Uncategorized

University of Regina Enrolment up Despite Online-Only Classes

BY KAYLEEN SAWATZKY AND THOMAS PILLER GLOBAL NEWS Posted April 20, 2020 6:16pm

The University of Regina’s spring/summer semester will be solely delivered via remote learning, using online resources due to policies enacted to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Even though this is a big change from learning in the classroom, registration for the upcoming semester has actually increased eight per cent from this time last year.

Continue reading “University of Regina Enrolment up Despite Online-Only Classes”
ASPA Updates

2020 List of Executive Nominations with Biographies

MOSIER, Karen

Karen E. Mosier is a Research Coordinator for the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine. Karen has her BA in Psychology and MSc in Pharmacy. Karen has over fourteen years’ experience in research administration at the University of Saskatchewan. 

Karen was the ASPA representative on the Non-Academic Pension and Benefits Committee for 3 years until it was disbanded in June 2019. Karen has been on the ASPA communications committee since April 2018. In August 2019, she stepped up to chair two combined committees to form the Communications & Public Relations Committee. Karen has written 21 ASPA member highlights and 13-member interest articles for the ASPA Advocate website. Karen is also a member of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators. She is the co-leader of the CARA Member Engagement Committee and has written 30 articles for the CARA Connection newsletter. Karen recently published her first book entitled “Soft Skills and Professional Tips for the Office”.

Continue reading “2020 List of Executive Nominations with Biographies”
ASPA Updates

2020 ASPA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NOTICE

ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPERVISORY

PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION (ASPA)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

TUESDAY, APRIL 28 2020 VIA ZOOM VIDEO MEETING

2:00 pm (Call to order)

Click a the links below to access documents related to the Annual General Meeting.
Uncategorized

RESILIENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Today, in workplaces characterized by staff cutbacks, deadlines, rivalry and organizational change, success relies on an individual’s capacity to cope and even thrive when faced with stress. Resiliency is the ability to ‘bounce back’ after a challenge or setback that are an inevitable part of life.

Here are some tips on how you can become more resilient in the workplace:

Continue reading “RESILIENCE IN THE WORKPLACE”
ASPA Updates, Uncategorized

Condolences to the Gellner Family

Dear ASPA Members

We are very sad to advise everyone that Annetta Gellner passed away on Wednesday March 25, 2020 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Annetta served ASPA for 21 years as our assistant and that was after serving the university for 35 plus years in the registrars office. Annetta was an integral part of ASPA and for many years was the only constant in a rotating list of executive members. Speaking from personal experience having served as president for the first time 18 years ago, Annetta kept me on track with all the things a president has to do and was a wealth of information on everything from how to run a meeting to the story behind decisions made many years prior. I will miss Annetta but feel lucky to have worked with her.

You can read her obituary at this link https://www.arbormemorial.ca/hillcrest/obituaries/annetta-inez-gellner/47276

Curtis Larson

ASPA President”