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.



Future Events
Date Summary Details
Oct  23rd, 2019. EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY NIGHT “Leading Change".   This event is being hosted by ASQ Saskatchewan Section and will hold at Exeter Room, Marquis Hall, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK. Time is 6pm - 9pm.

Some of the topics to be covered and the keynote speakers are   “Embracing Quality – Moving Innovation” by Simple Compliance Solution Ltd.  “The immersive Future of Training & Certification” by Luxsonic Technologies Inc.  “A New Paradigm for Mo-99/Tc-99m Supply” by Canadian Isotope Innovations Corp . It will be a night of Networking with industry Experts; - Professional Development; and, - Student Research Poster Presentations. To register go HERE
Past Events
Date Summary Details
Sep 23 - 24   ASQ Inspection Division Conference in Louisville Kentucky.   This exciting conference will be held September 23 & 24 at the Crowne Plaza – Louisville Airport Expo Center. This is an affordable, intimate conference setting featuring keynote speakers from Google and Mahr Metrology. The technical programs include 18 Sessions in 4 tracks: · Track A: Product Tutorials, Inspection · Track B: Standards, Data Security, Change Management, RCA, Reliability · Track C: Product tutorials, RPA, Continuous Improvement, Supplier Quality · Track D: Standards, Workflow, Audits, LEAN Join us for come join us for an educated, connected, and inspired two day event. Registration, Speaker Information, Conference Program and Sponsor/Exhibitor opportunities are detailed at the conference website.ASQ Inspection Divison Website  
May 8th, 2019 Leading Change in Supplier Quality Supplier Quality is imperative for successful business operations. We had 2 very experienced speakers explore the issues and changes required to sustain and excel with supplier management. They are Corrie Atkinson, P.Eng.SaskPower| Manager, Supplier Relationship Management and Jim Mabee, Director, Supplier Development, Priority Saskatchewan.
The seminar presentations are here.
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November 27-30 ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor course On November 27-30 we offered an ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor course. The course was presented by SAI Global in partnership with ASQ SK and Norseman Structures. Open this PDF for details. The SAI Global instructor, Lynda Bennett, was excellent and everyone thought the course was well done. ASQ Saskatchewan thanks Norseman Structures (esp. Jane Mason and Clayton Lessmeister) for hosting the course and for their hospitality.
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October 28 Systems Thinking and Six Sigma On October 28, 2017 we hosted a workshop on "Systems Thinking and Six Sigma" that was free for ASQ members. The presentation was done by DR. MICHAEL MLADJENOVIC (Master Black Belt, ASQ Certified Quality Auditor). Refer to this PDF for details. If you missed the presentation, search the Internet for "Systems Thinking" or read the book "The 5th Discipline" by Peter Senge.
2017-07-19 Pre-recorded webinar "Empirical Root Cause Analysis" We presented a pre-recorded webinar "Empirical Root Cause Analysis" in Saskatoon.20170719_Event-1
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  


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As of 2018-09-05 we have 85 Saskatchewan members and 8 from other locations.

We have:

Executive 2019

Position Name Email
Chair Shannon Colbert
Secretary Emeka Orji
Past Chair Clayton Lessmeister
Vice Chair Jay Kalra
Treasurer Mandeep Sagi
Membership Chair Scott Kiefer
Nomination Chair Gary Gehring
Audit Chair Nicole Cox
Recertification Chair Ron Warner
Program Chair Nicole Cox
Student Liaison Zoher Rafid-Hamed
Education Chair Vacant
Health Chair Vacant
Publicity Chair Vacant

Committees 2019

Committee Members
Audit Committee Nicole Cox, Ron Warner

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