Human Resources

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We are a diverse group of professionals whose primary objective is to ensure that our people practices contribute to Saskatchewan Polytechnic's vision of innovative education, student success and advancing social and economic prosperity. In this role, we strive to provide strategic input into our senior level decision-making process. Human Resources provides training, coaching, tools, and best practice research and information to enable Saskatchewan Polytechnic to effectively manage our most valuable asset, our people.

The Employee Relations unit is focused on problem solving and liaising with the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Faculty Association (SFA) and Saskatchewan Government Employees Union (SGEU) bargaining units on behalf of the employer and providing labour relations expertise to the organization.

Our HR Advisory Services unit consists of campus based consultants operating as front line service advisors, equipping leaders to successfully lead their teams in accomplishing Saskatchewan Polytechnic's strategic goals.  

The HR Strategy unit provides innovative initiatives and services to help attract, develop, and retain people, while supporting employee and organizational effectiveness. Current areas of focus include compensation strategies; diversity initiatives; onboarding, which includes employee orientation; and improved delivery options for Employee Rewards.

The Health, Safety and Security unit ensures Saskatchewan Polytechnic meets regulatory and best practice standards, and that effective training and orientation of employees is conducted.


  • Employee Relations
  • Human Resource Advisory Services
  • HR Strategy Development
  • Health, Safety and Security

AVP HRTerence Carswell, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources


Terence Carswell joined Saskatchewan Polytechnic in 2007 as the director, human resource advisory services and became the associate vice-president, human resources in May 2014. He brings to the position 15 years of experience in the field of human resource management, including 9 years in leadership positions.  Terence holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Calgary and a university certificate in human resource management and labour relations from Athabasca University.  Terence is also a certified human resource professional (CHRP).