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Education in Saskatchewan

  • About SRNET

Chad Coller

Chad Coller is the Chair of the SRNET Board of Directors and represents the University of Saskatchewan on the Board. He is the Director of Platform Services with the Information and Communications Technology department for the University of Saskatchewan. Chad’s career in IT spans over twenty years, with the past eight spent in higher education at the University of Saskatchewan.  As Director of IS Platforms, Chad oversees the university's IT infrastructure, including data centers, storage, networking, converged communication and research computing. Chad’s team is also responsible for the technical operations at SRNET.

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Garth McCormick

Garth McCormick is the SRNET Board Secretary and represents Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly known as SIAST) on the SRNET Board. He is the Associate Vice-President of Information Technology Services for Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Garth has over 30 years' experience in post-secondary information technology services at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Prior to his appointment as associate vice-president at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Garth held a variety of senior IT positions including Director of Client Services, Director of Application Development, Project Manager and Data Administrator. As Associate Vice-President, he leads a skilled team of information technology professionals in the delivery of IT services to Saskatchewan Polytechnic students, faculty and staff.

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Shari Baraniuk, MBA, B.Comm (Hon.)

Interim CIO, AVP of Information & Communications Technology at the University of Saskatchewan. Co-chair of the Research Systems Steering Committee, Administration Systems Steering Committee and Educational Systems Steering Committee and Chair of the Information Systems Steering Committee at the University of Saskatchewan. Member of the Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources Committee of Council. Prior to current position was the Director, Client Services for Information & Communications Technology overseeing the technology support services for students, faculty, researchers, and staff at the University of Saskatchewan.

 

Deborah Meyers

Deborah Meyers brings over 25 years of experience in building, leading and advising in corporate administrative services. She is highly successful in building continuous learning/improvement environments, developing innovative business solutions, managing strategic change, and cultivating organizational effectiveness. 
Deborah held various senior positions with the BC Provincial government, including CFO, Shared Services BC and Assistant Deputy Minister/Executive Financial Officer, Corporate Services with the Ministry of Forests and Range. At the Calgary Board of Education, she held the position of Superintendent, CFO and Corporate Treasurer, with an operating budget of over $1 billion. She has worked in both the private and the public sector including almost 10 years as a senior management consultant. 
Deborah holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a chartered accountant. She has been involved with the educational process for CA’s throughout her career, in both the Uniform Final Exam marking process and the Chartered Accountants School of Business.

 

Art Exner

Art Exner has been involved for many years in helping shape the success of SRNET for the benefit of its Members. Currently, Art is the Vice-Chair of the SRNET Board of Directors and represents the University of Regina on the Board. He is the Director of Communications and Infrastructure for Information Services at the University of Regina.

 

Harvey King

Dr. Harvey King represents the University of Regina on the board. He is an associate professor of Economics, and Director of the Centre for Continuing Education at the University. In his role as Director, he oversees the administration of the University's online and distance course development and delivery across Saskatchewan and Canada. He is a past Chair of the Saskatchewan Council for Admissions and Transfer (SaskCAT), and a former President of the Canadian Association of University Continuing Education (CAUCE).

 

Clint Repski

Currently serving as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Mr. Repski has been with the Government of Saskatchewan for eight years. Repski is a University of Regina alumni as well as a Chartered Accountant who began his career in government as Director of the Education Funding Branch with the Ministry of Education. He has continued in various senior leadership roles both within the ministry and Executive Council and was appointed to Assistant Deputy Minister of Education in September 2014.
During his time in the public service, Mr. Repski has worked on many high profile projects, including changes to and management of the education property tax system, a new funding model for the K-12 education system and led the development of the Sweet Dreams Social Impact Bond, Canada’s first social impact bond by a government organization.
Mr. Repski currently sits on several boards, including the Education Sector Efficiency Advisory Committee (2015), the Financial Management Council (2015), and was the chair of the Teacher Regulatory Transition Committee (2014). He has also held the role of Commissioner of the Teachers’ Superannuation Commission since 2008. From 2012-2014, he was Secretary for the Cabinet Committee on the Child and Family Agenda.

  

Ryan Hill

Mr. Hill is the Vice-President, Finance at the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC).  He previously served as the Associate Vice-President, Finance and the Controller for SRC and as a Manager at KPMG and a Senior Associate of PricewaterhouseCoopers. 
In addition to corporate management and leadership, Ryan is a Chartered Accountant and has over 13 years of financial management, audit and tax experience. Mr. Hill is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan.