Meet Tina ...
Tina Beaudry-Mellor was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for the new constituency of Regina University on April 4, 2016.
Tina was appointed to Premier Scott Moe's first cabinet as Minister of Advanced Education, as well as Minister responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan and for the Status of Women. She previously served as Minister of Social Services under the leadership of Premier Brad Wall.
A long time instructor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Regina, Tina has been awarded for outstanding teaching as both a sessional and the President's Teaching & Learning Scholars Award for Excellence in her collaboration on teaching civic engagement for post secondary institutions. Many of the MLAs on both sides of the Legislature have been invited to engage with students both in Tina's classes and at the Legislature as she regularly visits with them for the Speech from the Throne and the Budget.
Tina was among students’ highest-rated professors at the University of Regina, and in 2017 was honoured as an Inspirational Role Model by the University’s Women’s Action Group. She has published in peer reviewed journals, op-eds and business magazines, commentating both on political & social issues. Tina is the former Chair of Equal Voice and served on the National Board as well as a former board member of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Community Investments Committee of the United Way, and Regina Transition House. At the University of Regina, she served on the Community Research Unit board of the Faculty of Arts. Tina was the chief political analyst for Global Regina for every federal and provincial election from 2007 to 2015. She has provided political analysis for radio, television and print media.
In addition to her academic work, she owned a small management consulting business where she did considerable policy work, most notably on streamlining processes for clients of both the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee program and on the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative to reduce surgical wait times. She has also worked with the Continuing Education Centre of the University of Regina to write the Flexible Learning Strategy to build the institution's online, televised and blended course and program offerings for students.
Tina is an avid social media user and is known for her love of strong coffee.