The advisory group will provide support and advice to the institutional planning process. Members of this group are expected to provide feedback and advice on the planning process and champion the planning process in their respective colleges or units, and across the campus.


Board of Governors representative

Lee Ahenakew, Vice-Chair, Board of Governors

Senior leadership representatives

Tony Vannelli, Provost and Vice-President Academic (chair)
John Rigby, Associate Provost, Institutional Planning and Assessment (IPA) (vice-chair)
Patti McDougall, Vice-Provost, Teaching, Learning and Student Experience 
Kevin Schneider, Associate Vice-President Research
Gord Hunchak, Associate Vice-President, Strategic Communications

Decanal representatives

Doug Freeman, Dean, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Bob Tyler, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Bioresources
Chelsea Willness, Associate Dean, Edwards School of Business
Kristina Bidwell, Associate Dean, Aboriginal Affairs, College of Arts and Science

Council committee representatives

Kevin Flynn, chair, University Council
Dirk de Boer, chair, Planning and Priorities Committee
Terry Wotherspoon, chair, Academic Programs Committee
Paul Jones, chair, Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work Committee

Student representatives

Jessica Quan, Vice-President Academic Affairs, USSU
Isaac Pratt, council member, GSA


Candace Wasacase-Lafferty, Director, Aboriginal Initiatives
Jacquie Thomarat, Director, Resource Allocation and Planning