With its Saskatchewan Future 40 Under 40 contest, CBC Saskatchewan is once again celebrating the province’s new generation of leaders, builders and change-makers under the age of 40, and a number of the nominees and winners of the contest work for Saskatoon Health Region, including Ruth Whelan, whom Region Reporter noted last week.

Among last week’s winners were Dr. Rob Woods and Tracey Steel.

Woods, 39, is an Emergency Room physician for Saskatoon Health Region.  He attended the University of Saskatchewan, then did his residency in Alberta before he moved home, intent on improving emergency care in the province, his nomination states. He created a residency program which graduates new emergency specialists in Saskatchewan every year.

Last fall, Woods helped to establish the Trauma Team pilot project at RUH. He’s a role model and mentor, and “his legacy is growing in a way that will have a significant impact on the emergency care of the people of Saskatchewan for years to come,” his nomination notes.

Tracey Steel

Tracey Steel

Steel, 37, is the clinical operations manager for STARS Air Ambulance, a flight nurse with STARS, and works casually as a registered nurse in the emergency room at Royal University Hospital.

According to her nomination, “Her positive attitude, along with her wealth of expertise in critical care is a welcome addition to the department,” and that she has found time to complete her master of nursing at the University of Saskatchewan.

Steel is also involved in fundraising for STARS, and was instrumental to the establishment of the STARS base in Saskatoon.

She is passionate about providing critical care to the people of rural Saskatchewan.

Kim Davy (left) and Keisha Sharp.

Kim Davy (left) and Keisha Sharp.

Also nominated  in the contest were Keisha Sharp and Kim Davy, both Region employees who co-founded the Saskatoon chapter of motionball for Special Olympics in 2014. Sharp, 28, is an inMotion consultant, and Davy, 29, works in the Kaizen Promotion Office. According to their nominations, the two have helped organize the motionball Marathon of Sport Saskatoon, which sees young professionals compete in a variety of sports alongside local Special Olympians to foster a sense of inclusion. They have also helped raise over $50,000 to support Special Olympics programs, and doubled the size and fundraising of the motionball Marathon of Sport in just one year.

Sharp also serves on the board of directors for Recess Guardians and Special Olympics Saskatchewan, and coaches in the Special Olympics Active Start program.

For more information on each of the Region’s Future 40 employees, see the links below: