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Deborah Chatsis

Deborah Chatsis (BE’83, LLB’86), a member of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, was appointed Canada’s Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam August 27, 2010. Chatsis has been with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade since 1989, where she has served a variety of locations such as New york Miami, Geneva and Beijing. She has also served as senior advisor to Indian Affairs and Northern Affairs Canada.

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Daryl (Doc) Seaman O.C., BE’48, LLD’82, was elected posthumously (d. Jan. 11, 2009) into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the builders category. Seaman and his brother Byron (BE’45, DSc’92) were among the group of people that brought the Flames to Calgary.


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The Hon. Mr. Just. Ronald L. Barclay, BA’56, LLB’59, of Regina, SK, was honoured with the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Bar Association and received an Honourary Life Membership in the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association. He has resigned as Queen’s Bench Judge and has now been appointed the Conflict of Interest Commissioner for the Province of Saskatchewan.


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Prof. Emeritus Dr. James Dosman, BA’59, MD’63, MA’69, of Saskatoon, SK, has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada.


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Dr. Sharon A. Butala, BEd’62, BA’63, PGD’73, DLitt’04, of Calgary, AB, was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in November 2009. Chancellor Vera R. Pezer, BA’62, MA’64, PhD’77, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for and received the YWCA Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award.


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Mr. Glen A. Sorestad, BEd’63, MEd’76, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed Member of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada.


Ms. Rita M. C. Mirwald, BA’63, Dip/Ed’67, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed Member of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada.


Dr. Kathleen McCrone, BA’63, of Windsor, ON, professor emeritus of history and former executive dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Windsor, is serving as acting provost and vicepresident, academic of the University of Windsor until March 31, 2010.


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Dr. Calvin R. Stiller C.M.,O.Ont.,F/R.C.P.C., MD’65, DSc’07, of London, ON, received the 2010 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for leadership in medicine and medical science.


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The Hon. Anita R. Andreychuk, BA’66, LLB’67, of Ottawa, ON, was elected the first female chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade in the Senate of Canada.


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Dr. Linda M. Ferguson, BSN’69, PGD’79, MN’90, of Saskatoon, SK, was elected for a three-year term to represent the General Academic Assembly on the University of Saskatchewan’s Board of Governors.


Mr. John (Len) L. Gusthart, BEd’69, MEd’75, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Provost’s Teaching Award for Excellence for Outstanding Teaching in the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan.


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Dr. Barbara D. Schultz-Hurlburt, Dip/Physio’71, BPT’79, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for and received the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the health and wellness category.


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Ms. Bev Dahlby, BA’72, Arts’73 of Edmonton, AB, received the 2010 Doug Purvis Memorial Prize at the annual meeting of the Canadian Economics Association. Bev is professor of economics at the University of Alberta and fellow in residence at the C.D. Howe Institute in Toronto.


Mr. Harley D. Olsen, BSA’72, MSc’74, of Regina, SK, has been appointed CEO, Provincial Capital Commission by the Government of Saskatchewan.


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Ms. Patricia R. Katz, BSHEc’73, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for and received the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the leadership and management category.


Prof. Emeritus Gary A. Wobeser, PhD’73, of Saskatoon, SK, was honoured with the Provost’s Teaching Award for Excellence for Outstanding Teaching in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.


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The Hon. Kenneth P. Krawetz, BEd’75, of Regina, SK, has been appointed Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance by the Government of Saskatchewan.


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Dr. William (Bill) Waiser, MA’76, PhD’83, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed as the A.S. Morton Research Chair for a five-year term.


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The Hon. Judge Morris M. Baniak, BA’77 LLB’82, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed Provincial Court Judge by the Government of Saskatchewan.


Mr. Elliott Goldstein, BA’77, Arts’78, LLB’82, of Vaughan, ON, was appointed to a part-time position as Deputy Judge of the Ontario Small Claims Court, presiding in Richmond Hill, ON. He will continue practicing law in areas of civil and estate litigation. In June of 2009, Goldstein received a research grant from the Foundation for Legal Research to update his book, Visual Evidence: A Practitioners Manual.


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The Hon. Donald R. Morgan, LLB’78, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, and Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority by the Government of Saskatchewan.


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Mr. David J. Brundige, BA’79, LLB’83, of Regina, SK, was appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Government of Saskatchewan.


Dr. James R. Kozan, BSc’79, MBA’84, MD’87 has retired. He and his wife Doreen will spend winters at their home in Mexico and summers at home in Lethbridge, AB.


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Ms. Evelyn M. Burnett, BEd’80, MEd’93, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the community building category.


Ms. Lesya M. Sabada, BEd’80, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the education category.


Ms. Laurie H. Pawlitza, BA’80, LLB’83, of Toronto, ON, has been elected treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada.


81

Ms. Kim Newlove, MEd’81, of Saskatoon, SK, received the sixth annual Council of the Federation of Literacy Award for advancing lifelong literacy.


83

Ms. Susan E. Barrett, BEd’83, PGD’88, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for and received the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the community building category.


84

Ms. Colette E. Bourgonje, BSPE’84, BEd’85, of Saskatoon, SK, was awarded the Whang youn Dai Achievement Award for demonstrating an exceptional level of determination to overcome adversities through sport.


Mr. Chris Dekker, BComm’84, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed CEO of Enterprise Saskatchewan.


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Dr. Melissa J. McKibben, BE’86, PhD’92, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the science, research and technology category.


Mr. Timothy S. Gitzel, BA’86, LLB’90, of Saskatoon, SK, was recently appointed president of Cameco Corporation.


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Mr. Graham Addley, BA’87, is the new director of mission programs for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan.


Ms. Karen Reynaud-Altrogge, BMus’87, MMus’93, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the arts, culture and heritage category.


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Dr. Carolyn M. Brooks, BA’88, MA’93, PhD’09, of Saskatoon, SK, was recently honoured with a University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Award.


The Hon. Kenneth A. Cheveldayoff, BA’88, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed Minister of First Nations and Metis Relations, Minister Responsible for Northern Affairs, Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation, and Minister Responsible for the Proposed Multi-Purpose Entertainment Facility by the Government of Saskatchewan.


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Mr. Dean G. Smith, BSA’89, of Arlington, VA, USA, recently joined the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in Washington, DC, as the North American waterfowl management plan coordinator and wildlife liaison (Canada).


Mr. Jay R. Wilson, BA’89, BEd’95, MEd’00, of Saskatoon, SK, was honoured with the Provost’s Teaching Award for Excellence for Outstanding New Teacher at the University of Saskatchewan.


Ms. Lisa Angela Baiton, BA’89, of Toronto, ON, has been appointed vice-president, stakeholder and government relations by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.


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Mr. Morris B. Holota, BEd’90, BA’96, of Myrnam, AB, has been appointed principal of École Plamondon School in Plamondon, AB, commencing the 2010 – 11 school year.


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Mr. James M. Gibbons, Cert/BusAdm’91, of Saskatoon, SK, was recently honoured with a University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union Teaching Award.


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The Hon. Mr. Just. Neal W. Caldwell, BA’92, LLB’95, of Saskatoon, SK, has recently been appointed Judge of the Court of Appeal by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.


Mr. Shawn Grice, BComm’92, of Regina, SK, has been appointed president of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company by the Government of Saskatchewan.


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Mr. Jeff Drake, BA’93, BEd’96, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed manager of communications services in University Advancement at the University of Saskatchewan.


Col. Scott A. McLeod M.S.M., C.D., MD’93, of Ottawa, ON, was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada.


Mr. Rodney M. Peacock, BE’93, of Edmonton, AB, has been appointed ISL Engineering’s new president and CEO.


94

Mr. Bradley P. D. Fedora, BSc’94, of Calgary, AB, was listed in the Globe and Mail’s “Top 40 Under 40.”


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Mr. Derek J. Jorgenson, BSP’95, of Saskatoon, SK, was named 2010 Canadian Pharmacist of the year by the Canadian Pharmacists Association.


Dr. Lorin J. Elias, BA’95, of Saskatoon, SK, was honoured with a Provost’s Teaching Award for Excellence for Outstanding Teaching in the College of Arts and Science (social sciences) at the University of Saskatchewan.


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Ms. Angela K. Bedard-Haughn, BSc’96, Sc’98, MSc’01, of Saskatoon, SK, was recently honoured with the Provost’s Teaching Award for Outstanding New Teacher at the University of Saskatchewan.


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Mr. Dean Onyskevitch, BA’98, of Regina, SK, was promoted to Corporal of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and is now the team leader of the Traffic Services Unit based in Broadview, SK.


Ms. Elizabeth Quiqley, LLB’98, of Ottawa, ON, received the 2010 Outstanding young Lawyer Award from the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association


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The Hon. Darryl D. Hickie M.L.A., BA’99, of Prince Albert, SK, was appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs by the Government of Saskatchewan.


03

Mr. Brian Peters, BComm’03, of Vancouver, BC, recently graduated from Queen’s School of Business with an Executive MBA.


04

The Hon. Jeremy E. Harrison, LLB’04, of Meadow Lake, SK, was appointed Minister of Enterprise, Minister Responsible for Trade, and Deputy Government House Leader by the Government of Saskatchewan.


Ms. Lisa M. Krol, MEd’04, of Saskatoon, SK, was honoured with a Provost’s Teaching Award for Excellence in International Teaching at the University of Saskatchewan.


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Ms. Cammy Ouellette, BComm’06, of Saskatoon, SK, earned her professional designation as a chartered accountant.


Mrs. Keeran H. Wagner, BScKin’06, of Saskatoon, SK, was honoured with a University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union Experience in Excellence Academic Advising Award.


07

Dr. Aaron D. Beattie, PhD’07, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed barley and oat breeder with the Crop Development Centre (CDC) and the Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan.


Mr. Bradley Flavell, BA’07, of Saskatoon, SK, is the new executive assistant in the office of the chief information officer and associate vice-president, information and communications technology at the University of Saskatchewan.


Ms. Ashley M. Smith, LLB’07, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for and received the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the youth category.


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Ms. Kira Paluck, BA’08, of Saskatoon, SK, is the new communications coordinator in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan.