Key Note Speakers

Education Day Key Note Speakers

Self Care for RNs/RPNs

Ann-Marie Urban, RN RPN PhD, Associate Professor, University of Regina

Ann-Marie Urban has practiced clinical nursing and nursing education for more than 25 years. She has extensive experience in the areas of mental health, medicine, long-term care and nursing education.  Since coming to the University of Regina in 2011, she has taught in all years of the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and teaches in the Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP) too.  Her teaching background includes medicine, mental health, older adults, health education, nursing issues, service learning,  pharmacology and health assessment. Ann-Marie's research focuses on understanding what influences nurses and their work and nurses’ physical and mental health. Her other interests include health and well-being; which she has given many presentations and volunteered as a fitness instructor at the YMCA and in the community for over 20 years.


Navigating Social Media Safely

Marcus Davies, Lawyer, Bainbridge Jodouin Cheecham Law Firm

Marcus is a Lawyer with the law firm BainbridgeJodouinCheecham in Saskatoon.  Marcus is a former journalist who focuses his law practice on representing employees and unions across Saskatchewan.  He is a trained mediator who also performs workplace harassment investigations.


Leadership and Professionalism

Ernie Louttit, Author

Ernie Louttit was born in Northern Ontario and is a member of the Missanabie Cree First Nation. He began his career with the Canadian Armed Forces at 17 years of age, and in 1987 became only the third Native person hired by the Saskatoon Police Service. He spent his entire police career on the west side of Saskatoon, where he became known as Indian Ernie. His first book, Indian Ernie: Perspectives on Policing and Leadership, is based on those years on the streets.

After retiring from the Saskatoon Police Service in October, 2013, Ernie’s first book led him to a new career in motivational and public speaking, as well as writing. While not as dangerous as being a police officer, he finds it very exciting and rewarding and is thankful for these opportunities. He continues to live in Saskatoon with his wife, Christine, and their 4 grown children.


Practice and Competencies in Healthcare 

Carolyn Hoffman, RN, Executive Director, SRNA & Candace Alston, RPN, Interim Executive Director, RPNAS

Biographies unavailable


Annual Meeting Key Note Speaker

How To Fit A Heart Attack Into Your Busy Schedule  Phillip Jones, Author

Philip Jones is a motivational speaker based in Calgary. Born in Wales, he married and moved to Alberta at age 18. Following an enjoyable career in retail management, he turned to the writing and speaking business, addressing audiences across Canada, from Vancouver Island to St. John’s.

Philip’s articles have been published in business magazines in the U.S. and the U.K. as well as in Canada. As a Certified Heart Attackee, he is the author of How to Fit a Heart Attack into Your Busy Schedule! A Light-Hearted Look at Managing Stress.