Southeast College Announces New Executive Director of Innovation and Applied Research for the Centre of Sustainable Innovation

June 3, 2024

Southeast College CEO and President, Dr. Vicky Roy is thrilled to announce that, effective June 3rd, 2024, Tania Hlohovsky Andrist has been selected as the successful candidate for the position of Executive Director of Innovation and Applied Research. In this new role, she will lead the Southeast College Centre of Sustainable Innovation.

Tania’s vision and deep knowledge of the Southeast Region of Saskatchewan, combined with her extensive network, background in fundraising, journalism and communications, and her dedicated service at Southeast College as a Business Consultant and Applied Research Lead Officer at the Centre, make her the ideal candidate to advance our Centre. Her skills and competencies are perfectly aligned with our Strategic Plan goals, and we are confident that she will drive the Centre forward with great success.

Tania has been instrumental in the development and success of the Centre of Sustainable Innovation, securing key industry partnerships, launching the “Innovation Conversations” speaker series, and negotiating impactful contracts with major organizations. Her dedication to fostering innovation and sustainability has significantly contributed to the Centre’s mission of promoting collaboration and advancement within the community and the region.

Dr. Vicky Roy, President and CEO of Southeast College, shared her thoughts on Tania’s appointment: “We are incredibly fortunate to have Tania Andrist leading our Centre of Sustainable Innovation. Her extensive experience, strategic vision, and dedication to fostering sustainability make her the perfect fit for this role. I have no doubt that under her leadership, the Centre will achieve remarkable success and drive significant positive change in our region and province.”

The Southeast College Centre of Sustainable Innovation is poised to change the landscape of the Southeast Region of Saskatchewan, attract interest from other industries, and drive sustainable innovation. Tania’s leadership will be pivotal as we continue to research technologies such as carbon capture, retrain workers from the coal industry, and explore innovative practices in both energy and agriculture sectors. Her strategic vision and proven ability to secure essential funding will ensure the Centre’s continued growth and success.

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