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Jim Engel BA (Hons), MA Executive-in-Residence, U of R

Executive-in-Residence, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; and former Vice President, Corporate Services and Gaming Operations, Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority

Areas of Interest

  • Public policy
  • Public administration
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Strategic planning
  • Program evaluation
  • Alcohol, gambling and cannabis - policy and impacts on society
  • Indigenous engagement and economic development
  • First Nations gaming
  • Health policy
  • Information privacy and access

Jim joined Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy following a 33-year public service career, including roles as research officer, policy analyst, director, and vice president.  Jim’s career spanned several government agencies including ministries and Crown corporations, in diverse areas including water management, social housing, health, agricultural finance, alcohol, gaming, cannabis, and regulation.

His early career focused on policy analysis, research, strategic planning and performance management, and expanded to include information privacy and access, corporate social responsibility, information technology, finance, internal audit, human resources, employee health and safety, and oversight of Saskatchewan’s seven First Nation operated casinos and the Gaming Framework Agreement between the Province of Saskatchewan and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN).

Jim is a member of the Saskatchewan Public Employees Pension Plan board, the Responsible Gambling Council of Canada board where he chairs the Strategic Directions Committee, past president of the Saskatchewan regional group of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), former chair of Saskatchewan’s assistant deputy minister (ADM) Forum, and former chair of the government’s United Way provincial campaign.

Born and raised in Regina, Jim attended the University of Regina obtaining Bachelor and Master’s degrees.  He is married and has two adult daughters who both attend the University of Regina.