News Release - January 26, 2001
NEW BOARD CHAIR FOR SIAST
The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) is
beginning the year with a new leader at the helm.
Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training Minister Glenn Hagel announced
Christine Boyczuk will be the new board chair, effective today. Boyczuk has
been a member of the SIAST board since last January.
"Ms. Boyczuk is an excellent choice because of her experience on the board and
her strong background in Saskatchewan public education," Hagel said. "It's
important to have continued strong leadership guiding the institution. The
SIAST Review Report confirms SIAST is headed in the right direction. The new
Board Chair will continue in that direction, following the recommendations
outlined in the Report."
Boyczuk is from Moose Jaw and is currently the Director of Education, Grey,
Grand Coulee, Pense School Division, and Special Education Co-ordinator,
Davidson School Division. She has held several positions with the Moose Jaw
Public Board of Education, was a teacher for 13 years and holds a Masters
Degree in Education.
Boyczuk replaces Paul Dudgeon, whose term has expired. Dudgeon had been Chair
since 1996 and a Board member since 1992. Hagel thanked Dudgeon for helping to
ensure SIAST continues to be the primary source of technical education and
training for Saskatchewan people. Hagel also noted the many accomplishments
during Dudgeon's term, including his role in the SIAST Review and restructuring
The other SIAST board members are: Dennis Anderson, Cheryl Bauer Hyde, Keith
Martell, Margaret Dagenais, Mike Hintze, Trevor Klassen, Rico Mirasty, Morris
Onyskevitch, Barbara Beavis, Bill Hutchinson, Bob Guthrie and Owen Sebastian.
For more information, contact:
Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training
Phone: (306) 787-0530