Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal Award Ceremony

Please join IPAC Saskatchewan Regional Group in honouring Chief Clive Weighill of the Saskatoon Police Service, with the Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal Award. Her Honour, the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield will be presenting the award.

Saskatoon City Police Chief Clive Weighill

Awards will also be presented for the following achievements:

Promising New Professional Award in Public Administration – John Bird

IPAC Doug Stevens Public Policy Graduate Student Scholarship – Moses Gordon

IPAC Academic Award – Julia Rudzitis and Troy Julé

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Time: Arrival and seating at 5:00 PM and Ceremony at 5:30 PM

Where: Sir Richard Lake Hall, Government House (4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina)

RSVP by September 13, 2016 to Alison Hamilton at

Gold Medal Invite 2016


Speed Networking Event

IPAC Saskatchewan is pleased to be hosting a speed networking social event that you will not want to miss.

Please join Deputy Ministers Kevin Fenwick, Lin Gallagher, Al Hilton, Claire Isman, Cam Swan and other senior leaders for this unique evening of social networking. By utilizing a controlled method to encourage increased interaction from senior leaders to emerging professionals, our speed networking activities will be focused on maximizing time.

This is a great opportunity to build connections, network with Saskatchewan’s leaders and socialize with your cohorts. Hors d’oeurves will be served and there will be a cash bar.

Date: September 27th, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Crave Kitchen & Wine Bar, 1925 Victoria Avenue, Regina
Fees: Free for members, $10 for non-members (cash only – pay at the door)

Please register on or before September 23rd, 2016 by contacting




On Monday, September 19th the Public Policy Book Club will be meeting to discuss “Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics” by Richard H. Thaler.  If you are interested in coming out to discuss a great book and have some great food, please contact Winter Fedyk at



Shortlisted for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

Get ready to change the way you think about economics.

Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals.Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth—and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.

Traditional economics assumes rational actors. Early in his research, Thaler realized these Spock-like automatons were nothing like real people. Whether buying a clock radio, selling basketball tickets, or applying for a mortgage, we all succumb to biases and make decisions that deviate from the standards of rationality assumed by economists. In other words, we misbehave. More importantly, our misbehavior has serious consequences. Dismissed at first by economists as an amusing sideshow, the study of human miscalculations and their effects on markets now drives efforts to make better decisions in our lives, our businesses, and our governments.

Coupling recent discoveries in human psychology with a practical understanding of incentives and market behavior, Thaler enlightens readers about how to make smarter decisions in an increasingly mystifying world. He reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building, to TV game shows, the NFL draft, and businesses like Uber.

Laced with antic stories of Thaler’s spirited battles with the bastions of traditional economic thinking, Misbehaving is a singular look into profound human foibles. When economics meets psychology, the implications for individuals, managers, and policy makers are both profound and entertaining.



Regina’s Public Policy Book Club Featured in Canadian Government Executive Magazine

Regina’s Public Policy Book Club meets six times a year to discuss books covering a wide cross-section of topics of interest to both public policy practitioners, academics and thoughtful minds from all walks of life.

The following article spotlighting the Book Club appeared in the September 2015 edition of Canadian Government Executive.

Regina’s Public Policy Book Club Article

2016/17 IPAC Saskatchewan Regional Group Board of Directors Announced

The IPAC Saskatchewan Regional Group is pleased to announce the 2016/17 Board of Directors.  Thank you to all of those who stepped forward to volunteer for the coming year.  IPAC Saskatchewan is excited about the year ahead and all of the great events that will be coming up!

  • President – Fabian Contreras
  • Vice-President and Membership Chair – Lee Anne Schienbein
  • Past-President and National Representative – Doris Morrow
  • Secretary – Christa Ross
  • Treasurer – Karen O’Brien
  • Communications Chair – Chris Malnyk
  • Programs Chair – Winter Fedyk
  • Awards Chair – Alison Hamilton
  • New Professionals Liaison – Katie Geoghegan
  • Director at Large – Giselle Marcotte
  • Director at Large – Glen Gardner
  • Director at Large – Kathy McNutt
  • Director at Large – Cammy Colpitts
  • Director at Large – Raquel Pasap