Member Biography

W. J. Jamieson

Wesley Leonard Jamieson

Commission #217
Articled to M.P. Zulynik

Wesley "Wes" Leonard Jamieson was born in 1947 and raised on a farm near Highgate, Saskatchewan. His ambition immediately out of high school was for a career in forestry and conservation, but he was told that experience in a related field would be an asset in this pursuit - and so, in 1967, with no plans to stay on longer than a few months, took on a job as a rodman with Underwood McLellan Surveys in North Battleford.

Wes soon found that he enjoyed work on a survey crew, and what began as a quick stepping-stone soon became a permanent job, and eventually a career. In 1969, the same year he married his wife Donna, Wes articled to Merv Zulynik and started on the path towards becoming a surveyor. Wes received his commission as a Saskatchewan Land Surveyor in 1974.

Wes carried on with Underwood McLellan Surveys, now called Tri-City Surveys Ltd. and over the next several years rose to becoming a partner in the company. During this period, he was involved in the establishment of the uranium industry in Northern Saskatchewan, and his fond memories of the area ensured that the experience would stay with him as a career highlight. In 1980, when the need arose for him to fill a position at Tri-City's main office, Wes and his family left North Battleford for Saskatoon, where he has remained ever since.

His career was only beginning however, and new challenges were on the horizon. Wes held the presidency of the Saskatchewan Land Surveyors' Association in 1981, and in 1983 became president of Tri-City Surveys Ltd. Not content to sit still, he achieved his Association of Canada Lands Surveyors commission in 1993 and served as president of the ACLS from 2003-04.

Through all of this, Wes has also been active in the community. He has had a long involvement with the Rotary Club of Saskatoon, a member since 1980 and including the presidency in 1994-95. He sat on the University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors from 1995-98, and the Sherbrooke Nursing Home from 1995-2000. He continues to be involved in the Saskatoon & District Chamber of Commerce.

Wes and Donna live in Saskatoon. His daughters Sheri and Kim are both grown and well established in their own lives ---- the latter having two children of her own, Rhett and Brynn. When he isn't working or volunteering, Wes spends time at their Turtle Lake family cabin where he enjoys fishing, snowmobiling and boating.