 Saskatchewan Sport Award Female Official


Bruce, Garth ( M.D., 1970 ; B.A., 1966 )

  • on being elected onto the 2013 - 2014 Alumni Association Board of Directors (Elected) University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association


Brundige, David ( J.D., 1983 )

  • 2013 - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal


Bryce, Elizabeth ( M.D., 1983 )

  • on receiving the 2013 - Innovation Award of Excellence International Constortium for Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC).


Burnyeat, Bob ( B.A., 1979 )

  • Since graduation from the UofS, I completed a Bachelor of Architecture at UBC (1983) and returned to Saskatoon to practice architecture registering as an architect in 1985. My wife Kathy (BEd, '77) and I have two children and reside in Saskatoon. I am currently a principle architect and managing partner with aodbt architecture + interior design, a 55 person firm with offices in Saskatoon and Prince Albert. I have completed many buildings throughout Saskatchewan including a few at the UofS, including the Waste Management facility, the Spinks addition to the Chemistry Building, the Agriculture and Agri-food expansion and renovation, the expansion and renovation to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) and InterVac. I am currently the President of the Saskatchewan Association of Architects and was recently named to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and made an Honorary Life Member of the Saskatoon Construction Association.


Butala, Sharon ( B.A., 1963 ; P.G.D., 1973 ; B.Ed., 1962 )

  • on receiving the 2012 Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence Saskatchewan Writers Guild


Buzowetsky, Judy ( B.Ed., 1967 ; BSHEC, 1967 )

  • on being elected onto the 2013 - 2014 Alumni Association Board of Directors (Elected) University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association


Cardwell, Fred ( LLB, 1973 )

  • On August 16, 2014 he will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame.


Carleton, Karen ( B.A., 1993 ; B.Ed., 1996 )

  • After earning a Master's in Education (Workplace & Adult Learning, 2007) from the University of Calgary, and a Master's of Science (Instructional & Performance Technology, 2009) from Boise State University in Idaho, Karen has had a variety of opportunities. She has published articles in both the International Journal of Management and Performance Improvement, spoken at a number of conferences, and been a self-employed consultant in workplace learning and performance. Karen is currently a Senior Training Specialist with SMS Equipment's corporate office, and teaches part-time online for Grant MacEwan University's School of Business, in the Human Resources Management program.


Carlson, Scott ( B.A., 1993 )

  • Major Scott W. Carlson was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal


Carpani, Dick ( B.E., 1958 )

  • 2012 recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal


Carrick, Sheena ( B.Comm., 2007 )

  • Certified General Accountant (C.G.A.) designation


Cathro, Lorraine ( Ph.D., 1993 ; M.Ed., 1980 ; B.Ed., 1976 )

  • Dr. Lorraine Cathro, BEd'76, MEd'80, PhD'93, has published her family history/memoir book titled Roots and Adventures: A Prairie Childhood.


Caughlin, Marilyn ( M.D., 1979 ; B.S.P., 1973 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Chan, Alexander ( B.E., 2013 )

  • Innocorps Research Corporation, of which he occupies the position of Co-Founder, recently won the Tech Venture Challenge put on by the Office of Industry Liaison (ILO) at the University of Saskatchewan.


Christopherson, Kyle ( B.Comm., 2011 )

  • Received his Chartered Accountant designation from the Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan.


Chuey, Patricia ( B.Sc.(Nutr.), 1989 ; M.Sc., 1994 )

  • Patricia Chuey of Lantzville, BC, was awarded Fellowship in Dietitians of Canada and received a College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Centennial Alumni of Influence Award in 2014.
  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Cipywnyk, Paul ( B.Ed., 1983 ; B.A., 1978 )

  • After serving for several years as an alternate member of the Salmon Enhancement & Habitat Advisory Board to the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Paul Cipywnyk became a full member in November 2012, and was elected to the executive as Secretary and Chair of the Communications Committee.


Coffin, Robert ( BSPE, 1974 ; M.Ed., 1997 ; B.Ed., 1975 )

  • On April 26, 2014 Bob Coffin was inducted into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame in the builder catagory.


Crooks-Day, Natasha ( J.D., 2004 )

  • Appointed to the Parole Board of Canada


Cross, David ( B.Ed., 1974 ; B.A., 1967 ; EDUC, 1969 ; M.Ed., 1982 )

  • on receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubillee Medal


Croteau, Della ( M.C.Ed., 1988 ; B.S.P., 1976 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Cuming, Ronald ( LLB, 1963 ; B.A., 1962 )

  • Recipient of the Master Teacher Award at the 2014 Spring Convocation ceremonies at the University of Saskatchewan.


Currie, Ewan ( B.A., 2011 )

  • 2014 - "Feeling Good" music video by The Sheepdogs is nominated for 2014 Juno Awards Music Video of the Year


Cutforth, Lee ( LLB, 1986 )

  • Admitted as Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) by the Province of Alberta for 2014.


Cuthand, Shirley ( B.F.A., 1983 ; M.F.A., 1992 )

  • Shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor's Arts Awards in the catagory of Saskatchewan Artist. Her work has been shown across Canada and is a part of numerous permanent collections.


Dalgarno, Ken ( B.A., 1986 )

  • Has published his new book entitled, "Badlands: A Geography of Metaphors."


Dancey, Jack ( d. January 12, 2014) ( B.S.P., 1960 )

  • Posthumously named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Danielson, Daniel ( B.Ed., 1972 ; M.Ed., 1988 ; B.A., 1984 ; P.G.D., 1986 )

  • 2013 - The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (SWDC) - Director


David, Tansley ( B.A., 2012 )

  • Received the 2013-2014 USSU Teaching Excellence Award


Dean, Bill ( B.E., 1976 )

  • on being appointed Director-at-Large American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)


Decksheimer, Scott ( B.A., 1993 )

  • 2013 - Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award - Association of Fundraising Professionals Calgary & Area Chapter


Delainey, Mike ( B.Comm., 1996 )

  • on being appointed Regional Vice President for Saskatoon RBC Royal Bank


Del Bigio, Terri ( B.S.P., 1979 )

  • Ken Del Bigio (BSP '79) was recently appointed Senior Vice President, Peers Relations, Western Canada with Shoppers Drug Mart. Ken and his wife, Terri (nee Mackay, BSP '79) both reside in Winnipeg. Terri is a Pediatric Oncology Pharmacist at Cancercare, Manitoba. They have 2 children, Ian and Shannon.


Demkiw, Ross ( M.B.A., 1992 )

  • (B.A., 1987, UofA; B.Comm. 1990, UofA ) Having joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2007, Ross has recently started a one year diplomatic posting as First Secretary (Political) at the Canadian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Referred to by some as â¿¿The Most Exclusive Gated Community in the World⿝; the issues, the history, the people, and the working conditions make for one of the most fascinating postings in the world. Prior to joining the department, Ross worked as a college instructor, he had his own businesses as a farmer and general contractor, he worked for the World Bank, was a candidate in provincial politics,d was Chairperson of the Employment Insurance Board of Referees.


Dierker, Joe ( B.A., 1957 ; LLB, 1960 )

  • on receiving the 2013 - Credit Union Canadian Central Hall of Fame Award Credit Unions of Canada


Dobrowolsky, Gord ( B.Ed., 1975 )

  • Named one of the "Men of Influence" for 2014 by SaskBusiness magazine.


Dorion, Leah ( B.A., 1999 ; B.Ed., 1994 )

  • 2014 Saskatchewan Book Award nominee in the catagory of SaskEnergy Children's Literature Award for "Michif Translation by Norman Fleury The Diamond Willow Walking Stick: A Traditional Metis Story About Generosity."
  • on receiving the 2013 The First Nations University of Canada Aboriginal Peoples' Publishing Award for her book "The Diamond Willow Walking Stick: A Traditional Metis Story about Generosity" Saskatchewan Book Awards


Downey, Keith ( M.Sc., 1952 ; B.S.A., 1950 )

  • Nominated by the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce for the 2014 Oslo Business for Peace Award


Drever, Cameron ( B.A., 1989 )

  • on receiving the Saskatchewan Protective Police Services Medal Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield


Dube, David ( B.A., 1985 )

  • Appointment to the U of S Board of Governors.


Duncan, Heather ( Ph.D., 2004 )

  • on being appointed Dean of Education Brandon University


Duncan, Tracy ( B.Sc., 1995 ; B.E., 1996 )

  • 2013 Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame inductee


Dyck, Erika ( B.A., 1998 ; M.A., 2000 )

  • 2013 New Researcher Award


Early, Sheila ( B.S.N, 1969 )

  • http://www.healthcareconferences.com.au/healthcare-conferences/healthcare-blog. This is a link to an article published in Australia as I am the first Canadian to be elected President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses in its 22 year history.
  • Sheila Early is the recipient of a 2014 Employee Excellence Award in Teaching from British Columbia Institute of Technology ( BCIT) where she is Coordinator of the Forensic Health Sciences 2 year part time study certificate . BCIT has over 14, 000 employees. She is currently President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses as well.


Eaton, Emily ( B.A., 2002 )

  • 2014 Saskatchewan Book Award nominee in the catagories of University of Saskatchewan College of Arts & Science and Library Non-Fiction Award and National Bank Financial Wealth Management First Book Award for "Growing Resistance: Canadian Farmers and the Politics of Genetically Modified Wheat."


El-Aneed, Anas ( M.B.A., 2012 )

  • 2014 Provost's College Awards for Outstanding Teaching - Pharmacy & Nutrition - University of Saskatchewan


Ellingsen, David ( M.P.Acc., 2013 ; B.A., 2012 ; B.Comm., 2012 )

  • Received his Chartered Accountant designation from the Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan.


Elliott, Dean ( B.Sc., 1996 ; B.Ed., 1987 )

  • on receiving the Friend of the Professions Award APEGS


Eremondi, Thomas ( B.A., 1982 )

  • on being appointed Communications Director by the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation Communications Director Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation


Farrer, Michael ( B.A., 1998 )

  • Certified General Accountant (C.G.A.) designation


Fehr, Marlene ( B.S.A., 1971 )

  • Recipient of the President's Service Award at the 2014 Spring Convocation ceremonies at the University of Saskatchewan.


Flaman, Bernard ( B.A., 1981 )

  • "Architecture of Saskatchewan, A Visual Journey" by Bernard Flaman was recently published by University of Regina Press and is available from the press and at major books stores and art galleries. Bernard wishes to thank his art history professors at U of S, Lynn Bell, Keith Bell and with fond memories of Nicholas Gyenes for having provided the foundation for this project.


Ford, David ( B.E., 1970 )

  • David Ford, BE(Chem)'70, just completed a three-month 8,300km group bicycle tour from Shanghai through southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia to Singapore.


Foster, Keith ( BA, 1970 ; ARTS, 1974 )

  • Keith Foster's award-winning article on the North-West Rebellion/Resistance, entitled "Thunder on the Prairie" and published in the February/March 2013 issue of Canada's History (formerly The Beaver), is now on its website. Go to canadashistory.ca, click on Magazine, then Online Exclusive, and scroll down to Shifting Riel-ty. At the bottom of the screen, readers may grade this article from 1 to 5. Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think may be interested.


Fotouhi, Reza ( Ph.D., 1996 )

  • on being appointed Fellow of Engineers Canada (FEC) Engineers Canada


Fowler, Greg ( M.B.A., 1992 ; B.A., 1988 )

  • on being appointed VP Finance & Resources President Ilene Busch-Vishniac


Fowler, Ursul ( B.S.P., 1957 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Fredlund, Del ( B.E., 1962 )

  • In May of 2014 he was appointed as a Principal of Golder Associates in Saskatoon.


From, Ken ( B.E., 1979 )

  • on receiving the Brian Eckel Distinguished Service Award APEGS


Fyke, Ken ( B.S.P., 1962 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Gabruch, Rich ( B.A., 1991 ; LLB, 1994 )

  • Was elected to the 2014/2015 Board of Directors for the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.


Gailius, Julie ( B.Sc., 2013 )

  • 2013 President's Medal


Gardiner, Angela ( B.E., 2000 ; M.Sc., 2002 )

  • 2014 - CBC Saskatchewan Future 40


Garven, Garnet ( M.B.A., 1980 )

  • Professor Garnet Garven (MBA 1980) was appointed Dean Emeritus of the Paul J. Hill School of Business and the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business at the University of Regina.


Gauthier, Wayne ( B.Ed., 1974 ; B.A., 1976 )

  • Wayne Gauthier recently retired from the Wolf Creek School Division, near Red Deer, AB, after 40 years of teaching. He has also taught with the Greater Catholic School Division in Saskatoon, the Govan School Division near Raymore and the Chemainus School Division, on Vancouver Island.


Geddes, Keith ( B.A., 1968 )

  • 2014 Alumni of Influence College of Arts & Science


Gelech, Jan ( B.A., 2007 )

  • 2014 Provost's Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award - University of Saskatchewan


George, Don ( B.E., 1981 )

  • Senior Project Manager, Sasaktoon Infrastructure Division for Associated Engineering


German, Katrina ( B.A., 2000 )

  • 2014 - CBC Saskatchewan Future 40


Goa, Karen ( B.S.P., 1979 )

  • Karen Goa has just published her novel 'My Father's Ears' as an ebook, Since moving to New Zealand in 1985, Karen has forged a career in medical writing, radio fiction and travel/food writing. She's previously authored two road-trip travel books. Karen and her boatbuilder husband Ken live in Auckland, New Zealand, with a blimp-sized tabby cat and many motorcycles.


Gordon, Sandra ( B.Sc., 1994 ; M.Sc., 1996 )

  • Has taken up a new position as Application Specialist at Pcovery in Copenhagen Denmark. I will still be living in Malmö Sweden and enjoying the train over the bridge every day!


Grabinsky, Kurtis ( B.A., 1992 ; BSPE, 1996 )

  • Promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and Detachment Commander of the Revelstoke RCMP Detachment in 2013. Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012.


Graham, Ron ( B.E., 1962 )

  • on receiving the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree University of Saskatchewan


Gray, Carolyn ( B.S.P., 1988 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Gray, Margaret ( B.S.P., 1987 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Green, Dallas ( B.Comm., 2000 )

  • 2013 - 2014 Board of Governors, Certified General Accountants of Saskatchewan


Greer, Marianne ( B.S.P., 1975 ; M.C.Ed., 1984 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Grice, Shawn ( B.Comm., 1992 )

  • on receiving the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation The Directors College, DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University


Grover, Mohinder ( Ph.D., 1974 ; M.Sc., 1972 )

  • on receiving the Meritorious Service Award for Community Service Engineers Canada


Guirguis, Nadia ( BSHEC, 1984 )

  • Nadia Guirguis (nee Najjar) BSHEc.80, M.Ed 94 Received my Master's in Adult Education from U of Alberta in 1994 and currently works as a Licensing Dietitian with the Fraser Health Authority part time. Married and has 2 boys aged 9 and 7.


Haensel, Regine ( EDUC, 1970 ; B.A., 1969 )

  • Regine Haensel has just published her second book, "Queen of Fire," Book One in the new fantasy series, "The Leather Book Tales," available on Amazon.com, and soon at McNally Robinson Book Sellers. Her previous book, a collection of linked short stories about German immigrants in Saskatchewan in the 1950's was published in 2012 and is available at McNally Robinson Book Sellers, and Sask Made Marketplace.


Hammond Ketilson, Lou ( Ph.D., 1988 ; M.B.A., 1981 ; B.A., 1975 )

  • on receiving the Award for Distinction in Community-Engaged Teaching and Scholarship University of Saskatchewan


Hande, Mary Jean ( B.A., 2009 )

  • on being appointed 2013 U of S Senate Elections -Members-at-Large (Elected)


Head, Kylie ( B.A., 1995 ; LLB, 1998 )

  • Kylie M. Head (BA'95, LLBâ¿¿98) of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, Civil Law Division, Regina, SK, was elevated to President of the Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Bar Association for 2013-2014. She also received the national 2013 Lexpert Zenith Award, which honours women leaders in the legal profession.


Heggie, Betty-Ann ( B.Ed., 1975 )

  • On Jan. 16, 2014 Betty-Anne Heggie was elected to the Board of Directors for Allana Potash Corp.


Heinrichs, Robert ( B.A., 1979 ; J.D., 1984 )

  • 2014 - President of the Law Society of Saskatchewan


Hemauer, Jessica Lynn ( M.P.Acc., 2013 ; B.Comm., 2011 )

  • Received her Chartered Accountant designation from the Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan.


Henseleit, Ronald ( B.E., 1988 )

  • Ron Henseleit has recently moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to take on the role of leading all functional test centers for Electronic Arts. This includes EA Baton Rouge, located on LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Test Center in EA Romania and the Test Center in Hyderabad, India


Herrod, Tim ( B.Comm., 1997 )

  • on being elected First Vice President Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan


Hingley, Cindy ( B.A., 1999 ; B.Comm., 1999 )

  • On September 7, 2013, Ms. Cindy J. Leitao Hingley, BComm'99, of Regina, SK, received her professional designation as a Certified General Accountant from the Certified General Accountants Association of Saskatchewan.


Hoehn, Felix ( B.A., 1981 ; LL.M., 2011 )

  • on receiving the 2013 - The Luther and University of Regina Arts Award for Scholarly Writing - "Reconciling Sovereignties: Aboriginal Nations and Canada" Saskatchewan Book Awards


Hoffort, Mike ( B.S.A., 1988 )

  • On July 1, 2014 he will become the President and CEO of Farm Credit Canada (FCC).


Hollinger, Glenn ( B.Sc., 1985 ; M.B.A., 2001 )

  • on being appointed as Acting Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-President, Information and Communications Technology (effective Sept. 1, 2013)
  • on being appointed Acting Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-President, Information and Communications Technology (effective Sept. 1, 2013) Brett Fairbairn, Provost and Vice-President Academic; Chair of the Search Committee


Horn, Ronald ( BAPE, 1975 )

  • on being inducted into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame


Howe, Dallas ( M.A., 1968 ; B.A., 1965 )

  • Recipient of an Honourary Doctor of Laws at the 2014 Spring Convocation ceremonies at the University of Saskatchewan.


Hritzuk, Eugene ( M.Ed., 1981 ; BAPE, 1971 ; B.Ed., 1972 )

  • On November 1, 2014 he will be inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame


Hrycay, Sherri ( B.Ed., 1994 )

  • Milliner and owner of Sova Design. Her creations will be showcased at the International Hat Festival in October of 2014 in Paris, France.


Hughes, Terry ( LLB, 1981 )

  • Admitted as Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) by the Province of Alberta for 2014.


Hunt, Connie ( B.A., 1970 ; LLB, 1972 )

  • After nearly 24 years as a judge, I am retiring from the Alberta Court of Appeal Aug.31,2014. In June I received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Calgary, where I was formerly a professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law.


Innes, Robert ( M.A., 2000 )

  • Received the 2014 Saskatoon Shines! Tourism Award for chairing the 2013 Native American Indigenous Studies Association Conference.


Irvine, James ( M.D., 1976 )

  • on receiving the Health of the Population award Saskatchewan Healthcare Excellence Awards (SHEA)


Ish, Dan ( B.A., 1970 ; LLB, 1970 )

  • In 2014 he was apponted as an Officer of the Order of Canada.


Isinger, Russ ( M.A., 1997 ; B.A., 1988 )

  • Received the 2013-2014 Doug Favell Staff Spirit Award from the USSU


Jamieson, Corinne ( LLB, 1993 ; B.A., 1992 )

  • Admitted as Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) by the Province of Alberta for 2014.


Jansen, Timothy ( B.E., 1980 )

  • on receiving the McCannel Award APEGS


Johannesson, James ( B.Sc., 1986 )

  • James Johannesson is joining the University of Calgary as the Executive Director, Development Services.


Johnson, Dennis ( M.Sc., 1962 ; B.S.P., 1960 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Johnston, Theresa ( B.Ed., 1990 ; B.A., 1994 ; BUSADM, 1999 )

  • Theresa Johnston (Percy) (BEd90, BA94, BAC99) and Dwight Percy (BComm76) recently married and are now living at their summer cabin at Meeting Lake Regional Park in Saskatchewan while spending winters in Palm Springs, California. They are business partners in their communications business, Percy Communications.


Jones, Phyllis ( B.Ed., 1960 )

  • 2013 Council of the Federation Literacy Award recipient


Kachanoski, Gary ( B.Sc., 1976 ; M.Sc., 1980 )

  • In May 2014, the Board of Regents of Memorial University unanimously approved Dr. Kachanoski as the university's president and vice-chancellor for a second five-year term, concluding in June 2020.


Kachkowski, Cecilia ( B.Ed., 1964 ; B.A., 1974 )

  • on receiving the 2012 - "Best in Canada" in Fund Raising, Charity and Community Cookbooks for her book "Cooking with Cherries¿from The Prairies" Gourmand Work Cookbook Awards


Karr, Kevin ( B.Comm., 1986 )

  • Kevin D. Karr, B Comm. 85 of North Vancouver, BC has joined JET Group Brands as Chief Financial Officer.


Katz, Patricia ( BSHEC, 1973 )

  • Patricia Katz recently published the book, Sketches of Saskatoon, a collection of 40 of her ink and watercolor paintings (including a couple of images from the U of S).


Keegan, Brian ( B.Ed., 1974 ; BAPE, 1967 ; EDUC, 1967 )

  • On August 16, 2014 he will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame.


Keller, Wilf ( Ph.D., 1972 ; B.S.A., 1969 )

  • Received the 2014 Saskatoon Shines! Tourism Award for his role as president of the Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference.


Kennedy, Laura ( B.Comm., 1977 )

  • on receiving the President's Service Award University of Saskatchewan


Kerr, Brent ( B.Sc., 1979 ; LLB, 1979 )

  • I was appointed Queen's Counsel by the British Columbia cabinet on November 12, 2013.


King, David ( B.Comm., 1968 )

  • David Lorne King, B.Comm '68, MPA, George Washington University, 1993, Ph.D, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, December 19, 2013. Granted U.S.A. citizenship September 2010.


Klempp, Nancy ( B.S.N, 2003 )

  • on receiving the Saskatchewan Protective Police Services Medal Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield


Kloeble, Joanne ( B.A., 1982 )

  • As of September 1st, I will be acting as the Client Services Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa for a period of 8 months. Our Administrator said, "Joanne brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position from her many years of service at the Faculty. Her experience in a variety of capacities and situations will prove to be strong assets in leading the team of academic assistants during our transition."


Kmiech, Stephen ( B.A., 1983 )

  • 2013 - Exemplary Service Medal - Corrections Branch of Saskatchewan Justice


Kobelsky, Beverley ( B.F.A., 1987 ; B.A., 1991 )

  • on receiving the Teaching Excellence Award (Drama) University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU)


Kochar, Namarta ( B.A., 2000 ; ARTS, 2000 )

  • Named one of SaskBusiness magazine's 2014 Women of Influence
  • 2014 Alumni of Influence College of Arts & Science
  • on receiving the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal and the CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40! Award Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal (S.V.M.) Government of Saskatchewan


Kook, Grant ( B.Comm., 1985 )

  • Received the Saskatoon Shines! Tourism Leadership Award for chairing the 2013 & 2014 PotashCorp University Cup.


Kosar, Lynette ( B.S.P., 2003 ; M.Sc., 2008 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Krismer, Robert ( P.G.D., 1990 ; B.Ed., 1973 ; B.A., 1995 )

  • on being appointed 2013 U of S Senate Elections - U of S Senate District 8 Representative (Acclaimed; 2nd Term)


Krivuzoff-Sanderson, Caroline ( D.M.D., 1989 )

  • Dr. Caroline G. Krivuzoff-Sanderson, DMD'89, of Red Deer, AB, has received an award from the Alberta Dental Association and College in recognition and appreciation of twenty-five years of dedicated service to the public and the dental profession in Alberta.


Kruzeniski, Ronald ( J.D., 1972 )

  • Received the 2014 Community Service Award from the Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch


Lafond, George ( B.Ed., 1985 )

  • 2013 - The Peter Lougheed Award for Leadership in Public Policy


Lalonde, Gisele ( M.Ed., 2010 )

  • Received the 2014 Saskatoon Shines! Tourism Award for her role on the planning committee for Festival Cinergie


Lanovaz, Joel ( P.G.D., 1992 ; M.Sc., 1997 ; B.E., 1990 )

  • 2014 Provost's College Awards for Outstanding Teaching - Kinesiology - University of Saskatchewan


Lappi, Vernon ( B.E., 1971 ; M.D., 1978 ; M.Sc., 1977 )

  • Received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is the Director of Medical Services at WCB Alberta.


Lawton, Michael ( B.Comm., 2002 )

  • Certified General Accountants Association of Saskatchewan - 2013 - 2014 Board of Governors - President


Lazurko, Anne ( B.A., 1986 ; ARTS, 1987 )

  • 2014 Saskatchewan Book Award nominee in the catagory of SaskPower Fiction Award for "Dollybird."


Ledding, Andrea ( M.F.A., 2013 )

  • Shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor's Arts Awards in the catagory of Emerging Artist. She was the inaugural graduate of the University of Saskatchewan's MFA writing program. Her work has earned many awards, including the subTerrain Magazine's 2010 Lush Triumphant Poetry Award.


Lewis, Ken ( B.A., 1994 ; LLB, 1974 )

  • inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers


Lindberg, Mary ( B.S.P., 1966 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Lindsay, Shannon ( B.Comm., 2008 ; M.P.Acc., 2010 )

  • on receiving the USSU Engaged Young Alumni Award University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU) and the U of S Alumni


Little, Robert ( B.Comm., 1992 )

  • Bob was recently appointed Section Leader, Data & Reporting Services for the Alberta Energy Regulator.


Lockwood, Andrew ( B.E., 2001 ; M.B.A., 2013 )

  • on being appointed Fellow of Engineers Canada (FEC) Engineers Canada


Loewen, George ( HOSADM, 1967 )

  • George Loewen (Cert. in Hosp. Admin. 1967) was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee Medal by Plan Canada for his philanthropic activities.


Loewen, Mairin ( M.A., 2013 )

  • 2014 - CBC Saskatchewan Future 40


Lothian, Craig ( LLB, 1988 ; B.A., 1986 )

  • on being inducted Inductee Southeast Oilman of the Year 2013


Lynd, Larry ( B.S.P., 1986 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


MacDonald, Tracy ( B.Sc., 2008 )

  • on receiving the Excellence in Community Service award University of Saskatchewan Graduate Students' Association (GSA)


Madsen, David ( B.A., 1985 ; LLB, 1987 )

  • Admitted as Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) by the Province of Alberta for 2014.


Magnus, Paul ( B.A., 1969 )

  • Received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal


Mahoney, Noreen ( B.Comm., 1994 ; M.B.A., 1999 )

  • on being elected Councillor Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan


Makowsky, Gene ( B.Ed., 1997 )

  • Inducted into the Saskatchewan Roughriders' Plaza of Honor


Maley, Douglas ( B.A., 1972 ; M.Sc., 1976 ; ARTS, 1973 )

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient


Marchildon, Greg ( J.D., 1980 )

  • 2013 - Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Achievement Award


Marciniuk, Darcy ( M.D., 1984 )

  • 2013 - Canadian Lung Association Founders Award


Martinez, Miguel ( LLB, 1979 )

  • 2013 - 2014 - President of the Law Society of Saskatchewan


Martini, Silvia ( BUSADM, 2001 ; CEBAC, 2014 )

  • Was re-elected to the 2014/2015 Board of Directors for the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.
  • on being appointed Director Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce


Maruschak, Lesia ( B.A., 1982 ; ARTS, 1983 ; M.A., 1985 )

  • 2013 Governor General's Caring Canadian Award


McAdam, Sylvia ( LLB, 2009 )

  • One of the founders of the Idle No More movement. The founding group has been named as 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013 by Foreign Policy magazine.


McClelland, Harold ( B.S.P., 1953 )

  • Early May 1953 I graduated with a BSP degree and was licensed to practice pharmacy. My first job was with Thomson Drugs in Moose Jaw. About a year later I moved to Medicine Hat and was employed by Tamblyn Drugs, and was then moved to Edmonton, and then to Lethbridge as manager of Tamblyn's new store. About 1 year later I bought a pharmacy in Calgary, which I operated for 17 years. Later I was a partner in 3 Galaxy Drug Mart stores, and bought 1 of their stores which I renamed Simons Valley Drug Mart. My greatest achievement was retiring June 30, 2012 which was 2 months into my 60th year of practice. This may not be a record but it was great to help so many customers with questions about their medications.


McCulloch, Debbie ( B.S.P., 1978 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


McCutcheon, Garth ( B.S.P., 1975 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


McDermaid, Karen ( B.Sc., 1987 ; B.S.P., 1991 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


McDougall, Donald ( BED, 1973 )

  • CTV Regina Citizen of the Year for 2013


McGilp, Lesley ( B.E., 1999 )

  • on receiving the YWCA Women of Distinction Science, Technology or Research Award Saskatoon YWCA


McGovern, Darcy ( B.A., 1984 ; J.D., 1986 )

  • 2013 Queen's Counsel


McInnes, Stacey ( B.Ed., 1983 )

  • Stacey McInnes ( née mcKechney) B.Ed '83 currently beginning her 30th year teaching. She is beginning her 20th year at Carievale School where she teaches grade 2/3 as her home room and 2-8 core French. She is lovin' life by following Calgary Flames, playing tennis and golf, traveling, or hanging out at home with husband Colin and dog "Kipper".


McIvor, Janet ( LLB, 1987 )

  • On Feb. 14, 2014 Janent McIvor was appointed a judge in the Provincial Court in Meadow Lake by the Government of Saskatchewan.


McKee, Nora ( M.D., 1993 )

  • on being appointed as 2013 - 2014 Vice President U of S College of Medicine Alumni Association


McLellan, Lillian ( LLB, 1977 )

  • On Jan. 30, 2014 Judge Lillian K McLellan was appointed Deputy Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta.


McMartin, Dena ( B.E., 1997 ; M.Sc., 2000 ; Ph.D., 2004 )

  • on being appointed Fellow of Engineers Canada (FEC) Engineers Canada


McNair, Shanna ( B.Comm., 1982 )

  • on being appointed Certified Management Consultant (C.M.C.) CMC-Saskatchewan


McVeigh, Glennys ( J.D., 1992 )

  • on being appointed Federal Court Judge Government of Canada


Meadows, Sally ( B.Ed., 2004 )

  • Sally Meadows (Bachelor of Education with Great Distinction, 2004) released her second CD "Red & White", a Christmas/New Year's album, in December 2013. Her first CD "Turn the Page" (2012) was shortlisted for a national writing award.
  • Sally Meadows was shortlisted for a national 2014 Word Award in the category "Terence L. Bingley Award for Best Song Lyrics" for her song "This New Year" from her 2013 Christmas CD release "Red & White". The Word Awards celebrate excellence in writing for those who write from a Christian perspective. Sally also is an Artist-Ambassador for Compassion Canada, helping to eradicate poverty for children in 26 of the world's poorest countries.


Meier, Bradley ( B.Ed., 1992 ; BSPE, 1991 )

  • NHL referee since 1999; was chosen to work the Sochi Olympics where he did several important games as well as the gold medal game.


Meili, Ryan ( B.Sc., 2000 ; M.D., 2004 )

  • on receiving the CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40! award CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40 external panel


Metivier, Shannon ( LLB, 1992 )

  • on being appointed Provincial Court Judge Government of Saskatchewan


Michalenko, Richard ( B.S.P., 1977 )

  • on being appointed 2013 U of S Senate Elections - U of S Senate District 12 Representative (Elected)


Millar, Ruth ( B.A., 1963 )

  • 2014 Alumni of Influence College of Arts & Science


Mitchell, Craig ( B.Comm., 1979 )

  • Mr. Craig Mitchell, BComm'79, of Prince Albert, SK, received a Lifetime Membership in the Prince Albert and District Chamber of Commerce.


Mitchell, John ( LLB, 1981 )

  • Elevated to the position of Justice on the Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal on Sept. 1, 2013.


Montgomery, Janine ( B.Ed., 1996 ; Ph.D., 2008 )

  • Awarded 2013 Psychology Department Teaching Award, University of Manitoba; 2013 University of Manitoba Annual Outreach Award


Moore, James ( M.A., 2011 )

  • on being appointed as Minister of Industry The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada


Morgan, Don ( LLB, 1978 )

  • Sept. 13, 2013 - Appointed Minister of Education by the Government of Saskatchewan.


Morrison, Lee ( B.A., 1956 ; B.E., 1957 )

  • Received a Tax Fighter Award from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation for having declined the MP Pension when he retired from Parliament.


Moskalyk, Dick ( B.S.P., 1956 ; M.Sc., 1959 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Muench, Dave ( B.Ed., 1991 )

  • on receiving the Academic Advising Award (Education) University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU)


Mulder, David ( M.D., 1962 )

  • In January of 2014 Dr. Mulder was named the recipient of the James H Graham Award (for outstanding achievements that reflect the aims and objectives of the Royal College) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Mutala, Marion ( B.Ed., 1979 ; P.G.D., 1994 ; M.Ed., 1995 )

  • Marion Mutala third book in her trilogy, " Babas Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Wedding" was nominated for a High Plains Book award in the Best children's book category .www.babasbabushka.ca


Nicol, Jim ( B.Comm., 1988 ; B.A., 1985 )

  • on being acclaimed to 2013 U of S Senate Elections - U of S Senate District 14 Representative (Elected)


Olson, Curtis ( B.E., 2004 )

  • on receiving the CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40! award CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40 external panel


Olson, Kristofor ( B.Comm., 1994 )

  • After graduating from the College of Commerce in 1994 I travelled the world extensively, crossing the borders of more than 80 countries and living and working in 13 of these. I became involved in the implementation of ERP systems (in particular, JD Edwards) and became a specialist in the redesign and refinement of business processes within the context of business software. I am now settled with my family in southern Ontario and employed with the City of Brantford as an ERP specialist and project manager. In my spare time I write articles on travel and personal finance and have recently released a book called The Found Vagabond.


Peachey, Bruce ( B.E., 1976 )

  • 2014 inductee as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada


Penner, Brent ( B.A., 1992 )

  • Has been appointed as the Executive Director of The Partnership - Saskatoon Downtown Business Improvement District.


Pereira, Jennifer ( B.A., 2001 ; LLB, 2003 )

  • 2014 - CBC Saskatchewan Future 40
  • Received the 2014 Saskatoon Shines! Tourism Award for her role as chair of the board of directors for Persephone Theatre


Peters, Dean ( B.E., 1961 )

  • accepted the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal for community service in 2013.


Peters, George ( B.S.P., 1966 )

  • Named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary.


Peters, Nuvyn ( B.A., 2001 )

  • Joins the University of Calgary as Vice-President (Development) on July 15, 2014.


Pettit, Reta ( B.Ed., 1966 )

  • 2012 - Governor General's Caring Canadian Award


Poier, Gary ( B.Comm., 1986 )

  • Gary has created his own company, Aspire Personal Achievement Inc. The company specializes in facilitating retirement, personal growth, and business succession planning workshops.


Politeski, Loren ( B.Comm., 1972 ; LLB, 1972 )

  • Admitted as Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) by the Province of Alberta for 2014.


Ponomarenko, Glenn ( B.Comm., 1973 )

  • Former Vice President & Regional Manager, Manitoba/Saskatchewan for Royal Lepage Residential Real Estate Services Ltd. (corporate offices); Broker/Owner of Royal Lepage Top Producers Real Estate (Winnipeg franchise operation); now retired and living in Winnipeg...


Poulsen, David ( ARTS, 1982 ; B.A., 1981 )

  • David A. Poulsenâ¿¿s writing career began in earnest when his story The Welcominâ¿¿ won the 1984 Alberta Culture Short Story Competition. Now the author of more than 20 books, many for middle readers and young adults, David recently completed his Masters degree in Creative Writing at UBC. In 2011 Davidâ¿¿s young adult novel Numbers was selected for the Sakura Medal (awarded by English speaking high school students in Japan to their favourite novel of the year). As a result David toured International Schools in Japan and Korea in the fall of 2011. His newest novel, Old Man, a YA/Adult crossover novel was launched in January 2013 to excellent reviews from CanLit, CCBC, Quill and Quire and the National Post, among others. David served as the Writer in Residence at the Saskatoon Public Library in 2012/13 and his first adult mystery, Serpents Rising, will appear in the fall of 2014.


Pridmore, Helen ( B.Mus., 1983 )

  • Helen Pridmore has recently accepted a position as Associate Professor of Music at the University of Regina. Having lived, taught and performed based in the Maritimes for the last 15 years, she is excited to be returning to the prairies.


Prowse, Patricia ( M.Ed., 1990 ; B.Ed., 1980 ; B.A., 2006 )

  • on receiving the YWCA Women of Distinction Leadership & Management Award Saskatoon YWCA


Rao, Veldanda ( B.E., 1982 )

  • V.V. Rao, U of S graduate of 1982 in Electrical Engineering, is now a Managing Director of the Galway Group in Houston. Galway is a botique investment bank and energy advisory firm. Mr. Rao heads the Asia practice and co-heads the LNG practice for Galway. He resides in Sugar Land, TX.


Rawson-Bauche, Sandra ( B.A., 1990 )

  • I have worked for the Province of Manitoba for the last seven years. For the past three years, I have worked for the Department of Financace, Treasury Board Secretariat, Labour Relations Division, as a Compensation Services Officer.


Reeder, Neil ( B.A., 1979 )

  • on being appointed as Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines The Hon. John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs


Regier, Tom ( B.E., 2001 ; M.Sc., 2004 ; Ph.D., 2013 )

  • 2014 - CBC Saskatchewan Future 40


Reichert, Tara ( B.E., 2003 )

  • on being appointed as Secretary-Treasurer; Director Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan (CES)


Rein, Jay ( B.Comm., 2005 )

  • on being appointed Chartered Financial Analyst (C.F.A.) CFA Society of Saskatchewan


Rempel, Dick ( B.A., 1958 )

  • Has released a biography of WP Thompson, first professor and head of biology at the U of S entitled: "Research and Reform: W.P. Thompson at the University of Saskatchewan."


Richards, Robert ( B.Comm., 1975 ; LLB, 1979 )

  • on being appointed Chief Justice of Saskatchewan The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada


Richet, Bruce ( B.E., 1977 )

  • CIMA+ - Vice President, Business Development for Saskatchewan
  • Appointed Chair of the Corman Park/ Saskatoon District Planning Commission Appointed Chair of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA)


Robertson, Ainsley ( B.Comm., 2009 )

  • Recognized as Enactus Canada Business Advisory Board Member of the Year 2014 (acknowledge at Enactus National Exposition in April 2014)
  • on being appointed as a Board of Director for the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce


Robertson, William ( B.A., 1977 ; M.A., 1981 )

  • on receiving the Teaching Excellence Award (ITEP - English) University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU)


Rolfes, Brian ( LLB, 1991 )

  • on receiving the 2012 - Future Leader to be Proud of Award The Out on Bay St Conference


Roney, Keith ( BA, 1970 )

  • on being inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame


Rosaasen, Kenneth ( B.S.A., 1970 ; M.Sc., 1978 )

  • 2013 - The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (SWDC) - Director


Ross, Jana ( B.Ed., 2011 )

  • 2013 - Winner of CBC's Aboriginal Business Plan Competition, "Boom Box."


Rush, Lyndon ( B.A., 2004 )

  • Named as a finalist in the catagory of Male Athlete of the Year for the Saskatchewan Sports Awards 2013.
  • 2013 Saskatchewan Sport Award Male Athlete of the Year


Rybchuk, James ( LLB, 1994 )

  • on being appointed Provincial Court Judge Government of Saskatchewan


Sarauer, Nicole ( J.D., 2009 )

  • 2014 - CBC Saskatchewan Future 40


Savard, Brent ( B.A., 1969 )

  • Brent Savard, BA'69, of Calgary, AB. is currently enjoying his "encore career" as a Social Worker in the Intensive Care Unit of Foothill's Medical Centre. This ICU is the Neuro Trauma Centre for the Southern portion of Alberta. I continue to maintain a small private practice of individual and relationship counselling. October 2014 will mark the anniversary of 45 years working in some capacity of Social Work.


Schafer, Jerrod ( B.Comm., 1999 )

  • on receiving the CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40! award CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40 external panel


Schlosser, Tiffany ( B.Comm., 2009 ; M.P.Acc., 2011 )

  • Received her Chartered Accountant designation (C.A.)


Schubert, Matthew ( M.D., 1989 )

  • 2013 Excellence in Teaching Awards recipient from The Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Saskatchewan (PAIRS)


Sedgwick, Alana ( B.Comm., 2010 ; M.P.Acc., 2012 )

  • on receiving her Chartered Accountant designation (C.A.)


Selin, Shannon ( B.A., 1985 )

  • Shannon Selin, BA'85, recently published her first novel, Napoleon in America, which imagines what might have happened if Napoleon Bonaparte had escaped from exile on St. Helena and wound up in the United States in 1821.


Seymour, Marty ( B.S.A., 1998 )

  • 2014 - CBC Saskatchewan Future 40


Shields, Terrence ( B.Comm., 1990 )

  • on receiving the Brandes Institute's 2012 Manager Challenge for Investment Professionals


Shiplett, Arlene ( B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.), 1986 )

  • on receiving the YWCA Women of Distinction Education Award Saskatoon YWCA


Simpson, Wayne ( ARTS, 1971 ; B.A., 1969 ; SC, 1970 )

  • Dr. Wayne D. Simpson BA'69 BAHons'70 and '71 is Professor of Economics at the University of Manitoba. He is a 2014 recipient of the Mike McCracken Award for Economic Statistics from the Canadian Economics Association.


Skinner, Shannon ( B.A., 1987 )

  • 2014 Alumni of Influence College of Arts & Science


Skomro, Robert ( M.D., 1993 )

  • 2014 Provost's College Awards for Outstanding Teaching - Medicine - University of Saskatchewan


Sletto, Tracy ( B.A., 1994 )

  • on being elected as a Board member of the 2013 - 2014 Alumni Association Board of Directors.


Smith, Duane ( B.Comm., 1987 )

  • As of April 30, the Jim Pattison Group acquired 100% of JayDee AgTech, where I have been CEO and a major Partner since 1996. I am continuing as CEO, JDAT is a John Deere agricultural dealership with nine stores across Sask.. It was #27 in the Sk Business Magazine Top 100 for 2013.


Smith, Greg ( B.Comm., 1979 )

  • on being appointed Vice Chair, U of S Board of Governors Vice Chair, U of S Board of Governors U of S Board of Governors


Smith, James ( M.P.Acc., 2005 )

  • Received the 2013-2014 USSU Teaching Excellence Award


Smith, Kim ( B.S.P., 1988 )

  • Kimberley has been working at London Drugs East in Regina for a couple of years now since moving over from Zellers. She received her qualification as a Certified Diabetes Educator in July 2014 and is looking forward to this new exciting extension of her practice.


Smith, Scott ( B.Comm., 1995 )

  • Appointed to the SaskTel Pension Plan Board of Directors for 2014- 2015


Sonnenschein, Manny ( J.D., 1963 ; B.A., 1962 )

  • 2013 - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubliee Medal - Governor General of Canada
  • on receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal


Spafford, Duff ( d. May 14, 2014) ( B.A., 1959 ; M.A., 1961 )

  • on receiving the USRA Duff Spafford Award for Exceptional Service to the University of Saskatchewan (First Recipient) University of Saskatchewan Retirees Association


St. Denis, Verna ( B.Ed., 1982 )

  • 2013 - Special Recognition Award - Canadian Teachers' Federation
  • 2014 Provost's Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Education - University of Saskatchewan


Steer, Ronald ( Ph.D., 1968 ; B.A., 1963 )

  • Received the John C. Polanyi Award


Stevens, Fern ( B.A., 1934 ; EDUC, 1935 )

  • Celebrated her 100th birthday in July of 2013. A lifelong love of theatre and public speaking was evident throughout her time as a student at the University of Saskatchewan and in the early 1930's she was a recipient of the Bryant Oratorical Competition Award. She married John H. Stevens of Atlanta, GA in 1940 and raised three children. Mr. Stevens ran the advertising agency of Lowe & Stevens, and together they took on leadership positions to build the Southeastern Savoyards (now The Atlanta Lyric Opera.) Mrs. Stevens was both a business woman and an educator. She ran her own fashion company, Fern Moar Fashions. A close friendship with Eva Lovett started a two decade long affiliation with The Lovett School in Atlanta, GA (one of Atlanta's premier private schools) both as an educator and volunteer Her lifelong love of education cumulated in her obtaining a Master's of Education degree from Georgia State University.


Stevenson, Corinna ( B.Comm., 1996 )

  • on being appointed 2013 U of S Senate Elections - U of S Senate District 9 Representative (Acclaimed)


Stroh, Peter ( B.Ed., 1975 ; B.A., 1970 ; M.Ed., 1985 )

  • Retired after 35 years with Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Completed 2 terms as president Saskatoon STS. Currently Alumni Association President.


Taman, Barry ( BSPE, 1982 )

  • With wife, Kelly Folk, has recently become owner of one of Canada's premier lapel pin production company's : Laurie Artiss Ltd. - The Pin People in Regina. They are the Official Licensee to TO2015 Pan Am Games and our Canadian Olympic Team.


Tarnowsky, Gordon ( B.Comm., 1987 ; LLB, 1988 )

  • Admitted as Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) by the Province of Alberta for 2014.


Thompson, Leanne ( B.S.A., 2000 ; M.Sc., 2003 )

  • 2014 Finalist for the Outstanding Young Farmers' Award


Tollefson, Terry ( d. February 24, 2014) ( B.Sc., 1972 ; M.Sc., 1976 ; SC, 1973 )

  • Posthumously awarded the 2014 Provost's College Awards for Outstanding Teaching - Agriculture & Bioresources - University of Saskatchewan


Tollefson, Tyler ( B.Sc., 1991 ; J.D., 1992 )

  • Mr. Tyler Tollefson, B.Sc.'91, J.D.'92 of Edmonton, Alberta earned MBA's from both Queen's University and Cornell University and was appointed Director of Supply Chain Management at Enbridge Pipelines Inc.


Tomkins, Jim ( B.A., 1965 )

  • University of Regina- Chancellor (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2016)


Tootoosis, Dion ( B.Ed., 2004 )

  • Cultural Liaison with the Aboriginal Students' Centre (ASC) at the University of Saskatchewan


Turner, Ted ( AGRIC, 1948 )

  • E K (Ted) Turner has written his memoir entitled "Beyond the Farm Gate: The Story of a Farm Boy Who Helped Make the Wheat Pool a World-Class Business"


Turta, Linda ( B.Comm., 1987 ; M.B.A., 1988 )

  • Named one of SaskBusiness magazine's 2014 Women of Influence


Tymchak, Michael ( B.A., 1963 )

  • 2013 - Distinguished Service Award - University of Regina


Ulmer, Brian ( M.D., 1983 ; B.Sc., 1977 )

  • on being appointed as 2013-2014 President U of S College of Medicine Alumni Association


Valuck, Lorne ( AGRIC, 1980 )

  • 2013 - Exemplary Service Medal - Corrections Branch of Saskatchewan Justice


Vanderhaeghe, Guy ( ARTS, 1972 ; B.A., 1971 ; M.A., 1975 )

  • 2013 - Lieutenant Governors Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.


Van Olst, Evert ( LLB, 1982 )

  • 2013 Queen's Counsel


Vanstone, Mark ( B.A., 1990 ; LLB, 1994 )

  • On being apointed as a Board of Director for SIAST.


Veale, Donna ( M.Sc., 1985 ; B.Ed., 1980 ; BSPE, 1978 )

  • 2013 Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame inductee


Vermeersch, James ( B.Ed., 1982 )

  • 2013 - Fellow of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada.


Virgl, John ( M.Sc., 1992 ; Ph.D., 1997 )

  • In May of 2014 he was appointed as a Principal of Golder Associates in Saskatoon.


Voss, Ben ( B.E., 1999 )

  • Named one of the "Men of Influence" for 2014 by SaskBusiness magazine.
  • on receiving the CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40! award CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40 external panel


Waiser, Bill ( M.A., 1976 ; Ph.D., 1983 )

  • on receiving the Award for Distinction in Outreach and Public Service University of Saskatchewan


Wakabayashi, Art ( B.Comm., 1953 ; B.A., 1953 )

  • 2013 recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (S.O.M.)


Wakeling, Tom ( BA, 1971 )

  • Appointed as a Justice of the Court of Appeal for Alberta, NT and Nunavet


Walker, Joyce ( B.S.P., 1977 )

  • on receiving the Instructional Support Award (Pharmacy) University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU)


Watts, Sheila ( M.N., 2011 )

  • Received the 2013-2014 Academic Advising Award from the USSU


Webster, Sean ( B.Sc., 1995 ; M.A., 1999 ; Ph.D., 2004 )

  • In May of 2014 he was appointed as a Principal of Golder Associates in Calgary.


Wedge, John ( M.D., 1969 ; B.Sc., 1973 )

  • Recipient of an Honourary Doctor of Laws at the 2014 Spring Convocation ceremonies at the University of Saskatchewan.


White, Robert ( B.Comm., 1985 )

  • In February 2014 he commenced working for the National Audit Office's Department of Health as a Director in London, UK.


Williams Russell, Janice ( BSHEC, 1973 )

  • on being re-elected onto the 2013 - 2014 Alumni Association Board of Directors (Re-Elected) University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association


Willness, Chelsea ( B.A., 2002 )

  • 2014 Provost's College Awards for Outstanding Teaching - Edwards School of Business - University of Saskatchewan
  • Recipient of the Award for Distinction in Community-Engaged Teaching and Scholarship at the 2014 Spring Convocation ceremonies at the University of Saskatchewan.


Wilson, Joan ( B.Ed., 1997 )

  • Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal (S.V.M.) Government of Saskatchewan


Wilson, Ross ( B.A., 1970 ; B.Ed., 1973 )

  • As the retired Athletic Director with Huskie Athletics, work continues as the long range scheduler for all sports offered by seventeen Canada West Universities. Also elected for the period 2012-2016 as the Mayor of the Resort Village of Lumsden Beach, SK.


Woodland, Chris ( LLB, 1997 )

  • Was re-elected to the 2014/2015 Board of Directors for the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.


Wright, Byron ( LLB, 1986 ; B.Comm., 1986 )

  • Appointed as a Judge of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan


Wylie, Kimball ( B.A., 1979 )

  • on receiving the Saskatchewan Protective Police Services Medal Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield


Yeager, Penny ( LLB, 2004 )

  • on being a Partner with MLT LLP (Saskatoon) Institute on Governance


Yeudall, Candice ( B.Comm., 2000 )

  • Achieved MBA Information Technology Management in August.


Youzwa, Patricia ( B.A., 1976 )

  • 2012 - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal


Zorbas, Jason ( Ph.D., 2009 )

  • on receiving the Teaching Excellence Award (Political Science) University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU)