ASPA Updates, President's Message, Uncategorized

President’s Message


My name is Peter Krebs and it is my pleasure to announce the recent decision made by the ASPA Executive members to appoint a new president/vice-president complement for the year 2017-2018.

I have accepted the position of ASPA President for this year.  I have done so in knowing that I will be supported by the two experienced vice-presidents, Lisa Bagonluri and Dawn Giesbrecht; that I can count on my fellow ASPA Executive members for their wisdom and guidance; and last but not least, that the all-important business of the association is in the capable hands of our staff members, Annetta Gellner and Darcy Hryn. Continue reading “President’s Message”

ASPA Updates, Uncategorized


Please note updated info regarding the upcoming ASPA Annual General Meeting:








 3:00 pm (Call to order)

There will be several door prize draws.

You must be in attendance to win.

A Social will follow at The University Club




Tuesday, April 25, 2017

241 Arts

3:00 pm (Call to Order)

The University agrees to allow ASPA members time away from their duties to attend this meeting. Arrangements should be made within your department to minimize disruptions.


  1. Call to Order
  1. Adoption of Minutes
  • Annual General Meeting, April 28, 2016
  1. Business Arising from the Minutes
  1. Election of Officers 2017 – 2018
  1. President’s Report
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  1. Questions on the Committee Reports
  1. Thank you to the retiring Executive Members
  1. Introduction of the 2017 – 2018 Executive
  1. Motion to destroy the ballots
  1. New Business
  1. Adjournment

A social will be held at the University Club immediately following the meeting.



Click to access the 2016 AGM Minutes



Access the 2016-2017 AGM Reports here.




The following nominations have been received for Executive Member:

BROCK EGETO – Employment Coordinator, Student Employment and Career Centre, SESD

Brock joined the university in 2013 as an ASPA member. He has been on the ASPA Executive for the past three years serving on the Communications / Public Relations, Research and Engagement Committees.

DAWN GIESBRECHT – Departmental Assistant / Instructor, Division of Biomedical Sciences

Dawn has served as president-elect and the past two years as president. She has given leadership to the Administrative Employees Consultative Committee (AECC), the grievance process, Jurisdiction and New Positions Committee, Scope and Classifications Committee, negotiations, and general ASPA representation. She has been an ASPA member since September 1999.

ANDREA SMIDA – Biosafety Officer, Safety Resources, Human Resources

Andrea has been an ASPA member since January 2008. She has served on the ASPA Executive since December 2012 with involvement in the Research Committee, the Engagement Committee and the New Positions Committee.

LAVINA WATTS – Study Abroad Coordinator, Programs Office, College of Arts and Science

This past year LaVina stepped up to fill a vacant position on the Executive until the end of the term. She has been a member of ASPA since October 2013.

Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting.



Click to access the 2016-2017 Executive List



Click to access the 2016-2017 Committees List



ASPA Updates

Tuition Reimbursement Fund (Application Form available online now)

Immediate family of ASPA members can apply for consideration under the Tuition Reimbursement Fund (TRF), if they are registered students at the University of Saskatchewan.  The eligibility criteria states the following (for more details refer to Article 12.12 in the Collective Agreement)

12.12.1 Eligibility Criteria

The TRF is open to students who are immediate family members (spouses, partners, and children) of Association members¹.

 In order to be eligible, applicants must have successfully completed one or more University of Saskatchewan courses that qualify for credit toward a degree or diploma program.

The Student and Enrolment Services Division (SESD) at the University administers the fund. Continue reading “Tuition Reimbursement Fund (Application Form available online now)”

ASPA Updates, Uncategorized


At the AGM, the Executive will present various reports about ASPA activities.  As well, several positions on the Executive need to be filled; please consider volunteering for the Executive.  A nomination form is available here on the ASPA website.

Years-of-service awards will be handed out to members who have reached benchmark years of service within the scope of ASPA at the U of S.  Should you be one of the recipients, you will receive a separate announcement about this before the AGM.

ASPA Social following the AGM: please join us for good company and refreshments at the University Club, 4:00  – 6:00 pm.