December 17, 2019
Is is with heavy hearts that we have to report the passing of our dear friend and Registrar.
Ken Sorensen passed away at the Pasqua Hospital early morning on December 16, 2019, following complication with cancer treatments.
Joining the SODA in 2006 as a volunteer committee member, Ken was instrumental in the re-writing of our Legislation, Regulatory Bylaws, and Standards of Practice that paved the way to us becoming a "College." In 2010, Ken became the Registrar for SODA.
His passion for our industry was so deeply entwined that it was often difficult to remember that he was no an optician. Ken spent many years working for Customs Canada before he moved to Ontario, where he was self-employed as a private investigator specializing in workplace harassment, mediation, and negotiations. He was well-schooled in the ways of government processes and policies, and while always being polite and respectful, he was a formidable negotiator.
His sharp wit and brilliant sense of humor, coupled with his high professional standards, made working with him very enjoyable. He will be missed by all that knew him
May he rest in peace.
The SCO is happy to announce the SCO Bursary Winners for 2019:
Tanis Houk won the Bursary for highest mark for year two Eyeglass and Brandy Podruchny won the Bursary for the highest marks for Contact Lens. Congratulations to you both for your efforts!
Thank you to the OAC for organizing and hosting Vision Saskatchewan 2019, which took place on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the German Cultural Centre. The day of education was enjoyed by all who attended.