Rob Kliewer

Manager, Safety Resources

Q: What's your story?

A: I'm from Saskatoon. I moved away to Prince Albert, SK to work for Weyerhaeuser - the pulp and paper mill. I worked there for 10 years until it shut down and moved back to Saskatoon. I started working at the U of S in 2006. I've worked in six different roles within Safety Resources and Human Resources and I have been an Associate Director since October 2016.

Q: What's your role at uSask?

A: As the manager of Safety Resources, I support Safety Resources staff to ensure they have everything they need to support safety in research initiatives, and to ensure the University is exceeding our regulatory requirements.

Q: What do you like best about the work you do?

A: No day is typical! I'm involved in meetings, office work or site visits. Even then, meetings can be over coffee, a walk around campus or the Bowl. There are also many different kinds of people that I get to work with and get involved in many different opportunities to challenge myself and develop new skills.

Q: What do you enjoy doing when you're NOT at work? How do you 'unplug'?

A: I'm actively involved in my kids' sports/activities - hockey, ringette, flag football, horseback riding - fishing, hunting and anything that gets me outside. I ride my bike year-round and that gives me 20-minutes to transition/unplug from work mode, at the end of the day.

Q: Can you talk about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be most significant in your career at uSask?

A: Being a part of the Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) process has been incredibly rewarding. I get to contribute to teams and relationships with our community partners.

Q: Three words to describe working at uSask?

A: Unique, exciting, inspiring.

Q: Three highlights of your personal life?

A: The day I was married, and the birth of my two daughters.

Q: What kind of music do you listen to?

A: The Tragically Hip and whatever is on the radio.

Q: When are you happiest at uSask?

A: When I'm collaborating with other people.

Q: What one actor would you want to play you, in a movie about your work life at uSask?

A: ?? What's a movie? I'm an outdoorsy guy!


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