Happy Earth Day 2022

Happy Earth Day from the USask Office of Sustainability!

The world has changed a great deal in the past two years and we’ve had to stay on our toes to make campus a more sustainable place despite the ever-changing circumstances. Sustainability still remains a complex realm stitching together all aspects of campus life to reduce our overall impacts and help transform the world for the better; however, with the shifting away from campus many of us have experienced due to COVID-19, being agile and taking advantage of opportunities to improve campus has never been more important.

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How to Handle Criticism in the Workplace

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Personal and professional success depends on being able to receive criticism and deal with it in a calm way. Criticism in the workplace is unavoidable since we as humans are prone to make mistakes. The goal of constructive feedback is to improve your abilities and performance. Self reflection on your flaws or mistakes and acknowledgement of the areas needing improvement will help you handle criticisms at work.    

Here are some key ways to handle criticism at work:

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2022 List of Executive Nominations with Biographies

PREISS, Bradie

Job title: Mechanical Engineer at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Campus. Bradie has been with ASPA since September 2021 and graduated the University of Saskatchewan’s Engineering College in 2010.

Prior to working on campus, Bradie worked for a global consulting firm for 10 years. This is where he was a part of their Global Leadership Team which was tasked with providing strategic direction for the company in terms of employee experience, engagement, and training opportunities. Bradie also founded the company’s first national Young Engineering Group. This was intended to create programs and initiatives to engage and retain rising talent within the company.

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2022 ASPA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NOTICE

ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPERVISORY

PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION (ASPA)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, APRIL 20 2022 VIA ZOOM

1:30 pm (Call to order)

Please note: Zoom polls will be used during the meeting. Some devices may need to be updated to view polls.

Condolences to the Klingenberg Family

“It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that our former colleague and friend from Student Finance and Awards, Wendy Klingenberg (Associate Registrar and Manager of Student Finance and Awards), passed away this afternoon, surrounded by family, after a long struggle with illness.

A celebration of her life will be held at Park Funeral Home at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 26.”

Obituary: https://www.echovita.com/ca/obituaries/sk/saskatoon/wendy-gale-klingenberg-14411105

ASPA Member Highlight – Chris O’Grady, Director of Operations for USask Health Sciences

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Chris O’Grady has a MSc in Biochemistry conferred from the University of Saskatchewan. He has worked at the University of Saskatchewan for the last 12 years. Chris started working on campus in early 2010 as a Research Technician in the biochemistry lab in the Health Sciences building. In April 2015, he transitioned to Lab Manager for the USask Health Sciences, formerly known as the Council of Health Sciences Deans Office. In January 2022, he accepted a position as the Director of Operations for USask Health Sciences.   

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