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News from our President - Dwayne Reeve

When it rains it pours
October 6th, 2017

Years from now, when I sit back and reflect upon my time in education, the last week of September 2017 More…

A little compassion goes a long way
August 21st, 2017

As we start the new academic year, my inclination is to write about the new beginnings and the year ahead, More…

Adapting to new realities
May 15th, 2017

Over the course of the last few weeks, much of the focus in Saskatchewan has centered on the impact of More…

Telemiracle reminds us to empathize
March 6th, 2017

The conclusion of Telemiracle weekend in Saskatchewan has always left me with a sense of pride about our province. We More…

Transformational change: more questions than answers
January 9th, 2017

The Government of Saskatchewan’s recent announcement to move to a single provincial health authority has renewed and magnified the concern More…

Season’s Greetings
December 20th, 2016

“Are you ready for Christmas?” I am not sure how many times I have heard this question asked in the More…

Making an impact in Jamaica
December 5th, 2016

The value of Parkland College’s international work became very clear to me after spending a week in Jamaica wrapping up More…

A thank you to our elected representatives
November 1st, 2016

On the evening of Halloween, I had the pleasure of taking part in an annual advocacy event put on by More…

Changes
October 5th, 2016

The implementation of a new strategic plan for Parkland College on its own can be a difficult change experience. If More…

Reflections under a Harvest Moon
September 19th, 2016

I can recall hearing about the Harvest Moon early last week, but I paid little attention to it until I More…

2016-17: It starts with you
August 25th, 2016

It is time. After an absolutely amazing summer, Parkland College is ready for the 2016-17 academic year. This week is More…

Learning from our fellow colleges
June 6th, 2016

Last week, I had the great opportunity to attend the annual conference for the national association of colleges. The 2016 More…

When business succeeds, so do we
April 25th, 2016

Parkland College’s success has always gone hand in hand with the fortunes of business and industry within the Parkland region. More…

Lessons on leadership from a pro golfer
April 11th, 2016

I am an avid golf fan who waits in anticipation for the Masters Tournament each April in Augusta, Georgia. I More…

Seeing the big picture
March 21st, 2016

I know most people are familiar with the saying “You can’t see the forest for the trees.” It is often More…

The value of education
March 1st, 2016

As a life-long educator, I have never questioned the value of an education. I have experienced and observed the transformative More…

Effective communication — the importance of listening
January 18th, 2016

The importance of effective communication is often stressed as a vital component in the work of organizations. Often the focus More…

What does the future hold?
January 4th, 2016

The turn of the calendar to a New Year is perhaps the best time to sit down and examine what More…

‘Tis the Season
December 21st, 2015

Christmas and all that surrounds it has always been a special time for my family. I am not sure if More…

Exploring the future
November 23rd, 2015

This past Friday, I had the opportunity to attend one of the most important events in Parkland College’s calendar: the More…

Lest We Forget
November 10th, 2015

As we near Remembrance Day, many of us will reflect on the meaning of this important day. For some, there More…

Flashback to 1993
October 19th, 2015

I admit it.  Like many others, I have been struck by the Blue Jay fever that is sweeping the country. More…

A collaborative effort
October 5th, 2015

Last week, I had the pleasure of taking part in my first Board/Staff Workshop and Service Recognition Awards at Parkland More…

The power of partnerships
September 21st, 2015

We feel the impact of partnerships on the operation of Parkland College on a daily basis. The work of the More…

Welcome Week — there’s an app for that
September 8th, 2015

The conclusion of the Labour Day weekend brings with it the realization that our academic year is officially underway. While More…

Activity and anticipation
August 24th, 2015

The past two weeks have been full of anticipation and activity as the College gets set for the new academic More…

And so it begins…
August 10th, 2015

I am certain the diversity and complexity of the Parkland College is unknown to many. As I reflect back on More…

A new beginning
July 7th, 2015

July 2 was a day of excitement in the Reeve household. After a 30-year career in primary and secondary education, I More…