Perhaps few have walked a more unique path. Born at Pasqua Hospital in Regina (August 16, 1975), Jeffrey was raised by a loving couple with roots in Saskatchewan going back generations. Working class values of persistence and determination were instilled in him as well as a sense of optimism that every family should have access to the same opportunities, regardless of class, race, gender, age, or religion.
Jeffrey worked his way through university with the help of scholarships and student loans. Specializing in Human Rights, he attained a PhD (ABD) in Sociology. Recruited out of graduate school, Jeffrey came to Regina permanently in 2006 to work as a Senior Programs Officer for Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. From there, he moved on to the Federal Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat, specializing in compensating victims of residential schools in Canada, before being hired by SGI CANADA in 2011 as a Corporate Business Consultant.
In 2012, Jeffrey received his first contract to teach a course at the University of Regina as a sessional lecturer. Currently, he is one of only a handful of full-time instructors at the University of Regina that has been designated IV (A) Priority, a position title showing the highest seniority at the university for a Sessional Lecturer. He teaches predominantly for the Department’s of Sociology and Justice Studies.
Jeffrey, his wife Kristin, and 5 children are proud to be residents not only of the great province of Saskatchewan, but of the wonderful City of Regina as well.