Media Access & Production (eMAP)

Contact Us


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General Contacts

TitleTelephoneFax
For General Inquiries:info@emap.usask.ca966-2500966-2412
The Media Storemedia.store@emap.usask.ca966-4265
Equipment Rentalequipment.booking@usask.ca966-5240966-2412
Technical Supporttechnical.support@usask.ca966-4263
Infrastructure & Equipment Consultationequip.consulting@emap.usask.ca966-2331
Multimedia Productionmedia_production@emap.usask.ca966-4280966-2412
New Media (Website and mobile development)new.media@emap.usask.ca966-1999966-2412
Media Sales & Bookingmedia.access@usask.ca966-2500966-2412
Videoconferencing media_production@usask.ca966-8242966-2412

Equipment Services Contacts

TitleRoomTelephone
Campus Wide Technical Support
Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Education Room 35.2966-4263
  • Senior Technician
966-4262
  • Glenn Gareau
glenn.gareau@usask.ca291-7849 (cell)
Glenn Gareau

Glenn Gareau

About Glenn

As Technical Supervisor at eMAP, Glenn leads, coordinates, plans, and monitors both the installation services and the technical support for a wide range of multimedia equipment used on campus. A dynamic position focused on building relationships with the diverse individuals and groups of campus, Glenn constantly responds to complex and time sensitive problems.

Education and Training

  • Drafting Technician Certificate – SIAST (Wascana)
  • Industrial Electronics Technology Diploma – SIAST (Kelsey)

Arts, Commerce, Law Technical Supportequipment.booking@usask.caArts Room 254966-4273
  • Patrick Thurlbeck
p.thurlbeck@usask.ca
Patrick Thurlbeck

Patrick Thurlbeck

About Patrick

Patrick provides technical support for Arts, Edwards School of Business, and Law. He is also responsible for equipment installation, repair, maintenance, and training in these areas.

As a kid, Patrick always enjoyed music, playing guitar, sound recording, and tinkering with electronics. Wanting to work as a sound engineer in radio and television led him to getting an electronics certification. This led to employment in broadcast television as an electronics technician, specializing in audio. Wanting to stay within a broadcast environment but expand to different areas of the audio-visual field led Patrick to employment with eMAP.

Education and Training

  • Electronics Engineering Technologist (Communications) Certificate – New Brunswick Community College (Moncton Campus)
  • Electronics Technician (Communications) Certificate – New Brunswick Community College (Saint John Campus)
  • Sony Video Data Projector Maintenance and Repair TCI-300 Certificate
  • Sony Video Data Projector Maintenance and Repair Hands On TCI-310 Certificate
  • Tandberg Certified Video Conference Technician
  • Sharp Video Data Projector Maintenance and Repair Certificate
  • Panasonic DVC Pro training

Related Experience

  • 19 years experience in the field of electronics within both a broadcast and an educational environment.
  • 12 years with eMAP as a technician supporting the U of S campus.

Health Science Technical Supportequipmentbooking.hsc@usask.caHS Room B8966-6152
  • Nate McKenzie
nate.mckenzie@usask.ca290-6115 (cell)
Nate Mckenzie

Nate Mckenzie

About Nate

Nate is responsible for coordinating all of the audio visual equipment for the College of Medicine and its subsidiary groups in Ellis Hall, RUH, St. Andrews College, and the Health Sciences building. This includes all media cart bookings and deliveries as well as assisting with the video conferences required for both distributed medical education and administrative purposes. Nate is also responsible for ordering new equipment for the college and acting as front line technical support. Nate enjoys the UofS community as a whole and appreciates the people he works with on a daily basis.

Education and Training

  • Diploma - Electronic Systems Engineering Technologist - SIAST (Kelsey)

Related Experience

  • This was his first position after graduating from SIAST and Nate has been with eMAP for 7 years.

  • Max Lyons
max.lyons@usask.ca966-6152
Max Lyons

Max Lyons

I came to work in this field after many years of playing music, and working with bands. It was an easy transition because I have always been interested in technology and multimedia production.


  • Devin Ferguson
devin.ferguson@usask.ca966-6152

About Devin

Devin provides technical service to the Health Sciences college including videoconferencing and webconferencing.

Devin utilizes his knowledge and experience as an audio visual technician to provide distributed learning, audio and video recording, web seminars, and local lectures.


  • Malcolm Whyte
malcolm.whyte@usask.ca291-1358 (cell)
Malcolm Whyte

Malcolm Whyte

About Malcolm

Malcolm started at eMAP in November 2009 and continued his position full-time in the Health Sciences building in July 2010. Malcolm's duties include supporting a wide range of audio-visual equipment such as videoconferencing, lecture capture, and facilitating the Distributed Medical Education Project for the College of Medicine.

Outside of work, Malcolm enjoys watching hockey and playing bass guitar.

Education and Training

  • BCIT - Intro to TV Broadcasting
  • Event Production Services - Live Sound Reinforcement Advanced
  • Progressive Technical Standards Organization – Networking Certification

Related Experience

  • Over 500 hours of volunteer experience in the preparation, operation and adjustment of audio recordings; set up and operation of camera equipment, generation of graphical program titles and credits, direction of camera operators and video tape machines for live television and editing program segments.
  • 11 years audio/visual production experience; 3 years electronics installation experience. Experienced in planning, execution, and completion of projects, service and repair for a commercial and industrial electronics company.
  • Integrated and deployed network based communication systems such as security, access control, video surveillance, nurse call, wireless telephones, mass-notification, and home automation technology.

Nursing Technical Supportnursing.technician@usask.ca966-6257
  • Bruce Atamanenko
bruce.atamanenko@usask.ca220-3470 (cell)

About Bruce

Bruce started in the Tech Shop fresh out of Technical College in 1989 to begin a career as a technician at a time when film and overhead projectors were the technological medium on campus. eMAP, then the Department of Media and Technology, had just started broadcasting satellite classes from its studios. Bruce’s skills at acquiring A/V systems and production support proved a good fit for the needs of these broadcasts and he moved into the role of Master Control Operator.

Education and Training

  • Certified Radio & Television Repair Technician – SIAST (Woodland)

Related Experience

  • Alias for Animators
  • Composer/Compositing
  • Learning Maya
  • Character Animation
  • SIGRAPH 1998 – 25th International
  • Western Association for Broadcast Engineers – 1999
  • Western Association for Broadcast Engineers – 2005
  • Sony Videoconferencing systems
  • Lithonia Lighting systems

Nursing Technical Support - Regina
  • Evan Rust
evan.rust@usask.ca1-306-337-3803
Veterinary Medicine Technical Supportequipmentbooking.wcvm@usask.caWCVM Room 1105.1.1966-2469
  • Kris Reid
kris.reid@usask.ca270-9354 (cell)

About Kris

Kris provides equipment bookings for educational purposes to WCVM faculty and students. She also co-ordinates equipment requests, requirements, and technical support for WCVM-associated conferences, press conferences, guests, public informational presentations, and special events.

To support video conferencing in the WCVM, Kris manages video conferencing requests for provincial, national, and international links. She also manages web conferencing for distance educational learning courses.

Kris is a liaison for eMAP and WCVM departments in matters of consulting and coordinating requests from faculty and staff in documenting project requirements and improvements.


Evening Technical Support
Monday to Thursday, 4:30 to 9:30 PM, during Term 1 and 2, your call will be forwarded to the evening technician’s cell phone
966-4263

All Staff A - Z

First NameSurnamePositionEmailTelephone
AdrienneThomasHead, Media Productionadrienne.thomas@usask.ca966-4280
Adrienne Thomas

Adrienne Thomas

About Adrienne

Adrienne's role is to provide vision, leadership, management, and strategic planning for Media Production to ensure high quality production and timely delivery of effective and resourceful media. The challenge of communicating content and evoking response from an audience continues to be exciting, particularly now when the technical options for delivery add yet another dimension to the entire creative package. Adrienne enjoys her work and cannot think of another job where you can become so immersed in such a broad variety of subjects. She enjoys having the opportunity to work with so many fascinating people both in front of and behind the camera.

Education and Training

  • University of Saskatchewan

Related Experience

  • National television series’ (Rabbit Fall - APTN/Space, Code Green Canada - CBC, Campus Vets - Life Network, Cotter's Wilderness Trails - Discovery Network)
  • Senior Producer/Production Manager for Bamboo Shoots of Saskatoon
  • Global Saskatoon and Global Winnipeg
  • Over 30 years in film, television and video production as a writer, producer, director, production manager and post production supervisor

BillNixonMedia Producerbill.nixon@usask.ca966-4284
Bill Nixon

Bill Nixon

About Bill

Bill’s position as a Project Manager (Documentaries) is the result of a wide variety of experience as a producer, director, and writer. While his primary focus is video production, Bill has taken on the job of project manager for several multimedia productions. He produced an interactive CD-ROM about the impact of genetically modified foods on society titled “Canola Wars.” The production won a Bronze Plaque at the 2007 Chris Awards in Columbus, Ohio. Productions that Bill has worked on during his time at the University of Saskatchewan have taken him throughout Saskatchewan, across Canada, and as far away as Africa.

Education and Training

  • B.Ed. – University of Saskatchewan
  • M.Ed. – University of Saskatchewan
  • Martin Training – Essential Skills for Managing Projects
  • Online Seminar – Representative Workforce: Including Aboriginal Peoples
  • Beginner and Intermediate seminars on Dreamweaver
  • EDCMM 879.3 – Education in Television course – University of Saskatchewan
  • Safety on the Set – SYMPIA
  • Final Cut Pro 101 – Witz Apple Certified Training
  • Pitcher Perfect Workshop – SYMPIA
  • Art of the Interview – Main Media Workshops
  • Documentary Camera – Main Media Workshops
  • Producing and Directing Documentaries – Main Media Workshops
  • Story Development and Video Production – Barefoot Workshops

BruceAtamanenkoTechnician, Nursing bruce.atamanenko@usask.ca966-6157

About Bruce

Bruce started in the Tech Shop fresh out of Technical College in 1989 to begin a career as a technician at a time when film and overhead projectors were the technological medium on campus. eMAP, then the Department of Media and Technology, had just started broadcasting satellite classes from its studios. Bruce’s skills at acquiring A/V systems and production support proved a good fit for the needs of these broadcasts and he moved into the role of Master Control Operator.

Education and Training

  • Certified Radio & Television Repair Technician – SIAST (Woodland)

Related Experience

  • Alias for Animators
  • Composer/Compositing
  • Learning Maya
  • Character Animation
  • SIGRAPH 1998 – 25th International
  • Western Association for Broadcast Engineers – 1999
  • Western Association for Broadcast Engineers – 2005
  • Sony Videoconferencing systems
  • Lithonia Lighting systems

CarrieGatesDesignercarrie.gates@usask.ca 966-4267
Carrie Gates

Carrie Gates

About Carrie

Carrie’s role at eMAP is to design contemporary website layouts and custom graphics for the websites we produce, as well as to help our clients organize their materials into a strong information architecture. From the beginning of most of our web-based projects, Carrie helps our clients ask questions to assist in discovering innovative visual and technological solutions to task-based communication and branding challenges, followed by organizing existing material and proposing ideas for how to enhance our clients' ability to engage the minds of their audience. Then she maps out possible visual solutions, often using wireframes for the general layout, followed by discussions about colour palettes, typography, and photography. Before sending the mock-ups to our developers, Carrie adds all of the little details that give that rich, thoughtful feel to our work, making sure our clients are happy each step of the way.

Carrie is passionate about using best practices in contemporary design, information architecture, and usability research to create attractive interactive solutions for our clients. Carrie believes that good design is more like architectural problem solving than decoration, and it is always the needs of the people using a tool that should drive the functionality and aesthetics. Her personal background as a media artist goes back to the mid 1990s, from experimental turntablism to sound art to performance art. Carrie has been working as a VJ (live video mixing artist) since the early 2000s, and enjoys traveling nationally and internationally to perform her artworks at audiovisual festivals, galleries, and electronic music events. Carrie enjoys the synergy between her art practice and her work at eMAP, as the development in her skill sets greatly inform one another and help her stay creative, open minded, and personally motivated towards constant improvement in all of her work.

Carrie collects large wigs, miniature chopsticks, and vintage swizzlesticks.

Education and Training

  • Completion of classes towards an Art History Degree at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Numerous courses taken in website design, video production, Flash, and sound design.
  • Core training in Max/MSP/Jitter interactive audiovisual system programming (Neutral Ground course with Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh and two short residencies with DJ Kero).
  • Currently working towards becoming an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Related Experience

  • Awarded several grants by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Saskatchewan Arts Board for independent new media and curatorial projects.
  • Part of the eMAP team who won the Sask Interactive Award in 2009 for e-Gaming / Interactive Entertainment.
  • Second Runner up for Best Artist (New Media) in Planet S People’s Choice Awards, 2010
  • Researcher, University of Saskatchewan Computer Science Department Interaction Lab (2006-2007)
  • Board Member, PAVED Arts, 2002-2006 (President from 2004-2006)
  • Instructor for classes in high schools, galleries, and audiovisual festivals in live video mixing (VJing), and experimental sound art.
  • Public speaker for educational institutions on topics such as creativity and inspiration in motion graphics, the history of vinyl record sculpture, copyleft/copyright debates in the arts, and independent digital music publishing.
  • Internationally exhibited new media artist.

DavidBrownProgrammerdavid.brown@usask.ca966-4289
David Brown

David Brown

About David

David has previous experience and skills working with XHTML, PHP, CSS, MySQL, JavaScript, Perl, and XML. On top of his knowledge in web technologies, he also enjoys experimenting with emerging mobile technologies. As a member of the New Media team, David is always eager to learn new technologies and technical languages and enjoys new challenges. David enjoys the environment of teamwork within the New Media unit; it has been proven that 8 minds are greater than one.

Education and Training

  • B.Sc. (Computer Science) - University of Saskatchewan
  • B.Sc. (Mathematics) - University of Saskatchewan

Related Experience

  • 6 years Student Employee at the U of S ITS Help Desk

DennisFurnissDelivery/Technician dennis.furniss@usask.ca 966-4263
Dennis Furniss

Dennis Furniss

About Dennis

Dennis provides support to campus by delivering and setting up audio-visual equipment. A major part of his role is to ensure that media equipment is available for classes and events. Our team also provides equipment support - one quick call and we're there to fix the problem and help the user. Another significant part of his role is maintenance. We regularly inspect equipment to make sure it's in working order. We also keep on top of software updates, so that the latest versions of programs are available. We want our equipment to be safe and easy to use for our clients.

Our goal is to make sure that equipment is set up and ready to go, so that faculty and students can focus on learning. We want our clients to know that they can rely on us to have their media in place and on time. When problems do arise, we respond quickly and resolve things with as little disruption as possible.

Dennis is a Calgary Stampeders fan living in a Roughriders world. Go, smiling Hank!

Education and Training

  • DOS - The Complete Disk Operating System - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Network Basics - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • A+ Certification Classes - Advanced Technical Training Academy Calgary
  • Introduction to Multimedia - Mount Royal College Calgary

Related Experience

  • Previous to joining eMAP, Dennis worked for PSAV as an audio-visual technician based at the Saskatoon Inn. In this role, Dennis provided AV support for conferences and events of all sizes. He also worked as a consultant for clients, making recommendations for equipment needs and set up options for their events.
  • Before moving to Saskatoon, Dennis worked for Shaw Inc. in Calgary. He provided Internet phone support before being promoted to a Field Technician. As a Field Technician, he resolved more complicated issues and provided client education in best practices for computer/Internet use.
  • Dennis has experience using a wide range of audio-visual equipment and media software. He is also a certified Apple Support Specialist.

DevinFergusonTechnician, Health Sciencesdevin.ferguson@usask.ca966-6152

About Devin

Devin provides technical service to the Health Sciences college including videoconferencing and webconferencing.

Devin utilizes his knowledge and experience as an audio visual technician to provide distributed learning, audio and video recording, web seminars, and local lectures.


DionSullivanHead, Equipment Servicesdion.sullivan@usask.ca966-2331
Dion Sullivan

Dion Sullivan

About Dion

The head, equipment services provides eMAP with specialization in the management of design, project management and the ongoing maintenance of a variety of broadband communication distribution systems ranging from satellite systems to fibre optic high speed data networks. The head's duties include consultation with personnel from colleges, departments and research entities to recommend instructional technologies that might best serve the specific student learning or program delivery needs. As such, the head must engage in the ongoing process of research and evaluation of all emerging technologies that may be of pertinence to the university campus.


DonWarkentinMultimedia Production Coordinatordon.warkentin@usask.ca966-8242

About Don

Don is the Multimedia Production Coordinator for auxiliary projects in production. He handles video conferences, media events, press conferences, video recordings, and live streams.


DougShierTechniciandoug.shier@usask.ca966-4286
Doug Shier

Doug Shier

About Doug

Doug joined the eMAP team in March 2012. He provides support for classroom AV systems and assists other technicians with installs and maintenance.

He grew up loving music and audio systems, especially car stereos. Doug had aspirations of being a rockstar, but since he had little musical talent, that didn't happen. These experiences combined with a desire to know how everything worked led Doug to electronics and repair.

Doug once solved the Rubik's Cube using only his feet.

Education and Training

  • Industrial Electronics Technician Certificate from SIAST (Kelsey Campus)

Related Experience

  • Spent 18 years providing technical support in the office equipment industry.

GlennGareauTechnical Supervisor glenn.gareau@usask.ca966-4262
Glenn Gareau

Glenn Gareau

About Glenn

As Technical Supervisor at eMAP, Glenn leads, coordinates, plans, and monitors both the installation services and the technical support for a wide range of multimedia equipment used on campus. A dynamic position focused on building relationships with the diverse individuals and groups of campus, Glenn constantly responds to complex and time sensitive problems.

Education and Training

  • Drafting Technician Certificate – SIAST (Wascana)
  • Industrial Electronics Technology Diploma – SIAST (Kelsey)

GregSouthTechniciangreg.south@usask.ca966-4286

HeatherDayHuman Resources/Office Managerheather.day@usask.ca966-2500

About Heather

The Human Resources/Office Manager provides mentoring, direction, knowledge, monitoring, and support of all human resource and payroll issues for the division.


IanJensenProgrammerian.jensen@usask.ca 966-4282
Ian Jensen

Ian Jensen

About Ian

Ian is a highly skilled web applications designer and developer. His mastery of programming consistently results in user-friendly, functional, and aesthetically pleasing applications.

Years of experience developing curriculum and teaching courses in Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash, are directly applicable to his day-to-day work in the post-secondary environment. Ian’s grasp of the bigger picture is equal to his command of the technologies he employs to create effective solutions to both educational and business challenges. Ian is also our go-to guy for advice regarding W3C and standards compliant coding.

Education and Training

  • Desktop Publishing Diploma – Heinz Institute
  • Multi-Media Diploma – Heinz Institute

Related Experience

  • 4 years of developing curriculum for Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Flash courses
  • 4 years teaching Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, QuarkXPress, InDesign, Ray Dream (3D software), Authorware, Word, Excel, and Access
  • 5 years of freelance web development and consulting, focusing on PHP, mySQL, CSS, Javascript, and Flash

JaniceErnstManager, Media Storejanice.ernst@usask.ca966-4265
Janice Ernst

Janice Ernst

About Janice

Janice moved into the Media Store soon after she began working in Equipment Services over 25 years ago. As Manager of the Media Store, Janice is responsible for all purchasing of audio-visual materials and equipment for the campus community.

Education and Training

  • Saskatoon Business College Certificate
  • Purchasing classes and seminars

Related Experience

  • 25 years of purchasing experience

JanicePoniatowskiProject Managerjanice.poniatowski@usask.ca966-2989
Janice Poniatowski

Janice Poniatowski

About Janice

Janice manages web projects by meeting the agreed upon vision, timelines, and deliverables for online resources. This involves working closely with clients to understand their goals and overseeing the project process from planning to completion, including coordination of the information architecture, design, and programming.

Janice worked for two local web development companies before joining the eMAP team. Prior to that, she also worked in various positions at the U of S including the Registrar's Office, the University Library, and with ESL students at the Language Centre. She is excited to be on campus again, with eMAP!

Education and Training

  • B.A. (Psychology) – University of Saskatchewan

Related Experience

  • Over 15 years of project management experience for web development contracts involving database driven websites, content management systems, intranets, extranets, blogs, and forums.
  • Managed website creations and redesigns for many non-profit organizations as well as for private and public companies in industries such as agriculture, investments & banking, health, and publishing.

JarettMardellProgrammerjarett.mardell@usask.ca966-4256
Jarett Mardell

Jarett Mardell

About Jarett

Jarett has experience working with Blackboard development, HTML / CSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and JQuery. While working on his computer science degree, Jarett applied for a job as a web programmer in the New Media department and has been an integral member of the team ever since.

Jarett is motivated by new challenges. He works together with various clients to produce websites and course material and finds these working partnerships essential to his professional growth.

Education and Training

  • B.Sc. (Computer Science) - University of Saskatchewan

JarynLutkinProgrammerjaryn.lutkin@usask.ca966-4289
Jaryn Lutkin

Jaryn Lutkin

About Jaryn

As a member of the New Media team, Jaryn is happy to put his creativity and broad programming and design experience to good use. In addition to his skill using HTML, PHP, Javascript, and Actionscript languages, as well as various Adobe graphic design products, he is now also proficient with XML / XSLT and the university's web content management system, Hannon Hill's Cascade. Jaryn is always eager to learn new web development techniques and enjoys the process and challenge of solving the numerous programming puzzles he encounters as a media developer at eMAP.

Jaryn also made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.

Education and Training

  • B.Sc. (Computer Science) - University of Saskatchewan

JeffCheveldeoffTechnicianjeff.cheveldeoff@usask.ca966-2500
Jeff Cheveldeoff

Jeff Cheveldeoff

About Jeff

Jeff is a Technician in Production Services. He is part of the team responsible for shooting video, lighting, sound, editing, setting up video conferences, switching televised classes, and filming remote location productions and studio productions.

Jeff was motivated to get into production while living in B.C and seeing movie sets. He found it would be better to go to technical school rather than film school.

Education and Training

  • Media Arts Production - SIAST (Woodland)

JinZhangProgrammer/Analystjin.zhang@usask.ca966-4256
Jin Zhang

Jin Zhang

About Jin

As the senior Media Developer in New Media, Jin spends much of his time breaking the notion of passive information delivery by adding interactivity to web projects through a combination of MySQL and PHP technologies. Jin also maintains eMAP’s Linux servers to ensure they are working in a secure, reliable and consistent fashion.

Jin is the project lead on various website projects and oversees the Event Registration system that provides online registration for conferences and events. With his many years of experience in web development Jin supervises, mentors, and supports the other members of New Media.

Related Experience

  • B.Sc. (Computer Science) – University of Saskatchewan
  • M.Sc. (Computer Science) – University of Saskatchewan

JoanneCrawfordEditor, Post Productionjoanne.crawford@usask.ca966-1978
Joanne Crawford

Joanne Crawford

About Joanne

As a member of the production team, Joanne edits educational, industrial, instructional, and documentary videos. She has 20 years broadcast experience working in television: editing news, sports, documentary projects, and award-winning commercials.

Joanne has an irrational fear of spiders.

Education and Training

  • Broadcast Journalism Diploma, Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario
  • Television Broadcast Diploma, Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario
  • Barefoot Workshops Documentary Editing Workshop, Mississippi Delta

Related Experience

  • CFAN Newcastle, New Brunswick) -radio reporter
  • CKAR/CKQT-FM(Oshawa, Ontario) -radio reporter
  • Global Television Saskatoon-editor(news, commercial, industrial & promotional)

JohnOgreskoMedia Producer, Graphics/Animationjohn.ogresko@usask.ca966-6121
John Ogresko

John Ogresko

About John

As Senior Media Producer (Graphics/Animation), John is responsible for designing and creating graphics for eMAP projects, including television graphics, designs for websites, 3D animations, DVD menus, and graphic layouts for print and typographical work. John is one of the department’s Adobe Creative Suite masters and a skilled user of Autodesk Softimage 3D animation software.

After starting his campus career as a production assistant at DAVS (now eMAP), John realized he had an innate ability for making images come alive on a computer screen using 3D animation and video compositing software. This talented artist now spends his time managing the creative output of the Graphics Group at eMAP. John also ensures that every eMAP production adheres to the visual identity guidelines of the University of Saskatchewan.

Education and Training

  • Alias Level 2 and Level 3 Certification for Animators – Toronto
  • Alias/Wavefront Maya Animation Essentials Certification – Toronto
  • Alias/Wavefront Composer Level 2 Certification – Toronto
  • Alias/Wavefront Character Animation in Maya – Toronto
  • National Animation and Design Centre – Softimage/XSI 201 3D Animation Systems
  • 3D Design and Animation Conference - International Conference on Computer Graphics, Santa Clara, California
  • SIGGRAPH 07 - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques – San Diego, California
  • SIGGRAPH 10 - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques – Los Angeles, California

Related Experience

  • ENG Photographer - CFQC Television, Baton Broadcasting Saskatchewan (BBS)

KellyThiesenTechniciankelly.thiesen@usask.ca966-4286
Kelly Thiesen

Kelly Thiesen

About Kelly

Kelly is part of the team that provides technical support for all audio-visual equipment on campus. Kelly is responsible for a wide range of multimedia presentation/distribution equipment and automated equipment control systems. He also works with the modification, fabrication, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electronics and various equipment. Kelly also has in-depth technical experience in the support of broadcast and narrowcast television equipment, including linear and non-linear post production hardware.

Education and Training

  • Radio and TV Repair Technician Certificate – SIAST (Woodland)
  • Micro Electronics Technician Certificate – SIAST (Prince Albert)
  • Sony of Canada Service and Engineering – BVW-75 Technical Certification
  • TV/COM Certificate of Training
  • Sanyo PLC 9000N LCD Projector Training
  • Sony of Canada Service and Engineering – DNW-A75 Technical Certification
  • Sony of Canada Service and Engineering – TCI-310 VPL Video Projectors
  • Sony of Canada Service and Engineering – TCI-300 VPL Video Projectors
  • Sharp LCD Projector Training
  • Tandberg Video Conference Technical Certification
  • Hitachi Data Projector Certification
  • Sony PCS Video Conference Service Certification

KenReidTechnicianken.reid@usask.ca966-4263
Ken Reid

Ken Reid

About Ken

Ken has been with eMAP in Equipment Services for 26 years. His specialties are repairs, installations, training, videoconferencing, webex sharing. He has a broad knowledge of the delivery systems for all areas of campus.

Ken understands that the bottom line on campus is to educate. Making a contribution to education through multimedia installations, maintenance, deliveries, and technical assistance is rewarding and meaningful.


KevinWistTechniciankevin.wist@usask.ca966-4286
Kevin Wist

Kevin Wist

About Kevin

Kevin started with eMAP in 1989 and works as an install, maintenance, and tech support technician for classroom AV equipment and in house production equipment. Kevin enjoys electronics and trouble-shooting audio and video systems.

In his spare time Kevin enjoys golfing, fishing, and camping.

Education and Training

  • Radio-TV Electronics Diploma – SIAST (Palliser)
  • Sony of Canada Service and Engineering – BVW-75 Technical Certification TV/COM Certificate of Training
  • Sony of Canada Service and Engineering – DNW-A75 Technical Certification
  • Sharp LCD Projector Training
  • Sanyo PLC 9000N LCD Projector Training
  • Microprocessor and microcomputer repair
  • Business management

KrisReidMedia Coordinator, WCVMkris.reid@usask.ca966-2469

About Kris

Kris provides equipment bookings for educational purposes to WCVM faculty and students. She also co-ordinates equipment requests, requirements, and technical support for WCVM-associated conferences, press conferences, guests, public informational presentations, and special events.

To support video conferencing in the WCVM, Kris manages video conferencing requests for provincial, national, and international links. She also manages web conferencing for distance educational learning courses.

Kris is a liaison for eMAP and WCVM departments in matters of consulting and coordinating requests from faculty and staff in documenting project requirements and improvements.


KyleBerezowskiTechniciankyle.berezowski@usask.ca966-4286
Kyle Berezowski

Kyle Berezowski

About Kyle

Kyle joined eMAP in December 2010 as a member of Equipment Services. His daily duties include installing and maintaining equipment on campus and assisting with technical support/help calls. Kyle enjoys helping and getting to meet new people on and off campus.

In his spare time, Kyle enjoys spending time with his family, running, playing hockey, and writing and recording music.

Education and Training

  • Audio Engineering Professional Diploma - Center for Arts and Technology, Kelowna, BC
  • Personal Development Courses: Extron Configurable Control Systems

MalcolmWhyteTechnician, Health Sciencesmalcolm.whyte@usask.ca966-4670
Malcolm Whyte

Malcolm Whyte

About Malcolm

Malcolm started at eMAP in November 2009 and continued his position full-time in the Health Sciences building in July 2010. Malcolm's duties include supporting a wide range of audio-visual equipment such as videoconferencing, lecture capture, and facilitating the Distributed Medical Education Project for the College of Medicine.

Outside of work, Malcolm enjoys watching hockey and playing bass guitar.

Education and Training

  • BCIT - Intro to TV Broadcasting
  • Event Production Services - Live Sound Reinforcement Advanced
  • Progressive Technical Standards Organization – Networking Certification

Related Experience

  • Over 500 hours of volunteer experience in the preparation, operation and adjustment of audio recordings; set up and operation of camera equipment, generation of graphical program titles and credits, direction of camera operators and video tape machines for live television and editing program segments.
  • 11 years audio/visual production experience; 3 years electronics installation experience. Experienced in planning, execution, and completion of projects, service and repair for a commercial and industrial electronics company.
  • Integrated and deployed network based communication systems such as security, access control, video surveillance, nurse call, wireless telephones, mass-notification, and home automation technology.

MarkBehrendMedia Producermark.behrend@usask.ca966-6141
Mark Behrend

Mark Behrend

About Mark

As a Project Manager for distance education, Mark works with professors and students to ensure curriculum content is being delivered in a seamless and effective manner. Distance education courses are produced in our studios where we use a variety of technologies to provide a rich learning experience to students both in the studio and at the remote learning sites.

Mark consults with course instructors to determine which technologies will enhance the learning experience. This doesn't feel like work. It is something Mark loves to do and the kicker is he gets paid for doing it!

Mark has had other incarnations, some funny, others not so much.

Education and Training

  • B.Comm. (International Business) - McGill University
  • Certificate: Directing Corporate Video, Maine Media Workshops
  • Certificate: Directing for Film, Maine Media Workshops
  • M.Ed (Technology & Design) – University of Saskatchewan (current studies).

Related Experience

  • Mark worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in all areas of radio and television production for 16 years. Since 2004, Mark has worked with eMAP as a writer/producer/project manager.

MarkAltmanProgrammermark.altman@usask.ca966-4282
Mark Altman

Mark Altman

About Mark

Within the New Media group, Mark is responsible for maintaining websites and web applications for the university and other organizations using a combination of HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Flash and other technologies. Mark is also one of the Flash experts for eMAP.

Mark first began studying computer technologies at SIAST where he quickly became engrossed by web programming, design, and animation. Mark is particularly interested in creating interactive web applications.

Education and Training

  • Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma – SIAST (Kelsey)
  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Coldfusion

MaxLyonsTechnician, Health Sciencemax.lyons@usask.ca966-6152
Max Lyons

Max Lyons

I came to work in this field after many years of playing music, and working with bands. It was an easy transition because I have always been interested in technology and multimedia production.


McLeayUpshallTechnicianmcleay.upshall@usask.ca966-4285

About McLeay

Bio


MelissaHildebrandtProject Managermelissa.hildebrandt@usask.ca966-4283
Melissa Hildebrandt

Melissa Hildebrandt

About Melissa

Melissa is the Project Manager for equipment services.

Education and Training

  • B.A. (English - High Honours) – University of Saskatchewan
  • The Project Management Course
  • Lean Green Belt Certification

NateMckenzieTechnical Supervisor, Health Sciencesnate.mckenzie@usask.ca966-6152
Nate Mckenzie

Nate Mckenzie

About Nate

Nate is responsible for coordinating all of the audio visual equipment for the College of Medicine and its subsidiary groups in Ellis Hall, RUH, St. Andrews College, and the Health Sciences building. This includes all media cart bookings and deliveries as well as assisting with the video conferences required for both distributed medical education and administrative purposes. Nate is also responsible for ordering new equipment for the college and acting as front line technical support. Nate enjoys the UofS community as a whole and appreciates the people he works with on a daily basis.

Education and Training

  • Diploma - Electronic Systems Engineering Technologist - SIAST (Kelsey)

Related Experience

  • This was his first position after graduating from SIAST and Nate has been with eMAP for 7 years.

PatrickThurlbeckTechnician, Arts & Sciencep.thurlbeck@usask.ca 966-4273
Patrick Thurlbeck

Patrick Thurlbeck

About Patrick

Patrick provides technical support for Arts, Edwards School of Business, and Law. He is also responsible for equipment installation, repair, maintenance, and training in these areas.

As a kid, Patrick always enjoyed music, playing guitar, sound recording, and tinkering with electronics. Wanting to work as a sound engineer in radio and television led him to getting an electronics certification. This led to employment in broadcast television as an electronics technician, specializing in audio. Wanting to stay within a broadcast environment but expand to different areas of the audio-visual field led Patrick to employment with eMAP.

Education and Training

  • Electronics Engineering Technologist (Communications) Certificate – New Brunswick Community College (Moncton Campus)
  • Electronics Technician (Communications) Certificate – New Brunswick Community College (Saint John Campus)
  • Sony Video Data Projector Maintenance and Repair TCI-300 Certificate
  • Sony Video Data Projector Maintenance and Repair Hands On TCI-310 Certificate
  • Tandberg Certified Video Conference Technician
  • Sharp Video Data Projector Maintenance and Repair Certificate
  • Panasonic DVC Pro training

Related Experience

  • 19 years experience in the field of electronics within both a broadcast and an educational environment.
  • 12 years with eMAP as a technician supporting the U of S campus.

PeterDowningMedia Developer, Graphicspeter.downing@usask.ca966-5509
Peter Downing

Peter Downing

About Peter

Each day Peter is unleashed in his playroom (Education 21.2) to wreak havoc with his iMac and PC. He is responsible for scanning, photo retouching, video editing for DVD, web and other multimedia formats. As well, he designs and manages our digital signage server for our campus partners.

Peter started in the television business about 25 years before the turn of the century. Working full time at CTV in 1983, he applied for and received a position in 'electronic graphics' and has had the good fortune to work with computer graphic systems since 1984. In 1995, Peter came to the University of Saskatchewan to work with state of the art graphic computers systems and design television graphics for SCN. After 30 years of learning, Peter still finds it rewarding.

Peter also likes to sing. This may be why his office is in a soundproof room.

Education and Training

  • South Secondary Collegiate Institute Film Production Course
  • Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Sciences - Television Broadcasting Course

Related Experience

  • Maclean Hunter Cable Television - Broadcast Volunteer (Field Production Unit)
  • Cablecast London (The other cable company) Studio Camera, Master Control Operator
  • CTV Saskatoon (CFQC) Film Editor, Video Tape Editor, Chyron Operator (Electronic Graphics)
  • University of Saskatchewan - Division of Audio Visual Services - SCN Unit: Responsible for all on air graphics.

RandySkurdalActing Directorrandy.skurdal@usask.ca966-1999
Randy Skurdal

Randy Skurdal

About Randy

Randy has been working in the web development field for over 10 years. Under Randy’s leadership the New Media team plans, designs, develops, and maintains websites or courses for both University and off campus clients. Randy is always looking into new techniques and advancements that can produce the most visually pleasing and user centric websites possible.

An avid indoors man,

Education and Training

  • B.Sc. (Computer Science) – University of Saskatchewan
  • B.A. (History) – University of Saskatchewan

Related Experience

  • The Project Management course - Edwards School of Business

RandySkurdalHead, New Mediarandy.skurdal@usask.ca966-1999
Randy Skurdal

Randy Skurdal

About Randy

Randy has been working in the web development field for over 10 years. Under Randy’s leadership the New Media team plans, designs, develops, and maintains websites or courses for both University and off campus clients. Randy is always looking into new techniques and advancements that can produce the most visually pleasing and user centric websites possible.

An avid indoors man, Randy likes chocolate milkshakes and long walks. He is left-handed, can't remember jokes, took the Pepsi challenge and picked Coca Cola, and readily accepts praise and distributes blame.

Education and Training

  • B.Sc. (Computer Science) – University of Saskatchewan
  • B.A. (History) – University of Saskatchewan

Related Experience

  • The Project Management course - Edwards School of Business

SandraPankoMedia Producersandra.panko@usask.ca966-1803
Sandra Panko

Sandra Panko

About Sandra

Sandra consults with clients to design and implement video communications strategies in order to deliver exceptional and engaging media content. Production material ranges from promotional and instructional elements to showcasing research and documentary style programming.

Driven by a love for learning, Sandra enjoys researching and understanding the subject she is presenting. Services include client consultation, developing the appropriate strategy for story-telling, budgeting, resource planning, and producing the product. She is organized and results-oriented.

Related Experience

  • 15 years of experience in the film and video industry.
  • Production and management of over 40 hours of broadcast television including Mindfield TV (Science and Technology), The Perfect Drive (Sports), Art InClined (Art), Middle of Somewhere (Culture), and Canoe Quest (Sport and Culture).
  • Sports-related production of event, video, and commercial content for CFL, Saskatchewan Rough Riders, Saskatoon Blades, Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive, University of Saskatchewan Huskie Hockey and Football, Vanier Cup, and 2010 World Junior Hockey.
  • Corporate clients have included provincial and national organizations in sectors that include government, academic and education, arts and culture, health, finance, mining and natural resources, and retail.

SheriHupeTechnical Support, Equipment Servicessheri.hupe@usask.ca 966-4263
Sheri Hupe

Sheri Hupe

About Sheri

Sheri is responsible for facilitating the booking of equipment for classes and assists students, faculty, and staff with the proper usage of equipment provided by eMAP. The best part of Sheri’s day is when she is helping others. Her problem-solving skills are legendary on campus.

Sheri worked in production as a Camera and VTR operator with eMAPs previous incarnation as the Department of Media and Technology. In 2001, she became the Booking Coordinator with the Equipment Services Division.

Related Experience

  • 13 years of service with eMAP (5 years with Production and 8 years with Equipment Services)

ShristiJoshiFinancial Managershristi.joshi@usask.ca966-2323

TerryLinglDelivery/Techniciantrl477@mail.usask.ca966-4263
Terry Lingl

Terry Lingl


TerryAllingtonTechnicianterry.allington@usask.ca966-2500
Terry Allington

Terry Allington

About Terry

Terry is a Technician in Production Services. He is part of the team responsible for shooting video, lighting, sound, editing, setting up video conferences, switching televised classes, and filming remote location productions and studio productions.

Education and Training

  • Audio Visual Technician Diploma - Humber College

Related Experience

  • 20 years in broadcasting as a news photographer before moving to eMAP in 2009.

TimKohlrussTechnical Supervisortim.kohlruss@usask.ca966-4810
Tim Kohlruss

Tim Kohlruss

About Tim

Since joining eMAP in 1997, Tim’s well-developed audio talents have led him into the role of Technical Supervisor with eMAP’s Production team. Tim supervises the production personnel, which entails not only the collaborative development of productions, but also the strategic planning involved in scheduling people and equipment. Audio still remains a part of Tim’s duties and he has proven to be a much sought after asset in studio and field recording. Before moving into his current role as Technical Supervisor, Tim spent 7 years working as a master control operator when eMAP was contracted to produce SCN television productions. Tim continues to work the odd special event for the CBC such as the Jazz Festival, the Symphony, the Juno Awards, and other smaller venues.

Education and Training

  • Advance Video lighting workshop – Maine Media Workshops
  • On Location Sound workshop – Maine Media Workshops

Related Experience

  • 7 years at CBC Saskatoon as an Audio Technician in radio and a Master Control Operator in television.

TomUngerTechniciantom.unger@usask.ca 966-4286
Tom Unger

Tom Unger

About Tom

As a member of the tech shop, Tom provides maintenance and tech support for audio and video systems throughout campus and upgrades and maintains eMAP’s computers. The AMX control panels that form the foundation of the university’s lecture theatres are mostly maintained and programmed by Tom. Tom came over from the master control side of the now defunct SCN television operations.

If you want to catch him outside of work, Tom is likely to be found on a golf course, in a hockey rink, or twisting a wrench under the hood of a car.

Education and Training

  • Radio and Television Repair Technician – SIAST (Woodland)
  • Administering and Supporting Windows NT CompEd Solutions – Calgary
  • Sanyo Presentation Technologies – Advanced Technical Seminar
  • Operation and Maintenance – TV/COM Compression Network products – Regina
  • Installation Support and Access Programming – AMX University, Dallas
  • Certified AMX Programmer – AMX University, Dallas
  • AMX RMS installation and programming – AMX training facilities, Dallas

TylerLagacyTechnician, Maintenancetyler.lagacy@usask.ca270-3230
Tyler Lagacy

Tyler Lagacy

About Tyler

Tyler picks up and delivers carts and A/V products, provides technical support, installs multimedia equipment and performs regular maintenance of multimedia equipment in classrooms and on mobile carts.

Tyler is motivated to do his work well, cognisant that he provides tools for instructors that aid students' learning.

Education and Training

  • SIAST Electronics Service Technician course

Related Experience

  • 10 years of experience working with electronics (Warranty shop, general repairs, and Electronics manufacturer company)

WayneGiesbrechtMedia Producer, Audio/Post Production wayne.giesbrecht@usask.ca 966-4287
Wayne Giesbrecht

Wayne Giesbrecht

About Wayne

Wayne is a Project Manager and supervisor of video and audio post production. Wayne started his career in media working in various recording studios in Saskatoon. Later he became one of the first non-linear editors in the province through a mentorship program with a film company. After working in the film industry for a few years he came to work at eMAP. Wayne embraces changing technology and loves trying new ways of doing things.

Wayne also knows that Apple makes the best products and believes it is up to the rest of the world to realize it too.

Education and Training

  • SIAST - Microcomputer Management (Kelsey)
  • MAT Recording Workshop
  • Vancouver Film School
  • Apple Pro Apps Training

Related Experience

  • Over 20 years in the recording industry.
  • 14 years as a non-linear video editor.
  • Location sound for numerous film, television and documentary productions.

Administration

First NameSurnamePositionEmailTelephone
RandySkurdalActing Directorrandy.skurdal@usask.ca966-1999
Randy Skurdal

Randy Skurdal

About Randy

Randy has been working in the web development field for over 10 years. Under Randy’s leadership the New Media team plans, designs, develops, and maintains websites or courses for both University and off campus clients. Randy is always looking into new techniques and advancements that can produce the most visually pleasing and user centric websites possible.

An avid indoors man,

Education and Training

  • B.Sc. (Computer Science) – University of Saskatchewan
  • B.A. (History) – University of Saskatchewan

Related Experience

  • The Project Management course - Edwards School of Business

ShristiJoshiFinancial Managershristi.joshi@usask.ca966-2323

HeatherDayHuman Resources/Office Managerheather.day@usask.ca966-2500

About Heather

The Human Resources/Office Manager provides mentoring, direction, knowledge, monitoring, and support of all human resource and payroll issues for the division.


Equipment Services

First NameSurnamePositionEmailTelephone
DionSullivanHead, Equipment Servicesdion.sullivan@usask.ca966-2331
Dion Sullivan

Dion Sullivan

About Dion

The head, equipment services provides eMAP with specialization in the management of design, project management and the ongoing maintenance of a variety of broadband communication distribution systems ranging from satellite systems to fibre optic high speed data networks. The head's duties include consultation with personnel from colleges, departments and research entities to recommend instructional technologies that might best serve the specific student learning or program delivery needs. As such, the head must engage in the ongoing process of research and evaluation of all emerging technologies that may be of pertinence to the university campus.


GlennGareauTechnical Supervisor glenn.gareau@usask.ca966-4262
Glenn Gareau

Glenn Gareau

About Glenn

As Technical Supervisor at eMAP, Glenn leads, coordinates, plans, and monitors both the installation services and the technical support for a wide range of multimedia equipment used on campus. A dynamic position focused on building relationships with the diverse individuals and groups of campus, Glenn constantly responds to complex and time sensitive problems.

Education and Training

  • Drafting Technician Certificate – SIAST (Wascana)
  • Industrial Electronics Technology Diploma – SIAST (Kelsey)

MelissaHildebrandtProject Managermelissa.hildebrandt@usask.ca966-4283
Melissa Hildebrandt

Melissa Hildebrandt

About Melissa

Melissa is the Project Manager for equipment services.

Education and Training

  • B.A. (English - High Honours) – University of Saskatchewan
  • The Project Management Course
  • Lean Green Belt Certification

SheriHupeTechnical Support, Equipment Servicessheri.hupe@usask.ca 966-4263
Sheri Hupe

Sheri Hupe

About Sheri

Sheri is responsible for facilitating the booking of equipment for classes and assists students, faculty, and staff with the proper usage of equipment provided by eMAP. The best part of Sheri’s day is when she is helping others. Her problem-solving skills are legendary on campus.

Sheri worked in production as a Camera and VTR operator with eMAPs previous incarnation as the Department of Media and Technology. In 2001, she became the Booking Coordinator with the Equipment Services Division.

Related Experience

  • 13 years of service with eMAP (5 years with Production and 8 years with Equipment Services)

TerryLinglDelivery/Techniciantrl477@mail.usask.ca966-4263
Terry Lingl

Terry Lingl


DennisFurnissDelivery/Technician dennis.furniss@usask.ca 966-4263
Dennis Furniss

Dennis Furniss

About Dennis

Dennis provides support to campus by delivering and setting up audio-visual equipment. A major part of his role is to ensure that media equipment is available for classes and events. Our team also provides equipment support - one quick call and we're there to fix the problem and help the user. Another significant part of his role is maintenance. We regularly inspect equipment to make sure it's in working order. We also keep on top of software updates, so that the latest versions of programs are available. We want our equipment to be safe and easy to use for our clients.

Our goal is to make sure that equipment is set up and ready to go, so that faculty and students can focus on learning. We want our clients to know that they can rely on us to have their media in place and on time. When problems do arise, we respond quickly and resolve things with as little disruption as possible.

Dennis is a Calgary Stampeders fan living in a Roughriders world. Go, smiling Hank!

Education and Training

  • DOS - The Complete Disk Operating System - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Network Basics - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • A+ Certification Classes - Advanced Technical Training Academy Calgary
  • Introduction to Multimedia - Mount Royal College Calgary

Related Experience

  • Previous to joining eMAP, Dennis worked for PSAV as an audio-visual technician based at the Saskatoon Inn. In this role, Dennis provided AV support for conferences and events of all sizes. He also worked as a consultant for clients, making recommendations for equipment needs and set up options for their events.
  • Before moving to Saskatoon, Dennis worked for Shaw Inc. in Calgary. He provided Internet phone support before being promoted to a Field Technician. As a Field Technician, he resolved more complicated issues and provided client education in best practices for computer/Internet use.
  • Dennis has experience using a wide range of audio-visual equipment and media software. He is also a certified Apple Support Specialist.

KyleBerezowskiTechniciankyle.berezowski@usask.ca966-4286
Kyle Berezowski

Kyle Berezowski

About Kyle

Kyle joined eMAP in December 2010 as a member of Equipment Services. His daily duties include installing and maintaining equipment on campus and assisting with technical support/help calls. Kyle enjoys helping and getting to meet new people on and off campus.

In his spare time, Kyle enjoys spending time with his family, running, playing hockey, and writing and recording music.

Education and Training

  • Audio Engineering Professional Diploma - Center for Arts and Technology, Kelowna, BC
  • Personal Development Courses: Extron Configurable Control Systems

TomUngerTechniciantom.unger@usask.ca 966-4286
Tom Unger

Tom Unger

About Tom

As a member of the tech shop, Tom provides maintenance and tech support for audio and video systems throughout campus and upgrades and maintains eMAP’s computers. The AMX control panels that form the foundation of the university’s lecture theatres are mostly maintained and programmed by Tom. Tom came over from the master control side of the now defunct SCN television operations.

If you want to catch him outside of work, Tom is likely to be found on a golf course, in a hockey rink, or twisting a wrench under the hood of a car.

Education and Training

  • Radio and Television Repair Technician – SIAST (Woodland)
  • Administering and Supporting Windows NT CompEd Solutions – Calgary
  • Sanyo Presentation Technologies – Advanced Technical Seminar
  • Operation and Maintenance – TV/COM Compression Network products – Regina
  • Installation Support and Access Programming – AMX University, Dallas
  • Certified AMX Programmer – AMX University, Dallas
  • AMX RMS installation and programming – AMX training facilities, Dallas

NateMckenzieTechnical Supervisor, Health Sciencesnate.mckenzie@usask.ca966-6152
Nate Mckenzie

Nate Mckenzie

About Nate

Nate is responsible for coordinating all of the audio visual equipment for the College of Medicine and its subsidiary groups in Ellis Hall, RUH, St. Andrews College, and the Health Sciences building. This includes all media cart bookings and deliveries as well as assisting with the video conferences required for both distributed medical education and administrative purposes. Nate is also responsible for ordering new equipment for the college and acting as front line technical support. Nate enjoys the UofS community as a whole and appreciates the people he works with on a daily basis.

Education and Training

  • Diploma - Electronic Systems Engineering Technologist - SIAST (Kelsey)

Related Experience

  • This was his first position after graduating from SIAST and Nate has been with eMAP for 7 years.

MalcolmWhyteTechnician, Health Sciencesmalcolm.whyte@usask.ca966-4670
Malcolm Whyte

Malcolm Whyte

About Malcolm

Malcolm started at eMAP in November 2009 and continued his position full-time in the Health Sciences building in July 2010. Malcolm's duties include supporting a wide range of audio-visual equipment such as videoconferencing, lecture capture, and facilitating the Distributed Medical Education Project for the College of Medicine.

Outside of work, Malcolm enjoys watching hockey and playing bass guitar.

Education and Training

  • BCIT - Intro to TV Broadcasting
  • Event Production Services - Live Sound Reinforcement Advanced
  • Progressive Technical Standards Organization – Networking Certification

Related Experience

  • Over 500 hours of volunteer experience in the preparation, operation and adjustment of audio recordings; set up and operation of camera equipment, generation of graphical program titles and credits, direction of camera operators and video tape machines for live television and editing program segments.
  • 11 years audio/visual production experience; 3 years electronics installation experience. Experienced in planning, execution, and completion of projects, service and repair for a commercial and industrial electronics company.
  • Integrated and deployed network based communication systems such as security, access control, video surveillance, nurse call, wireless telephones, mass-notification, and home automation technology.

MaxLyonsTechnician, Health Sciencemax.lyons@usask.ca966-6152
Max Lyons

Max Lyons

I came to work in this field after many years of playing music, and working with bands. It was an easy transition because I have always been interested in technology and multimedia production.


BruceAtamanenkoTechnician, Nursing bruce.atamanenko@usask.ca966-6157

About Bruce

Bruce started in the Tech Shop fresh out of Technical College in 1989 to begin a career as a technician at a time when film and overhead projectors were the technological medium on campus. eMAP, then the Department of Media and Technology, had just started broadcasting satellite classes from its studios. Bruce’s skills at acquiring A/V systems and production support proved a good fit for the needs of these broadcasts and he moved into the role of Master Control Operator.

Education and Training

  • Certified Radio & Television Repair Technician – SIAST (Woodland)

Related Experience

  • Alias for Animators
  • Composer/Compositing
  • Learning Maya
  • Character Animation
  • SIGRAPH 1998 – 25th International
  • Western Association for Broadcast Engineers – 1999
  • Western Association for Broadcast Engineers – 2005
  • Sony Videoconferencing systems
  • Lithonia Lighting systems

KrisReidMedia Coordinator, WCVMkris.reid@usask.ca966-2469

About Kris

Kris provides equipment bookings for educational purposes to WCVM faculty and students. She also co-ordinates equipment requests, requirements, and technical support for WCVM-associated conferences, press conferences, guests, public informational presentations, and special events.

To support video conferencing in the WCVM, Kris manages video conferencing requests for provincial, national, and international links. She also manages web conferencing for distance educational learning courses.

Kris is a liaison for eMAP and WCVM departments in matters of consulting and coordinating requests from faculty and staff in documenting project requirements and improvements.


KenReidTechnicianken.reid@usask.ca966-4263
Ken Reid

Ken Reid

About Ken

Ken has been with eMAP in Equipment Services for 26 years. His specialties are repairs, installations, training, videoconferencing, webex sharing. He has a broad knowledge of the delivery systems for all areas of campus.

Ken understands that the bottom line on campus is to educate. Making a contribution to education through multimedia installations, maintenance, deliveries, and technical assistance is rewarding and meaningful.


PatrickThurlbeckTechnician, Arts & Sciencep.thurlbeck@usask.ca 966-4273
Patrick Thurlbeck

Patrick Thurlbeck

About Patrick

Patrick provides technical support for Arts, Edwards School of Business, and Law. He is also responsible for equipment installation, repair, maintenance, and training in these areas.

As a kid, Patrick always enjoyed music, playing guitar, sound recording, and tinkering with electronics. Wanting to work as a sound engineer in radio and television led him to getting an electronics certification. This led to employment in broadcast television as an electronics technician, specializing in audio. Wanting to stay within a broadcast environment but expand to different areas of the audio-visual field led Patrick to employment with eMAP.

Education and Training

  • Electronics Engineering Technologist (Communications) Certificate – New Brunswick Community College (Moncton Campus)
  • Electronics Technician (Communications) Certificate – New Brunswick Community College (Saint John Campus)
  • Sony Video Data Projector Maintenance and Repair TCI-300 Certificate
  • Sony Video Data Projector Maintenance and Repair Hands On TCI-310 Certificate
  • Tandberg Certified Video Conference Technician
  • Sharp Video Data Projector Maintenance and Repair Certificate
  • Panasonic DVC Pro training

Related Experience

  • 19 years experience in the field of electronics within both a broadcast and an educational environment.
  • 12 years with eMAP as a technician supporting the U of S campus.

KevinWistTechniciankevin.wist@usask.ca966-4286
Kevin Wist

Kevin Wist

About Kevin

Kevin started with eMAP in 1989 and works as an install, maintenance, and tech support technician for classroom AV equipment and in house production equipment. Kevin enjoys electronics and trouble-shooting audio and video systems.

In his spare time Kevin enjoys golfing, fishing, and camping.

Education and Training

  • Radio-TV Electronics Diploma – SIAST (Palliser)
  • Sony of Canada Service and Engineering – BVW-75 Technical Certification TV/COM Certificate of Training
  • Sony of Canada Service and Engineering – DNW-A75 Technical Certification
  • Sharp LCD Projector Training
  • Sanyo PLC 9000N LCD Projector Training
  • Microprocessor and microcomputer repair
  • Business management

DevinFergusonTechnician, Health Sciencesdevin.ferguson@usask.ca966-6152

About Devin

Devin provides technical service to the Health Sciences college including videoconferencing and webconferencing.

Devin utilizes his knowledge and experience as an audio visual technician to provide distributed learning, audio and video recording, web seminars, and local lectures.


KellyThiesenTechniciankelly.thiesen@usask.ca966-4286
Kelly Thiesen

Kelly Thiesen

About Kelly

Kelly is part of the team that provides technical support for all audio-visual equipment on campus. Kelly is responsible for a wide range of multimedia presentation/distribution equipment and automated equipment control systems. He also works with the modification, fabrication, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electronics and various equipment. Kelly also has in-depth technical experience in the support of broadcast and narrowcast television equipment, including linear and non-linear post production hardware.

Education and Training

  • Radio and TV Repair Technician Certificate – SIAST (Woodland)
  • Micro Electronics Technician Certificate – SIAST (Prince Albert)
  • Sony of Canada Service and Engineering – BVW-75 Technical Certification
  • TV/COM Certificate of Training
  • Sanyo PLC 9000N LCD Projector Training
  • Sony of Canada Service and Engineering – DNW-A75 Technical Certification
  • Sony of Canada Service and Engineering – TCI-310 VPL Video Projectors
  • Sony of Canada Service and Engineering – TCI-300 VPL Video Projectors
  • Sharp LCD Projector Training
  • Tandberg Video Conference Technical Certification
  • Hitachi Data Projector Certification
  • Sony PCS Video Conference Service Certification

DougShierTechniciandoug.shier@usask.ca966-4286
Doug Shier

Doug Shier

About Doug

Doug joined the eMAP team in March 2012. He provides support for classroom AV systems and assists other technicians with installs and maintenance.

He grew up loving music and audio systems, especially car stereos. Doug had aspirations of being a rockstar, but since he had little musical talent, that didn't happen. These experiences combined with a desire to know how everything worked led Doug to electronics and repair.

Doug once solved the Rubik's Cube using only his feet.

Education and Training

  • Industrial Electronics Technician Certificate from SIAST (Kelsey Campus)

Related Experience

  • Spent 18 years providing technical support in the office equipment industry.

TylerLagacyTechnician, Maintenancetyler.lagacy@usask.ca270-3230
Tyler Lagacy

Tyler Lagacy

About Tyler

Tyler picks up and delivers carts and A/V products, provides technical support, installs multimedia equipment and performs regular maintenance of multimedia equipment in classrooms and on mobile carts.

Tyler is motivated to do his work well, cognisant that he provides tools for instructors that aid students' learning.

Education and Training

  • SIAST Electronics Service Technician course

Related Experience

  • 10 years of experience working with electronics (Warranty shop, general repairs, and Electronics manufacturer company)

GregSouthTechniciangreg.south@usask.ca966-4286

Media Store

First NameSurnamePositionEmailTelephone
JaniceErnstManager, Media Storejanice.ernst@usask.ca966-4265
Janice Ernst

Janice Ernst

About Janice

Janice moved into the Media Store soon after she began working in Equipment Services over 25 years ago. As Manager of the Media Store, Janice is responsible for all purchasing of audio-visual materials and equipment for the campus community.

Education and Training

  • Saskatoon Business College Certificate
  • Purchasing classes and seminars

Related Experience

  • 25 years of purchasing experience

Media Production

First NameSurnamePositionEmailTelephone
AdrienneThomasHead, Media Productionadrienne.thomas@usask.ca966-4280
Adrienne Thomas

Adrienne Thomas

About Adrienne

Adrienne's role is to provide vision, leadership, management, and strategic planning for Media Production to ensure high quality production and timely delivery of effective and resourceful media. The challenge of communicating content and evoking response from an audience continues to be exciting, particularly now when the technical options for delivery add yet another dimension to the entire creative package. Adrienne enjoys her work and cannot think of another job where you can become so immersed in such a broad variety of subjects. She enjoys having the opportunity to work with so many fascinating people both in front of and behind the camera.

Education and Training

  • University of Saskatchewan

Related Experience

  • National television series’ (Rabbit Fall - APTN/Space, Code Green Canada - CBC, Campus Vets - Life Network, Cotter's Wilderness Trails - Discovery Network)
  • Senior Producer/Production Manager for Bamboo Shoots of Saskatoon
  • Global Saskatoon and Global Winnipeg
  • Over 30 years in film, television and video production as a writer, producer, director, production manager and post production supervisor

BillNixonMedia Producerbill.nixon@usask.ca966-4284
Bill Nixon

Bill Nixon

About Bill

Bill’s position as a Project Manager (Documentaries) is the result of a wide variety of experience as a producer, director, and writer. While his primary focus is video production, Bill has taken on the job of project manager for several multimedia productions. He produced an interactive CD-ROM about the impact of genetically modified foods on society titled “Canola Wars.” The production won a Bronze Plaque at the 2007 Chris Awards in Columbus, Ohio. Productions that Bill has worked on during his time at the University of Saskatchewan have taken him throughout Saskatchewan, across Canada, and as far away as Africa.

Education and Training

  • B.Ed. – University of Saskatchewan
  • M.Ed. – University of Saskatchewan
  • Martin Training – Essential Skills for Managing Projects
  • Online Seminar – Representative Workforce: Including Aboriginal Peoples
  • Beginner and Intermediate seminars on Dreamweaver
  • EDCMM 879.3 – Education in Television course – University of Saskatchewan
  • Safety on the Set – SYMPIA
  • Final Cut Pro 101 – Witz Apple Certified Training
  • Pitcher Perfect Workshop – SYMPIA
  • Art of the Interview – Main Media Workshops
  • Documentary Camera – Main Media Workshops
  • Producing and Directing Documentaries – Main Media Workshops
  • Story Development and Video Production – Barefoot Workshops

MarkBehrendMedia Producermark.behrend@usask.ca966-6141
Mark Behrend

Mark Behrend

About Mark

As a Project Manager for distance education, Mark works with professors and students to ensure curriculum content is being delivered in a seamless and effective manner. Distance education courses are produced in our studios where we use a variety of technologies to provide a rich learning experience to students both in the studio and at the remote learning sites.

Mark consults with course instructors to determine which technologies will enhance the learning experience. This doesn't feel like work. It is something Mark loves to do and the kicker is he gets paid for doing it!

Mark has had other incarnations, some funny, others not so much.

Education and Training

  • B.Comm. (International Business) - McGill University
  • Certificate: Directing Corporate Video, Maine Media Workshops
  • Certificate: Directing for Film, Maine Media Workshops
  • M.Ed (Technology & Design) – University of Saskatchewan (current studies).

Related Experience

  • Mark worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in all areas of radio and television production for 16 years. Since 2004, Mark has worked with eMAP as a writer/producer/project manager.

WayneGiesbrechtMedia Producer, Audio/Post Production wayne.giesbrecht@usask.ca 966-4287
Wayne Giesbrecht

Wayne Giesbrecht

About Wayne

Wayne is a Project Manager and supervisor of video and audio post production. Wayne started his career in media working in various recording studios in Saskatoon. Later he became one of the first non-linear editors in the province through a mentorship program with a film company. After working in the film industry for a few years he came to work at eMAP. Wayne embraces changing technology and loves trying new ways of doing things.

Wayne also knows that Apple makes the best products and believes it is up to the rest of the world to realize it too.

Education and Training

  • SIAST - Microcomputer Management (Kelsey)
  • MAT Recording Workshop
  • Vancouver Film School
  • Apple Pro Apps Training

Related Experience

  • Over 20 years in the recording industry.
  • 14 years as a non-linear video editor.
  • Location sound for numerous film, television and documentary productions.

SandraPankoMedia Producersandra.panko@usask.ca966-1803
Sandra Panko

Sandra Panko

About Sandra

Sandra consults with clients to design and implement video communications strategies in order to deliver exceptional and engaging media content. Production material ranges from promotional and instructional elements to showcasing research and documentary style programming.

Driven by a love for learning, Sandra enjoys researching and understanding the subject she is presenting. Services include client consultation, developing the appropriate strategy for story-telling, budgeting, resource planning, and producing the product. She is organized and results-oriented.

Related Experience

  • 15 years of experience in the film and video industry.
  • Production and management of over 40 hours of broadcast television including Mindfield TV (Science and Technology), The Perfect Drive (Sports), Art InClined (Art), Middle of Somewhere (Culture), and Canoe Quest (Sport and Culture).
  • Sports-related production of event, video, and commercial content for CFL, Saskatchewan Rough Riders, Saskatoon Blades, Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive, University of Saskatchewan Huskie Hockey and Football, Vanier Cup, and 2010 World Junior Hockey.
  • Corporate clients have included provincial and national organizations in sectors that include government, academic and education, arts and culture, health, finance, mining and natural resources, and retail.

JoanneCrawfordEditor, Post Productionjoanne.crawford@usask.ca966-1978
Joanne Crawford

Joanne Crawford

About Joanne

As a member of the production team, Joanne edits educational, industrial, instructional, and documentary videos. She has 20 years broadcast experience working in television: editing news, sports, documentary projects, and award-winning commercials.

Joanne has an irrational fear of spiders.

Education and Training

  • Broadcast Journalism Diploma, Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario
  • Television Broadcast Diploma, Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario
  • Barefoot Workshops Documentary Editing Workshop, Mississippi Delta

Related Experience

  • CFAN Newcastle, New Brunswick) -radio reporter
  • CKAR/CKQT-FM(Oshawa, Ontario) -radio reporter
  • Global Television Saskatoon-editor(news, commercial, industrial & promotional)

JohnOgreskoMedia Producer, Graphics/Animationjohn.ogresko@usask.ca966-6121
John Ogresko

John Ogresko

About John

As Senior Media Producer (Graphics/Animation), John is responsible for designing and creating graphics for eMAP projects, including television graphics, designs for websites, 3D animations, DVD menus, and graphic layouts for print and typographical work. John is one of the department’s Adobe Creative Suite masters and a skilled user of Autodesk Softimage 3D animation software.

After starting his campus career as a production assistant at DAVS (now eMAP), John realized he had an innate ability for making images come alive on a computer screen using 3D animation and video compositing software. This talented artist now spends his time managing the creative output of the Graphics Group at eMAP. John also ensures that every eMAP production adheres to the visual identity guidelines of the University of Saskatchewan.

Education and Training

  • Alias Level 2 and Level 3 Certification for Animators – Toronto
  • Alias/Wavefront Maya Animation Essentials Certification – Toronto
  • Alias/Wavefront Composer Level 2 Certification – Toronto
  • Alias/Wavefront Character Animation in Maya – Toronto
  • National Animation and Design Centre – Softimage/XSI 201 3D Animation Systems
  • 3D Design and Animation Conference - International Conference on Computer Graphics, Santa Clara, California
  • SIGGRAPH 07 - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques – San Diego, California
  • SIGGRAPH 10 - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques – Los Angeles, California

Related Experience

  • ENG Photographer - CFQC Television, Baton Broadcasting Saskatchewan (BBS)

PeterDowningMedia Developer, Graphicspeter.downing@usask.ca966-5509
Peter Downing

Peter Downing

About Peter

Each day Peter is unleashed in his playroom (Education 21.2) to wreak havoc with his iMac and PC. He is responsible for scanning, photo retouching, video editing for DVD, web and other multimedia formats. As well, he designs and manages our digital signage server for our campus partners.

Peter started in the television business about 25 years before the turn of the century. Working full time at CTV in 1983, he applied for and received a position in 'electronic graphics' and has had the good fortune to work with computer graphic systems since 1984. In 1995, Peter came to the University of Saskatchewan to work with state of the art graphic computers systems and design television graphics for SCN. After 30 years of learning, Peter still finds it rewarding.

Peter also likes to sing. This may be why his office is in a soundproof room.

Education and Training

  • South Secondary Collegiate Institute Film Production Course
  • Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Sciences - Television Broadcasting Course

Related Experience

  • Maclean Hunter Cable Television - Broadcast Volunteer (Field Production Unit)
  • Cablecast London (The other cable company) Studio Camera, Master Control Operator
  • CTV Saskatoon (CFQC) Film Editor, Video Tape Editor, Chyron Operator (Electronic Graphics)
  • University of Saskatchewan - Division of Audio Visual Services - SCN Unit: Responsible for all on air graphics.

TimKohlrussTechnical Supervisortim.kohlruss@usask.ca966-4810
Tim Kohlruss

Tim Kohlruss

About Tim

Since joining eMAP in 1997, Tim’s well-developed audio talents have led him into the role of Technical Supervisor with eMAP’s Production team. Tim supervises the production personnel, which entails not only the collaborative development of productions, but also the strategic planning involved in scheduling people and equipment. Audio still remains a part of Tim’s duties and he has proven to be a much sought after asset in studio and field recording. Before moving into his current role as Technical Supervisor, Tim spent 7 years working as a master control operator when eMAP was contracted to produce SCN television productions. Tim continues to work the odd special event for the CBC such as the Jazz Festival, the Symphony, the Juno Awards, and other smaller venues.

Education and Training

  • Advance Video lighting workshop – Maine Media Workshops
  • On Location Sound workshop – Maine Media Workshops

Related Experience

  • 7 years at CBC Saskatoon as an Audio Technician in radio and a Master Control Operator in television.

DonWarkentinMultimedia Production Coordinatordon.warkentin@usask.ca966-8242

About Don

Don is the Multimedia Production Coordinator for auxiliary projects in production. He handles video conferences, media events, press conferences, video recordings, and live streams.


JeffCheveldeoffTechnicianjeff.cheveldeoff@usask.ca966-2500
Jeff Cheveldeoff

Jeff Cheveldeoff

About Jeff

Jeff is a Technician in Production Services. He is part of the team responsible for shooting video, lighting, sound, editing, setting up video conferences, switching televised classes, and filming remote location productions and studio productions.

Jeff was motivated to get into production while living in B.C and seeing movie sets. He found it would be better to go to technical school rather than film school.

Education and Training

  • Media Arts Production - SIAST (Woodland)

TerryAllingtonTechnicianterry.allington@usask.ca966-2500
Terry Allington

Terry Allington

About Terry

Terry is a Technician in Production Services. He is part of the team responsible for shooting video, lighting, sound, editing, setting up video conferences, switching televised classes, and filming remote location productions and studio productions.

Education and Training

  • Audio Visual Technician Diploma - Humber College

Related Experience

  • 20 years in broadcasting as a news photographer before moving to eMAP in 2009.

McLeayUpshallTechnicianmcleay.upshall@usask.ca966-4285

About McLeay

Bio


New Media

First NameSurnamePositionEmailTelephone
RandySkurdalHead, New Mediarandy.skurdal@usask.ca966-1999
Randy Skurdal

Randy Skurdal

About Randy

Randy has been working in the web development field for over 10 years. Under Randy’s leadership the New Media team plans, designs, develops, and maintains websites or courses for both University and off campus clients. Randy is always looking into new techniques and advancements that can produce the most visually pleasing and user centric websites possible.

An avid indoors man, Randy likes chocolate milkshakes and long walks. He is left-handed, can't remember jokes, took the Pepsi challenge and picked Coca Cola, and readily accepts praise and distributes blame.

Education and Training

  • B.Sc. (Computer Science) – University of Saskatchewan
  • B.A. (History) – University of Saskatchewan

Related Experience

  • The Project Management course - Edwards School of Business

JanicePoniatowskiProject Managerjanice.poniatowski@usask.ca966-2989
Janice Poniatowski

Janice Poniatowski

About Janice

Janice manages web projects by meeting the agreed upon vision, timelines, and deliverables for online resources. This involves working closely with clients to understand their goals and overseeing the project process from planning to completion, including coordination of the information architecture, design, and programming.

Janice worked for two local web development companies before joining the eMAP team. Prior to that, she also worked in various positions at the U of S including the Registrar's Office, the University Library, and with ESL students at the Language Centre. She is excited to be on campus again, with eMAP!

Education and Training

  • B.A. (Psychology) – University of Saskatchewan

Related Experience

  • Over 15 years of project management experience for web development contracts involving database driven websites, content management systems, intranets, extranets, blogs, and forums.
  • Managed website creations and redesigns for many non-profit organizations as well as for private and public companies in industries such as agriculture, investments & banking, health, and publishing.

JinZhangProgrammer/Analystjin.zhang@usask.ca966-4256
Jin Zhang

Jin Zhang

About Jin

As the senior Media Developer in New Media, Jin spends much of his time breaking the notion of passive information delivery by adding interactivity to web projects through a combination of MySQL and PHP technologies. Jin also maintains eMAP’s Linux servers to ensure they are working in a secure, reliable and consistent fashion.

Jin is the project lead on various website projects and oversees the Event Registration system that provides online registration for conferences and events. With his many years of experience in web development Jin supervises, mentors, and supports the other members of New Media.

Related Experience

  • B.Sc. (Computer Science) – University of Saskatchewan
  • M.Sc. (Computer Science) – University of Saskatchewan

MarkAltmanProgrammermark.altman@usask.ca966-4282
Mark Altman

Mark Altman

About Mark

Within the New Media group, Mark is responsible for maintaining websites and web applications for the university and other organizations using a combination of HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Flash and other technologies. Mark is also one of the Flash experts for eMAP.

Mark first began studying computer technologies at SIAST where he quickly became engrossed by web programming, design, and animation. Mark is particularly interested in creating interactive web applications.

Education and Training

  • Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma – SIAST (Kelsey)
  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Coldfusion

DavidBrownProgrammerdavid.brown@usask.ca966-4289
David Brown

David Brown

About David

David has previous experience and skills working with XHTML, PHP, CSS, MySQL, JavaScript, Perl, and XML. On top of his knowledge in web technologies, he also enjoys experimenting with emerging mobile technologies. As a member of the New Media team, David is always eager to learn new technologies and technical languages and enjoys new challenges. David enjoys the environment of teamwork within the New Media unit; it has been proven that 8 minds are greater than one.

Education and Training

  • B.Sc. (Computer Science) - University of Saskatchewan
  • B.Sc. (Mathematics) - University of Saskatchewan

Related Experience

  • 6 years Student Employee at the U of S ITS Help Desk

CarrieGatesDesignercarrie.gates@usask.ca 966-4267
Carrie Gates

Carrie Gates

About Carrie

Carrie’s role at eMAP is to design contemporary website layouts and custom graphics for the websites we produce, as well as to help our clients organize their materials into a strong information architecture. From the beginning of most of our web-based projects, Carrie helps our clients ask questions to assist in discovering innovative visual and technological solutions to task-based communication and branding challenges, followed by organizing existing material and proposing ideas for how to enhance our clients' ability to engage the minds of their audience. Then she maps out possible visual solutions, often using wireframes for the general layout, followed by discussions about colour palettes, typography, and photography. Before sending the mock-ups to our developers, Carrie adds all of the little details that give that rich, thoughtful feel to our work, making sure our clients are happy each step of the way.

Carrie is passionate about using best practices in contemporary design, information architecture, and usability research to create attractive interactive solutions for our clients. Carrie believes that good design is more like architectural problem solving than decoration, and it is always the needs of the people using a tool that should drive the functionality and aesthetics. Her personal background as a media artist goes back to the mid 1990s, from experimental turntablism to sound art to performance art. Carrie has been working as a VJ (live video mixing artist) since the early 2000s, and enjoys traveling nationally and internationally to perform her artworks at audiovisual festivals, galleries, and electronic music events. Carrie enjoys the synergy between her art practice and her work at eMAP, as the development in her skill sets greatly inform one another and help her stay creative, open minded, and personally motivated towards constant improvement in all of her work.

Carrie collects large wigs, miniature chopsticks, and vintage swizzlesticks.

Education and Training

  • Completion of classes towards an Art History Degree at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Numerous courses taken in website design, video production, Flash, and sound design.
  • Core training in Max/MSP/Jitter interactive audiovisual system programming (Neutral Ground course with Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh and two short residencies with DJ Kero).
  • Currently working towards becoming an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Related Experience

  • Awarded several grants by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Saskatchewan Arts Board for independent new media and curatorial projects.
  • Part of the eMAP team who won the Sask Interactive Award in 2009 for e-Gaming / Interactive Entertainment.
  • Second Runner up for Best Artist (New Media) in Planet S People’s Choice Awards, 2010
  • Researcher, University of Saskatchewan Computer Science Department Interaction Lab (2006-2007)
  • Board Member, PAVED Arts, 2002-2006 (President from 2004-2006)
  • Instructor for classes in high schools, galleries, and audiovisual festivals in live video mixing (VJing), and experimental sound art.
  • Public speaker for educational institutions on topics such as creativity and inspiration in motion graphics, the history of vinyl record sculpture, copyleft/copyright debates in the arts, and independent digital music publishing.
  • Internationally exhibited new media artist.

IanJensenProgrammerian.jensen@usask.ca 966-4282
Ian Jensen

Ian Jensen

About Ian

Ian is a highly skilled web applications designer and developer. His mastery of programming consistently results in user-friendly, functional, and aesthetically pleasing applications.

Years of experience developing curriculum and teaching courses in Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash, are directly applicable to his day-to-day work in the post-secondary environment. Ian’s grasp of the bigger picture is equal to his command of the technologies he employs to create effective solutions to both educational and business challenges. Ian is also our go-to guy for advice regarding W3C and standards compliant coding.

Education and Training

  • Desktop Publishing Diploma – Heinz Institute
  • Multi-Media Diploma – Heinz Institute

Related Experience

  • 4 years of developing curriculum for Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Flash courses
  • 4 years teaching Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, QuarkXPress, InDesign, Ray Dream (3D software), Authorware, Word, Excel, and Access
  • 5 years of freelance web development and consulting, focusing on PHP, mySQL, CSS, Javascript, and Flash

JarynLutkinProgrammerjaryn.lutkin@usask.ca966-4289
Jaryn Lutkin

Jaryn Lutkin

About Jaryn

As a member of the New Media team, Jaryn is happy to put his creativity and broad programming and design experience to good use. In addition to his skill using HTML, PHP, Javascript, and Actionscript languages, as well as various Adobe graphic design products, he is now also proficient with XML / XSLT and the university's web content management system, Hannon Hill's Cascade. Jaryn is always eager to learn new web development techniques and enjoys the process and challenge of solving the numerous programming puzzles he encounters as a media developer at eMAP.

Jaryn also made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.

Education and Training

  • B.Sc. (Computer Science) - University of Saskatchewan

JarettMardellProgrammerjarett.mardell@usask.ca966-4256
Jarett Mardell

Jarett Mardell

About Jarett

Jarett has experience working with Blackboard development, HTML / CSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and JQuery. While working on his computer science degree, Jarett applied for a job as a web programmer in the New Media department and has been an integral member of the team ever since.

Jarett is motivated by new challenges. He works together with various clients to produce websites and course material and finds these working partnerships essential to his professional growth.

Education and Training

  • B.Sc. (Computer Science) - University of Saskatchewan