Vicki and her family settled in west Saskatoon after spending her early childhood in the small town of Pincher Creek, a ranching town in southwestern Alberta. After graduating from E.D. Feehan Catholic High School with Great Distinction in 2003, she enrolled in the University of Saskatchewan. Vicki holds both a Bachelor of Arts Honours and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Master of Public Administration from the Royal Military College of Canada.
Vicki works as a Sessional Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan, teaching for the College of Arts & Science, St. Thomas More College, and the University of Saskatchewan Arts & Science Transition Program. Vicki is a proud member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, CUPE 3287, University of Saskatchewan Sessional Lecturers. Her academic interests include: the under-representation of women, Aboriginals, and visible minorities in the Canadian Forces and other institutionally rigid organizations.
As a young adult, Vicki was actively involved in the Air Cadet program. Upon graduating from the cadet program, she enrolled as an officer in the Canadian Forces Reserves and worked with 2293 The North Saskatchewan Regiment Army Cadet Corps. Vicki worked at the corps for nine years, holding the position of Commanding Officer for the latter five. In her time at the corps, the cadet unit grew from twenty-five to one hundred twenty-five. As Commanding Officer of 2293 Army Cadets, Vicki was also instrumental in the startup of 3071 The North Saskatchewan Regiment Army Cadet Corps, overseeing its creation in Saskatoon’s Pleasant Hill Community School and remaining actively involved in its weekly operations throughout her tenure. In the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 training years, the unit received Top Army Cadet Corps in Prairie Region under her leadership. Vicki completed her term as Commanding Officer in the spring of 2013 at the rank of Acting Major. In January 2013, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, presented to honour Canadians making significant contributions to the country. She has continued to work in the Canadian Forces Reserves as a Captain, instructing adult officers and teenage cadets from across the country.
In her spare time, Vicki enjoys cross-country skiing at Kinsmen Park, curling at the CN rink, biking on the Blairmore Bikeway, and distance running along the South Saskatchewan River downtown. She has participated in several half-marathons and other running events in the province over the past eight years. Vicki is a cooking enthusiast at home, and enjoys visiting local restaurants. She has resided in west Saskatoon for most of her life, and is a proud homeowner on the west side.
Vicki has been a member of the Saskatchewan New Democrats for a number of years, assisting with campaigns for both David Forbes and Nettie Wiebe. She currently sits on the executive for the Saskatoon-Fairview NDP and Saskatchewan New Democratic Women, and is your candidate for Saskatoon-Fairview in the 2016 provincial election.
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