Former Government of Saskatchewan deputy minister, Wynne Young, to join JSGS as an executive-in-residence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 27, 2013 The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is pleased to welcome former deputy minister, Wynne Young, to the school as an executive-in-residence. With approximately 29 years of experience with the Government of Saskatchewan, Young is considered one of the government's longest serving deputy ministers, having devoted 16 years in that capacity.

"I'm very pleased to be part of helping prepare the next generation of public service leaders and ensuring strong, professional public services. I hope to contribute to a strengthened connection between the academic experience and what is needed within public services," says Wynne Young. "At this point in my career, giving back to the policy field and practice of public service is a tremendous opportunity."
Wynne Young has served as deputy minister in the Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour, the Ministry of Education (formerly Saskatchewan Learning), the Ministry of Social Services (formerly Community Resources and Employment), and as the chair of the Saskatchewan Public Service Commission. She has held various senior level policy and management positions in the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance, and was appointed as a senior policy advisor in the Policy and Planning Unit of Executive Council.
Prior to serving as the national president of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Young was the chair of the IPAC National Research and Professional Practices Committee and the IPAC International Committee. She has extensive experience in working with governments of new democracies (e.g., Uganda, Kenya, Free State (South Africa), Namibia, Tanzania, Mozambique) to help build their public service capacity. Personally, she has also served as the president of her Regina YMCA chapter and is currently a board member of the National Board of the YMCA. Young has her Master of Education (Administration) from the University of Regina.
"We are delighted to have someone of Wynne's caliber and experience joining us," says Michael Atkinson, executive director of the JSGS. "The school relies on skilled practitioners to bring first hand knowledge and experience to our students, and in Wynne Young our students will benefit from one of the very best public servants in the province." Young's extensive expertise in various areas of important policy research and her considerable experience in the public sector will be a valuable asset both to the school and its student body.
For more information, contact:
Erica Schindel, Communications and Marketing Specialist
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan

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