Meet the Candidates
Meet your candidates for URFA’s upcoming Executive Officer and Trustee elections. There are three candidates who have put their names forward for consideration. The election will take place on March 30, 2022.
Dr. Britt Hall — Candidate for President
Dr. Britt Hall is a Professor in the Department of Biology and an environmental scientist with special interest and expertise in carbon and mercury biogeochemistry.
Britt has been actively involved in URFA since 2010 as a Faculty of Science representative to the previous incarnation of URFAs Council of Representation. In 2016, she was involved in reworking URFA’s constitution in the creation of the URFA Council of Representatives and has served as Faculty of Science representative in the body since. In 2019 she joined the bargaining committee for most recent round of negotiations of the UofR Academic Staff collective agreement. In 2020, she was elected URFA President.
Originally from Winnipeg, she comes from union roots as a daughter of a linesman and a teacher. She and her husband Paul have two children, Tess (10) and Drew (13), and a mutt, Cola, lovingly described as a Canadian prairie dingo.
Dr. Youngsoo Kim — Candidate for Treasurer
Youngsoo Kim is associate professor of finance at the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Regina. After a five-years’ stint as banker, he enrolled at a Ph.D. program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he got his Ph.D. in finance. He arrived in Regina in 2001. Currently he is a tenured faculty member and his research focuses on corporate finance and market microstructure.
He has been URFA Treasurer since April 2020. He has been a member of the URFA Trust Fund Committee since its inception in May 2016, and he also has been a member of the URFA Finance committee since May 2019.
He has been helping students at URInvesting from its inception in early 2010 as a member of the Investment Committee. URInvesting is a student-run investment management fund, which currently manages about $1.5 million. He is also the (informal) lead of the finance area.
Jan-Paul Venter — Candidate for Trustee
Jan-Paul is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, teaching actuarial science.
“I am also a qualified actuary with many years of industry experience, mainly working in insurance.
I did my Fellowship specializing in Finance and Investment, and I see volunteering on this committee as both an opportunity to put those skills into practice, and an opportunity to make a contribution to my professional community.
Currently I am the treasurer for Do It With Class (DIWC) young peoples theatre, as well as the treasurer for the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra (SSYO).”