Ashley Martin, Regina Leader – Post November 1, 2018
The Union representing the University of Regina’s academic staff should know Monday whether its 1.050 members are in favour of a strike, after 16 months without a contract. READ MORE
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 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.
Picketers outside the Co-op gas bar at Avenue C North and Circle Drive chanted “don’t shop Co-op” as vehicles drove by.
Shoppers at the Co-op grocery stores on 33rd Street West and in Stonebridge arrived to see signs stating “We’re Closed.” Read More
Written by John Costa, ASPA Research Committee Member
The recent census provided some insights into the composition of our membership. Of the 637 census respondents, 66% report being alumni of the University of Saskatchewan. The majority of those (83%) have post-secondary degrees with 45% holding a bachelor’s degree, 30% with a Master’s degree, 7% with a PhD and 2% with a post-doc. The remainder have high school, diploma or certificates.
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.
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. Read More
The ASPA 40th Anniversary Committee is hosting the last anniversary events this October and we are posting notice for you to SAVE THE DATE.
Tuesday October 23: ASPA 40th Anniversary Final Events
Each event will feature the world known author/presenter, Michael Kerr. “Michael Kerr, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), Speaking Hall of Fame member, is a business speaker, very funny motivational speaker, and the author of six books including Putting Humor to Work. He is known as one of North America’s leading speakers on humor in the workplace and how safe humor can be used to create more productive, less stressful, more creative, and more inspiring workplaces. His hilarious, inspiring and thought-provoking programs are often rated as having the greatest impact and relevance of any presentation at a conference. Michael is listed as one of Canada’s most requested funny motivational business speakers.” – https://www.nsb.com/speakers/michael-kerr/
by Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, September 18, 2018
One day after serving notice that contract negotiations had reached an impasse, a union representing around 1,900 University of Saskatchewan employees has directed its bargaining committee to hold a strike vote later this month.
Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1975, which represents a diverse range of employees including IT workers, truck drivers, parking enforcement officers and shopkeepers, has been without a collective agreement since Dec. 31, 2015.
In a news release issued Monday morning, the union said the “main sticking point” in the current round of talks was that the university refuses to negotiate pension plans, and is “threatening to make unilateral cuts to the pension plan.” READ MORE