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ASPA Member Highlight – LaVina Watts, Study Abroad Coordinator (College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office)

Written by Karen E. Mosier

LaVina Watts has worked on campus for over 12 years, having held 4 positions. LaVina’s LaVina 3current position gives her the opportunity to work with departments and faculty members to form new partnerships with international universities, and to create international study programs. Her primary duty is to support the offering of courses/programs within an existing degree programs, to allow Arts & Science students to study abroad and get credit for their course work. This work includes assisting faculty with course development, assisting with safety plans, looking under every rock for student funding, and reassuring students that the extra effort to participate in a study abroad program will be more than worth it in the end. Continue reading “ASPA Member Highlight – LaVina Watts, Study Abroad Coordinator (College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office)”

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ASPA Member Highlight – Carla Zorn, Admin Coordinator, Faculty Engagement, College of Medicine (Dean’s Office)

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Carla Zorn has worked on campus in the College of Medicine Dean’s Office for 12 years. She has a secretarial certificate. Carla works with faculty in the College of Medicine Carla 2regarding annual reviews, tenure & promotion, salary review, and to ensure these collegial processes occur in a timely manner and proceed to the Vice Provost Faculty Affairs office. The College of Medicine has 15 departments, so Carla is regularly in communication with the Department Heads and their support staff to notify them of timelines, to assist with the processes and/or to answer queries for faculty-related topics. She also assists in processing appointments for new and existing faculty in the College of Medicine. The College currently has over 1800 faculty appointments. Continue reading “ASPA Member Highlight – Carla Zorn, Admin Coordinator, Faculty Engagement, College of Medicine (Dean’s Office)”

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ASPA Member Highlight – Curtis Larson, Associate Director of Operations, Office of the Vice-Provost, Health

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Curtis Larson has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Saskatchewan.curtis 2 He has worked on campus for just over 25 years. Curtis oversees the operations of the Health Science building because no one college owns the building. This coverage includes several colleges and schools including the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy & Nutrition, College of Dentistry, School of Public Health, and School of Rehabilitation Science as well as supporting researchers from other colleges. He is involved with space management and allocation, managing the supply centres, and supervising 5 lab managers which provide lab management services to the research cluster laboratories. Continue reading “ASPA Member Highlight – Curtis Larson, Associate Director of Operations, Office of the Vice-Provost, Health”

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ASPA Member Highlight – Nate McKenzie, Team Lead Audio Visual Support Services (Zone Support)

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Nate McKenzie has a Diploma in Electric Systems Engineering Technology from Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly known as SIAST). He has worked on campus for 13 years.nate 2

Nate leads the team that handles audio visual classroom support campus wide – to every building on campus except for Innovation Place. This involves coordinating phone calls, remote trouble shooting, and dispatching technicians to provide aid on site. AV Support is a critical function of Information Technology Services. When a class is in session and technical problems occur, assistance must be provided in a time critical manner. Their overall goal is to provide AV support within a 2 – 10 minute time frame.

Continue reading “ASPA Member Highlight – Nate McKenzie, Team Lead Audio Visual Support Services (Zone Support)”

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ASPA Member Highlight – Jennifer Lutzko, Events Specialist, Culinary Services

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Jennifer Lutzko has a certificate in Special Events Coordination Management from Lakeland College. She has worked at the University of Saskatchewan for 4 years and has over 21 years’ experience in the hospitality industry.Jennifer_Lutzko_head_shot

Her primary role is to work with both internal and external groups to provide guidance and act as the main point of contact while using Marquis Hall Events Centre and/or the Residence rooms. Culinary Services books all types of events – from meetings for 15 people to 3 day conferences for 200 people. Jennifer has worked with visitors from all over the world, from as far away as Japan and New Zealand to coordinate their food and/or accommodations on campus. Continue reading “ASPA Member Highlight – Jennifer Lutzko, Events Specialist, Culinary Services”

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ASPA Member Highlight – Darwin Roy, Executive Director Community Relations & Engagement

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Darwin Roy has a Bachelor of Education Degree and a Masters in Educational Administration, both from the University of Saskatchewan. He started his position as pic 3Executive Director on March 13, 2018.

His portfolio is to represent the University of Saskatchewan to ensure strong, positive, mutually beneficial relationships and community presence that enhances the University’s reputation, while building awareness of its purpose and presence.   Continue reading “ASPA Member Highlight – Darwin Roy, Executive Director Community Relations & Engagement”

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ASPA Member Highlight – Odili Obi, Waste Prevention Coordinator

Written by Karen E. Mosier, ASPA Communications Committee

Odili Obi has a BA in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Regina. He has worked at the University of Odili ObiSaskatchewan for 5 1/2 years.

Odili is the Waste Prevention Coordinator in the Office of Sustainability. He is in charge of managing the university’s single-stream recycling program. He manages solid waste. This includes landfill, waste, and compost. Currently, 27% of waste is diverted from ending up in the landfill because of the university’s aggressive recycling program. Continue reading “ASPA Member Highlight – Odili Obi, Waste Prevention Coordinator”