Director, Aboriginal Strategy
Jason Seright joined Saskatchewan Polytechnic as the director of Aboriginal Strategy in April 2014. This is a new role that provides vision, strategy, leadership and direction in the implementation and continued improvement of the Aboriginal Student Achievement Plan (ASAP). The goal of ASAP is to increase Aboriginal student success.
ASAP Strategic Priorities for 2014 to 2017
- Increase the availability of ongoing proactive, intensive support for Aboriginal students.
- Investigate identified physical, environmental barriers to Aboriginal student success.
- Develop an Aboriginal alumni network.
- Collaborate with human resources to ensure a representative Aboriginal workforce at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Jason has over 20 years’ experience in education, increasing Aboriginal student enrolment and completion. Prior to Saskatchewan Polytechnic, he was a facilitator-consultant on First Nations Métis education with the Mamawohkamatowin partnership, a collaboration between Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Saskatoon Tribal Council and Central Urban Métis Federation. Jason has held a variety of leadership positions, including Maskwacis Outreach School principal, Central Okanagan School District principal and Ermineskin Elementary Junior School principal.
Jason holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Calgary. He began his studies at the University of Saskatchewan, where he graduated with a bachelor of education, including minors in native studies and Indian and northern education.