Board

Hayley Carlson | M.P.P., B.Sc.

President

Hayley Carlson has been active with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society since 2014, first as a volunteer, 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 Program Manager and doing research with the Global Institute for Water Security. She has a B.Sc. In Environmental and Conservation Science, a Master’s of Public Policy and previous work experience with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. Hayley is also a board member of the SES Solar Co-operative.

Bob Halliday | P.Eng.

Vice President

Photo Board BobBob Halliday is the president of R. Halliday & Associates and has practised as a consulting engineer in Saskatoon for more than 15 years. He previously worked for Environment Canada and is a former director of Canada’s National Hydrology Research Centre. Company projects concern interjurisdictional water management, floodplain management, and effects of climate change on water resources. Projects have also included the preparation of state of the basin reports for the Saskatchewan River basin and for 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 has recently been appointed board chair of the Partners For the Saskatchewan River Basin. Bob’s interests include water and energy matters, old building, science history, and ancient civilizations. He is in the process of trying to become more retired.

Margaret Smith | B.Sc. Hon.

Treasurer

Margaret Smith has been interested in supporting the environment since the days of “Think Globally, Act Locally” and “If it’s yellow, let it mellow.” She is a retired software systems analyst who worked in the software industry for 30 years, primarily in scientific applications, in Canada, Australia, and England. She jokingly likes to tell people that every time you are mad at the computer for not doing what you want, you are really mad at her (that’s okay, she can take it). Margaret was born and raised in Saskatoon, is a U of S grad and has spent most of her life here. She has always liked numbers and what they tell you. Other activities include singing with a few different groups and volunteering, primarily in areas that promote positive attitudes towards sexuality.

Margret Asmuss | MCEd., B.A. Hon.

Board Member

Margret Asmuss is a Sustainability Educator and Consultant. Previously she was the Sustainability Coordinator at the U of S Office of Sustainability for fourteen years, where she played a key role in the development of the Campus Sustainability Plan and the university’s achievement of a STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System) Silver Rating. Recently, Margret was trained as a Climate Reality Leader by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. 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 at the University of Saskatchewan.

Ann Coxworth | M.Sc.

Board Member

Photo Board AnnAnn Coxworth has been a member of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society’s board of directors for the past 30 years and continues to volunteer on research and organizational tasks. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Durham, U.K., a Master of Arts from Smith College, Mass., USA, and a Master of Science in nuclear chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research experience was gained at the Lawrence Berkeley Radiation Lab in California and the Windscale Sellafield Lab in Cumbria, UK.

Leah Luciuk | B.A. & Sc.

Board Member

Leah Luciuk grew up in Wynyard, Saskatchewan. She earned a B.A. & Sc. in Environment and Society and an Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015. Leah is an alumni 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. 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. Last June, Leah took on a full time position with Saskatchewan Parks, where she coordinates programming for park visitors and strives to protect the province’s natural spaces.

Peter Prebble | B.B.A., M.Ed., M.S.E.M.

Board Member

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Peter Prebble has been actively involved in the work of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society 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. During the period September 2012 to August 2016 Peter was the Saskatchewan Environmental Society’s Director of Environmental Policy. From November 2016 to October 2019 he served as President of SES Solar Co-op, the first renewable power co-op in Saskatchewan. Peter holds a Master of Sustainable Environmental Management degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He also holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree 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.

Board Member

Logan Salm has an English degree from the University of Regina and a Law degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He works in Regina as an articling student with OWZW LLP. He is also a board member of the Saskatchewan Association for Environmental Law (SKAEL). 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.

Bill Wardell | Q.C.

Board Member

Bill Wardell is a partner in the Saskatoon law firm of Wardell Gillis. Bill and his wife, Florence, are active cattle and grain farmers on land near Floral Saskatchewan, where they live. Before entering private practice, Bill spent 15 years helping to establish the legal aid system in Saskatchewan, teaching law at the College of Law, as well as co-founding the Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA). He has served a number of organizations, including the Riverbend Presbytery on behalf of the Clavet United Church, the Board of SaskTel (2005-08), as Chair of Environment and H.R. Committee, and as a member of the Governance committee. Bill served three years as president and chair of the board of the Saskatoon Co-op.

Bert Weichel | M.Sc.

Board Member

Photo Board BertBert Weichel is a lecturer in environmental studies and physical geography at the University of Saskatchewan and also a principal in the environmental consulting partnership, Johnson and Weichel. A long time board member of SES, he is also currently on the board of the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council and secretary of the Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp.

Glenn Wright | J.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., P.Eng.

Board Member

Glenn Wright worked as a mechanical engineer in Saskatchewan’s resource sector for 20 years, but he left the field of engineering in 2016 and studied law at the University of Saskatchewan. He now works at Wardell Gillis under the guidance of Bill Wardell. Glenn farms near Vanscoy and has been focused on minimizing his emissions and adopting regenerative farming practices. He installed wind 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 farm house in 2018-2019. Glenn has been driving electric vehicles for 3 years, which has led to an emissions reduction of 50% since the baseline year of 2006. He volunteers for the National Farmers Union, Climate Justice Saskatoon, and SaskEV. He is also a board member of SaskBarley Development Commission.

Taylor-Anne Yee | J.D., B.A. Hon.

Board Member

Taylor-Anne Yee has a political science and law degree from the University of Saskatchewan. After articling and working in rural Saskatchewan for the past 1.5 years, she has returned to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to continue practicing as a lawyer. She is the president of the Saskatchewan Association for Environmental Law (SKAEL), an organization that began operating in August 2018 to advocate for stronger environmental laws, particularly in the province, through education and skills development. In her spare time, she likes to read, play video games, do graphic design, and play piano, ukulele, or guitar.

Sarah Valentine | B.Sc. Hon., M.D. Candidate

Youth Affiliate

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.