Constructing Safety Leadership Conference Registration Now Open
If you are a construction business owner or leader in the industry, you don't want to miss your chance to hear from industry leaders at this year's Constructing Safety Leadership conference. 2020 highlights include:
- Emerging Legal Trends
- Safety Implementation
- Leadership Strategies
- Safety & Your Company
- Locally recognized Keynotes and Moderators
Visit www.scsaonline.ca/events to register
Tickets: $100 each
Early Bird: $75 each - available until March 1
Ticket Sales close April 13, 2020
Tanner is both Munz Media's Founder, and Chief Creative Officer.
His dynamic nature and keen eye for “the shot” have allowed him to create beautiful, engaging & practical content for businesses across the province and beyond.
Tanner’s story begins in 2011, when he started “Next Level Media” to create content for Saskatchewan sports organizations and small businesses. In the year’s that followed, the young entrepreneur saw a high demand for quality social media material, and he worked tirelessly toward his aspirations of creating a leading content creation agency.
In 2017, Tanner dove heart-first into his endeavour to bring businesses to life through video & photo. Once a one-man band, Munz Media's audacious Director now leads a full-scale multimedia collective, trusted by some of Saskatchewan’s biggest brands.
Jeff N. Grubb
Jeff N. Grubb, Q.C. is a Partner in the Regina office of Miller Thomson LLP. Jeff was called to the Bar in Saskatchewan in 1988 and has practiced in that province for his entire career.
Jeff practices in the Employment and Labour Law field; primarily representing employers and management. Jeff also practices in the area of Civil Litigation with a unique appreciation and understanding of agribusiness and food issues and disputes. In addition to practicing law, Jeff owns and operates a grain farm in Saskatchewan. In October 2006 Jeff was recognized by Lexpert as one of Canada’s top 100 industry specialist lawyers (Food and Agriculture).
Jeff offers strategic and sage advice to employer clients endeavouring to manage their personnel in a responsible and productive manner. Jeff represents employers (in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces) in all employment matters, from hiring to termination, to human rights and harassment complaints, to grievance handling and arbitration, to wrongful dismissal claims. Jeff also represents employers in addressing human rights issues and complaints, including the scope and nature of an employer’s obligation to accommodate employees in relation to one of the prohibited grounds.
Jeff is also Miller Thomson’s Office Managing Partner in Saskatchewan as well as a member of Miller Thomson’s national Executive Committee.
Jeff is a past President of the Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Bar Association (National). Jeff is also a former Coroner who presided over inquest hearings in the Province of Saskatchewan.
Jamie Nye grew up in Lumsden as a diehard fan of the Roughriders and a passion for sports.
After graduating from the U of R with a Journalism degree, Jamie started down the path that would lead him to the Green Zone. It detoured through Edmonton, where he was a sideline reporter for Edmonton Eskimos broadcasts.
But his heart remained in Saskatchewan. He returned in 2011, to tell the stories that matter to fans here, and talk to them each day as host of the #1 sports show in Saskatchewan, “The Green Zone.”
Jamie’s never forgotten what it’s like to be the small-town kid watching the big games. When Taylor Field was knocked down, his heartfelt commentary on the end of an era won a national award for Best Radio Commentary.
Jamie can be observed gnashing his teeth over the latest heartbreak of being a Vancouver Canucks fan, an Oakland Raiders fan, and kind of a Blue Jays fan.
For fun, Jamie loves traveling with no plan. “Pick a spot and figure it out when we get there by asking locals or finding a brochure at a local cafe.”
His guilty pleasure is reality TV. But his favourite reality TV is witnessing sports history. “Remarkable comebacks, Joe Carter’s walk off home run, Donovan Bailey’s 100m gold medal or Sidney Crosby’s golden goal are the reason I love doing what I do. The post game show after the 2013 Grey Cup was the most fun I’ve had on the radio in my career because it was not only sports history but Saskatchewan history.”
Most of all, Jamie is a proud dad of two, who loves to spend time with his family.
Jamie has proudly endorsed the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association since 2019 and is excited to be back again at this year’s Leadership Conference.
As Executive Director of the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA), Mike McKenna brings to his position a passion for occupational health and safety and extensive industry knowledge and expertise that spans over 20 years. After discovering an interest in occupational therapy, Mike graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of BC. He began his career as an occupational therapist at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre where he worked for 10 years. He joined WorkSafeBC in 1996 as an occupational therapist, but soon transitioned into management where he eventually became the liaison to the construction industry, assisting companies with assessment, claims, and health and safety concerns. Prior to joining BCCSA, he spent 3 years as a director and part owner of OrionHealth, a private rehabilitation company specializing in treating injured workers in BC and Alberta.
Brian L. Barber
Brian L. Barber has served the construction industry in his home province of Saskatchewan for over thirty years. Currently he is the Senior Vice President, Saskatchewan with Ledcor Construction Limited, a leading North American, privately held, employee owned collection of construction companies. Brian has played a key role in the management and development of a wide range of projects throughout Saskatchewan. He has extensive purchasing and procurement experience earned through his years of business management. Brian has developed a unique perspective in planning, building design and construction in a variety of commercial, community and institutional projects throughout Saskatchewan. Brian holds the Gold Seal Certification in Project Management – General Contracting and has been involved in numerous organizations including the General Contractors Association of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Construction Association. Brian is active in many civic interests including the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. He is currently active in the following organizations: 3s Health – Chairman; 3s Health Board of Trustees Benefits – Trustee; Golden Opportunities Fund – Chairman; Canadian Automobile Association – Board Member; Xperigo – Board Member; and Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board - Member
Errol Fisher is the Vice President of Operations at North Ridge Development Corporation, an award-winning builder that specializes in single and multi-family homes and condos. Errol has an extensive history in the construction industry that started with a summer job working as a carpenter’s helper for a Saskatoon framing company. In 1981, Errol was inspired to start his own framing company which operated in Saskatoon and surrounding areas, Western Canada, The North West Territories and Korea. Errol also operated a wood wall panel prefabrication plant in Vancouver.
In 1997, Errol accepted an offer to work for North Ridge as a Site Supervisor and oversaw the construction of single-family homes, apartment-style condos and commercial buildings. He was quickly transitioned to the VP of Construction and then to his current position as the VP of Operations.
Errol sits on a number of national, provincial and local boards. At the national level he is the 2nd Vice-Chair of the Net Zero Council. He is also the Chair of the Saskatoon and Region Home Builders’ Association Builder Committee and is the past-Chair for the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association and now serves on the Board. Most recently, Errol was honoured as the CHBA 2017 Member of the Year due to his long-standing contributions to CHBA through his dedication and outstanding service.
Kathryn has extensive organizational experience spanning small to medium businesses, large corporations, crown corporations, and non-profits. She holds an MBA from the University of Regina along with a diverse professional background. Since returning to Saskatchewan over a decade ago, she has worked as a Land Officer with SaskPower, Land Environment and Community Manager with Vale and Assistant Deputy Minister with the Ministry of Energy and Resources.
Kathryn is known in the community as a high-integrity, energetic leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, focused on creating successful outcomes in complex environments, involving both internal and external stakeholders. An innovative thinker, Kathryn is passionate about connecting Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives to strategic business goals. Through her work as a land agent, she has had kitchen table meetings with landowners across the province and her commitment to interest-based negotiation translates into effective business dealings as well as successful consultative processes.
Kathryn’s approach to public engagement has been shaped by International Association of Public Participation training and principles. She holds deep respect for the positions and rights of all stakeholders, helping her clients engage in two-way dialogue based on facts, transparency and diverse perspectives. Her progressive leadership style, strategic perspective and engaging approach ensures that her projects move towards collaborative solutions.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan and having been back in the province since 2008, Kathryn has lived and worked in Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary.