Jeff Walters grew up with working-class values and a firm belief that any obstacle can be overcome with perseverance, hard work, and the conviction of one’s beliefs.
Raised by a loving couple with roots in Saskatchewan going back generations, they taught him their commitment to opportunity for all, regardless of class, race, gender, age, or religion.
Jeff, his wife Kristin, and their five children are proud Saskatchewan residents.
Jeff spent the first twenty years of his life in Saskatoon Meewasin. He attended St. Anne Elementary School and Bishop Mahoney HS, playing for the Saints football team. His first job was as a stock boy at the old Canarama Pharmacy as a teenager while living with his parents in the River Heights area.
Jeff worked his way through the University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina with the help of scholarships and student loans. Specializing in Human Rights, he attained a PhD (ABD) in Sociology.
He moved from Saskatoon to Regina in 2006 to work as a Senior Programs Officer for Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.
Jeff then moved on to the Federal Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat, specializing in compensating victims of residential schools in Canada. He next worked at SGI CANADA as a Corporate Business Consultant advising senior management.
In 2012, Jeff received his first contract to teach a course at the University of Regina as a sessional lecturer. Currently, he is one of a handful of full-time and high-ranking sessional instructors at the University of Regina. He teaches mainly for the Departments of Sociology and Justice Studies.
Together, we can create a progressive province where our family and ALL others can do their best, be their best and contribute their best. Yes, there is a long road ahead. But a journey always begins with that first step. Take it now and we’ll walk together. – Jeff Walters