ASPA acknowledges the importance of Sept 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as a day to honour the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
This year, the Social Committee wanted to focus on taking care of yourself and what you do to care for your mental health. You sent the photos in, and your colleagues voted. Here are this years winners!
I’m very excited for everyone’s return to campus! The hallways are once again filled with students, staff and faculty and it’s so nice to see. Although the mask mandate is no longer in effect, masking is still highly recommended – especially while indoors.
Welcome week is going to be quickly upon us and with that we are once again having the Joint Unions Pancake Breakfast. This annual event is something I am personally looking forward too! It’s a wonderful opportunity to get together to see friends and colleagues (some in person for the first time in many months!). This year it will be held September 8th in the bowl from 7:30 am – 10:30 am.
ASPA and CUPE 1975’s Mental Health Campaign would like to invite you and your colleagues to a virtual presentation. This presentation will be given by Colleen Dell, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Research Chair in One Health & Wellness, and her lovely Dog, E-Jay!
This presentation will be on Wednesday, August 24th from 12:00pm-1:00pm, via Zoom. If you are interested in attending, the Zoom link will be sent out the morning of.
We encourage those who are working from home to bring their furry friends on camera!
For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact ASPA at firstname.lastname@example.org
On May 5th, 2022, Heidi Fischer was able to join our members for a presentation on Mental Health and how to talk about it. The recording of the session will be here until September 1, 2022 for those who missed it.
The significance is to recognize and honour the outstanding achievements of the Indigenous peoples of Canada and to celebrate the summer solstice. This will be Regina’s first year back since the pandemic of celebrating NIP Day in person.
Mark Ferguson has a Bachelor of Arts (English Major) from the University of Saskatchewan and a post-grad Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College. His first job was as the Editor of the Sheaf student newspaper in 2001. He moved away for a while to pursue grad studies. Mark returned in 2007 to take a position with the Alumni Relations Department working on the Green & White and as an in-house writer. He soon moved over to On Campus News as a writer with the Communications Department. He became the first Media Relations Officer a couple years after that and built the first USask news site (news.usask.ca). He took a position with the Canadian Light Source in 2013 where he worked in the communications department as a science writer until 2016. Mark took a short leave from campus to work for the Aga Khan Foundation in Tajikistan but returned in 2017 to take a position with the Global Institute for Water Security and the pan-Canadian Global Water Futures program. He has worked about 17 years at the university.