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ASPA Member Highlight – Danielle Baron, College Research Facilitator, College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Danielle Baron graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2009 with a BA Honors in Psychology. She moved to the University of Alberta to do her Master of Science in Neuroscience, which she completed in 2012. Danielle then worked as a Research Program Manager for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta from 2012 to December 2015.

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ASPA Member Highlight – Kelly Gatzke, Senior Project Manager, Enterprise Project Management Office, Strategic Program Office

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Kelly Gatzke studied 2 ½ years at the University of Regina in from 1988 to 1990. His summer employment created a career change to complete his Journeyman Electrician Certification in 1996. He attained his Construction Specifications Canada CCCA (Certified Construction Contract Administrator) in early 2015.

He has been an ASPA member since August 16, 2016. While employed at the University of Saskatchewan, he completed his PMP (Project Manager Professional) designation in early 2018. He is currently taking night classes and will be finishing his Certificate in Business in April 2020.

Kelly and his team work collaboratively to successfully deliver projects by managing scope, risk, costs, schedule, and add value to the campus through their collective abilities. As a project manager, Kelly is accountable to ensure that everyone on the team knows and executes their role, feels empowered and supported in their role. Communication is a critical part of his role as a Project Manager. They work to gather client requirements and business needs for all projects. Delivering what the client needs while maintaining the vision for the whole campus is their primary objective.

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ASPA Member Highlight – Helanna Gessner, Administrative Coordinator, Diefenbaker Canada Centre

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Helanna Gessner has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Archaeology & Classical Medieval & Renaissance studies from the University of Saskatchewan completed in 2016 and a Masters in Museum Studies through the University of Leicester in 2018. She recently started working on campus in May of 2019 at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre as an Administrative Coordinator.  

Helanna’s duties are to provide support between the Curator and the Program Manager, and to liaison with the Executive Officer, who does all the planning for the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. She also does bookings for programs and develops events for the Centre. The Diefenbaker Canada Centre provides educational programs to schools in and around Saskatoon in alignment with the curriculum (e.g., Social Studies) for students from kindergarten to Grade 6. In addition, campus tours and gallery tours are available to the public. Helanna is also responsible to train, mentor, and oversee the duties of the student staff at the Centre.

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ASPA Member Highlight – Heather Mandeville, Manager of Admission & Recruitment, WCVM

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Heather Mandeville took three years of classes at the University of Saskatchewan from 1991-1994. In 1996, she completed her Medical Administrative Assistant course throughHeather 1 the Saskatoon Business College. She started working on campus in July, 1996 in a 3-month CUPE term position in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.  In the fall, 1996, she moved to the College of Medicine where she worked in the Admissions Office initially as a clerical assistant for 8 years before moving to ASPA in November 2004.  Heather remained in the College of Medicine until November 2010 when she accepted her current position as Manager of Admissions & Recruitment in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Continue reading “ASPA Member Highlight – Heather Mandeville, Manager of Admission & Recruitment, WCVM”

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ASPA Member Highlight – Beverley Kobelsky, Instructor, Costume Construction & Design, Department of Drama

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Beverley Kobelsky graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1987, with a beverley 1Bachelors in Fine Arts. She moved on to the University of Alberta to do her Masters in Visual Arts but then after only one year, she returned to the University of Saskatchewan do a degree in Drama Design which she completed in 1991.

Beverley started working at the University of Saskatchewan 15 years ago. At that time, she was hired contractually as a sessional lecturer to teach costume construction and design, and part-time as an ASPA employee to design and maintain the Drama department costumes and work with the students. In 2013, her position evolved into a full-time ASPA position as an Administrative Assistant for the Drama department, which includes her teaching duties. Continue reading “ASPA Member Highlight – Beverley Kobelsky, Instructor, Costume Construction & Design, Department of Drama”

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ASPA Member Highlight – Patrick Hauser, Safety and Compliance Coordinator, Safety Resources

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Niagara - PatPatrick Hauser graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996 with a BA in Economics.  Pat went on to complete the Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner Certificate in June 2006 from Saskatchewan Polytechnic and then worked at the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association for almost three years.

Patrick started working at the University of Saskatchewan in December 2008 in the Health, Safety and Environmental Management System (HSEMS) team, providing proactive client-focused and relationship-based services to help the campus community develop and implement locally customized and appropriate safety management systems to show local accountability and due diligence. Continue reading “ASPA Member Highlight – Patrick Hauser, Safety and Compliance Coordinator, Safety Resources”

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ASPA Member Highlight – Graham Wisser, Architectural Designer, Infrastructure, Planning and Land Development

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Graham Wisser studied Architectural Technologies through the Southern Alberta grahamInstitute of Technology (SAIT) and graduated in 2000. Graham joined the University of Saskatchewan in December 2014 working in the Facilities Management Division, which has been recently restructured so his position now falls under the umbrella of Infrastructure, Planning and Land Development. His work includes drafting for the planners and project managers on campus, as well as signage changes. The bulk of his duties include updating and creating You Are Here maps across campus.

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ASPA Member Highlight – Allison Fairbairn, Instructor

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Allison Fairbairn has her BMus in Music (Theory & Composition) and a BA in English from the University of Saskatchewan. She also has a MA in Ethnomusicology & Popular Music from the University of Alberta. She is currently working towards a MEd in Educational Technology & Design through the University of Saskatchewan. Continue reading “ASPA Member Highlight – Allison Fairbairn, Instructor”

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ASPA Member Highlight – Karen E. Mosier, Research Coordinator/Navigator (Department of Surgery/College of Medicine)

Written by Yolanda Palmer-Clarke

Karen E. Mosier started working at the University of Saskatchewan in August 2005. Currently she is the Research Coordinator/ Navigator in the Department of Surgery. This proud alumna boasts a BA in Psychology and a MSc in Pharmacy both of which she Karen 1achieved at the University of Saskatchewan. She fell in love with the warm and nurturing environment of the university, which inspired her to take a job on campus after completing her studies.

In her current position, Karen is responsible for mentoring faculty and residents on research processes and procedures and promoting a dynamic research culture within the department. Her duties include reviewing grant applications, sourcing funding opportunities for faculty, writing the annual department research report, collecting research metrics, maintaining the department research intranet, organizing faculty & resident research days and resident information session lunches, facilitating networking lunches, coordinating faculty and resident research awards, organizing monthly research committee meetings and overseeing the research budget. Continue reading “ASPA Member Highlight – Karen E. Mosier, Research Coordinator/Navigator (Department of Surgery/College of Medicine)”

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ASPA Member Highlight – Tracene Harvey, Director&Curator, Museum of Antiquities (College of Arts and Science)

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Tracene Harvey has her BA and MA in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Saskatchewan. She also has a PhD in Classical Archeology from the University of Alberta. IMG_3862

Tracene has worked in the Museum of Antiquities since 2008. She manages the collections and programs for the museum and works on projects related to the museum, in addition to administrative responsibilities. Tracene also teaches, conducts research, and publishes articles pertaining to the collections, and supervises 5 student staff members. In addition, she provides support to departments and programs on campus including Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, History, Archaeology & Anthropology. Tracene also offers support to professors who use the museum as a resource for their courses. She is also actively involved in writing grants to obtain funding for the museum’s operational expenses and for hiring students. For example, the museum recently received funding for a post graduate intern. The museum staff also run an Ancient & Medieval Adventures Camp for kids 6-13 in the summer under her direct leadership. Her specialty is in ancient Greek & Roman coins which also make up the museum’s collections and are used for teaching and research. For example, she is involved in teaching CMRS/CHEM 398: Using Big Science for the Study of Material Culture in which students use the Canadian Light Source to examine ancient artifacts.     Continue reading “ASPA Member Highlight – Tracene Harvey, Director&Curator, Museum of Antiquities (College of Arts and Science)”