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.
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.
Shari Baraniuk has been with the University of Saskatchewan for more than fifteen years. Prior to embarking on the role of Chief Information Officer within Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at the U of S, Shari was the Director, Systems Support and Development with Financial Services and prior to that, the Associate Director, Information Technology with Facilities Management.
Shari has more than 30 years of experience in the information technology sector. Prior to joining the University of Saskatchewan, Shari worked for a number of organizations including the City of Saskatoon, LGS Group Inc., Canadian Pacific Rail System, SHL Systemhouse and Andersen Consulting. Her roles have ranged from systems design and development to business analysis and from team leader to project manager.
Shari holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Operations Research Management from the University of Manitoba and an MBA in Information Technology Management from Athabasca University.
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