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Title Description Date(s) Location Media
Evidence-based versus ideology driven COVID Public Policy Decision making

During the course of my career I served in executive leadership roles with a succession of agencies in the health sector in Saskatchewan. I also served on a wide array of Boards and committees  which were tasked with policy setting. Through that experience I gained  an appreciation for the value of evidence-based policy setting. During the decade from 2009 to 2019 I also provided consulting services to a range of governments and non-government organizations.

2022-03-11 Saskatoon
Letter informing families of a positive case in a Saskatoon elementary school.

These letters became all too common during the 4th wave in Saskatoon. 

2021-10-21 Saskatoon
News from the last day before shut down

Working at the library we put out the StarPhoenix and the Globe and Mail in the morning everyday. These pictures are from July 2021 and they are of the last newspapers put out before the library shut down for Covid.

20210721 Murray library, Usask, Saskatoon
An Antiviral Formulation with RNA Dependent RNA Polymerase & DNA Gyrase Suppressive Properties

The invention relates to a composition for antiviral use.

State of the Art

Antiviral agents are the pharmacological agents used against the virus infections. They are used in order to control or destroy the viral infection.

2020-11-03 Turkey
Saskatchewan Ferries

Because of Covid-19 travel restrictions, the three of us, who have often travelled together, chose to see more of Saskatchewan by crossing all 12 ferries on the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers in a series of short trips. We include photos, interesting local information, descriptions of what we saw, and quotations from each of us.

2020-08-02 until 2020-09-18 12 rural ferry crossings on the Saskatchewan Rivers
Blog Post on the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic

My experience at the beginning of the pandemic, from working in a store, quarantining, and adjusting to the new restrictions and rules. 

2020-04-08 Saskatoon, SK
Surviving Covid

A beautiful day to create...covid memories

20210327 By Grainfields restaurant on 8th street
Arts and Science Think Big-Be Bold Plan Celebration March 2021

A curriculum renewal panel discussion, a keynote address about MATH 101 and a robotic telescope demonstration were some of the highlights of the College of Arts and Science’s second annual “Think Big – Be Bold” Celebration Day.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held online. A video premiered on YouTube at 1 pm on March 24, 2021, to celebrate milestone achievements for two college commitments: Put Students First and New Curricula.

2021-03-24 Saskatoon SK

My teenage daughters created this vlog of their lives in the first few months of the pandemic:

Spring to Summer 2020 Saskatoon, SK
How Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc is Adopting Measures vis-à-vis COVID-19

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas have adapted to the health protocols put into place for safety during the COVID-19 operational phase.   The pandemic has taught us that now during these difficult times, it is more important than ever before raise community awareness about the rich and diverse natural and historic heritage out at the afforestation areas and advocate for our local natural resources and sustainability initiatives for the benefit of the public.  The pandemic has taught us that now during these difficult times, it is more important than

2020-11-27 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan