Recent updates - July 2020

 

Class of 1970 - 1979

Ms. Janice Elaine Serafini-Dillon, BEd'79, of Saskatoon, SK, recently retired after 40 years of teaching (the first two years in Wynyard and the remainder in Saskatoon with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools). Serafini-Dillon was a special needs/learning assistance teacher in many forms for most of her much-loved career. She also worked in an itinerant role supporting students with intensive needs in the province through the Department of Education. Serafini-Dillon currently lives in Saskatoon and at the cottage at Atton's Lake with her husband, Rick.

 

Class of 1980 - 1989

Dr. J Tim Goddard, BEd'88, MEduc'90, and Mrs. Sally F E Goddard, BEd'92, of Charlottetown, PE, received the Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. The award recognized their work in establishing and operating the Nichola Goddard Foundation, created in memory of their daughter who was killed while serving in Afghanistan with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Mr. Bruce W McClelland, BE'88, of Alpharetta, GA, USA, has been appointed president, chief executive officer and director of Ribbon Communications Inc.   His appointment was effective March 1, 2020.

Dr. S Bruce Yaholnitsky, DMD'82, of Calgary, AB, was elected as president of the Alberta Dental Association and College.

 

Class of 1990 - 1999

Ms. Darlene P M Clarke, BEd'93, of North Battleford, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate representing District 4 (Hanley-Fort Que Appelle-Moosomin) for three-year term July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022.

Mrs. Sally F E Goddard, BEd'92, and Dr. J Tim Goddard, BEd'88, MEduc'90, of Charlottetown, PE, received the Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. The award recognized their work in establishing and operating the Nichola Goddard Foundation, created in memory of their daughter who was killed while serving in Afghanistan with the Canadian Armed Forces.

 

Class of 2010 - 2019

Mrs. Helanna Patricia Gessner, BA'16, of Saskatoon, SK, was hired as the Curatorial, Collections, and Exhibits Manager at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre in 2019.

Mr. Paul J Hrycyk, MSc'19, of Waterloo, ON, was selected on July 24, 2020 to be among the 25 young Canadians to join the first Canadian Agricultural Youth Council (CAYC). The CAYC will meet multiple times per year and act as a consultative body to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to offer suggestions on government policies to Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Ms. Sharanjit Kaur, MPH'16, of Saskatoon, SK, has been working in the research industry (clinical trials) for the last 4 years as a research coordinator/analyst at the University of Calgary. Kaur's research includes multiple sclerosis, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

  

2020

Class of 1950 - 1959

Dr. Donald I Greve, BA'58, MD'60, of Rosthern, SK, received the 2020 Saskatchewan Order of Merit Award on June 5, 2020.

 

Class of 1960 - 1969

Dr. Daniel M. Beveridge, BSA'61, BA'62, MA'65, (PhD) of Regina, Saskatchewan has just edited a book, The Red Road and Other Narratives of the Dakota Sioux, published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Mr. Robert D King, BA'66, of Weyburn, SK, retired from Weyburn Comprehensive School in June 2018 after 50 years there - 29 years as a teacher and 21 years as Activity Director. King is married to Brenda Schroeder, BEd'78, has two children (Rob and Liz) and two grandchildren (Nathan and Riley). Mr. King has spent 17 summers working with his company supplying staging and lighting equipment for fairs and exhibitions across western Canada and the eastern U.S. He also spent time as a carnie. King was active in actual Sask. Games - attended 15 - usually as mission staff, active in Rotary and helping with stage productions in Weyburn. Have visited every province in Canada, every state in the U.S. and 26 other countries.

Dr. Len I Wiebe, BSP'63, MSc'66, of Edmonton, SK, has been named as a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in recognition of the college's 100th anniversary. Wiebe was appointed to the Project Committee of National Key Research and Development Project Modernization of Traditional Chinese Medicine Research - Demonstration Study on International Cooperation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Facing the Belt and Road Nations (Beijing, 2018). Dr. Wiebe was awarded a Doctor of Science degree (degree by thesis, 2020) and Doctor of Philosophy (degree by thesis, 1970) by Sydney University. He was also awarded a Doctor of Science in Pharmacy (Hon) by Meiji Pharmaceutical University (Tokyo 2002) and by Health Sciences University of Hokkaido (Sapporo, 2003). Dr. Wiebe was appointed Professor Emeritus (U Alberta 2005); currently appointed Adjunct Professor, Department of Oncology, U Alberta.

 

Class of 1970 - 1979

Mr. David A Bocking, BSc'73, Sc'74, MSc'83, of Saskatoon, SK sends the following message: "Now retired and liking it. Still an IT geek, willing to tell the "youngsters of today" what they were missing back in the day when computers were really HUGE and, by today's standards, pathetically underpowered. We did such great things with so little computational resources! Who writes programs on punched cards today? And, hey, what about paper tape? We had "hanging chads" before it was cool! Goodness knows, I got an entire summer job, just because a single hanging chad caused a mysterious and fatal bug. I had to pseudo-code the heck out of Xerox Sigma-2 assembly code to find it... Wouldn't have had a 4-year degree otherwise! Life is good! Had a great job in the Department of Computer Science, married my sweetheart, have 3 wonderful daughters and a grand-daughter... I still read Knuth's The Art of Computer Programming once in a while...Best to all! Hope your lives and careers have been as rewarding. Blessings, David Bocking.”

Dr. Sarah A Carter, BA'76, MA'81, of Edmonton, AB, awarded the 2020 Killam Prize in the Humanities.

Dr. Lorne H Hepworth, DVM'71, of London, ON, received the 2020 Saskatchewan Order of Merit Award on June 5, 2020.

His Worship Walter M Streelasky, BEd'72, of Melville, SK, received the 2020 Saskatchewan Order of Merit Award on June 5, 2020.

 

Class of 1980 - 1989

Dr. Leandra L Best, DMD'85, of North Vancouver, BC, has retired as Clinical Professor and Senior Associate Dean in the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC, effective December 2, 2019, after an exemplary career of dedication, innovation, leadership and collaboration.

Dr. Debra G Morgan, BSN'86, MN'90, PhD'96, of Saskatoon, SK, is the co-editor of recently published book, Remote and Rural Dementia Care: Policy, Research and Practice, by Policy Press. This publication incorporates an international perspective on dementia care for those living and working in rural and remote communities.

 

Class of 1990 - 1999

Mr. Jason A Aebig, BA'99, of Saskatoon, SK, as at June 1, 2020 became the Nutrien public relation lead in Saskatchewan as he took up the role of a senior advisor, public relations at Nutrien.

 

Class of 2000 - 2009

Ms. Silvia L Martini, BUSADM'01, CEBAC'14, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2020 Saskatchewan Order of Merit Award on June 5, 2020.

 

Class of 2010 - 2019

Dr. Scott J Adams, MD'17, of Saskatoon, SK, is the 2020 recipient of the Resident in Radiology President's Award from the American Roentgen Ray Society.

Ms. Kimberly D M Lansdall, BSA'11, of Hodgeville, SK, was named a 2020 Young Leader by Canadian Cattleman's Magazine.

Class of 1940 - 1949

Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Scovil, BHSc'48, of Fredericton, NB, started work in Extension in the Department of Agriculture in New Brunswick immediately after graduation in 1948 from College of Household Science. She worked for six years and then married. Scovil has 4 daughters two of whom are Home Economists.

 

Class of 1970 - 1979

Dr. Diane Jones Konihowski, BEd'75, LLD'02, of Calgary, AB, was inducted into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Class of 1980 - 1989

Mr. Gary Crawford, BEd'84, of Saskatoon, SK, worked for 27 years at Sask Polytechnic, but is now retired and continues to consult.

Dr. Charmaine Dean, BSc'80, Vice-President, Research and Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Dr. Dean received the award for her scientifically important contributions to the analysis of count data, disease mapping, spatio-temporal data and more; for her outstanding leadership to the statistical profession, her record of mentorship and for her enormous work in keeping statistics visible at the center of science.

Dr. Wanda Hurren, BEd'80, MEDUC'95, of Victoria, BC, is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria.

Ms. Lynne E. Neault, BA'85, of Saskatoon, SK, has retired from Executive Branch of the Government of Saskatchewan after three decades of Public Service.

 

Class of 1990 - 1999

Dr. Angela Bedard-Haughn, BSc'96, Sc'98, MSc'01, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed the new Dean of the College of Agriculture & Bioresources for USask.  Her five-year term begins August 15, 2020.

Mr. Kevin Kusch, BEd'91, MEDUC'03, of Lloydminster, SK, has been named as a 2020 inductee in the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame.

Dr. Kathy Lawrence, MD'94, of Regina, SK, has been selected as the Louis Horlick Spirit of the College Award from the USask College of Medicine for 2020.

Class of 1980 - 1989

Mr. Peter J Goodall, BSc'87, Sc'87, of Summerland, BC, worked at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine for three years in the Department Of Veterinary Microbiology after graduating. Goodall then returned to BC in 1990 and just recently completed his 25th year as a Medical Laboratory Technologist at Penticton Regional Hospital.

Mr. James J Youck, BA'89, of Regina, SK, has been named a Fellow of The College of Fellows of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada.

 

Class of 1990 - 1999

Ms. Arlene V Bear, BEd'98, PGD'02, Meduc'08, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the USSU 2019-20 Academic Advising Award.

Ms. Shannon D Forrester, BSPE'98, MSc'01, of Saskatoon, SK is a recipient of the USSU 2019-20 Teaching Excellence Award.

Ms. Bula Ghosh, HECADM'91, HECADM'92, CTESL'95, of Swift Current, SK, is a 2019 recipient of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal.

Ms. Janna A Leel, BEd'92, MEd'97, of Saskatoon, SK, is currently employed by Saskatoon Public Schools and is a principal at Lawson Heights School in Saskatoon.

Ms. Gail M Little, BSc'94, of Winnipeg, MB, has been named a Fellow of The College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

Dr. Scott K Napper, BSc'94, PhD'99, of Saskatoon, SK, is a recipient of the USSU 2019-20 Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr. Megan E O’Connell, BA'98, of Saskatoon, SK, is the principal investigator on the project, Rural and Remote Memory Clinic 2.0: An Integrated Approach to Accessible Dementia Care. On March 17, the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) announced that the project selected to receive a 2019-20 Sprout Grant, funded in partnership with the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR).

Ms. Nicole M Shoaf, BA'99, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for the 2020 YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Awards.

Mr. Fredrick R Thun, BComm'95, of Calgary, AB, has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (UFA).

 

Class of 2000 - 2009

Dr. Marla J Mickleborough, BA'02, of Saskatoon, SK, was announced as one of 13 researchers awarded a 2019-20 Collaborative Innovation Development Grant, on March 3, 2020. Mickleborough will receive $50,000 for one year for her project titled, Impact of Neurofeedback-based Meditation on Migraine Chronification. Mickelborough is a faculty member in USask's Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science.

 

Class of 2010 - 2019

Mr. Jonathan F Neigum, BComm'17, of Melfort, SK, I would like to share with you that, in passing the 2019 Common Final Examination to receive CPA designation, I placed on the National Honour Roll (being the top 1% of 6,283 successful writers across Canada) in the 2019 Common Final Examination to receive the CPA designation. Neigum contributes this achievement greatly to the exemplary education I received at the U of S in addition to the mentorship and coaching from all the professors during my time at the Edwards School of Business. He would also like to share that his undergraduate honours project research paper has since been published in the American Association of Accounting Education journal volume 35, issue 1 (February 2020). The honours study was part of a larger research project facilitated by coauthor Fred Phillips and completed in conjunction with research performed by fellow U of S alumni and coauthor Brooke Lobdell.

Class of 1960 - 1969

Dr. Bennett A Horner, BA'55, MD'60, of Nanaimo, BC, is doing well - enjoying travel, grandchildren, golf and bridge.

Dr. David J Klaassen, BA'58, MD'61, of Vancouver, BC, lost his beloved wife of 58 years from acute Leukemia in June 2019. Dr. Klaassen is fine and enjoying life in Vancouver.

Dr. Craig C Hubbard, MD'68, of Saskatoon, SK, and his wife, Margaret, continue to curl, golf, and ballroom dance to avoid going to the gym. Craig continues to paint and do sculptures from soapstone.

Col (Ret'd) David L King, BComm'68, of South Daytona, FL, was employed by the Canadian Army until 2001 (Militia-1962, Regular Army 1963-2001) and the National Defense University from 1995-2016 in Washington, DC. King was granted U.S. citizenship in September 2010 and moved to Florida in 2016.

Dr. Duane G Mayhew, MD'66, of East Lansing, MI, extends congratulations to Dr. Horlick - one of his finest professors. Dr. Mayhew and his wife, Maureen, look forward to "Highlights in Medicine" 2021.

LCol (Ret'd) Bud T Reusch, BA'67, of Gould City, MI, entered USAF shortly after graduation, spent a year in Vietnam, retired from USAF in 1992 as a Lieutenant Colonel and went on for Masters and advanced degrees to become a public school principal and superintendent, retired from education in 2003 and started his own over the road trucking company and continued farming in Minnesota. Now in Michigan overeducated and underemployed and loving it with fishing and hunting high on his list of priorities...not to mention family and friends all over Canada and the USA! Cheers and hello to all from the sixties at the U of S.

 

Class of 1970 - 1979

Dr. Wayne I Smandych, MD'70, BSc'71, is retired and residing in Saskatoon, SK.

Prof. Emeritus Bill Waiser, MA'76, PhD'83, DLITT'10, of Saskatoon, SK, has a new book, In Search of Almighty Voice, which will be released in May 2020.

 

Class of 1980 - 1989

Ms. Noralee M Bradley, BComm'89, JD'90, of Calgary, AB, has been appointed executive vice-president and chief legal officer of Nutrien effective March 2, 2020.

Ms. Kathy M Bradshaw, BEd'83, BFA'05, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the 2020 Guy Rutter Memorial People's Choice Award in the Mann Art Gallery's Winter Festival Art Show & Sale in Prince Albert, SK.

Dr. Warren M Dufour, MD'88, of Regina, SK, is the lead member of the 2019 Saskatchewan Roughrider Medical team.

 

Class of 2000 - 2009

Mr. Mark K Feader, BComm'08, of Saskatoon, SK, launched BFL CANADA's operations in Saskatchewan in February 2020. BFL CANADA is the largest privately-owned Canadian insurance brokerage.|

Dr. Martin F Heroux, MD'01, of Regina, SK, is a member of the 2019 Saskatchewan Roughrider Medical team.

Ms. Karen E Mosier, BA'00, MSc'04, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the 2020 - Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) Spirit of Kindness Award.  Established in 2019, the Spirit of Kindness Award acknowledges CARA members for outstanding kindness and compassion towards colleagues in their workplaces, the CARA community, and the international research administration community.

 

Class of 2010 - 2019

Ms. Kathleen H de Bussac, BComm'17, of North Battleford, SK, has received her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Mr. Michael J Gonari, BComm'17, MPACC'19, of Saskatoon, SK has received his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Mr. Blake R Hermann, BComm'17, of Saskatoon, SK, has received his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Ms. Marsha J Janvier, BComm'16, of Saskatoon, SK, has received her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Ms. Rebecca A Johnson, BComm'17, of Saskatoon, SK, has received her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Mrs. Elecktra Laxdal, BSKI'15, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Indigenous Student Achievement Award - Leadership from USask.

Mr. Joshua S Moreau, BComm'16, of Warman, SK, has received his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Mr. Jonathan F Neigum, BComm'17, of Melfort, SK, has received his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Ms. Doris Tan, BComm'16, of Saskatoon, SK, has received her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Class of 1960 - 1969

Mr. Bryan K Anderson, BEd'64, of Edmonton, AB, was inducted into the Edmonton Hall of Fame as a Sport Builder in June 2019, and a large park in SW Edmonton was renamed the Bryan Anderson Athletic Grounds.

Dr. John D Donaldson, BA'66, MD'70, of Fort Myers, FL, sends his apologies for being unable to attend his 50th, but the date conflicted with a teaching engagement on Pediatric Airway Management which could not be rescheduled. He would like to give his regards to his classmates and hopefully everyone will be around for the 55th.  Also, Dr. Donaldson spent his 75th birthday giving a four hour course on the Pediatric Airway for Anesthesia Departments within the system, docs and CRNA’s. Dr. Donaldson had retired but came back to work after his mate died and is enjoying life practicing medicine with Zero Administrative responsibility for the first time in fifty years.

 

Class of 1970 - 1979

Mr. Don J S McMillan, BEd'72, BA'76, of Lantzville, BC, was inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame August 15, 2015.

 

Class of 1980 - 1989

Mr. Bryce S Pashovitz, BSA'89, LLB'95, of Saskatoon, SK, has been editing a book originally authored by Greg Koturbash, JD '92, entitled a Law Professional's Guide To: Investigating Impaired Drivers, and the 4th edition has just been released.

 

Class of 1990 - 1999

Mr. Joel V Grineau, MA'99, of Medicine Hat, AB, is a Logistics Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. In the last 20 years he has served in Saskatoon, Borden, Calgary and Suffield. He recently returned from his third overseas tour, as the J1 - Personnel, in Kuwait.

Mr. Misa A D Nikolic, BA'97, of Edmonton, AB, is starting a new position as Senior Gallery Assistant and Archivist at the Allen Sapp Gallery in North Battleford. I am also completing a PhD in art history from the University of Alberta, currently ABD.

Mr. Shane C Skjerven, BEd'92, MEduc'01, of Saskatoon, SK, will assume the role of Director of Education for Saskatoon Public Schools on August 1, 2020.

 

Class of 2000 - 2009

Mr. Dwayne D A Gareau, BSKI'04, BEd'05, MEduc'17, of Prince Albert, SK, will be inducted into the 2020 PA Sports Hall of Fame.

Class of 1940 - 1949

Mr. Harold E Chapman, BSA'43, LLD'17, of Saskatoon, SK, is the 2019 CTV Saskatoon Citizen of the Year.

 

Class of 1970 - 1979

Ms. Fran A Atkinson, LLB'79, moved to Meadow Lake, SK, in August 2019, to take the position of Associate Regional Crown for the Northwest Prosecutions office in Meadow Lake, SK.

Ms. Valerie L Creighton, BFA'74, of Stoughton, SK, has been named as a Member of the Order of Canada.

Dr. Bernie P Wiebe, MD ‘78, retired in 2019 after 40 years of Family Practice in Rosetown, Labrador, Melfort and Bluffton, Indiana, and 23 years as Medical Director of Family Hospice in several counties of NE Indiana. I loved my career in family medicine, with OB and anesthesia practice in the first half, and a particular love for end-of-life care. Grateful for a satisfying career I am retired in Madison, WI. Marie and I are loving the new vocation of Oma and Opa! Grateful also for a great medical education at U of S and the deep and wide grounding in family medicine in rural Saskatchewan.

 

Class of 1980 - 1989

Dr. Kevin J Dautremont, MD'83, of Moose Jaw, SK, has had his first novel recently published. Scars is a medical suspense novel and is available from Word Alive Press, Indigo/Chapters and Amazon. Dr. Dautremont has also had short stories previously published in the anthologies, A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, and Christmas with Hot Apple Cider.

Mr. Mark J Lang, BComm'81, of Regina, SK, has been appointed to the University of Regina's Board of Governors.

Ms. Wendy M. Paddock, BEd'83, of Regina, SK, was bestowed the designation of Honorary Fellow [FGC (Hon.)] by Geoscientists Canada on August 20, 2018. This fellowship was in honour of the commitment to achieve professional excellence through exceptional contributions to the geoscience profession in Canada.

Mr. Jeff B Smith, BA'83, MBA'85, of Toronto, ON, has been appointed Chairman/Director of Flourish Mushroom Labs Inc.

Dr. Peter D Spafford, MD'87, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed a member of Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Advisory Board - 2018 and is the Chair of Royal College International Fellowship Examiners for country of Kuwait in Middle East.

Mr. Alan G Wallace, BA'84, of Saskatoon, SK, former director of Planning and Development, at the City of Saskatoon, received the Fraser-Gatrell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Planning.

Dr. Donna M Woloschuk, BSP'82, of Calgary, AB, has been reappointed to the Expert Committee on Drug Evaluation and Therapeutics for a further two-year term by the Honourable Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health, Alberta.

Ms. Heather L Zordel, BComm’86, LLB'87, of Toronto, ON, in 2019 was appointed Chair of the Condominium Authority of Ontario; and completed her term as a Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario and on the Board of the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company.

 

Class of 1990 - 1999

Dr. Richard E Florizone, BE'90, MSc'92, of Waterloo, ON,  has been appointed president and CEO of the International Institute on Sustainable Development as of January 1, 2020.

The Hon. Judge Kevin D Hill, BA'98, LLB'98, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed a judge of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan on Jan. 31, 2020.

Ms. Tania J Jones, MSc'96, of Richmond Hill, ON, was inducted into the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame in November 2019 in recognition of her 30 year track and field career. Jones was the 2002 Canadian Marathon Champion and represented Canada at the 2001 Track & Field World Championships. While living in Saskatchewan, Jones was recognized as the top off-track athlete by Saskatchewan Athletics. Jones credits the support of the Saskatchewan athletic community and the late U of S Coach, Lyle Sanderson, for inspiring her to compete at an international level. Jones and her husband, Colin Fidler, MBA'94, live in Richmond Hill, Ontario with their sons, Callum (age 16 years) and Christian (age 12 years). Colin works for IBM and Tania works for Janssen (Pharmaceuticals). Jones continues to play an active role in the running community as a coach and volunteer.

Mr. Gregory T Rouault, BComm'94, of Hiroshima-shi, Japan, began a tenured position as Associate Professor in the Department of Commercial Sciences at Hiroshima Shudo University.

Ms. Brenda L Wallace, BA'93, of Saskatoon, SK, CEO of Habitat for Humanity, was the first in Saskatchewan to earn designation of Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) from IAP2 Canada, on November 2019.

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Class of 1930 - 1939

Dr. Margaret M Brooke, BHSc'35, BA'65, PhD'71, of Victoria, BC, has posthumously been added by the City of Saskatoon to the master list of names the city draws from when naming new streets.    

 

Class of 1940 - 1949

Mr. Donald E Kramer, BE'48, of Regina, SK, was posthumously awarded the 2018 ABEX Community Leader of the Year award.

Dr. Harry J Moody, BE'48, MSc'50, of Bedford, NS, was an accomplished research scientist who was known for his extensive involvement in domestic, international and military communications spacecraft programs. He died peacefully at his home in July 16, 2018.

Mr. William F Ready, BA'48, JD'50, of Regina, SK, was a 2019 recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the province's highest honour. Mr. Ready was invested with the Order at a ceremony in June and passed away in July.

Dr. Don R Seaman, BE'47, LLD'19, of Calgary, AB, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan on June 7, 2019 at the spring convocation ceremony.

 

Class of 1950 - 1959

Professor Emeritus James A Dosman, BA'59, MD'63, MA'69, of Saskatoon, SK, will be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame on May 2, 2019.

Professor Emerita Pat A Lawson, BA'50, BEd'53, of Saskatoon, SK, was a 2019 inductee into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in the Player category.

Dr. Jim E Till, BA'52, MA'54, DSc'08, of Toronto, ON, has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Edogawa-Niche Prize. The international award recognizes a physician or scientist based on their contributions to interdisciplinary research leading to health-care solutions in disease prevention, diagnosis or treatment.

Mr. Justice William J Vancise, BA'58, LLB'60, of Regina, SK, has been named inquiry officer for the ongoing provincial inquiry into the Northern Village of Pinehouse.

 

Class of 1960 - 1969

Professor Emeritus Jim L Blackburn, BSP'60, of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Alumni Hall of Fame for 2018.

Mr. Rand R Burlingham, BA'64, LLB'68, of Saskatoon, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2018.

Dr. Bob L Calder, BA'63, MA'65, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Prime of Life Achievement Award on October 1, 2018 from the University of Saskatchewan Retirees Association.  Calder was also awarded the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Book Award for A Hero for the Americas (University of Regina Press) at the Saskatchewan Book Awards gala on April 27, 2019.

Dr. Bill O Cooke, BEd'69, PGD'72, (PhD), of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the College of Education Wall of Honour on January 19, 2019.

Senator Lillian E Dyck, BA'66, MA'70, PhD'81, of Ottawa, ON, received the 2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Lifetime Achievement on May 14, 2019.

Mr. Larry K Evans, BA'69, JD'72, of Port Hawkesbury, NS, has been honoured with the Distinguished Service Award for 2018 by the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and has retired from his law practice after 45 years at EMM Law Inc. in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia.

Dr. Frank H Farley, BA'60, MA'63, of Wyncote, PA, holds the position of L.H. Carnell Professor of Psychological Studies in Education in Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Farley has been elected President for The Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science, a Division of the American Psychological Association (APA). Farley is past President of the APA itself, one of but two living Canadians ever President of this, the world's largest society of psychologists.

Professor Emeritus Dennis K Gorecki, BSP'69, PhD'73, of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Alumni Hall of Fame for 2018.

Sister Teresita R Kambeitz, BA'69, BEd'69, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Justice James D. Higgins Award from the Canadian Catholic School Trustees' Association on June 9, 2018 "in recognition of her outstanding contribution, enthusiasm and dedication to Catholic education in Saskatchewan and across Canada."

Mr. Russ R Lemcke, BE'62, of Falmouth, MA, was inducted into the US Curling Hall of Fame October 2018.

Mrs. Margaret M Ludlow, BA'63, BEd'69, of Dartmouth, NS, was the recipient of the Canadian Teachers Federation International Program Volunteer Recognition Award. This award is presented to an outstanding individual for significant voluntary contributions to the development cooperative work of CTF-FCE and one or more of its partner organizations (Nova Scotia Teachers Union). Mrs. Ludlow's assignments were Tanzania ('91, '92, '93), St. Kitts ('94), Nepal ('98), Malawi ('99), Liberia ('00), Jordan ('05) and Ghana ('08, '09).

Dr. Ann A McCaig, BEd'61, of Calgary, AB, received an honorary degree from Mount Royal University on June 6, 2019.

Dr. Bruce M McManus, BAPE'67, MD'77, of Delta, BC, was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.)

Mr. Jeff J Mooney, BA’66, of Vancouver, BC, was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.

Librarian Emeritus Ian C Nelson BA’63, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Continuing Contribution Award on October 1, 2018 from the University of Saskatchewan Retirees Association.

Dr. Lloyd G Nelson, BA'66, BEd'66, BA'68, of Black Diamond, AB, skipped the Alberta mixed curling team to a Gold Medal at the 55+ Canada Games in Saint John, NB in the 65+ division August 20-24, 2018. The Alberta team went undefeated in the round-robin competition and won over BC in the Gold Medal game. Lloyd and his wife, Maxine (nee Lennox), who is also a USask grad live in Black Diamond, AB.

Mr. Arnold J Petracek, BSA'65, of Esterhazy, SK, was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame (SAHF) on April 27, 2019.

Chancellor Emerita Vera R Pezer, BA'62, MA'64, PhD'77, of Saskatoon, SK, published a new book called The Little Community That Could, which tells the story of her hometown of Meskanaw, Saskatchewan.

Mr. Donald W Pfeifer, BEd'67, of Yorkton, SK, was recently inducted into the Canadian Volleyball Sport Hall of Fame in the category of Official. The Induction ceremonies took place in Ottawa at Volleyball Canada's AGM held June 6, 2019.

Mr. John S Plaxton, BE'62, of Lethbridge, AB, spent 27 years in RCAF/CAF in various roles. From flying and submarine hunting on both coasts of Canada, testing with the Maritime Proving and Evaluation Unit (MPEU), as a liaison officer at Defence Research Establishment Atlantic (DREA), Aeronautical Engineering and Test Establishment (AETE) to teaching at Aerospace System Course (ASC). Plaxton is now retired enjoying travelling via motorhome.

Mr. Vern J Racz, BSA'68, MSc'71, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Prime of Life Achievement Award on October 1, 2018 from the University of Saskatchewan Retiree's Association.

Mrs. Marg J Sihvon, BAPE'67, EDUC'68, BEd'68, of Medicine Hat, AB, was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on September 28, 2019.

Ms. Anne M Stang, BA'61, EDUC'65, BEd'68, of Calgary, AB, has translated "My Hard Life" from German to English which has been published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. It is the story of an ethnic German woman in the slave labour camps of Soviet Russia.

Dr. Harvey D Voldeng, BSA'63, MSc'64, of Ashton, ON, has been appointed an Officer (O.C.) of the Order of Canada.

Mr. Bill D Wilson, BSP’69, of Burlington, ON, was inducted into the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Alumni Hall of Fame for 2018.

Dr. Kathryn A Young, BA'64, (PhD), of Winnipeg, MB, published, No Man's Land. The Life and Art of Mary Riter Hamilton (U of M press, 2017) along with co-author Sarah McKinnon (doctorate in art history). No Man's Land is a biography of western Canadian artist, Mary Riter Hamilton (1868-1954).

Dr. Robert J Young, BA'63, MA'65, of Winnipeg, MB, published his first novel, Another Spy for Paris (Signature Editions, 2018).

Mr. Peter E Zakreski, BA’61, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2019 Saskatoon Red Cross Humanitarians of the Year award on April 17, 2019 for their persistent work to build capacity in the Mtogola region of southern Malawi.

Mr. Lawrence Zarysky, BE'60, of Wakaw, SK, wrote a book entitled, "TARNOPOL".  It was published by Zulon Press in 2015. The book covers important subjects of current interest including references to the U of O MBA, studies findings and forward conclusions.  He intends to write a second volume. The book is available through Indigo and any christian bookseller worldwide.

 

Class of 1970 - 1979

Mr. Mark J Abley, BA'75, of Point Claire, QC, has had two books published in the past year. Watch Your Tongue: What Our Everyday Sayings and Idioms Figuratively Mean, appeared from Simon & Schuster in October 2018. A much more personal and heartfelt book, The Organist: Fugues, Fatherhood, and a Fragile Mind, was published by University of Regina Press in January 2019.

Dr. Neil B Bishop, BEd'70, BA'71, MA'72, of Victoria, BC, participated in the 2016 academic conference, Anne Hébert: le centenaire, and has published his latest scholarly book chapter in Nathalie Wateyne et al., Le centenaire d'Anne Hébert [.] Approches critiques, Montréal, Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2018. He authored the chapter, Le catholicisme dans des textes [d'Anne Hébert] peu connus, pp. 39-54.

Dr. Robert D Brown, BSc'79, of Bryan, TX, has been elected University Professor Emeritus by the University of Guelph in June 2018.

Ms. Shelley A Brown, BComm'78, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. Brown was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC).

Ms. Tina E Cairncross, BAPE'71, of Green Valley, ON, has been named an inductee of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame. 

Mr. Eric H Cline, BA'76, LLB'79, of Saskatoon, SK, was honoured by the Saskatoon Family YMCA at the 2018 National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2018.

Dr. John M Conly, MD'78, of Calgary, AB, was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) on June 29, 2018. John Conly is a pioneer in the areas of antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention and control. A Professor at the University of Calgary, he has served on multiple committees to establish national guidelines that minimize the risk of transmission of hospital-acquired infections. Notably, he was the founder of Ward of the 21st Century, a multidisciplinary initiative focused on healthcare innovations to improve the quality of care in healthcare systems. A dedicated leader and mentor, he is sought internationally for his expert advice and far-reaching influence.

Chief Justice Deborah E Fry, BSN'73, JD'80, of St. John's, NL, was appointed Chief Justice of Newfoundland and Labrador on June 22, 2018.

Ms. Lyn R Goldman, BA'72, ARTS'73, of Regina, SK, was a recipient of the 2019 Saskatchewan Order of Merit award on June 1, 2019.

Mr. Milo J Grimsrud, AGRIC'77, BSA'96, of Langford, BC, completed a Masters in Public Administration at the University of Regina in 2013 and retired from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Policy Branch in June 2017. Grimsrud has moved to Langford, BC and plans to continue to travel the world.

Ms. Lee-Anne L Hall, PHYSIO'78, of Cochin, SK, has been acclaimed to serve a three year term (2019 - 2022) on the University of Saskatchewan Senate as representative of District 8 (LaLoche - Green Lake - Battleford).

Mr. Randy L Hanson, BE'77, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed the president & CEO of International Road Dynamics Inc. effective July 12, 2018.

Dr. Warren N Huber, MD'70, of Humboldt, SK, is the recipient of the 2018 Saskatchewan Family Physician of the Year award from the Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians.

Mr. Bill J Kinash, BE'75, of Regina, SK, was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on September 28, 2019.

Dr. James R Kirkpatrick, BSc'78, MD'84, of Victoria, BC, has managed the care of adolescents and adults with eating disorders in private practice, community-based eating disorder programs, and hospitals for over 30 years. He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, and a member of the World Health Organization's Global Clinical Practice Network. His latest book, Taking a Detailed Eating Disorder History--A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians, was published this fall by Routledge. In 2015, he was also awarded a BC Community Achievement Award for his work in eating disorders.

Dr. Lynn L Kirkpatrick, BSP'78, PhD'81, of La Jolla, CA, has been inducted into the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Alumni Hall of Fame for 2018.

Ms. Gail J Krawetz, BA'77, BEd'77, of Invermay, SK, has published her first book, Risk & Reward, The Birth & Meteoric Rise of the Saskatchewan Party, in Nov. 2017. https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/9781775042501/gail-krawetz/risk-and-reward

Mr. Sylvester A Kulyk, BEd'70, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal Award on April 9, 2019 at a ceremony held during National Volunteer Week.

Mr. Ken G Linnen, BE'72, of Regina, SK, was honoured by The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Lieutenant Governor Meritorious Achievement Award at their annual Awards of Distinction on November 20, 2018 in Saskatoon, SK. Linnen was also the 2019 recipient of the Brian Eckel Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS). The award recognizes professional achievement, service to the community and service to the engineering and geoscience profession, and was presented at the APEGS annual general meeting on May 4, 2019.

Mr. John E McFadyen, BA'74, of Regina, SK, is a recipient of the 2018 Saskatchewan Protective Services medal.

Dr. Christine P Molnar, MD'76, of Calgary, AB, is an AMA Member Emeritus and a CMA Member Emeritus in full clinical practice of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT at FMC in Calgary and has worked for EFW Radiology since 1985. She is currently president elect of the Alberta Medical Association and will be president of the AMA until 2020.

Professor Emerita Rose R Olfert, BA'71, ARTS'72, MSc'76, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Continuing Contribution Award on October 1, 2018 from the University of Saskatchewan Retirees Association.

Mr. Bill B Robertson, BA'77, MA'81, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the USask 2019 Sylvia Wallace Sessional Lecturer Award.

Dr. Steven P Rollheiser, MD'79, of Kamloops, BC, is the department head of Hospital Medicine at the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) Kamloops and a member of the Health Authority MAC. He is past president of the RIH medical staff and still working full-time (clinical, teaching, administrative roles).

Mr. Justice Brian J Scherman, BA'72, JD'72, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed a Deputy Judge of Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories.

Ms. Sandra A Semchuk, BFA'70, of Vancouver, BC, published a book entitled, The Stories Were Not Told, Canada's First World War Internment Camps.  It will be available in 2019.  She is also the recipient of the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts for 2018.

Dr. Neil S Shantz, BSA'73, DVM'82, of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame (SAHF) on April 27, 2019.

Mrs. Linda R Shaw, BA'71, of Saskatoon, SK, was the 2019 BMO Celebrating Women event hounouree in the Community & Charitable Giving category for her remarkable contributions to business and the community.

Dr. Marlene A Smadu, BSN'75, of Regina, SK, has been appointed vice chair of the University of Regina Board of Governors.

Mr. Gerald G Tegart, BE'73, JD'76, of Regina, SK, was elected Vice President of the Law Society of Saskatchewan on December 6, 2018.

Ms. Doreen A Thorson, BEd'77, of Preeceville, SK, was inducted in to the College of Education Wall of Honour on January 19, 2019.

Mr. Brian D Towriss, BComm'78, of Saskatoon, SK, was the 2019 recipient of the Jean-Marie De Koninck Coaching Excellence Award.

Professor Emeritus Bill A Waiser, MA'76, PhD'83, DLitt'10, of Saskatoon, SK, has been awarded the J B Tyrrell Historical Medal by the Royal Society of Canada and the 2018 Governor General's History Award for Popular Media:  The Pierre Berton Award. Waiser was also appointed as a member of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Dr. David V Waltner-Toews, DVM'78, of Kitchener, ON, received the WSAVA-Covertrus International Veterinary Community Service Award. This award recognizes veterinarians who have exhibited exceptional acts of valour and commitment in the face of adversity to service the community. The contribution could be specific to the veterinary community or beyond. The award was presented on July 18, 2019, at a "Canadian-themed" street party during the congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association at Toronto's Brickworks.

 

Class of 1980 - 1989

Ms. Leslie G Belloc-Pinder, JD'84, BA'87, of Saskatoon, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2018.

Dr. Doris L Bergen, BA'82, of Toronto, ON, was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada on September 11, 2018.

Dr. Richard J Bigsby, MD'86, of Saskatoon, SK, was the 2018 recipient of the Department of Surgery Golden Scalpel Award for Pre-clerkship Education from the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.  This award is presented annually to faculy member demonstrating the highest level of teaching excellence as acclaimed by the surgical residents.

Mr. Daryl B Bode, BA'85, JD'90, of Yorkton, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2018.

Ms. Patricia M Chuey, BSNT'89, MSc'94, of Lantzville, BC, has been inducted into the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Alumni Hall of Fame for 2018.

Dr. Kim F Coates, BA'81, DLET'17, of Altadena, CA, won the award for Greatest Lead Actor, Drama for his role in "Dangerous Blood" at the 2019 Canadian Display Screen Awards on March 31, 2019.

Ms. Nicole L Conan, BA'85, of Saskatoon, SK, has been elected to serve a three-year term (2019 - 2022) on the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a Member-at-Large.

Mr. Glen W Dowling, LLB'82, of Regina, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2018.

Ms. Cheryl L Gamble, BA'82, of Moose Jaw, SK, earned a Master's of Public Policy Analysis (Spring 2014) and Master of Public Administration (Spring 2017) through Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina. In the spring of 2018, she retired after 34 years with the Government of Saskatchewan. She resides in Moose Jaw, SK with her husband, Joe, and three Shih Tzu.

Ms. Aldis A Gislason, BEd'87, of Calgary, AB, received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan in 1987 and taught in Saskatchewan until 1989. Gislason then moved to Alberta and taught there until 1994. She had her one and only child in 1998 and recently moved to Calgary, Alberta. Gislason is now a music instructor with a local music store. Over the years she have kept up with her music background by being involved in musical theater, playing piano with a musical trio, and performing both solo and in groups at a variety of venues and events.

Dr. Barbara E Gustafson, BEd'83, BA'87, MBA'01, CACE'06, PhD'15, of Prince Albert, SK, Barbara Gustafson has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate representing District 11 (Prince Albert and East).  This is a three-year term from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022.

Mr. Peter L Haukedal, BComm'82, of Red Deer, AB, has been appointed to the board of directors for Asterion Cannabis Inc..

Mr. Keith A Hayward, BSA'82, MSc'85, of Yorkton, SK, is currently serving as co-chair of the Yorkton Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in North America.

Madam Justice Brenda R Hildebrandt, LLB'83, BA'84, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed a judge of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan.

Mr. Mike J Hoffort, BSA'88, of Buena Vista, SK, has been re-appointed president and CEO of Farm Credit Canada.

Madam Justice Elizabeth A Hughes, BA'81, LLB'81, of Calgary, AB, has been appointed a Justice of the Court of Appeal of Alberta.

Dr. Digvir S Jayas, PhD'87, DSc'19, of Winnipeg, MB, received an Earned Doctor of Science at the 2019 USask spring convocation ceremonies.

Mr. Gregory J Jockims, BSPE'88, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named head coach and general manager of the Saskatchewan Rattlers basketball team.

Dr. Adrian M Johnston, BSA'81, MSC'89, PhD'91, of Bowser, BC, is the recipient of the 2019 Saskatchewan Pulse Growers' (SPG) Pulse Promoter award.

Mr. Tom P Kishchuk, BE'87, MSc'89, of Saskatoon, SK, was elected chair of the board of directors for the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation (Fedoruk Centre) in June 2019.

Mr. Denis P Laclare, BEd'88, has been employed for the past 30 years by a non-profit, and furthered his education with an MA'97 and a PhD'18 in Intercultural Education. Laclare also teaches education and history courses as an adjunct faculty at Fresno Pacific University, Bakersfield, California campus, where he resides.

Dr. Lisa M Lix, BSHEC'88, of Winnipeg, MB, has been awarded a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Methods for Electronic Health Data Quality. This 7-year Chair was announced by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, at the University of Manitoba in November 2018. Dr. Lix is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Lisa L Lomsnes, BSA'86, DVM'91, of Red Deer, AB, has been appointed president of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association for 2019.

Mr. Walter J Matkowski, BA'86, LLB'86, of Saskatoon, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2018.

Ms. Sandra L Maxwell, BA'80, LSc'04, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from YWCA Saskatoon.

Mr. Jim M McDonald, BA’85, of Saskatoon, SK, was elected Vice Chair - Workforce Development for the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) in June 2018. In this role Jim retained his position on CUTA's Board of Directors and became a member of the Executive Committee. CUTA is Canada's voice for public transit and integrated mobility.

Mr. Tim A Molnar, BSc'80, BEd'81, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the USask 2019 Provost's College Awards for Outstanding Teaching for the College of Education.

Mr. Mike P Morris, LLB'84, of Regina, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2018.

Mr. Keith K Nutting, BE'87, of Castor Bay, New Zealand, has been appointed President of Startec Compression & Process.

Ms. Elizabeth E Philips, BA'85, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named The Saskatoon Public Library's Writer in Residence.

Dr. Murray D Rice, BE'88, MA'91, PhD'95, of Denton, TX, was promoted to full professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment, University of North Texas, in August 2018. He also began a term as Executive Director of the Applied Geography Conferences in November 2018, and received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Business Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers in April 2018.

Madam Justice Charlene M Richmond, BA'85, LLB'88, of Regina, SK, has been appointed a judge of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan.

Ms. Debbie L Rolfes, BA'85, CACE'97, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the USask 2019 Provost's College Awards for Outstanding Teaching for the College of Engineering.

Dr. Karen V Schwean-Lardner, BSA'85, MSc'95, PhD'12, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the USask 2019 Provost's College Awards for Outstanding Teaching for the College of Agriculture and BioResources as well as the 2019 Novus Outstanding Teaching Award.

Dr. Ron K Siemens, MD'82, of Saskatoon, SK, is the new interim provincial head of Pediatrics for the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

Mr. David H Speirs, BE'85, of Irvine, CA, has been selected as the new chief engineer for Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA).  The TCA oversees operations of California's largest network of toll roads.

Dr. Vicki L Squires, BEd'84, MEDUC'04, PhD'10, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the USask 2019 Provost's New Teacher Award.

Mr. Cameron B Swan, BSA'89, of Regina, SK, has been appointed as the Deputy Minister to the Premier.

Chancellor Charles E Weasel Head, HECADM'86, of Cardston, AB, has been elected the 14th chancellor of the University of Lethbridge.  He is the first indigenous person to hold this post.

Ms. Shelley L Willick, BComm'89, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed president & CEO of Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company (SMI) effective July 15, 2019.

Minister Gordon S Wyant, BA'85, LLB'86, of Regina, SK, became the Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds on August 15, 2018.

Mr. Tracy D Zimmerman, BE'87, of Cochrane, AB, has been appointed to the board of directors of Tenth Avenue Petroleum Corp..

Ms. Heather L Zordel, BComm'86, of Toronto, ON, was appointed as a part-time commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission February 14, 2019.

 

Class of 1990 - 1999

Ms. Joni V Avram, LLB'91, of Calgary, AB, was accepted to the Executive Masters of Behavioural Science program at the London School of Economics. Avram will graduate in 2020.

Mr. Brad E Berg, BComm'91, LLB'92, of Toronto, ON, was awarded the Together Towards Zero award (along with his husband Brian Rolfes, LLB'91) for longstanding service for the Aids Committee of Toronto (ACT).

Professor Emeritus Eli Bornstein, DLET'90, of Corman Park, SK, was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) on June 29, 2018.

Ms. Darlene Brander, BEd'95, of Saskatoon, SK, assumed the role of CEO of Wanuskewin Heritage Park on March 4, 2019.

Dr. Linda Chelico, BSA'99, PhD'05, of Saskatoon, SK, has been awarded two grants by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CHIR), one to develop ways to fortify the body's natural defenses against HIV, and the other to characterize ways the body's natural defenses can go awry and contribute to cancer.

Lieutenant Colonel Colin S Coakwell, BE'98, is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and recently took command of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron which operates the CH147F Chinook helicopter in Petawawa, ON. After graduating from Electrical Engineering in 1998 Coakwell continued with his career as an RCAF pilot. Over his career he has been posted to 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron in Edmonton, AB and 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron in Gagetown, NB. Coakwell has also completed staff tours at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, ON, at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, ON and at 2 Canadian Air Division Headquarters in Winnipeg, MB. Throughout his flying career he has flown the CH146 Griffon helicopter (including a deployment to Bosnia) and the CH147D Chinook helicopter on deployment in Afghanistan. The new CH147F Chinook aircraft is currently involved in its first overseas deployment supporting United Nations in Mali.

Ms. Joy N Crawford, BComm'93, of Saskatoon, SK, was re-appointed to the University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors on April 21, 2018.  Crawford's second three year term will commence July 1, 2018.

Mr. Sam C Farris, BE'97, MSc'99, of Regina, SK, was appointed President of K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) Inc. on July 1, 2018.

Ms. Sandra J Gillies, BComm'93, MSc'96, of Debden, SK, has been acclaimed to the University of Saskatchewan Senate representing District 12 (North West Saskatchewan).  This is a three-year term from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022.

Ms. Sandra L Gordon, BSc'94, MSc'96, of Malmo, Sweden, has been named Staff Scientist at Copehnagen University in the new High Throughput Translational Heamtology laboratory. Gordon resides in Malmo Sweden and takes the Oresund Bridge over to Denmark as her daily commute. This year for the 2018 Swedish Roller Derby Championships, Gordon was choosen to be the Head Referee for the Gold medal game. This game was live broadcast on Swedish national TV (SVT) and is avalible for online viewing via SVTPlay.

Mr. Mark E Hillenbrand, BA'97, LLB'97, of Edmonton, AB, has published his first book, Fields and Fencelines: Stories of life on a Family Farm, a memoir of his childhood on the family farm south of Shellbrook, SK.

Mr. Thomas F Isaac, LLM'93, of Vancouver, BC, has been named on the nation's "Top 25 Most Influential" lawyers by Canadian Lawyer.

Mr. Justice Jefferey D Kalmakoff, LLB'93, of Regina, SK, has been appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan and a judge ex-officio of the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan.

Mr. Keith D Kilback, BA'90, JD'94, of Regina, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2018.

Dr. Colin P Laroque, BSc'93, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the 2018 Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor award from the U.S. Council on Undergraduate Research.

Judge Erin M Layton, BA'95, LLB'00, of La Ronge, SK, has been appointed as a judge to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan is a recipient of the 2018 Premier's Award for Excellence in the Public Service.

Dr. Morris Markentin, MD'96, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the 2018 CFPC Award of Excellence from the Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians.

Mr. David A McHattie, BA'92, ARTS'92, of Calgary, AB, was elected for a two-year term as chair of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Canada's oldest and one of its most influential business associations, on November 8, 2018. In addition to this position, McHattie was also elected on November 1, 2018 as a vice chair of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada. He resides in Calgary and is employed as vice president Institutional Relations for Tenaris Canada, one of the world's leading steel companies.

Colonel (Retd) Scott A McLeod, MD'93, of Sherwood Park, AB, is the 2018 recipient of The Calvin L. Gutkin Family Medicine Ambassador Award as awarded by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Mr. Jason L Mewis, BE'95, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the 2017/2018 SES Engineer of the Year Award.

Mr. Darren J Moroz, BEd'90, of Calgary, AB, was elected as Calgary City District Representative of the Alberta Teacher's Association 2019.

Dr. Dwight G Newman, JD'99, of Saskatoon, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2018.

Ms. Jacki E Nichol, BSc'97, BSPE'97, BSPT'01, of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on September 28, 2019.

Ms. Ronalda A Nordal, LLB'98, of Regina, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2018.

Ms. Melinda Park, BComm’91, of Calgary, AB, was selected as Chair of the Board of Governors at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) on December 13, 2018.  This is a 3 year appointment.

Mr. Greg P Porter, BUSADM'95, of Saskatoon, SK, was honoured by the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation, along with his spouse, Patty Kirk-Porter, at the 2018 National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2018.

Mr. Mark J Poweska, BE'93, of Toronto, ON, has been appointed president and CEO of Hydro One effective May 2019.

Mr. Brian J Rolfes, LLB'91, of Toronto, ON, was named #17 on the Financial Times of London OUTstanding LGBTQ Role Models globally in their annual publication in October 2018.  Rolfes was also awarded the Board of Directors Leadership Award by the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto. Finally, Rolfes was given the Together Towards Zero award (along with his husband Brad Berg, BComm'91, LLB'92) for longstanding service for the Aids Committee of Toronto (ACT).

Dr. Philipp W Schott, BSC'90, DVM'90, of Winnipeg, MB, has written a book titled, The Accidental Veterinarian, (ECW Press). The book is a collection of bite-sized essays by a veterinarian and it really strikes a good balance between light, funny stories, informative pet care tips, and more serious aspects of the veterinary profession. Philipp talks about the most memorable pets that have come through his clinic (including a cat named Maximillian Samba-socks and a dog who kept eating rocks), offers helpful advice (the best way to give your cat a pill {it's a comically specific method that involves blowing on the cat's nose} and how to keep a clever dog from getting into your refrigerator), and doesn't shy away from weightier topics like high depression rates amongst veterinarians.

Dr. Carey J Simonson, BE'91, MSc'83, PhD'98, of Corman Park, SK, has been recognized by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies as one of the top 11 graduate student mentors in Canada for 2018. The work of mentoring graduate students commitment to high standards of technical excellence, development of mutual respect in a truly collaborative intellectual partnership, and a personal investment in the growth of our students. Professor Simonson provides all of us with an example that is inspiring, and which inspires his students to reach for their own highest truth.

Mr. Ian D Sutherland, MBA'97, of Saskatoon, SK, was honoured with the AFP Saskatoon Chapter Honoured Supporter Award at the 2018 National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2018.

Judge Rhonda E Tibbitt, LLB'92, BA'93, of Edmonton, AB, has been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta.

Ms. Janice N Tranberg, BSA'94, MSc'98, of Saskatoon, SK, is the new President and CEO of the National Cattle Feeders' Association (NCFA) and the Alberta Cattle Feeders' Association (ACFA).

Mr. Ben K Voss, BE'99, of Saskatoon, SK, was honoured by STARS air ambulance at the 2018 National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2018.

Dr. Kristin F Yont, DMD'98, of Calgary, AB, is one of the NHL team dentists for the Calgary Flames.

Mr. Mark N Zenuk, BSA'90, of South Lake, TX, has been appointed to the board of directors for Bunge Limited effective July 17, 2018.

Mr. Brent H Zettl, BSA'90, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the 2019 Startup Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Prairies from Scotiabank.

 

Class of 2000 - 2009

Ms. Ivy A Armstrong, BMUSED'08, BEd'08, BA'09, PDC'10, MEDUC'14, of Saskatoon, SK, was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration in October 2018 for 12 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces, where she is a Cadet Instructor Cadre Officer.

Ms. Jennifer L Bain, BComm'00, of Saskatoon, SK, was honoured by READ Saskatoon at the National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2018.

Ms. Danielle B Byl, BFA'08, of London, UK, is the Operations Coordinator for Kensington Palace, and has been heavily involved in building the Wellness Programme for the palace.

Mr. Nicholas M Cann, LLB'04, of Regina, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2018.

Mr. Yang Chen, BSA'07, MBA'12, of Saskatoon, SK, is a 2018 CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 winner.

Madam Justice Natasha D Crooks-Day, JD'04, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan.

Mr. Kurt A Dahl, BComm'04, LLB'05, LLM'09, of Saskatoon, SK, was featured in an issue of Canadian Lawyer for his contributions to entertainment.

Judge Noah P Evanchuk, LLB'04, of Regina, SK, has been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Charity D Evans, BSP'03, PhD'11, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the USask 2019 Provost's College Awards for Outstanding Teaching for the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition.

Ms. Patricia L Farnese LLB'01, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed to the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal.

Dr. Maud Ferrari PhD'09, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named as a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists by the Royal Society of Canada.

Minister Nate J Glubish, BComm'04, of Sherwood Park, AB, was recently elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly.  On April 30, 2019 he was appointed Minster of Service Alberta.

Mr. Dale V Gross BSc'02, MSc'05, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Alexander and Jean Auckland Post-graduate Award in Agriculture.

Ms. Andrea M Hansen, BComm'00, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Kent Smith-Windsor Leadership Awards in February 7, 2019 from the Raj Manek Foundation and the Raj Manek Mentorship Program 2019.

Ms. Brittany L Houk, BA'09, of Saskatoon, SK, was one of a team of organizers who created the first YXE Men's Night on April 10, 2019.  The Men's Night was created by a grassroots group of Saskatoon citizens who wanted to address a spoken need within the core communities of the city for men and their basic needs for clothing, food, and personal hygiene products.

Ms. Leah M Howie, BSc'05, BE'05, LLB'08, of Saskatoon, SK, has been elected to serve a three-year term (2019 - 2022) on the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a Member-at-Large.  This is her second term.

Mr. Cameron J Kemp LLB'03, of Medicine Hat, AB, has been elected to the national board of directors for Kin Canada for 2018/2019.

Mr. David J Kolla BA'05, of Saskatoon, SK, has been honoured by The Canadian Cancer Society for his continued commitment to fundraising at the 2018 National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2018.

Mr. Michael J Kurpjuweit, BEd'05, BMusEd'05, of Saskatoon, SK, is a 2019 recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence Certificate of Achievement.

Dr. Emily C Laidlaw, JD'02, (PhD), of Calgary, AB, has accepted a position of ethics advisor with the City of Calgary.  She is also currently employed as an associate law professor with the University of Calgary.

Ms. Haylie A Lashta BSKI'09, MPT'11, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 ABEX Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Ms. Vanessa M MacCormick, MSc'09, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018-2019 USSU Instructional Support Award at the University of Saskatchewan on March 31, 2019.

Ms. Della M Magnusson, BSN'09, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Health and Wellness on May 14, 2019.

Mr. Tim M McLeod, BA'00, JD'04, of Moose Jaw, SK, has been acclaimed to serve a three-year term (2019 - 2022) on the University of Saskatchewan Senate as representative of District 2 (Chaplin-Moose Jaw-Rockglen).

Dr. Erick D McNair, MSc'06, PhD'09, of Saskatoon, SK, was awarded a Royal University Hospital Foundation Grant for his project entitled, Biochemical Markers for Surgically-Induced Acute Kidney Injury.

Mrs. Sally R Meadows, BEd'04, of Saskatoon, SK, was awarded the 2019 Word Award for her poignant children's picture book, The Underdog Duckling, (Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, Regina) on June 14, 2019. This is the sixth year Meadows has been shortlisted for The Word Awards and the second time she has won an award. In 2018 she won the short fiction category for her story, A Blessed Christmas, (Christmas with Hot Apple Cider, That's Life! Communications). Meadows has also been previously shortlisted in the song lyrics category (2013, 2014, 2017) and for her children's picture book, The Two Trees, (2016). In addition to her win this year, she was also shortlisted for her nature trivia book, When Sleeping Birds Fly: 365 Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom, (Siretona Creative, Calgary) and for her blog post, Sally's Adventures in Puppyland:  Week 24 Extreme Makeover: Reflections on 2018.

Dr. Sarah M Miller BSc'09, BA'11, MD'14, of Saskatoon, SK, was the 2018 recipient of the Department of Surgery Bronze Shovel Award from the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.  This award is presented annually to the resident with the most outstanding contribution to surgical education.

Ms. Karen E Mosier BA'00, MSc'04, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators 2018 Dan Chase Distinguished Service Award - Priority Initiatives. The award was presented at the CARA national conference in Ottawa in May.

Dr. Noelle K Rohatinsky, BSN'02, MN'08, PhD'13, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018-2019 USSU Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Saskatchewan on March 31, 2019.

Ms. Ashley M Smith LLB'07, of Saskatoon, SK, has been chosen as a 2018 Lexpert Rising Star which honors Canada's leading lawyers under 40.

Mr. Justice Jerome A Tholl, JD'00, of Regina, SK, has been appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan.

Dr. Jonas M Watson, DVM'06, of Winnipeg, MB, was honoured with the Global Animal Welfare Award at the 2019 WVA/CEVA Global Animal Welfare Awards.

Ms. Kim R Williams, BE'00, of Calgary, AB, was promoted to vice president EH&S/Regulatory/Security of Encana Services Company Ltd. On May 15, 2019.

Dr. Rob A Woods, BSc'00, MD'02, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the USask 2019 Provost's College Awards for Outstanding Teaching for the College of Medicine.

Professor Emeritus Henry Woolf LLD'01, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Prime of Life Achievement Award on October 1, 2018 from the University of Saskatchewan Retirees Association.

Ms. Stephanie Yong BA'01, MBA'10, of Saskatoon, SK, is a 2018 CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 winner.

 

Class of 2010 - 2019

Mr. Allan B Adam, BA'12, of Paddockwood, SK, has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Dr. Melissa M Arcand, PhD'13, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the SSHRC Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant.

Mr. Aaron Bell, BSc'12, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship.

Ms. Nathan G Bell DIPAGB'17, of Drumheller, AB, received the Ron Gallaway Scholarship from the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan on November 1, 2018.

Ms. Kayla S Brien BA'12, BA'13, of Saskatoon, SK, is a 2018 CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 winner.

Ms. Kayla S Brien, BA'12, BA'13, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2019 Saskatoon Young Humanitarian of the Year award on April 17, 2019 for working to build a respectful, peaceful and thriving culturally diverse community in Saskatoon.

Ms. Sara M Doerksen BSA'16, of Moose Jaw, SK, received the R. P. Knowles Scholarship from the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan in fall 2018.

Mr. Gazali  Issah MSc'14, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Agros Class of '43 60th Anniversary Award and the Barbara and Frank Pavelich Post-graduate Scholarship in Soil Science at the fall 2018 convocation.

Ms. Elaine A Kaloustian, MNGD'17, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed the Executive Director for the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association (SOA).

Mr. Nicholas C Kaminski BE'13, of Saskatoon, SK, is the recipient of the 2018 Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) Young Professional Award on November 20, 2018.

Ms. Kaitlyn D Klutz BSA'16, of Saskatoon, SK, received the R. P. Knowles Scholarship from the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan in fall 2018.

Dr. Kate E Lupton, DVM'12, of Lethbridge, AB, was honoured by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) with its Small Animal Practitioner Award.

Mr. Kyle K Montgomery DIPAGR'18, of Morrin, AB, received the Charles C. Cook Student Leadership Award, the Russell Fisher Scholarship and Walter Scott Scholarship at the fall 2018 convocation.

Mr. Karsten M Nielsen BSA'15, of Clavet, SK, received the R. P. Knowles Scholarship from the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan in fall 2018.

Mr. Kurt D Oatway, BSc'10, of Calgary, AB, was the recipient of the 2018 Male Athlete of the Year Award from Sask Sport Inc..

Mr. Jesse C Reimer BSA'17, of Saskatoon, SK, received the S. N. Horner Graduate Scholarship in Agriculture on November 1, 2018.

Ms. Deeksha M Shetty, MSc'19, of Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue, QC, earned the title Alltech Young Scientist in May 2019.

Ms. Yan Ran Tang BSA'18, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Andjelic Land Graduate Award in Agricultural Research at the fall 2018 convocation.

Ms. Claire M Thomson BA'12, MA'15, of Rockglen, SK, has been awarded a 2018 J.H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship by the CAUT. Thomson is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Alberta.

Mr. Marc R Usunier, MA'10, of Warman, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate representing District 7 (Unity-Duck Lake-Watrous).  This is a three-year term from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022.

Mr. Matthew C Walliser BSc'13, BSP'15, of Estevan, SK, is the recipient of the 2018 Preceptor of the Year award from the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy and Nutrition for his efforts to mentor pharmacy student Alexis Dryden.

Ms. Dakota Wightman BSA'15, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Alexander Malcom Shaw Memorial Graduate Scholarship at the fall 2018 convocation.

Dr. Jamie L Willems BSc'13, PhD'17, of Waldheim, SK, received the Molson Canada Postgraduate Achievement Award on November 1, 2018.

Ms. Caroline H Brown BSA'15, of Calgary, AB, received the R. P. Knowles Scholarship from the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan in fall 2018.

Class of 1930 - 1939

Dr. Margaret M. Brooke, BHSc'35, BA'65, PhD'71, of Victoria, BC, has been posthumously named as a College of Arts & Science Alumni of Influence honouree for 2018.

Dr. Alexander E. Douglas, BA'39, MA'40, has been posthumously named as a College of Arts & Science Alumni of Influence honouree for 2018.

 

Class of 1950 - 1959

Ms. Dorothy M. Adams, BA'53, of Hanover, ON, published a book entitled Tales of Three Wags.

 

Class of 1960 - 1969

Mr. Bryan K. Anderson, BEd'64, of Edmonton, AB, retired from the Edmonton Public Schools in 1998 after 34 years with the system. He was elected to the Edmonton City Council in October of 1998 and stepped down on Oct 23, 2017 after 6 successful terms and 19 years as an Edmonton Councilor, the 5th longest tenure in Edmonton history. Bryan was inducted into the Alberta Schools Athletic Association's Coaching Hall of Fame in 2010.

Mr. Merlis M. Belsher, BComm'57, LLB'63, of Saskatoon, SK, received a honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan, was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame and was awarded the Fellow CPA designation by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan.

Professor Emeritus Ron G. Britton, BE'62, of Sanford, MB, published On Design: A Philosophy of Design and Engineering.

Dr. Sharon A Butala, BEd'62, BA'63, PGD'73, DLITT'04, of Calgary, AB, has published her first mystery novel, Zara's Dead (2018). Zara's Dead is Dr. Butala's nineteenth published book.

Dr. Bob L Calder, BA'63, MA'65, of Saskatoon, SK, published his eleventh book, as author or editor, A Hero for the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero. It was published by the University of Regina Press in November 2017. Dr. Calder is also a recipient of the 2018 Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

Mr. Maurice A Delage, BSA'69, MSc'78, of Indian Head, SK, is a recipient of the 2018 Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

Dr. Grant G. Devine, BSA'67, of Caronport, SK, was appointed to serve a three-year term as a member of the University of Saskatchewan's Board of Governors on July 27, 2017.

Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Stanley  Dzuba, BE'58, of North Vancouver, BC, has been awarded the Governor Generals Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers for his volunteer work in under-developed countries and local communities.

Mr. Len J Edwards, BA'67, MA'69, LLD'18, of Nepean, ON, received a honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan on June 5, 2018.

Dr. George Fedak, BSA'63, MSc'65, of Ottawa, ON, has been awarded the 2017 Vernadsky Gold Medal from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU).

Dr. Austin B Fennell, BA'54, of Lethbridge, AB, has ministered in United Churches throughout Western Canada for 62 years and was honoured by St. Andrew's College with a Doctor of Divinity at convocation this May.

Dr. Brian B. Fowler, BSA'64, MSc’65, of Saskatoon, SK, will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame on April 21, 2018.

Professor Emeritus Del G. Fredlund, BE'62, of Saskatoon, SK, was recently awarded the K.Y. Lo medal from the EIC for significant engineering contributions at the international level. His recently published biography titled, Deserts, Dams and Dirt, presents some of his engineering achievements in a relaxed and humorous manner along with his charitable projects in Vietnam and other countries. Two major textbooks on "unsaturated soil mechanics", have been published by John Wiley & Sons. He recently delivered the Blight Lecture in Seoul, Korea in recognition of his lifelong and worldwide contributions to geotechnical engineering.

Dr. Philip H. Gordon, MD'66, of Hampstead, QC, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Oncology for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Patient Care from the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University on October 23, 2017.

Professor Emeritus Don L. Hamilton, BSC'68, DVM'70, PhD'74, of Saskatoon, SK, has been selected as an official of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Mill Spring, NC.  He will serve as a Vet Commission (VC) 3 Member, responsible for providing veterinary care and oversight for the endurance portion of the games.

Dr. Robert S. Hodges, BA'64, of Saskatoon, SK, was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who on November 15, 2017.

Professor Emeritus Donald C. Kerr, BA'57, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named the Meewasin Conservation Award recipient for 2017.

Mr. Howard J. Kellough, LLB'66, of Vancouver, BC, was awarded the Canadian Tax Foundation Lifetime Contribution Award in 2016, the initial year the award was given.

Mr. Leo L. King, BA'61, MA’66, of Surrey, BC, was appointed as a member of the Advisory Board to Benz Mining Corporation's Board of Directors on August 14, 2017.

Mr. Jacob E Kreiser, BA'56, BEd'68, MA'74, of Victoria, BC, began his career in education in Saskatchewan as a high school teacher and principal in Moose Jaw, Uranium City, Killaly and Esterhazy. His most recent postings were at Victoria High School and Spectrum Community School in Victoria, British Columbia before retiring on June 30, 1994. 

Mr. John K. Lovering, BA'68, BEd'70, of Wilcox, SK, will be posthumously inducted into the Saskatchewan Hall of Fame on July 7, 2018.

Dr. Roberta M. McKay, NURS'64, BSN'69, BA'80, MD’81, of Regina, SK, was honoured with the Regina YWCA Lifetime Achievement Award on April 26, 2018.

His Honour Tom T. Molloy, LLB'64, BA'64, LLD’09, of Regina, SK, was appointed as the next Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on January 22, 2018 and is the 2018 recipient of the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award from the Canadian Bar Association.

Professor Emeritus Kay W. Nasser, PhD'65, DSC'16, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) on December 29, 2017.

Dr. Lorri A. Neilsen Glenn, BEd'69, of Halifax, NS, professor emerita at Mount Saint Vincent University and former Halifax Poet Laureate, has recently published Following the River: Traces of Red River Women (Wolsak and Wynn, 2017), stories of her Indigenous ancestors and their contemporaries. A poet, essayist, and researcher, Lorri has written and edited fourteen books. Find her at lorrineilsenglenn.com or @neilsenglenn.

Dr. Edward P. Neufeld, BA'50, ARTS'51, of Mississauga, ON, has been named as a College of Arts & Science Alumni of Influence honouree for 2018.

Mr. Jack D Neumann, BComm'69, BA'70, of Calgary, AB, received the CoSIDA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Ross E Petty, MD'65, DSc'18, of Vancouver, BC, received a honourary Doctor of Science from the University of Saskatchewan on June 7, 2018.

Mr. Vern J. Racz, BSA'68, MSc'71, of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame on April 21, 2018.

Mr. Gunter E Rochow, BA'58, MA'65, of Cumberland, ON, along with his wife, Reinhilde, published their memoirs, The World as We Saw It. This book is available in digital and paperback formats. (http://memoirs.rochow.info)

Dr. Alan M Rosenberg, BA'69, MD'74, of Casa Rio, SK, received the Canadian Rheumatology Association's 2018 Distinguished Rheumatologist Award, on February 23, 2018. The award honours outstanding contributions to rheumatology in Canada.

Mr. Manny Sonnenschein, BA'62, JD'63, of Saskatoon, SK, received a Honourary Lifetime Membership in the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association. This is his third Honourary Lifetime Membership.  The other two being in the Law Society of Saskatchewan in June of 2014 and in the Canadian Bar Association in 2014.

Mr. Gary D. Young, BA'68, LLB'71, of Saskatoon, SK, was awarded the CBA Saskatchewan Distinguished Service Award for 2017, in recognition of exceptional contributions and achievements relating to the law in Saskatchewan and Canada.

 

Class of 1970 - 1979

Dr. Neil A. Abramson, BA'74, of Lions Bay, BC, is the first author of the bestselling English language International management text titled Managing Cultural Differences, 10th Edition. This book is intended not only for MBA and undergraduate business students, but also businesspeople building effective cross-cultural relationships.

Dr. Sarah A. Carter, BA'76, MA'81, of Edmonton, AB, was the 2017 recipient of The Sir John A MacDonald Prize for her work Imperial Plots:  Women, Land, and the Spadework of British Colonialism on the Canadian Prairies from Manulife & The Canadian Historical Association.

Dr. Mak Chai, PhD'76, of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, was appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of First City University College in Malaysia effective October 2017.

Mr. Doug G Curliss, JD'79, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed a Senior Justice of the Peace for the province of Saskatchewan in November of 2017, having retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Canadian Forces (Reserves) in the office of the Judge Advocate General and as Senior General Counsel in the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.

Dr. Anne F Doig, MD'76, LLD'13, of Saskatoon, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a district 13 representative (Saskatoon).  This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Mr. David T Elder, BEd'78, of Saskatoon, SK, will be inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame on November 3, 2018.

Ms. Elinor M Florence, BA'71, of Invermere, BC, had a long career in journalism. Beginning as a farm reporter at the Western Producer in Saskatoon back in the 1970s, it included writing and editing for daily newspaper and magazines including Reader's Digest. Ms. Florence has now turned her hand to historical fiction. Her first novel, Bird's Eye View, about a Saskatchewan farm girl who joins the air force in World War Two, was published in 2014 and became a national bestseller. Her second novel, Wildwood, published in 2018, explores a different aspect of Canadian history, homesteading in northern Alberta. She write a monthly column for The Senior Paper, and also maintains a very active website and writes a monthly blog called Wartime Wednesdays in which she interviews Canadian veterans and tells true stories of Canadians in wartime. (www.elinorflorence.com)

Ms. Audrey P. Gauthier, BSN'77, BA'79, HOSADM'82, ARTS'96, of Red Deer, AB, has completed, with Distinction, a Veterinary Technical Assistant certificate (2017) from the Animal Sciences, Olds College, Alberta after retiring from 40 years of nursing administration in 2015.

Mr. Dennis H Gruending, BA'70, Arts'84, of Ottawa, ON, has written a book entitled Speeches That Changed Canada. It was released by Fitzhenry & Whiteside in April 2018.  (www.dennisgruending.ca)

Dr. Rosamund L. Harrison, DMD'74, of Vancouver, BC, was inducted in the Order of British Columbia (O.B.C.), on November 30, 2017, in recognition of her role as an in international leader in pediatric dentistry and early childhood oral health promotion. Harrison has enhanced pediatric dentistry education at UBC and championed policy change to improve oral health of children in low-income, new immigrant and Indigenous communities.

Mr. Bill D. Hart, BA'70, of Montreal, QC, was named president of the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Française au Canada (CCIFC) in June 2017. He previously served as its president from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Hart is the first person from Western Canada to serve in this role. During his previous term as president, he created the CCIFC Forum for Venture Capital and Private Equity, and chaired the Comité directeur de l'Union des chambres de commerce et d'industries françaises à l'étranger (UCCIFE). Mr. Hart, a partner at Langlois lawyers, practices corporate and commercial law and has actively worked with French businesses for many years. He is head of the firm's France-Quebec Practice Group, which provides legal support adapted to the needs of French companies developing their activities in Quebec.

Mr. Trevor N. Herriot, BA'79, ARTS'81, of Regina, SK, received the 2017 Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence from the Saskatchewan Writers Guild on September 19, 2017. Herriot also received two Saskatchewan Book Awards in the categories of University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award and City of Regina Book Award for his book entitled Islands of Grass.

Mr. Dale E. Johnson, BA'76, of Regina, SK, has written a book called The Last Best Car - The 67-X, about the original winners and current owners of four exotic cars that were designed by George Barris and given away as prizes at Esso gas stations during Canada's Centennial Year of 1967. This is his first book, after a career in journalism with CBC, CTV and Global. He has also written more than 1,000 newspaper and magazine articles.

Mr. Bruce B. Johnstone, BA'74, ARTS'75, of Regina, SK, received the 2017 ABEX Lifetime Achievement Award on October 21, 2017.

Mr. Ray J. Joubert, BSP'74, of Regina, SK, retired on December 31, 2017, after 40 years with the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals (SCPP), 33 years of which he occupied the role of Registrar.

Mr. Justice Vikas Khaladkar, BA'72, LLB'76, of Clarenville, NL, was appointed Judge of the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland & Labrador on October 20, 2017.

Mr. Dave D King, BAPE'71, BEd'72, LLD'18, of Scottsdale, AZ, was the Assistant Coach of the Canadian Men's Hockey Team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Mr. Garry R. King, BSP'70, of Regina, SK, was on hand, along with Darcy Scherle (BSP'73), at the Saskatchewan Pharmacy Museum Society's display in Regina for Saskatchewan Culture Days, on September 30, 2017. Displays contained artifacts from the late 1800's up to the mid 1950's & 1960's, along with histories of pharmacists who worked in Saskatchewan. The Pharmacy Museum does not have a physical location however there is a web site (www.saskatchewanpharmacymuseum.ca) where former alumni as well as members of the public can look back at how pharmacy was practiced over the years.

Mr. Ken P. Krawetz, BEd'75, of Invermay, SK, was appointed Chief of Staff to the Premier of Saskatchewan on September 6, 2017.

Dr. Peter J. Kuling, BSC'75, MSc'78, MD'82, of Ottawa, ON, has been awarded the 2017 CMA Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action.

Mr. Rick B. Kullman, BE'74, MSc'87, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Meritorious Achievement Award on November 7, 2017.

Mrs. Cindy M. Litman, BSN'79, of Los Angeles, CA, recently travelled to Uganda, Africa on a medical mission with a team of spine surgeons, physiotherapists, and other health professionals.

Mr. Michael Matich, BAPE'72, BEd'73, of Winnipeg, MB, is "The Father of Gymnastics for the Province of Saskatchewan". From Hungary, he brought recreation and competition gymnastics to Saskatoon, SK in 1957 and 1963. Our female gymnastics team was the best in Canada. Mike was inducted into the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2014 as both an athlete and builder of gymnastics.

Dr. Everett E. More, DVM'72, of Virden, MB, was inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame in June 2017.

Mr. Kenneth A. Rosaasen, BSA'70, MSc’78, of Saskatoon, SK, has been re-elected to serve as a director of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask. Wheat) for 2018 - 2022.

Ms. Sandra A. Semchuk, BFA'70, of Vancouver, BC, had her art installation Love Stories: Listening and Seeing as Gestures towards Reconciliation on display at the Mann Art Gallery in Prince Albert until October 27, 2017.

Dr. Chanan Singh, MSc'70, PhD'72, DSc'97, of College Station, TX, was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering, for advancement of theory, practice, and education in electric power system reliability on February 7, 2018.

Ms. Janet R. Wees, BEd'73, of Calgary, AB, published first novel, When We Were Shadows, for ages 9 - 13, and based on a true story, will be published by Second Story Press, and released April 3, 2018. Janet has also been published in national and international educational journals, and Alberta Retired Teachers' Magazine. She taught 29 years for the Calgary Board of Education, and earned her MEd from U of Oregon in 1990. In retirement she has volunteered as a school debate coach, a World High School Debate judge, a White Hatter at the Calgary Airport, and as a fundraiser for 41 years for Ski for Heart at Lake Louise. She is an adventurous world traveler and a tutor for children with special needs. She's lived in Calgary since 1973, growing up alongside her daughter Jennifer.

Ms. Christine A Wesolowski, BEd'78, of Saskatoon, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a member-at-large.  This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Dr. Nettie Wiebe, BA'71, Arts'73, MA'76, of Delisle, SK, received a honourary doctor of laws degree from the University of Alberta on June 3, 2018.

Ms. Colleen L Wilson, JD'79, of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame on June 12, 2018.

Mr. Ross G Wilson, BA'70, BEd'73, of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the University Of Saskatchewan Huskie Athletics Wall Of Fame on May 12, 2018.

Dr. Sharon M. Yanicki, BSN'75, of Lethbridge, AB, retired in June 2017 as coordinator of the Public Health and Aboriginal Health degree programs and assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge. Sharon continues to do research as an adjunct assistant professor at U of S.

 

Class of 1980 - 1989

Ms. Margret S. Asmuss, BA'85, MCTGED'89, of Prud'Homme, SK, was presented with the President's Service Award at the University of Saskatchewan's Fall Convocation on October 28, 2017.

Mr. Gary L. Bainbridge, BA'87, LLB'88, of Saskatoon, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2017.

Mr. Justice Bill S. Basran, BComm'89, LLB'94, of West Vancouver, BC, was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia on January 19, 2018.

Ms. Leslie G. Belloc-Pinder, JD'84, BA'87, of Saskatoon, SK, was elected as the vice president of the Law Society of Saskatchewan for 2018 on December 1, 2017.

Ms. Pamela O. Booker, BEd'88, MEDUC'03, of Saskatoon, SK, became the Chief/Regional Manager of Education for the Prairie Region of Correction Service Canada at the Regional Headquarters in Saskatoon after 18 years of teaching. She has recently accepted an assignment with Correction Service Canada National Headquarters in Ottawa, as a Manager of Education.

Dr. Angela Bowen, BSN'86, PhD'07, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 - Patient-Oriented Research Leader Award from Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research on May 14, 2018. This award is given for projects focused on Indigenous health, mental health and addictions. Dr. Bowen's project was entitled Walking with Mothers: The Journey to Culturally Secure Birth in Saskatchewan.  This program is meant to improve the birth experience of Indigenous women who are often forced to leave home in rural or remote areas for a hospital, an experience that can leave them feeling lonely, isolated and alienated.

Mr. Chris C. Boychuk, BSC'82, LLB'86, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed as Chair and re-appointed to the Board of Directors for the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation for the period of April 2017 to April 2019.

Mr. Donald B Campbell, BA'82, CTESL'97, of Saskatoon, SK, continues to have success as a playwright.  One of his ten-minute plays was part of Sextet: Six Short Plays about Love, Sex and Relationships, which was rated the #2 production at the 2017 Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Festival.  That success led to getting the Broadway Theatre as the venue for Sextet 2: Six More Short Plays about Love, Sex and Relationships by Write in the Kisser Productions for the 2018 Saskatoon Fringe (Aug. 2 to 11). It will include his newest play.  His short and full-length plays have been performed in Saskatoon (Twenty-Fifth Street Theatre, Fringe Festival, Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre and community theatre companies) Regina (Globe Theatre and Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre), North Battleford (On the River's Edge Festival) and Edmonton (Fringe Festival).  His "day job", which he loves, is teaching English as a Second/Additional Language to adult immigrants at the Saskatoon Open Door Society.

Minister Ken A. Cheveldayoff, BA'88, of Regina, SK, was appointed Minister of Central Services and Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission and the Provincial Capital Commission for the province of Saskatchewan by Premier Scott Moe on February 2, 2018.

Ms. Patricia M. Chuey, BSNT'89, MSc'94, of Lantzville, BC, received the Dietitians of Canada 2017 Ryley-Jeffs Memorial Lecture Award, the profession's highest honour, for her pioneering spirit and leadership.

Dr. Brett Fairbairn, BA'81, of Saskatoon, SK, will be inducted as the President and Vice-Chancellor of Thompson Rivers University on December 1, 2018.

Mr. Dennis J. Fisher, BA'83, ARTS'84, BComm'88, JD'91, of Saskatoon, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2017.

Dr. Gary Groot, MD'82, PhD'11, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 - Patient-Oriented Research Leader Award from Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research on May 14, 2018. This award is given for projects focused on Indigenous health, mental health and addictions. Dr. Groot's project was Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine: The Indigenous Health Collective: Advancing Indigenous Health Knowledge in Saskatchewan. Engaging Indigenous patients in the North as partners to pinpoint and address identified local health care needs is the goal of this research program, which will establish an Elders council to provide culturally appropriate guidance to researchers.

Dr. Carl A Gutwin, BSc'88, MSc'91, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the University of Saskatchewan at spring convocation on June 5, 2018.

Mr. Peter L. Haukedal, BComm'82, of Red Deer, AB, was appointed as a director of Intigold Mines Ltd. on February 10, 2017.

Dr. Lorraine F Holtslander, BSN'85, MN'05, PhD'08, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of a 2017-2018 SHRF Collaborative Innovation Development grant.  Noting the invaluable role of family caregivers in the health system, Holtslander and co-applicants Shelley Peacock, Megan O'Connell and Kristen Haase are aiming to develop an Internet-based smartphone tool that will support and help caregivers. An interdisciplinary team in nursing and psychology will collaborate with the Saskatoon Council on Aging and Refresh Enterprises, a local application developer, to develop and test an app that helps to build a community of caregivers where individuals can get support and find respite from distress and burden. The goal is to eventually extend the reach of this app to rural and remote communities.

Ms. Christine J Hrudka, BSP'82, of Saskatoon, SK, was elected Chair of the Canadian Pharmacists Association for 2018-2019 during a June 2-5, 2018 conference in Fredericton.

Ms. Cecile M Hunt, BSN'85, MN'92, of Kinistino, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a member-at-large.  This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Ms. Barbara A Jiricka, MN'89, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Health and Wellness on May 31, 2018.

Mr. Glen J. Johnson, LLB'86, of Kelowna, BC, has been reappointed as a full-time member of the Employment Insurance section of the Government of Canada Social Security Tribunal for a term of three years, effective March 1, 2018.

Ms. Janice Y. Johnson, BEd'88, of Surrey, BC, completed his Masters in Education at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby in June 2017.

Minister Warren M. Kaeding, BSA'85, of Churchbridge, SK, was appointed Legislative Secretary to the Minister Responsible for SaskTel (Cellular and Internet Coverage) for the Province of Saskatchewan on August 30, 2017.  He retained the position of Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture (Irrigation Expansion). He was then appointed Minister of Government Relations and Minister of First Nations, Metis and Northern Affairs for the province of Saskatchewan by Premier Scott Moe on February 2, 2018.

Ms. Sheila M. Kelly, BA'85, MA'88, of Regina, SK, was named the recipient of the prestigious Schroeder Award by the International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA). The official presentation took place on October 19, 2017 in Knoxville, TN. Sheila is the executive director of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

Mr. Martin S Kenney, LLB'83, of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, was selected as one of the Top 40 Thought Leaders of the Legal Profession in 2017 by Who's Who Legal International and as the world's leading offshore asset recovery lawyer.

Ms. Peggie M Koenig, BusAdm'82, BComm'87, MBA'96, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Leadership in the Professions on May 31, 2018 and has been appointed Chair of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce for 2018-2019.

Ms. Marianne M. Kramchynsky, JD'81, of Rosthern, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2017.

Ms. Margaret A Kuzyk, BE'83, of Saskatoon, SK, was recently featured in the book Women of Innovation:  The Impact of Leading Engineers in Canada. (2018).  The book was published by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and details the stories of 20 inspiring women engineers in Canada who overcome obstacles and excelled in their fields.

Ms. Joanne H LaBrash, BEd'82, MEduc'10, of Saskatoon, SK, has been nominated for the 2018 Education Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Dr. Don J. Listwin, BE'80, LLD'01, of Woodside, CA, was appointed the board of directors of POET Technologies Inc. on January 22, 2018. Listwin was also appointed CEO of iSchemaView Inc. on April 16, 2018.

Mr. Scott Livingstone, BSP'88, MSc'94, of Regina, SK, was appointed to the position of CEO of the new Saskatchewan Health Authority on August 23, 2017.

Mr. Tarig M. Magzoub, LLM'86, of Omdurman, Sudan, joined the legislative drafting department at the Sudanese Ministry of Justice since graduation. His experience has been further enhanced by a parallel teaching and training experience. Magzoub contributed to law reform efforts initiated by the Sudanese Environment Conservation Society, a leading NGO, and provided several consultancies in the areas of natural resources law. His work as parliament legal advisor in Sudan and Kuwait during the last five years enhanced his interest in constitutional and legal reform. Magzoub is currently providing consultancy training services for reputed international bodies in the areas of constitution making and law reform. He remembers a comment by his thesis co-supervisor at the U of S, wondering why he chose constitutional law as the major area of his graduate studies when his country did not have a constitution. Magzoub also remembers his reply, which days and years have proved true, that maybe he will be able to contribute to his country's constitution-making process. He feels proud of being part of the U of S alumni community and grateful to the U of S for helping him realize his scientific life mission.

Dr. Keith G. Martell, BComm'85, LLD'16, of Eagle Ridge, SK, was appointed Chair of the National Indian Brotherhood (NIB) Trust Fund on November 19, 2017.

Mrs. Rita S. Matlock, BA'82, MA'90, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2017 Sylvia Wallace Sessional Lecturer Award from the University of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Robert J. Morgan, BE'85, of Calgary, AB, was appointed President & CEO of Cona Resources Ltd. effective October 13, 2017.

Dr. Cory O. Neudorf, BSC'86, MD'89, of Saskatoon, SK, received the SHRF Impact Award on December 7, 2017.

Mr. Patrick G. Novecosky, BA'89, of Ave Maria, FL, was recently appointed Vice President of Coalition Relations for The Cardinal Newman Society, a non-profit based in Manassas, Virginia.

Ms. Wendy M Paddock, BEd'83, of Regina, SK, received the Friend of the Professions Award from APEGS on May 5, 2018. She was also bestowed with the designation of Honorary Fellow [FEC (Hon.)] from Engineers Canada in honour of exceptional contributions to the engineering profession in Canada on June 3, 2018.

Mr. Kerry J Preete, BComm'85, of Chesterfield, MO, was appointed to the board of directors of Univar Inc. on May 2, 2018.

Dr. Helen M. Pridmore, BMUS'83, of Regina, SK, received graduate degrees from the University of Toronto and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.  She is currently Associate Professor in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance at the University of Regina.  In January, Pridmore starred in the premiere of a new chamber opera by acclaimed UK composer Michael Finnissy:  the premiere took place in Victoria, BC.  In the year to come Pridmore will also be performing in Mexico City, Montréal, St. John's, NL and Regina.  For more information, visit her website at www.helenpridmore.ca.

Mr. Calvin C. Redlick, LLB'81, BA'83, of London, UK, has been appointed as a board of director for Gensource Potash Corp.

Ms. Kathleen M. Ring, LLB'84, of Delta, BC, has been appointed a prothonotary of the Federal Court.

Ms. Debbie L Rolfes, BA'85, CACE'97, of Saskatoon, SK, received the USSU Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Saskatchewan on March 25, 2018.

Madam Justice Lian M. Schwann, JD'80, of Regina, SK, was appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan on August 17, 2017.

Mr. Art G. Slade, BA'89, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named as a College of Arts & Science Alumni of Influence honouree for 2018.

Ms. Joan M Steckhan, BA'88, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers on April 17, 2018.  The Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. As an official Canadian honour, it also pays tribute to the dedication and exemplary commitment of volunteers.

Dr. Lee A Swanson, BComm'84, MBA'95, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching (Edwards School of Business) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Mitch J Taillon, DMD'84, of Assiniboia, SK, has been elected President of the Canadian Dental Association.  He will serve a one year term ending in the spring of 2019.

Mr. Felix A. Thomas, BSPE'88, BA'90, of Rosthern, SK, was presented with the Honoured Supporter Award from AFP Saskatoon Chapter on November 15, 2017.

Dr. Michael W. Thomas, PhD'85, of Stourport-on-Severn, UK, was a finalist in the George Orwell Dystopian Fiction Prize, 2017. His latest poetry collection, Early and Late, and his collection of short fiction, The Portswick Imp, will be published in the UK in 2018.

Mr. Brad J Wall, BA'87, of Swift Current, SK, was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame on April 17, 2018 and joined the Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP effective May 1, 2018 as a special advisor.

Mr. Ken R. Wasyliuk, BSC'87, MSc'02, of Saskatoon, SK, joined ALX Uranium Corp.'s Technical Committee as a technical advisor.

Mr. Reg E. Wihak, BEd'82, BA'84, MEDUC'12, of Saskatoon, SK, was recently honoured for his teaching service of 25 years with Saskatoon Public School Division. He was appointed to the new school in the Rosewood area of Saskatoon called Colette Bourgonje School.

Minister Jonathan D Wilkinson, BA'88, of Ottawa, ON, was appointed Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard of the Government of Canada on July 18, 2018.

Mr. John C. Will, LLB'85, of Humboldt, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2017.

Ms. Donna M. Woloschuk, BSP’82, of Calgary, AB, was appointed, in September 2017, to the AB Expert committee on Drug Evaluation and Therapeutics for a three-year term. Prior to this, Donna was the consultant who led the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada's revision of its Educational Outcomes for First Professional Degree Programs in Pharmacy.

Ms. Alice L. Wong, BComm'84, MA’90, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named as a College of Arts & Science Alumni of Influence honouree for 2018.

Minister Gordon S. Wyant, BA'85, LLB'86, of Regina, SK, was appointed Deputy Premier and Minister of Education for the province of Saskatchewan by Premier Scott Moe on February 2, 2018.

Mr. David T York, BA'88, Arts'96, MA'01, of Saskatoon, SK, received the USSU Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Saskatchewan on March 25, 2018.

Ms. Heather L Zordel, BComm'86, of Toronto, ON, was elected as a Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario in January 2018. She then became a member of the law society's Audit Committee and Government Relations Committee.

 

Class of 1990 - 1999

Ms. Norely Abd Rahman, BComm'91, of Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, graduated with her PhD in October 2017 from Asia e University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after 5 years of research. The title of her dissertation is Second Language and Background Language Influences on the Oral Production of Spanish Words and Phrases as a Third Language among 5 - 6 Year Old Students.

Ms. Leanne M. Bellegarde, LLB'91, of Saskatoon, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2017.

Senator Yvonne M Boyer, JD'96, of Merrickville, ON, was appointed as an independent Senator for the province of Ontario by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 15, 2018.

Ms. Susan R. Busse, BComm'99, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Western Canadian Music Award for Impact in Music Marketing on September 16, 2017.

Ms. Susana Chan, BEd'91, BA'91, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for the 2018 Education Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Mr. Brooks B DeCillia, BA'95, of Calgary, AB, completed his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science and has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a member-at-large.  This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Dr. Evan E. Eichler, BSC'90, of North Bend, WA, was elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) on October 16, 2017.

Minister Bronwyn O. Eyre, BA'93, LLB'96, of Regina, SK, was appointed Minister of Advanced Education for the province of Saskatchewan by Premier Brad Wall on August 23, 2016. On August 30, 2017 Bronwyn Eyre was appointed Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for the Status Women for the Province of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Justice Paul Favel, BA'95, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed a supernumerary judge, effective December 11, 2017, by The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

Mr. Scott A Flory, BE'99, of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame on September 14, 2018.

Dr. Karla L. Guyn, MSc'94, PhD'01, of Lockport, MB, has been named as College of Arts & Science Alumni of Influence honouree for 2018.

Ms. Lisa N Hermiston, BEd'95, BA'99, of Saltcoats, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a district 6 representative (Wynyard-Yorkton-Esterhazy).  This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Dr. Jennifer L. Hilton, BSC'98, MSc'00, MD'03, of White City, SK, completed postgraduate Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UBC and is now providing the full spectrum of fertility care with the team at Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM) in Edmonton, Alberta.

Ms. Leanne R Johnson, BA'95, JD'98, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for the 2018 Leadership and Professions Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Mrs. Nathalie M Johnstone, BComm'99, MPAcc'00, of Martensville, SK, received the USSU Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Saskatchewan on March 25, 2018.

Mr. Joe M. Kaminski, BComm'94, of Ottawa, ON, received a North American Award of Excellence from Roche Diagnostics in 2012.

Dr. Shelley P Kirychuk, BSN'90, MBA'01, PhD'08, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of a 2017-2018 SHRF Collaborative Innovation Development grant.  Mould is a significant factor in housing and health for rural residents and on-reserve First Nations citizens. Kirychuk and co-applicants George Katselis, Joshua Lawson and Vivian Ramsden note that dampness or mould in the home have been associated with respiratory health in adults and children. The goal of their research project is to better understand if measures of mould levels in floor dust samples are an effective method to estimate the influence of mould on the respiratory health outcomes of Saskatchewan residents. The findings will help with mould control and remediation strategies.

Dr. Jennifer E. Kuzmicz, MD'99, of White City, SK, has been named the 2017 Family Physician of the Year by the Saskatchewan Medical Association.

Dr. Bart A Lardner, BSA'91, MSc'93, PhD'98, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from Grande Prairie Regional College on March 13, 2018 and is the recipient of the Extension Award from the American Society of Animal Science Western Section.

Dr. Colin P Laroque, BSc'93, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Provost's Themed Teaching Awards - Provost's Outstanding Teaching Award - Innovation (College of Agriculture & BioResources) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Mr. George A. Lewko, BSA'92, of Prince Albert, SK, was the recipient of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists Recognition Award.

Mr. Alastair J MacFadden, BSc'99, Arts'99, MA'02, of Regina, SK, was appointed Deputy Minister of the new Ministry of Immigration and Career Training for the province of Saskatchewan on March 1, 2018.  He was previously Assistant Deputy Minister of Immigration and Labour Services.

Madam Justice Heather D. MacMillan-Brown, LLB'96, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan on February 22, 2018.

Mr. Chad W. Magus, BComm'98, of Calgary, AB, was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Secure Energy Services Inc. on September 5, 2015.

Minister Gene A. Makowsky, BEd'97, of Regina, SK, was appointed Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority for the Province of Saskatchewan on August 30, 2017.

Ms. Catherine N. Marshall, HECADM'93, HECADM'94, BSN'99, of Saskatoon, SK, is the head nurse in the Emergency Department at the Hamad Medical Corporation Heart Hospital in Doha, Qatar.

Ms. Monique C. Martin, BEd'93, of Saskatoon, SK, was one of the 2017 short-listed nominees for the Arts & Learning award from the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Madam Justice Meghan R. McCreary, BA'95, of Regina, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2017. She was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan on February 22, 2018.

Ms. Joanne C. Moser, LLB'93, of Regina, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2017. She is presently the co-chair of the Saskatchewan Social Services Appeal Board, and the Chair of the City of Regina Board of Revision, along with her private practice at the law firm of Richmond Nychuk.

Ms. Sloane J. Muldoon, BComm'91, of Calgary, AB, was appointed senior vice president, Prairie Region of Scotiabank in May 2017.

Ms. Marion R. Mutala, BEd'79, PGD'94, MEDUC'95, of Saskatoon, SK, published two new books, More Babas Please!, and Kohhum's Babushka: A Magical Metis/ Ukrainian Tale. Marion is also host of TV Show YOU ROCK on Shaw Cable 10. Check out her website at www.babasbabushka.ca.

Mr. Terrance R Pelletier, BEd'92, MEduc'11, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Indigenous Student Achievement Award - Leadership from the University of Saskatchewan on February 8, 2018.

Dr. Cassandra Phillips, MA'97, PhD'07, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for the 2018 Health and Wellness Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Ms. Laura J. Reiter, BSA'93, of Radisson, SK, was appointed to serve as the Board Chair for the Saskatchewan Wheat Commission on January 11, 2018.

Ms. Serese A. Selanders, BA'95, MBA'13, of Saskatoon, SK, was named to the Board of Directors of Saskatchewan Health Quality Council (HQC) on January 30, 2018.

Dr. Susan A. Shaw, MD'95, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed the Chief Medical Officer for the Saskatchewan Health Authority on December 4, 2017. She was also the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Dennis A. Kendel Distinguished Service Award. The annual award, which is presented by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, recognizes outstanding contributions to physician leadership and/or to physician engagement in quality improvements in health care in Saskatchewan.

Dr. Carey J. Simonson, BE'91, MSc'93, PhD'98, of Corman Park, SK, was presented with the Distinguished Graduate Supervisor Award at the University of Saskatchewan's Fall Convocation on October 28, 2017.

Ms. Samantha L Simpson, BSc'97, of Calgary, AB, was inducted into the University Of Saskatchewan Huskie Athletics Wall Of Fame on May 10, 2018.

Ms. Glorie B Tebbutt, MA'91, MEduc'99, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Provost's Themed Teaching Awards - Sylvia Wallace Sessional Lecturer Award (College of Arts & Science - English) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Christine L Theoret, MSc'95, PhD'00, of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC, has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Université de Montréal, for a five year tenure, commencing effective June 1, 2018.

Ms. Susan C Toews, LLB'93, of Vancouver, BC, is the new General Counsel for Equinox Gold Corp effective April 4, 2018.

Mr. Ben K. Voss, BE'99, of Saskatoon, SK, was named the incoming president & CEO of Morris Industries Ltd. on September 6, 2017.

Ms. Nicole R Wilton, BA'91, MEduc'85, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for the 2018 Education Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Ms. Tracey A Wray, BusAdm'96, of Saskatoon, SK, was a member of the Nunavet JD Program, was a recipient of the 2018 Provost's Project Grant for Innovative Practice in Collaborative Teaching and Learning from the University of Saskatchewan.

 

Class of 2000 - 2009

Ms. CeCe D. Baptiste, CIBA'02, BComm'04, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named one of CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 for 2017.

Ms. Nicole J. Berg, BA'09, of London, UK, has been named Life Coach of the Year (2017) by Powerhouse Global Women.

Ms. Amanda L Brindley, BComm'03, of Saskatoon, SK, has been nominated for the 2018 Health and Wellness Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Ms. Tenille K Campbell, BA'07, of Saskatoon, SK, received two Saskatchewan Book Awards on April 28, 2018 in the categories of Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples' Writing Award and The O'Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award for her book #IndianLovePoems.

Dr. Daniel Chen, PhD'02, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of a 2017-2018 SHRF Collaborative Innovation Development grant.  Chen and team members David Cooper, Brian Eames, Ali Honaramooz, J.D. Johnson and Nitin Sharma are researching the development of novel 3-D printed bone substitutes (scaffolds) that incorporate biomaterials as a way to restore permanent bone function. The project will also focus on developing non-invasive synchrotron imaging technology to track bone regeneration in scaffold-treated animal models. Dr. Chen also received the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award from APEGS on May 5, 2018.

Dr. Erin L. Cortus, BE'02, PhD'07, of Vadnais Heights, MN, joined the University of Minnesota, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering as an Assistant Professor and Extension Engineer in August 2017.

Judge Natasha D Crooks-Day, JD'04, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed as a judge to the Provincial Court in Saskatoon on March 23, 2018.

Dr. Adam Z Csank, MSc'06, of Reno, NV, has been appointed as the National Geographic Nevada Geography Steward.

Ms. Amanda S Doucette, BA'04, LLB'07, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching (College of Law) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Matthew J. Dunn, BE'04, MSc'10, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named one of CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 for 2017.

Mr. Trevor W Ethier, BEd'00, of Saskatoon, SK, will be inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame for hockey and softball on November 3, 2018.

Dr. Leah J Ferguson, BA'07, MSc'09, PhD'14, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching (College of Kinesiology) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Ms. Mackenzie D Firby, BComm'03, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for the 2018 Entrepreneurship Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Ms. Ashlyn N. George, BA'09, BEd'10, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named one of CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 for 2017.

Ms. Katrina L. German, BA'00, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named as a College of Arts & Science Alumni of Influence honouree for 2018.

Mr. Matt D Goudy, BE'08, of Lacombe, AB, was appointed Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Lacombe, Alberta on March 6, 2018.

Minister Jeremy E. Harrison, JD'04, of Regina, SK, was appointed Minister of Trade and Export Development and Minister of Immigration and Career Training for the province of Saskatchewan by Premier Scott Moe on February 2, 2018.

Mr. Tim P. Hawryluk, LLB'01, BA'01, of Saskatoon, SK, has been honoured with the Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for 2017.

Ms. Megan O Hrynchyshyn, BEd'07, BSKI'07, of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the University of Saskatchewan Huskie Athletic Wall of Fame on May 10, 2018.

Ms. Bonnie K Hughes, BA'03, MA'05, of Saskatoon, SK, was a member of the Nunavet JD Program, was a recipient of the 2018 Provost's Project Grant for Innovative Practice in Collaborative Teaching and Learning from the University of Saskatchewan.

Ms. Adrienne N. Ivey, BSA'03, of Ituna, SK, is the recipient of the 2017 Farm and Food Care Champion Award, as presented by Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan.

Mr. Wilson O. Johnston, BSA'04, of Rosetown, SK, launched FieldAlytics, an AG Geospatial tool, throughout Canada, along with Devin Dubois (LLB'07).

Mr. Cameron J. Kemp, LLB'03, of Medicine Hat, AB, Cameron J. Kemp Law Office won the 2017 Business Ethics Award sponsored by the Better Business Bureau and presented annually by the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce on October 13, 2017.

Mr. Benjamin J. Kormos, JD'08, of Calgary, AB, began his year as President of the Rotary Club of Calgary West effective July 1, 2017.  He graduated 2008 and was one of the first of his class invited to join the partnership of an established Calgary regional law firm (Walsh LLP), where he articled and continues as founding Practice Group Leader of its Estate Litigation Group and a Practice Group Leader of Walsh LLP's Commercial Litigation Group.  He is a contributing member of several CBA-Alberta Executives, including Estate & Trusts; Civil Litigation; and Construction; and the National Counsel (Alberta Rep).  As President of Rotary Calgary West, he is a leader of fellow Rotarians undertaking numerous local and international projects and initiatives to make a difference in the world.  Benjamin personally leads and participates in several projects focused on Latin American education, basic housing, and local advanced dementia care.

Dr. Kylie E. Kvinlaug, BScMED'04, MD'04, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named one of CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 for 2017.

Mr. Robert J. LeBlanc, BEd'06, of Lethbridge, AB, was appointed as Assistant Professor of ELA/Literacy at the University of Lethbridge's Faculty of Education.

Mr. Jeffrey R Long, BSC'04, MSC'06, of Saskatoon, SK, received the USSU Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Saskatchewan on March 25, 2018.

Ms. Michelle J MacDonald, BComm'03, of Eston, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a district 5 representative (Kindersley-Delisle-Lucky Lake).  This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Mr. Kim J. McKechney, BA'04, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named Executive Director, Community Engagement and Communications for the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

Dr. Rae R Mitten, JD'00, LLM'04, PhD'11, of Redvers, SK, has been acclaimed to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a district 1 representative (Weyburn-Estevan-Carlyle).  This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Ms. Kelley D Moore, BA'00, MA'13, of Saskatoon, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a member-at-large.  This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Ms. Vicki R. Mowat, BA'08, MA'11, of Saskatoon, SK, was elected as Member of Saskatchewan Legislature to represent the riding of Saskatoon Fairview on September 7, 2017.

Dr. Adebola O. Obayan, PhD'04, of Saskatoon, SK, received his Canada 150 pin from MP Trost on December 1, 2017. Dr. Obayam has dedicated his medical career to fighting fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD).

Mr. Kris G Odegard, BA'07, BEd'07, of New York, NY, will be inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame for racquetball on November 3, 2018.

Mr. John R. Pantazopoulos, BComm'00, of Calgary, AB, was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 in Calgary this year. Pantazopoulos had this to say: “I am so proud of my years at the U of S as it shaped me as an individual, was the place where I learned what it takes to make business run, where I met friends who are still as close to me as ever and where I met my wife who is my support and rock. The U of S is a world class educational institution and I am so proud and humbled that I am a graduate. The graduates of the U of S are changing the world and making a difference. We should all be proud of our University.

Dr. Noelle K Rohatinsky, BSN'02, MN'08, PhD'13, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching (College of Nursing) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Derek A. van Nes, BE'03, of White City, SK, was appointed director, Sustaining Capital, for the Mosaic Company, Potash Business Unit on September 1, 2017.

Ms. Blair E. Voth Miller, BComm'03, BA'03, of Saskatoon, SK, was presented with the Honoured Supporter Award from AFP Saskatoon Chapter on November 15, 2017.

Mr. Joe P. Wickenhauser, BA'09, of Moose Jaw, SK, has been named one of CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 for 2017.

Ms. Kim R. Williams, BE'00, of Calgary, AB, received the North American Women in Energy Inspirational Team Leader Award at the 2017 Women in Energy Forum Reception in Calgary, Alberta on September 21, 2017.

Ms. Sheri L. Willick, BUSADM'06, of Saskatoon, SK, was elected to the 2018 Saskatoon & Region Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors as well as to the 2017-18 Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association.

Mrs. Viola S Yanik, BA'09, of Saskatoon, SK, will be inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame for wrestling on November 3, 2018.

 

Class of 2010 - 2019

Dr. Abraham A. Ali, PhD'15,returned to his home country, Ethiopia, after graduation and was appointed vice president for Academic Affairs of Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia in November 2015. In December 2016, he was also appointed head of the Regional Health Bureau.

Ms. Robyn P. Anderson, MFA'16, of Corner Brook, NL, had her art installation, Nature and Other Terrible Things, on display inside Gallery No. 2 at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum (EAGM) from September 15 to October 27, 2017.  It is a personal reflection of the artist's personal journeys through depression and anxiety for the artist.

Mr. Justin Bedi, MIT'15, of Victoria, BC, self-published Sports are worth how much?! And other questions in pro sports answered (kind of).

Mr. Taylor J. Bell, BSC'16, of Montreal, QC, had his paper, The Very Low Albedo of WASP-12b from Spectral Eclipse Observations with Hubble, featured in The Astrophysical Journal Letters of September 14, 2017.

Ms. Kayla S Brien, BA'12, BA'13, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Community Building on May 31, 2018.

Ms. Colby J Budnick, BComm'15, of Martensville, SK, was nominated for the 2018 29 and Under Award for Young Women by YWCA Saskatoon.

Ms. Heather L Bury, BSKI'10, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named a 2018 CSTA Rising Star by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance at their annual PRESTIGE Awards (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events). She was also appointed to the CSTA's Board of Directors for a second-straight term.

Ms. Nicole K. Callihoo, MPA'14, of Edmonton, AB, has been named Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Education Directorate for Alberta Education.

Mr. David C Carpenter, DLITT'18, of Saskatoon, SK, received a honourary Doctor of Literature from the University of Saskatchewan on June 5, 2018.

Dr. Adam L Crane, PhD'18, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Governor General's Gold Academic Medal at the University of Saskatchewan's spring convocation on June 5, 2018.

Dr. Anas El-Aneed, MBA'12, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Governing Board.

Ms. Renata R. Huyghebaert, BComm'17, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the Chamberlain Scholarship from AFP Saskatoon Chapter on November 15, 2017.

Mr. Jake R. Leguee, BSA'10, of Weyburn, SK, has been elected to serve as a director of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission for 2018 - 2022.

Dr. Magda Lenartowicz, MD'12, of Tujunga, CA, was appointed to the position of Medical Director by SCAN on August 14, 2017. She also still works per diem as a Hospice & Palliative Medicine Physician with Rozeroom Hospice.

Ms. Vanessa E Leon, BA'12, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Academic Advising Award from the University of Saskatchewan on March 25, 2018.

Mr. David H. McKerchar, DIPAGB'13, BSA’15, of Yorkton, SK, was awarded with Masters Credential in Grain Operations Management (MCGOM) by Kansas State University (KSU) and the Grain Elevators and Processors Society (GEAPS) in October 2017.

Ms. Camilla L. Offredi, BComm'10, of Yellowknife, NT, passed her National Knowledge Exam (NKE) in November 2017.

Mr. Justin A Pater, MSc'14, of St. John's, NL, has accepted a postdoctoral research position at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University to study nerve sheath tumors.

Mrs. Elizaveta Petelina, MSEM'14, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Research and Technology on May 31, 2018.

Ms. Feather K. Pewapisconias, BEd'16, of Saskatoon, SK, was the keynote speaker at the Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo on Indigenous Education, Speaker at the National AFN (Assembly of First Nations) executive directors of education conference. She is a Cree bilingual teacher with the Saskatoon Public School Division.

Vice Chief David Pratt, BEd'16, of Edenwold, SK, was elected Second Vice-Chief of the FSIN on October 26, 2017.

Dr. Kalyani Premkumar, MBA'16, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of a 2017-2018 SHRF Collaborative Innovation Development grant.  Side effects related to breast cancer treatment can last five to 10 years, and can be as difficult to endure as the disease itself. The research project by Premkumar and co-applicants Emiliana Bomfim, Anne Leis and Franco Vizeacoumar aims to provide strong evidence on how Swedish massage therapy acts in improving sleep, fatigue and stress of breast cancer survivors. Evidence from this research can potentially promote and support recommendations on the use of specific therapies for patients treated for breast cancer.

Mr. Malcolm S. Radke, BComm'13, of Lloydminster, SK, has been appointed as the new CEO of the Lloydminster Region Health Foundation effective November 1, 2017.

Ms. Molly M Rayner, BSKI'18, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Governor General's Silver Academic Medal at the University of Saskatchewan's spring convocation on June 7, 2018.

Ms. Karen A. Robson, BComm'13, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named one of CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 for 2017.

Mr. Francois Roewer-Despres, BSc'18, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Governor General's Silver Academic Medal at the University of Saskatchewan's spring convocation on June 5, 2018.

Ms. Zoey M. Roy, BEd'17, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named one of CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 for 2017.

Ms. Naheda M Sahtout, GPSC'17, of Saskatoon, SK, has been elected to the position of President of University of Saskatchewan Graduate Students' Association for 2018/2019.

Mr. Jay D. Schneider, BSKI'10, BEd'11, of Saskatoon, SK, is a full-time teacher with the Saskatoon Public School Division. He has also continued his golf passion as he is now the Saskatchewan Junior Provincial Golf Coach. Over the past few years he has coached at multiple national events including the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Jay has received multiple awards which include the PGA of Canada - Saskatchewan Zone Junior Promoter of the Year (2012), Teacher of the Year (2013), the Professional Development Award and Coach of the Year (both in 2016 and 2017) along with being named the 2016 Sask. Sport Male Coach Dedication Award Recipient. He was just recently in Orlando, Florida for the PGA of Canada Awards Night where he received the 2017 PGA of Canada Tex Noble Professional Development Award (1 of 8 National Awards given out each year).

Ms. Megan L Vandendriessche, BA'14, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Academic Advising Award from the University of Saskatchewan on March 25, 2018.

Mr. Colton R Wiegers, BComm'16, of Saskatoon, SK, has been elected to the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2018/2019.  He will serve a two year term.

Dr. Jamie L Willems, BSc'13, PhD'17, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Governor General's Gold Academic Medal at the University of Saskatchewan's spring convocation on June 6, 2018.