MARGRET ASMUSS | MCED., B.A. HONS
Margret is a (mostly) retired Sustainability Educator and Consultant. Previously she was the Sustainability Coordinator at the University of Saskatchewan’s Office of Sustainability for fourteen years. Before working for the university, she spent many years as the Energy Projects Coordinator for the Saskatchewan Environmental Society and was also co-owner of Community Solutions Consulting, a community development consulting company. She also spent a few years on the SES board in the early 1980s. Margret received her Master’s in Continuing Education from the University of Saskatchewan and was trained as a Climate Reality Leader by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. Margret enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time outdoors with her husband Peter and dog Bella.
BOB HALLIDAY | P.ENG.
Bob is the President of R. Halliday & Associates and has practised as a consulting engineer in Saskatoon for more than 20 years. He previously worked for Environment Canada and is a former director of Canada’s National Hydrology Research Centre. Bob’s projects concern interjurisdictional water management, floodplain management, effects of climate change on water resources, and preparation of state of the basin reports for the Saskatchewan River basin and the Beaver River basin in Alberta. Bob has served on several international joint commission boards and other Canada-United States water-related entities. He is a former alternate member of the Prairie Provinces Water Board and was a founding member of the Advisory Council for international project WET, a water education initiative. Bob is currently board chair of the Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin. Bob’s interests include water and energy matters, old buildings, science history, and ancient civilizations.
RONN LEPAGE | CPA, CMC, C.DIR.
Ronn is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Consultant, and Chartered Director. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Ronn graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Computers in 1978 and a Master of Science, Environmental Strategy in 2013. Until, 2009, Ronn was a partner with Deloitte, Canada’s largest professional services firm. His 30 years of experience at Deloitte have provided him with a broad background in consulting. Over the years he has had the opportunity to serve clients in Canada, United States, and Australia. Ronn took early retirement from Deloitte to start a second career helping people to move to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. His company, Vereco Homes Inc, focused on helping Canadians to build smart green homes. Ronn sold Vereco in late 2017 and still acts as a senior advisor to the new owner. Ronn recently joined the Board of the One Waterfront Towers AOAO as Treasurer and chair of the Financial Advisory Committee. He is also a volunteer director for International Support for Acid and Burn Survivors. Ronn previously served as the Treasurer and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee for the Saskatchewan Environmental Society before returning in 2022 to fill those roles again. Happily married with 8 children and 13 grandchildren, Ronn enjoys adventure travel and anything outdoors.
HAYLEY CARLSON | M.P.P., B.SC.
Hayley has been active with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society since 2014, first as a volunteer, then as a Coordinator for the Climate Friendly Zone Campaign, and most recently as Policy Coordinator and Youth Affiliate to the board. She currently participates in fundraising and policy activities with a special focus on climate change. Hayley is presently working as a policy analyst with Prairies Economic Development Canada. She has a B.Sc. in Environmental and Conservation Science, a Master of Public Policy, and previous work experience with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment.
Jason is semi-retired, currently working as the Communications Manager for Saskatoon Cycles, a non-profit bicycle advocacy group. He spent most of his working life balancing blue-collar jobs with social, political, and environmental volunteerism (including SES since 2000), and usually found the latter more rewarding. He is a proud shareholder in the SES Solar Cooperative, owner of a used electric vehicle, and a year-round cyclist. He enjoys writing, reading, drawing, politics, TV, and movies, among a million other things. His greatest passion is a healthy planet for present and future generations of human and non-human life forms. He sees serving SES as an opportunity to feed that passion.
AMANDA LINDGREN | M.E.S., B.A. HONS
Amanda grew up on Treaty 6 territory in Saskatoon and gained an early appreciation for the environment by spending time camping and crocus-hunting with her family. She started with SES as a volunteer in 2014, and also served as the Coordinator for the Saskatchewan Living Green Expo. Amanda has earned a Master of Environment and Sustainability, a B.A. in Public Administration, and a Certificate in Sustainability from the University of Saskatchewan. Currently, she works as a public engagement consultant with the City of Saskatoon.
LEAH LUCIUK | B.A. & SC.
Leah grew up in Wynyard, Saskatchewan. She earned a B.A. & Sc. in Environment and Society and a Certificate in Sustainability from the University of Saskatchewan. Leah began her journey with SES in 2013, volunteering with the Climate Change Action Group and helping to organize the 2014 Earth Day Celebration. Since then, she has filled multiple staffing roles at SES, including Renewable Energy Project Intern, Energy Education Programmer, and Student Action for a Sustainable Future Coordinator. Now Leah works with Saskatchewan Parks, where she coordinates programming for park visitors and strives to protect the province’s natural spaces. In 2018, Leah was named one of Corporate Knight Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leaders in Canada. Leah is also an alumna of Ocean Bridge, an Ocean Wise program that empowers youth through two immersive expeditions and local community service that address ocean health and ocean literacy in Canada.
PETER PREBBLE | M.Ed., M.S.E.M., B.B.A.
Peter has been actively involved in the work of SES for over 30 years. Peter has authored and co-authored recent publications on climate change, the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, renewable energy potential in Saskatchewan, and stricter regulation of the oil sands industry. Peter served as a Member of the Legislature in Saskatchewan for 16 years. He has been involved in a wide variety of provincial initiatives related to wind power, energy conservation, and protected areas. Peter has also served as both SES’s Director of Environmental Policy and the President of SES Solar Co-operative, the first renewable power co-operative in Saskatchewan. Peter holds a Master of Sustainable Environmental Management from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Education from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Prince Edward Island. He is currently focusing his environmental work on climate change and energy policy.
LOGAN SALM | J.D., B.A.
Logan has an English degree from the University of Regina and a Law degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He currently practices law in Regina with OWZW LLP. He is also a board member of the Saskatchewan Association for Environmental Law. Logan previously worked at the Autism Resource Centre, where he worked with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In his spare time Logan loves to rock climb, hike, and ride his bike through Saskatchewan’s many river valleys.
BERT WEICHEL | M.SC.
Bert is a semi-retired consulting ecologist and environmental science instructor at the University of Saskatchewan. Bert has been active on the SES board for the past 35+ years, including as President for many years. He is also a founding director and current board member of the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council, serves as secretary treasurer on the board of the Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp., and is also on the SES Solar Co-operative board. After raising daughter Kaity and son Ky, Bert and his wife Jude, a weaver, spinner and fibre arts teacher, now generate solar power, keep poultry and sheep, grow a large vegetable garden, enjoy granddaughters Hanna and Heidi, and harbour a wide diversity of native flora and fauna on land near Pike Lake.
GLENN WRIGHT | J.D., M.SC., B.SC., P.ENG.
Glenn worked as a mechanical engineer in Saskatchewan’s resource sector for 20 years. In 2016 Glenn “retired” to pursue law at the University of Saskatchewan to become a better advocate for sustainable development. Glenn farms near Vanscoy and has been focused on minimizing his emissions and adopting regenerative farming practices. He installed small scale wind power and geothermal heat on his farm in 2008, disconnecting from natural gas at that time. He subsequently installed solar PV and designed and installed a deep insulation retrofit on his farmhouse in 2018-2019. Glenn has been driving electric vehicles since 2018. He also volunteers for the National Farmers Union (NFU), Climate Justice Saskatoon, and SaskEV. Glenn was part of the NFU delegation that attended the United Nations climate conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021. Glenn is presently working on strategic climate litigation in Saskatchewan seeking to clarify how the Charter of Rights and Freedoms interacts with government action to build infrastructure that will exacerbate dangerous climate change.
SARAH VALENTINE | B.SC. HONS, M.D. CANDIDATE
Sarah is a medical student at the University of Saskatchewan. She grew up deeply appreciating nature and is passionate about preserving it. Through volunteering and experiences in medical school, Sarah has seen how adversely climate change affects everyone, especially those who have the smallest hand in causing it. She is now on the board of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) as well as the University of Saskatchewan’s Planetary Health Student Group. Aside from environmental health, Sarah is interested in addictions, women’s health, and 2SLBGTQ+ issues.
DEAN STOCKDALE | B.F.A.
Dean is a theatre artist from Treaty 6 Territory with a passion for environmentalism and climate policy. They received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Alberta, with the intent of using theatre for social good. They believe very strongly in the power of a community of people coming together to create a better way, and hope to apply that belief on a larger scale, with regard to climate action, as Youth Affiliate.