June 2019 Luncheon and AGM

Cannabis in the Workplace

June 11, 2019
Presented by Stacey Love
Radisson Hotel Saskatoon, 405 20th Str E, Saskatoon

The Annual General Meeting (AGM), including elections,  will be held  starting at 11:30. Our monthly speaker will start at 12:00.

Note: Pay parking is available; presenter meal provided by PMI NSC

Annual General Meeting Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of agenda
  3. Approval of minutes of previous AGM, June 12, 2018
  4. Introduction of 2018-19 leadership team
  5. Recognition of outgoing officers
  6. President’s remarks
  7. Financial reports
  8. Motions to dispense with financial audit and financial review for 2019-2020
  9. Election of Board members for 2019-2020
  10. Adjournment

We have 4 available positions:

  • VP Professional Development
  • VP Volunteers
  • VP Marketing
  • VP Finance


11:15 am – 11:30 am  Registration, networking and buffet lunch
11:30 am – 12:00 pm  Annual General Meeting
12:00 pm – 12:05 pm Welcome, announcements and introductions
12:05 pm – 1:00 pm Presentation
1:00 pm – 1:05 pm Comments and door prizes

For the presentation and a hot buffet, a nominal $27.50 fee is charged for PMI members and $37.50 for non-members.

2019-2020 Slate of Candidates

Vice President of Finance – Therese McIlmoyl

thereseTherese McIlmoyl has been a member of PMI and the North Saskatchewan Chapter (NSC) since 2008. She attained the PMP designation in 2011 and she is also a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) which makes her an ideal candidate for the role of VP Finance on the NSC Board of Directors.

Therese’s passion for project management dates back to her early career where she participated in and led the project teams of numerous improvement projects and a few construction projects. Her first exposure to PMI and the PMP designation was around 2006 as Sponsor of a significant accounting system implementation project. The structure and processes led by her Project Manager impressed her such that she began a journey toward ensuring that all future projects that she led would follow the PMI methodology.

On a personal note, Therese and her husband, Dave, have five children between them with nine grandchildren (and another expected this month). They enjoy travelling, canoeing and camping in their 17’ Boler.

Therese is honoured to have been recruited for the NSC VP Finance Board position by fellow Board Member and friend, Ruth. Therese is committed to using her skills and expertise as a PMP and CPA to benefit the Chapter and she will continue to promote PMI and NSC to the business community and individuals involved in managing projects.

Vice President of Marketing – Jody Tyson

jodyJody Tyson has over 24 years of experience leading, managing and directing teams and projects. She is a strong visionary with a passion for operational excellence, project management and leadership.

She has been a member of the PMI North Saskatchewan Chapter since 2009, and has been a Project Management Professional (PMP)® since 2011.

In her professional career, Ms. Tyson has managed IT and business projects, accumulated over 10,000 hours of instructional delivery in business, IT and project management, lead a multi-year strategic project across Canadian operations and established improvements to an organization’s project delivery model.

Ms. Tyson currently leads business unit planning, portfolio and project governance, financial controls and reporting, and vendor management within her current IT Controls and Governance role.

She has a dedication and passion for project management and is excited for the opportunity to give back through promoting the project management discipline within our community.

Vice President of Professional Development – Susan Bradley

susanSusan has been a proud member of PMI since obtaining her PMP designation in 2005, and worked as a Project Manager in the telecommunications industry for 9 years. Susan is now a Program Manager, and currently leads the Human Resources, Workforce Management and Payroll system modernization and replacement at Federated Co-operatives Limited.

One of Susan’s lifelong passions has been a commitment to continuous development both personally and professionally. She is excited to be able to contribute to the PM community here in Saskatoon and assist others in their own professional development.

In her spare time, Susan is happiest hanging out with great music and her favorite people.

Vice President of Volunteers – Artak Babyan

artakArtak has over 16 years of experience and expertise in the IT and telecommunications industry. He brings in rich project management experiences and technical expertise from his multiple leading roles from Intracom Telecom, Ericsson, Tellabs, Coriant and Solvera. He has deep experience in managing multi-cultural projects, building, and leading high-performance teams and products for IT and Telecommunication companies. Artak earned his master's degree in 2007 and passed the PMP certification exam in 2016. He is working to get PMI-ACP certification.

Artak has been a part of project management initiatives in Armenia as a co-founder of Armenian project management association for over 10 years. He was involved with PMI since he received his PMP certificate in 2016. He is volunteering in PMI North Saskatchewan Chapter as Director of Volunteers recognition and learning by sharing ideas, skills, and experiences. He has volunteered with the Professional development team for PDD 2019 organization, and has really enjoyed the opportunity. He would like to continue working with volunteers in future activities like networking, collaboration and will add value and increase recognition of PMI North Saskatchewan Chapter in Saskatchewan. He will take the next step and run for VP of Volunteers where he can introduce new practices to improve volunteer’s engagement in our initiatives, make planning and execution of chapter events more flawless, meet the needs of chapter members and increase degree of contribution to the community.

stacey loveAbout Stacey

As an informed professional, Stacey Love has set out to dispel the myths around cannabis by providing honest information about cannabis, its history, and its incredible value in health care. Since 2014, Stacey has been researching cannabis and developing a line of products for pain management that she is now extending to other illnesses and for canine care. With their engineering firm LovePS, Stacey and her husband Jessie have also developed a niche as engineers who design home and commercial grow-ops. Stacey began LoveMJ.solutions after her doctor lamented the lack of reliable information available to health care professionals, especially about how patients should actually USE their cannabis. Her blog offers honest advice, recipes, and dosing options for followers that include patients, health care professionals, and politicians. LoveMJ offers seminars for schools, companies, and individuals who want a better understanding of both medical and recreational cannabis.

Presentation Overview

World views on cannabis are changing. Decades of racially-fueled prohibition are finally giving way, as people recognize why humans and other animals have used this miracle plant for wellness and enjoyment for millenia. In her presentation, Stacey Love, will provide an overview of the plant and its effects on users. Stacey will also talk about things that business owners should consider in setting policies for their employees and workplaces, given the complexity of cannabis compared to more mainstream drugs like caffeine and alcohol.

PMI Talent TriangleLearning Objective

Understanding of what makes cannabis different from supposedly similar substances like caffeine and alcohol and its implications in the workplace.

PMI Talent Triangle Skill

1.0 Strategic and Business Management
Please refer to www.pmi.org

Questions regarding the program should be addressed to:
Rama Periasamy, Director of Programs
Phone: 306-881-6298
Email Rama

Event Properties

Event Date 06-11-2019
Event End Date 06-11-2019
Registration Start Date 01-18-2019
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Cut off date 06-08-2019
Individual Price $37.50
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