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.
LaVina Watts has been selected as ASPA President for the 2022-2023 year. LaVina was one of the Vice-Presidents for three years before being elected as President. She works in the College of Arts & Science as the Manager for Study Abroad and Interdisciplinary Programs. LaVina has made some meaningful connections with the University leadership and hopes to bring that experience and knowledge to the role of president and to serve you and your interests as our members.
You may contact LaVina at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank you for patiently awaiting the announcement of our new Member Services Officer. Glenn Billingsley will be starting in the ASPA Office room 302 Kirk Hall on May 30, 2022.
You may contact Glenn Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm at Glenn@aspasask.ca or 306.966.7392
Glenn Billingsley grew up in Regina before moving to Saskatoon in 2009. Glenn has worked fulltime for the Government of Saskatchewan and SGEU for the past 33 years. He earned a Certificate in Labour Relations from Queens in 2009, and holds many certificates from the Foundation of Administrative Justice.
Previously, Glenn worked for SGEU for 14 years, with a focus on labour, human rights, and employment relations. Glenn represented workers as a Labour Relations Officer for unions and their members on a wide range of labour and employment law issues and has appeared before the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board and Arbitration Boards, as well has negotiated with various levels of private and public sector bargaining units in Saskatchewan.
Job title: Mechanical Engineer at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Campus. Bradie has been with ASPA since September 2021 and graduated the University of Saskatchewan’s Engineering College in 2010.
Prior to working on campus, Bradie worked for a global consulting firm for 10 years. This is where he was a part of their Global Leadership Team which was tasked with providing strategic direction for the company in terms of employee experience, engagement, and training opportunities. Bradie also founded the company’s first national Young Engineering Group. This was intended to create programs and initiatives to engage and retain rising talent within the company.
“It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that our former colleague and friend from Student Finance and Awards, Wendy Klingenberg (Associate Registrar and Manager of Student Finance and Awards), passed away this afternoon, surrounded by family, after a long struggle with illness.
A celebration of her life will be held at Park Funeral Home at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 26.”
ASPA members stand together with our other Usask unions and campus community to acknowledge that every child matters and to raise awareness of the inter-generational impacts of IRSs.
These orange “Every Child Matters” t-shirts, were designed by Torrie Ironstar. Torrie is Nakota from Ocean Man, First Nation. He is a deaf artist, born and raised in Regina. All proceeds from the sale of the Every Child Matters T-Shirt will be donated to The Gathering Place run by Regina Treaty Status Indian Services (RTSIS), to support their work offering trauma care and support for residential school survivors and their families.
My name is Erica Li-Humen. I graduated from Edwards School of Business with my MBA in 2003. Prior to joining the university, I worked with provincial government for over 10 years as business development manager. I have been with the university since 2019. I worked with the Controller Officer as Institutional Approver, and a Finance Analyst with College of Medicine. In December 2020, I started my new career path with Global Institute for Water Security as Financial Analyst. Although my roles and responsibilities were quite different in the past, I gained a numerous skill with different university units. I appreciate people who I have been working with to provide me the opportunity to challenge myself and help me to achieve my goals.