Tina Beaudry-Mellor was elected MLA for Regina University in 2016. In 2018, Tina was appointed to cabinet as Minister of Advanced Education, as well as Minister responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan and reappointed Minister responsible for the Status of Women Office. She previously served as Minister of Social Services.
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 a sessional and for her collaboration on teaching civic engagement for post-secondary institutions. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, op-eds and business magazines.
Tina is the former Chair of Equal Voice and served on the national board. She is a former board member of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Community Investments Committee of the United Way, and Regina Transition House. At the U of R, she served on the Community Research Unit board. Tina was a political analyst for Global Regina for federal and provincial elections from 2007 to 2015. She has provided political analysis for radio, television, and print media.
In addition to her academic work, she owned a management consulting business where she did considerable policy work, most notably on streamlining processes for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee program and on the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative to reduce surgical wait times.
Since being appointed to the Advanced Education file, she has visited institutions across the province. In 2018, she led the Saskatchewan Alliance on an international education mission in Mexico, where 11 agreements were signed. She also represented the Council of Ministers of Education Canada at the first ever education talks at the G20 in Argentina.
In 2018, Tina passed her first piece of legislation, The Saskatchewan Technology Start-up Incentive Act.
Tina is the mother of very active teenage twins and is a lover of the outdoors.