Member Interest Articles

Safety Awards

Written by Karen E. Mosier

We are pleased to announce that Mark Boyd, Vicki Keeler, Heather Neufeld, Chris O’Grady and Angelo Selo were the co-winners of the 2020 University of Saskatchewan’s annual Safety Recognition Award. This recognition was given to these Health Sciences Lab Managers for their outstanding work over the past year. They were recognized as influencers who affect all levels of research and help exemplify that research can be both productive and safe.

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Why Grit Matters in the Workplace

Written by Karen E. Mosier

You can always find people that no matter what the circumstances and bad breaks, they seem to be able to roll with the punches and stand up and get on with their life. Grit is simply persistence and fortitude to persevere no matter what and succeed. Grit has been shown to be more important that IQ, social intelligence, attractiveness and charisma.

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Member Interest Articles

ASPA’s Annual Post-Holiday Social

Ever year we celebrate another year of goals and successes accomplished by our Members. This year’s response was overwhelming and fantastic to see! With the venue being sold out with the 150 available tickets, we hope all our socials see this kind of popularity! We had an attendance of 83 plus some members of our Executive and the Social Committee. Congratulations to all of our fabulous winners!!

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Emotional Intelligence in The Workplace

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Have you ever noticed that there always seems to be one or two people in an office setting that are very good at dealing with emotional situations, handing conflict, and demonstrating empathy? Emotional intelligence is defined as a person’s ability to recognize, understand, manage, and reason with emotions. This emotional understanding is critical to help teams work together better, make employees feel understood, connect better with colleagues, and to move up the career ladder.

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Pizza Social Success!

Written by ASPA’s Social Committee

Thank you to all the ASPA members that attended the November Pizza Social making it a huge success!

The turn out of this social was nearly 300 members with over 85 boxes of pizza consumed. Attendees were well fed and entertained. We are indeed fortunate to be part of such a great community and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!

ASPA Social Committee (Left to right)
Connor O’Hagan, Angeline Hainstock, Anne-Marie Cey, Ekpenyong Bassey, Gina DiPaolo-McGuire, Carla Zorn, Henry Tan, and Dan Zhao
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