Betty-Ann Heggie - Business
Betty-Ann Heggie was a former Senior Vice-President with the world’s largest fertilizer company, Potash Corp. After 26 years of service, Betty-Ann retired in 2007. In 2008, she founded the Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship Foundation which is aimed at bringing more women to the decision-making table. Betty-Ann now serves as a corporate director, professional speaker and blogger for Huffington Post.
While at PotashCorp, Betty-Ann was responsible for all areas that affected the company’s reputation. She was named the top investor relations person in Canada twice: once by her clients and once by her peers.
Betty-Ann has received numerous awards and recognition for her work. In 2015, Betty-Ann was the recipient of the Trailblazer Award from the Women in Mining Canada and named one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining. She is a member of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame. Betty-Ann has received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the YWCA Lifetime Achievement Award, the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Mentorship Award and the “Women Helping Women” Award at the Stevie Awards in New York.
Betty-Ann currently serves as a director of the Toronto International Film Festival. She has also served as a director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority, the Canadian Wheat Board, Allana Potash and MITACS, a Centre of Excellence for the mathematical sciences.
Her groundbreaking mentorship program at Edwards School of Business has had more than 1800 women participate in the program’s networking events, professional development and the annual women’s film festival. She has also developed and hosted a Canadian mentorship experience for women from Afghanistan.
A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Betty-Ann has also completed the Senior Executive Program at the Columbia Business School in New York. She and her husband Wade love to travel and are proud parents of two highly spirited and independent adult daughters.
David Thauberger - Art
David Thauberger is known for his paintings of the vernacular architecture and cultural icons of Saskatchewan. Together with his paintings of popular culture and postcard images of tourist meccas far and wide, his images of Saskatchewan are articulate debates involving art, culture, and how we view our world, presenting a hyper-real picture of our context that transcends regionalism while capturing the heart of what it means to be from Saskatchewan.
Thauberger's achievements were recognized when he was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. He was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2008, the Lieutenant Governor's Saskatchewan Artist Award in 2009, awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. When named as a Member of the Order of Canada, he was cited for his contributions to "the promotion and preservation of Canadian heritage and folk art in the province of Saskatchewan, in addition to his work as a painter, sculptor and educator."
Thauberger has become known as an iconoclastic artist, creating colourful portraits of vernacular prairie buildings, legion halls, Quonset huts, false fronted shops and inner-city bungalows.
David Thauberger was born in Holdfast. He studied ceramics at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus, where ceramic sculptor David Gilhooly served as an early mentor, inspiring Thauberger and others to create art that was rooted in their own life experience and their own geographical region. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1971 and his Master of Arts in 1972 from California State University (Sacramento). He then studied with Rudy Autio at the University of Montana in Missoula, earning his Master of Fine Arts in 1973.
Dr. Glen Baker - Medicine
Glen Baker did his public school and high school training in Watrous and then attended the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP) and Master of Science (MSc) degrees in the College of Pharmacy and a PhD in Biological Psychiatry in the College of Medicine. This was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the MRC Neuropharmacology Unit at the University of Birmingham, England. In 1977 he joined the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta (U of A), where he became a full Professor in 1985. Glen was a cofounder of the Neurochemical Research Unit at the U of A and recently stepped down as Director of that Unit. He is a former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the U of A (at that time the only non-psychiatrist to be a full-time departmental Chair of Psychiatry in Canada) and a former Tier I Canada Research Chair. His research involves studying brain chemistry and its involvement in the causes and treatment of psychiatric disorders (e.g. depression and schizophrenia). He has published over 350 original papers and many other articles, co-edited over 30 books, given presentations at numerous conferences and supervised or co-supervised over 60 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Glen is a former President of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP), and has served on many panels, committees and advisory boards. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the CCNP Medal and the CCNP Innovations in Neuropsychopharmacology Research Award. He has received several awards from the U of S, including the following: DSc (based on research record), 100 Alumni of Influence Award at the U of S Centenary and a Centennial Alumni of Influence Award from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Alberta Medical Association Medal of Honour. Glen is currently Associate Vice-President (Research) and Distinguished University Professor at the U of A and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Dr. James A. Dosman - Agricultural Medicine
James A. Dosman, OC, SOM, MD, FRCPC, FRSC, FCAHS is considered the "Father of Agricultural Medicine" in Canada.
Dr. Dosman grew up on a farm and attended school in Annaheim and St. Peter's College in Muenster, before graduating in Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in 1963. He was a family doctor in Saskatoon before specializing in Respiratory Medicine at McGill University in Montreal. In 1975, Dr. Dosman became founding Head of the Division of Respiratory Medicine; in 1986, founding Director of the Centre for Agricultural Medicine; in 2006, Director of the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture; and in 2011, established the National Agricultural Industrial Hygiene Laboratory, all at the University of Saskatchewan. He was the founding Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Agricultural Safety and Rural Health, now the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and the driving force behind the establishment of the Canadian Agriculture Safety Program supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. He established the Agricultural Health and Safety Network in Saskatchewan, a farm safety program involving 30,000 families in 215 Rural Municipalities. Dr. Dosman worked with the International Labour Organization of the United Nations in establishing an International Code of Safe Practice in Agriculture which has been translated into numerous languages.
In 2005, Dr. Dosman was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. In 2007, he was instrumental in founding and was named President and CEO of Agrivita Canada Inc., a not-for-profit company that established the Canadian AgriSafety Applied Research Program supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. In 2010, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Dr. Dosman was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2011. He completed the American Board of Internal Medicine examinations to become a certified specialist in sleep medicine in 2013.
James is married to Susan McKay Dosman. They have 5 children: Audrey, Jill, Jane, Cara and John.