ASQ Saskatchewan Section 0414 is one of many global sections of ASQ. Our section represents all of Saskatchewan. ASQ Saskatchewan was founded as a Subsection of ASQ in late 1993, and became a full Section on July 1, 1996.
During the year we host events that are relevant to Quality professionals and provide opportunities for members to get together and exchange ideas.
Please join us. You can contact us at or go to the membership page.


  1. 2017-09-08 ASQ Albuquerque Section 1400 is offering an online quality tools course. Registration closes Sept 10. Refer to this PDF for details.
  2. 2017-09-08 Call for nominations. ASQ Saskatchewan section nominations are now open for the positions of Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, and Treasurer for 2018. Refer to this PDF for details.
  3. 2017-09-08 Additional information from the ASQ Canada conference.

    ASQ Canada Conference Swag!

    Come fill your mind and your pockets on September 25 and 26 in Ottawa at the ASQ Canada Conference.
    Our generous donors have provided a mountain of items for the quality professional.
    All registrants will receive
    Lucky draw winners can receive Our Exhibitors will also have some surprises for you.

    For travellers to the ASQ Canada Conference

    The ASQ Canada Conference has the following special packages to make your trip to Ottawa in September a pleasant one.

    1. Discount for travel booked to Ottawa through Once registered for the conference, we will provide you with the promocode and process.
    2. Group bookings at the Crowne Plaza in Gatineau, and Delta and Albert and Bay Suites in Ottawa. See the Conference Website under Accommodations. Book as soon as you can, as these group bookings will be available for a limited time.
    3. Flash your Badge Program. Get discounts at participating local businesses when you show your Conference badge ( 7 days before and 7 days after the conference). We will send a Conference badge once registered, so that you can get discounts before the conference.
  4. 2017-08-25 Nicole Cox will be the new Program chair and will be in charge of the newsletter.
  5. 2017-08-24 We welcome to the executive our new Membership Chair, Scott Kiefer, and say thank you to our past Membership Chair, Shakil Rehman, for his contributions to the section. We also welcome Jignesh Padia as an audit committee member and Nicole Cox (position to be decided).
  6. 2017-07-20 Due to scheduling conflicts, the ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor course has been postponed till November 27-30. See details below.
  7. 2017-04-04 Check out the latest Newsletter below.


  1. 2017-04-04


Future Events
Date Summary Details
Sep 25,26 2017 ASQ Canada Conference 2017 This inaugural ASQ Canada Conference will take place on September 25 & 26, 2017 in Ottawa at the Canada War Museum and the theme will be “A Confederation of Quality Professionals Working Toward an Inclusive and Sustainable Canada”. The theme focuses on how we can work together to make a stronger and more resilient Canada by harnessing the knowledge, capability and talent of working Canadians. Some of the world’s leading experts and nations best professionals will share how your organization can use best management practices to create a culture committed to excellence and work collaboratively with others to create a high performing Canada. For additional information, please visit the website, contact the Conference Coordinator Ruth Stanley at 613-523-4608 or contact the host Section at
November 27-30 ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor course On November 27-30 we will be offering an ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor course. The course will be presented by SAI Global in partnership with ASQ SK and Norseman Structures. Open this PDF for details. Please RSVP to as soon as possible.
Past Events
Date Summary Details
2017-07-19 Pre-recorded webinar "Empirical Root Cause Analysis" We presented a pre-recorded webinar "Empirical Root Cause Analysis" in Saskatoon.20170719EventAttendees
2016-09-22 Applied Problem Solving and Research Using Statistical Methods with National Institute of Standards and Technology Examples.  
2016-06-02 ISO 9001:2015  
2016-01-28 Continuous Improvement and LEAN  
2015-09-03 Basic Problem Solving Tools  
2015-03-20 Organizational Excellence  


We are missing email addresses for 12 of our members. Please login to your ASQ account and update your primary email address.

As of 2017-08-03 we have 99 Saskatchewan members and 13 from other locations.

We have:

Executive 2017

Position Name Email
Chair Gary Gehring
Vice Chair Jay Kalra
Treasurer Shannon Colbert
Secretary Brian Davis
Membership Chair Scott Kiefer
Nomination Chair Keith Willoughby
Audit Chair Clayton Lessmeister
Recertification Chair Ron Warner
Program Chair and Newsletter Nicole Cox
Student Liaison Vacant
Education Chair Vacant
Health Chair Vacant
Publicity Chair Vacant

Committees 2017

Committee Members
Audit Committee Clayton Lessmeister, Jignesh Padia

ASQ Saskatchewan Section 0414, PO Box 39043, Saskatoon, SK S7V 0A9, Canada