Condolences to the Klingenberg Family

“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.”


Every Child Matters

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.

The Leadership Essentials for Supervisors & Leading Change Programs

20% Registration Discount for ASPA Members on TWO Upcoming Programs this Fall with Promocode: EARLYBIRD20

The Leadership Essentials for Supervisors Program is designed to give a deep dive into holistic leadership skills including communication, coaching, performance management, and leading change. Participants will learn how to:

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2021 List of Executive Nominations with Biographies


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.

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ASPA Tuition Reimbursement Fund Application

The application form for the 2020-2021 ASPA Tuition Reimbursement Fund is now available online at: Students can apply online through their PAWS account as follows:

  1. Log into the Scholarships and Bursaries channel in PAWS (
  2. Click on the green “Apply for awards” button
  3. Click on the “Select Application Form” scroll-down menu under “Current Students
  4. Select the “2020-2021 ASPA Tuition Reimbursement Fund Application”; click “Apply

Please note the following:

  • ASPA members with family members graduating in 2021 can still receive the award for work done in the 2020-2021 academic year, even if they are not taking any further courses at the U of S.
  • Credit units completed after the end of this academic year (after the end of April 2021) will not be counted for this application, although they will be counted as part of the 2021-2022 application, as per the agreement between ASPA and the University that this award is based on. For example, 3rd year medical students who complete their credit units after April 2021 will not receive the full amount for the 2020-21 academic term but will be able to receive it the following year even though they started their studies during the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Tuition Reimbursement Fund is available for members’ immediate family (spouses, partner, and children).

Grievance Update

ASPA continues to have several open grievances, eighteen (18) to be exact.  To date, of those eighteen (18); ten (10) were filed in 2020.  This compares to the eight (8) and nineteen (19) filed in 2019 and 2018, respectively.  We have however over the recent months been able to resolve a few the grievances related to the Employer’s failure to deduct Association dues.  Many of these grievances have been resolved by having positions moved within the scope of ASPA that were not previously in any bargaining unit.  The theme of the other bulk of our grievances relate to the assertion that the employer has wrongfully laid off a member.

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Temporary Layoffs

Written by Darcy Hryn-Bird

As you are probably aware the University of Saskatchewan (the employer) announced on April 28, 2020 how they will manage their workforce moving forward.  You should have received an email from People and Resources outlining their plans.

The people leaders in your area will be reviewing the work that is being done in your area over the upcoming days.   The employer identified in this communication that  “Staff working in essential campus operations will continue, some work in isolated areas of campus or sites outside the main campus may partially re-start, and work that can be done remotely will continue to be done off-campus.” 

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