The SRNET Board
Chad Coller is the Chair of the SRNET Board of Directors and represents the University of Saskatchewan on the Board. He is the Director of Academic and Research Technology at the University of Saskatchewan. Chad’s career in IT spans over twenty years, with the past ten spent in higher education at the University of Saskatchewan. As Director of Academic & Research Technology, Chad provides leadership, direction, vision and oversight to a portfolio that meets the needs of students, instructors, researchers and staff as well as the broader University community, in areas such as technology-enabled teaching and learning, high-performance computing and research data management.
Garth McCormick is the SRNET Board Secretary and represents Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly known as SIAST) on the SRNET Board. He is the Associate Vice-President of Information Technology Services for Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Garth has over 30 years' experience in post-secondary information technology services at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Prior to his appointment as associate vice-president at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Garth held a variety of senior IT positions including Director of Client Services, Director of Application Development, Project Manager and Data Administrator. As Associate Vice-President, he leads a skilled team of information technology professionals in the delivery of IT services to Saskatchewan Polytechnic students, faculty and staff.
Ryan Hill is the Vice-President, Finance at the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC). Ryan previously served as the Associate Vice-President, Finance and the Controller for SRC and as a Manager at KPMG and a Senior Associate of PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition to corporate management and leadership, he is a Chartered Accountant and has over 13 years of financial management, audit and tax experience. Ryan Hill is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan.
Deborah Meyers brings over 25 years of experience in building, leading and advising in corporate administrative services. She is highly successful in building continuous learning/improvement environments, developing innovative business solutions, managing strategic change, and cultivating organizational effectiveness. Deborah is the CFO and VP of Administrative Services for Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Deborah held various senior positions with the BC Provincial government, including CFO, Shared Services BC and Assistant Deputy Minister/Executive Financial Officer, Corporate Services with the Ministry of Forests and Range. At the Calgary Board of Education, she held the position of Superintendent, CFO and Corporate Treasurer, with an operating budget of over $1 billion. She has worked in both the private and the public sector including almost 10 years as a senior management consultant.
Art Exner has been involved for many years in helping shape the success of SRNET for the benefit of its members. Currently, Art is the Vice-Chair of the SRNET Board of Directors and represents the University of Regina on the Board. He is the Director of Communications and Infrastructure for Information Services at the University of Regina.
Dr. Harvey King represents the University of Regina on the board. He is an associate professor of Economics, and Director of the Centre for Continuing Education at the University. In his role as Director, he oversees the administration of the University's online and distance course development and delivery across Saskatchewan and Canada. He is a past Chair of the Saskatchewan Council for Admissions and Transfer (SaskCAT), and a former President of the Canadian Association of University Continuing Education (CAUCE).
Gerry Miller is the Executive Director of MRnet. Prior to MRnet, Gerry was the Executive Director of Information Services and Technology at the University of Manitoba, responsible for management of all computing, networking, telecommunications and media services in support of teaching, research and administration. Gerry has also been involved in many national and provincial networking activities including CA*net, MBnet, MRnet, and Canada's National Research and Education Network.
Robin Winsor is the President and CEO of Cybera. Robin is a technology leader and entrepreneur who has led several organizations from start-up and growth to international success. He has worked in both the commercial and non-profit sectors, specializing at the crossroads where information technology is applied to traditional sectors such as oil and gas and health. Before joining Cybera as President and CEO in 2010, Robin invented and developed the world’s first direct digital x-ray system. The company he formed around this, Imaging Dynamics, won the 2005 Cool Companies Award for being an innovative and exciting place to work. He is a past recipient of a Manning Innovation Award, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and in 2012, received a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding service to Canada.
Darryl Bazylak is a Superintendent of Education for the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division. Darryl's primary portfolio responsibilities include: technology, facilities and oversight of 9 schools, including the distance learning school. Darryl’s career in education began in 1992, and saw him hold various teaching positions at elementary and high schools around Saskatoon. He is passionate about improving outcomes for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. Darryl is currently working collaboratively with First Nations Communities in Saskatchewan and the Martin Family Initiative to create a First Nations Online School (FNOS), which would provide online resources and courses to on-reserve students and teachers.
Neil McClughan is the CEO of SRNET and is the ex-officio member of the SRNET's Board of Directors, acting as a neutral party in the decision making process.
"The future of education and learning in Saskatchewan will be multi-modal and distributed, with classes delivered across the province (and indeed across the world) in different modes including lectures, webinars, interactive hands-on learning, live-streamed, with video-conferenced discussion groups and other technologically-intensive methods that we haven't even thought of yet. I firmly believe that a strong SRNET will be a key factor in allowing the Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions and their partners to succeed in this future environment." - Harvey King