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The Alumni Effect Speaker Series

The Alumni Effect Speaker Series

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July 2022       

       Katie Sveinson

Katie Sveinson

BSRS’12, MSc’14, PhD’19

Dr. Katie Sveinson earned her PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Regina in 2019 and has also recieved both her Master of Science in Kinesiology (2014) and a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Studies (2012) from the University. Her research combines sport management and sociology of sport, with a focus on sport consumer behavior. Specifically, Dr. Sveinson utilizes critical qualitative methodologies to understand how gender impacts the sport fan experience.

Dr. Sveinson has spent the past three years as an assistant professor (tenure-track) at Temple University in Philadelphia and is now an assistant professor (tenure-track) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

June 2022 

Jacq Brasseur (they/them)

BA'15, MEd'21

With over 15 years of experience working in 2SLGBTQ+ communities, Jacq Brasseur (they/them) is the CEO & Principal Consultant at Ivy + Dean Consulting, a firm they founded to provide equity-informed consulting to small & medium non-profits.

They are a queer, non-binary registered social worker in Saskatchewan who has worked within a wide range of 2SLGBTQ+ sectors as a community leader. The 2SLGBTQ+ organizations that Jacq has had the joy of working or leading include NWT Pride, TransSask Support Services, UR Pride Centre for Sexuality & Gender Diversity, Fierté Canada Pride and the Enchanté Network.

May 2022

Joan Pratchler 

B.Ed.,’82 (U of Sask),  B.A. ’83 (S.T.M.) P.G.D. Ed. Admin. ’94, M.Ed. (Ed. Admin.) ’97 (U of R), CT/RTC, SCBScN ’19 (SaskPolytech/U of R)

After a full career in Education, she retired, or as Joan puts it “reloaded”. Joan completed a 4-year degree in the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Nursing program at the U of R in 2019, just before the pandemic began. Nursing and education have provided a myriad of opportunities for Joan. Along with her consulting work, she has had a variety of nursing practices over the past 3 years working as a Public Health Nurse as a contact investigator and tracer, a Community Mental Health nurse in an NGO, and as a vaccination nurse in Primary Healthcare in Regina.

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