Class Notes

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Dr. John D. Mollard (Jack), BE’45, of Regina, SK, received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

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Mr. Donald Kramer, BE’48, of Regina, SK, received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

Prof. Emeritus Dick Strayer, BE’48, BE’50, of Saskatoon, SK, received the first annual Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism Community Leadership Award.

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Ms. Margaret Fraser, BHSc’51, of Mississauga, ON, received a Culinary Landmarks Award at the 2010 Canadian Culinary Book Awards in November for her and Ms. Carol Ferguson’s book titled A Century of Canadian Home Cooking.

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Mr. Douglas Schmeiser, BA’54, LLB’56, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

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Mr. Ernest Boychuck, BA’56, LLB’58, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2010 Ukrainian Canadian Congress Saskatchewan Provincial (UCCSP) award, in recognition of his contributions to the communityat- large.

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Prof. Emeritus Donald Kerr, BA’57, of Saskatoon, SK, was named the 2011–12 Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan by the Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild.

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Prof. Emeritus James Dosman, BA’59, MD’63, MA’69, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada and was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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Prof. Donald A. Bailey, BA’61, of Paris, FR, has published a booklet titled MUSIC: The Essential Component in Education, which serves as a unique introduction to music. Retired five years ago, Don now spends his time between Winnipeg and Paris.

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Dr. Robert (Bob) Calder, BA’63, MA’65, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Hyland Award from the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild.

Prof. Emeritus Lawrence Fowke, BA’63, DSc’06, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2010 University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science Alumni of Influence award.

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Dr. Ernest Olfert, BA’65, DVM’69, MSc’76, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2010 University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science Alumni of Influence award.

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Dr. Kenneth Calder, BA’66, MA’67, of Ottawa, ON, received the 2010 University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science Alumni of Influence award.

67

Mr. Allan Haubrich, BA’67, LLB’70, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Government of Saskatchewan.

68

Dr. David H. McNeil, BA’68, Sc’70, PhD’77, of Calgary, AB, has retired after 33 years as a research scientist with Geological Survey of Canada. He continues as an emeritus scientist specializing in the micropaleontology of the Arctic and Western Canada.

Mr. Joseph (Joe) Reretski, BA’68, Cert/Ed’70, BEd’84, of Regina, SK, retired from his role as school principal with Regina Public Schools in 2009.

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Ms. Rose Marie (Louise) Simard, BA’69, LLB’70, of Regina, SK, received the 2010 University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science Alumni of Influence award.

Mr. Gilbert McConnell, BEd’ 69, of Dinsmore, SK, received the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism Award for his contributions to a rural community. Mr. Gordon Stephenson, BSA’69, of Calgary, AB, was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Dr. Gordon Keller, BA’69, BSc’74, of Toronto, ON, was chosen as one of the Globe and Mail’s 25 Transformational Canadians as a person who has changed the lives of others through his outstanding achievements in science and technology.

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Prof. Ruth Bilson, MA’70, LLB’77, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2011 Canadian Bar Association’s Saskatchewan Distinguished Service Award.

Ms. Maureen Haddock, BEd’70, of Corman Park, SK, was chosen as an Edwards School of Business Woman of Influence for 2010.

Mr. John Read, BE’70, of Calgary, AB, has been elected to the board of directors of Canadian Oil Sands Limited.

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Mr. Harvey Allyn, BSc’72, BEd’73, MEd’80, of Saskatoon, SK, general manager of Allyn Development Group, has been awarded the professional designation of Canadian certified investment manager (CIM) and the interim continuing education designation of fellow of the Canadian securities institute (FCSI).

Dr. David Forgie, BE’72, MSc’75, of New Westminster, BC, retired in June, 2010, after 37 years working in the wastewater and solid waste management industry as a regulator, an academic and a consultant. He still does some consulting, but the main focus of retirement will be travel with his wife, Gisele Arcand, house projects and his hobbies: art deco, bakelite radios and his Audi cars.

Mrs. Florence Graham, BEd’72, PGD’85, of Saskatoon, SK, received the first annual Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism Advocacy Award.

Dr. Alun Richards, BSc’72, of Saskatoon, SK, member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, was appointed vice-president of the North Saskatoon Business Association.

Mr. Barry Swanson, BSA’72, of Prince Albert, SK, has been appointed returning officer for the Prince Albert Carlton constituency for the November 7, 2011, provincial election.

Dr. Mohinder Singh Grover, MSc’72, PhD’74, of North York, ON, has been awarded the Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship by the Government of Ontario.

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Ms. Patricia Katz, BSHEc’73, of Saskatoon, SK, has been inducted into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame—the fourth woman and the second member from Saskatchewan to receive the honour.

74

Mr. Roderick Flaman, BE’74, of Edenwold, SK, has been re-elected to the Canadian Wheat Board’s board of directors.

Mr. Gary Mearns, BComm’74, MBA’95, of Saskatoon, SK, was recently appointed vicepresident Human Resources with Federated Cooperatives Limited.

Dr. Richard (Dick) Ehman, BSc’74, MD’79, DSc’00, of Rochester, MN, USA, was inducted into the Institute of Medicine by the National Academy of Medicine.

75

Mr. James (Jim) Davidson, BComm’75, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed chief financial officer with Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.

76

Ms. Della Anaquod, LLB’76, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointment to the First Nations University of Canada’s board of governors.

Mr. John Dowler, BComm’76, of Victoria, BC, has recently retired from his role as an executive director with the Government of British Columbia. He served in a number of senior public-sector leadership positions and taught master’s courses at two universities and in the CMA program. John plans to continue teaching, advising clients and traveling extensively with his wife Dolores.

Mr. Garry Meier, BSA’76, of Ridgedale, SK, was named Pulse Promoter of the Year by BASF Canada and the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers.

Ms. Margaret Symon-Lungal, BSHEc’76, BEd’78, BA’87, MEd’10, of Saskatoon, SK, completed her Master’s of Education in October, 2010, and is working with elementary students at two east-side schools as an itinerant specialist, English as an additional language teacher.

Dr. Bill Waiser, MA’76, PhD’83, of Saskatoon, SK, earned his Doctor of Letters from the University of Saskatchewan.

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Mr. Blair Seifert, BSP ’77, of Saskatoon, SK, has joined the Pharmacy Department at the Saskatoon Health Region, Royal University Hospital site, as the clinical pharmacy coordinator – pediatrics.

Mr. Albin Zubot, BE’77, of Medicine Hat, AB, received the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal from the Government of Saskatchewan.

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Ms. Joyce Gooijer (nee Sokoloski), BEd’78, of Watson, SK, has accepted a two-year position with Volunteer International Christian Service (VICS) in northern Tanzania. She will be involved in educational training with Flying Medical Service.

Mr. Randy Kachur, LLB’78, of Yorkton, SK, was appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Ronald N. MacKay (Neil), LLB’78, BA’78, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Matthew Miazga, BA’78, LLB’78, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Courage and Perseverance Award from the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Heads of Prosecutions Committee.

79

Dr. Marion Mutala, BEd’79, PGD’94, MEd’95, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Anna Pidruchney Award for New Writers for her book Baba’s Babushka: A Ukrainian Christmas.

Mr. Douglas Curliss, LLB’79, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Mr. W. Brett Wilson, BE’79, of Calgary, AB, received an Honorary Doctorate from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.

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Ms. Betty Anne Latrace-Henderson, BEd’80, of Saskatoon, SK, was named one of Canada’s top 100 women entrepreneurs by Profit magazine.

Ms. Maria Pappas, LLB’80, of Regina, SK, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Government of Saskatchewan.

81

Mr. Mitchell Holash, BA’81, LLB’84, of Prince Albert, SK, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Government of Saskatchewan.

82

Mr. Brian DeMong, BSPE’82, of Calgary, AB, is a senior immigration advisor for the law firm McLennan Ross in Alberta. He retired from Citizenship and Immigration Canada in 2007, a career which included postings at the Canadian Embassy in Iran and Canadian High Commission in India.

83

Mr. Harvey Katz, LLB’83, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Government of Saskatchewan. Harvey has also been a partner with the MacDermid Lamarsh law firm since 2005 and chair of the Mental Health Services Appeal Board for the Saskatoon/Tridistrict Health Region since 2009.

Dr. Steven Liss, MSc’83, PhD’87, of Toronto, ON, was appointment vice-principal (research) at Queen’s University.

Ms. Betty Lou Palko, BEd’83, of Hudson Bay, SK, received the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal from the Government of Saskatchewan.

84

Mr. Perry D. Erhardt, BA’84, BEd’86, LLB’89, of Regina, SK, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Government of Saskatchewan and has been promoted to president of the Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch for 2010–11.

85

Ms. Shelley Arvay, BComm’85, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed president of The Marketing Den.

Mr. Douglas Wasylenki, BA’85, of Lacombe, AB, was recently promoted from Cpl. in charge of RCMP Innisfail traffic services (Alberta) to Sgt. in charge of RCMP Wetaskiwin traffic services (Alberta) effective August, 2010.

86

Mr. Victor Huard, BA’86, MA’89, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed vice-president of Corporate Affairs at Federated Co-operatives Ltd.

Mr. Kevin Lang, BAdmin’86, LLB’89, was appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Government of Saskatchewan.

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Ms. Rhonda Bashnick, BComm’87, has been appointed group vice-president, finance with Shaw Communications Inc.

Dr. Jane A. Simington, BSN’87, MN’90, of Edmonton, AB, was named a Global Woman of Vision by Global TV Edmonton in March, 2011.

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Mr. Mitchell McLeod (Mitch), BA’88, of Calgary, AB, recently obtained the chartered director (C.Dir.) designation from the Directors College—a joint venture of McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada. He works for Peak Energy Services in Calgary as the senior advisor on Aboriginal relations and sits on the board of directors for SaskEnergy.

Ms. Catherine Warner, BComm’88, of Regina, SK, earned her professional designation as a fellow chartered accountant.

89

Dr. Heather D. Hadjistavropoulos (nee Biem), BA’89, of Regina, SK, received the 2010 Achievement Award from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation.

Mr. Barry Remai, BComm’89, of Saskatoon, SK, earned his professional designation as a fellow chartered accountant.

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Mr. Shay Code, BComm’90, of Saskatoon, SK, was chosen as one of the Globe and Mail’s 25 Transformational Canadians.

Dr. Michiel Grevers, PhD’90, of Cobble Hill, BC, received the University of Saskatchewan J. W. George Ivany Internationalization Award.

Ms. Lisa S. Laskowski, BComm’90, BMus’91, of Saskatoon, SK, recently joined the Royal University Hospital Foundation team as director of development.

91

Ms. Patricia Bood, BA’91, LLB’94, of Ottawa, ON, was selected as a qualifying finalist for the WBN Corporate Businesswoman of the Year in 2010.

Mr. Michael Cey, BSA’91, has been appointment vice-president of Corporate and Business Development for Ag-West Bio.

Ms. Jane (Vicki) Herman, MEd’91, of Saskatoon, SK, received the USSU Experience in Excellence Vera Pezer Award for Student Enhancement.

Ms. Sarjeant-Jenkins, BA’91, of Medicine Hat, AB, has been appointed assistant dean, Client Services in the University of Saskatchewan Library for a fiveyear term.

Dr. Carolyn Shields, PhD’91, of Champaign, IL, USA, was appointed dean of the College of Education at Wayne State University effective July 1, 2011.

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Mr. Darryl J. Berger, BA’92, of Kingston, ON, has published his first short-story collection, Punishing Ugly Children. The manuscript for this book was winner of the David Adams Richards Prize in 2007.

Ms. Janice Michael, BEd’92, of Saskatoon, SK, earned her professional designation as a certified general accountant.

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Mr. Paul Dutton, BA’93, of Calgary, AB, received an Academy Award nomination for his work as animation director for The Illusionist.

Dr. Nianshao Chen (Nelson), MA’93, PhD’00, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed research analyst for the Institutional Planning and Assessment Office at the University of Saskatchewan.

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Mr. Michael Adamiak, BA’94, BEd’96, of Vita, MB, has joined Manitoba Justice as a corrections officer.95

Mr. Paul Favel, BA’95, LLB’95, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Ms. Lisa A. Nunweiler, BComm’95, of Melfort, SK, earned her professional designation as a certified general accountant.

97

Mr. Neil Pogany, BComm’97, of Vancouver, BC, was appointment a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Vancouver.

Ms. Shannon Appel, BSP’97, of Regina, SK, received the National Commitment to Care and Service Award for Advanced Learning and the Saskatchewan Nycomed Magnum Opus Award for Advanced Learning.

Ms. Jennifer Pederson, BA’97, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2010 Chamberlain Scholarship from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Mr. Brian Rugg, BSA’97, of Colonsay, SK, earned his professional designation as a certified general accountant.

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Andy McCreath

Andy McCreath, BA’99, of Calagary, AB, was named to the Globe and Mail’s Top 40 Under 40 in April. McCreath received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2007 and has helped bring highprofile speakers to Canada, such as US Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush (both Jr. and Sr.) Rudy Giuliani, Colin Powell and Lance Armstrong.

Miss Jennifer Boyle, BA’99, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed executive assistant to David Hannah in the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Student and Enrolment Services at the University of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Joel Grineau, MA’99, of Barrie, ON, is a logistics officer in the Canadain Armed Forces. He spent much of last year on deployment in Afghanistan working with the Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT) in the Panjwayi District where he mentored his counterparts in the Afghan National Army on improving their logistical support to operations.

Mr. Dwight G. Newman, LLB’99, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Saskatchewan Book Award for Publishing in Education.

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Mrs. Hoey Horseman, BComm’00, of Saskatoon, SK, earned her professional designation as a certified general accountant.

02

Ms. Susan (Penney) Murphy, BA’02, of Saskatoon, SK, was chosen as an Edwards School of Business Woman of Influence for 2010.

Mr. Curtis Wagner, BEd’02, BA’06, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2010 Canada Microsoft Innovative Teachers Award.

03

Ms. Natasha Just, BSc’03, MSc’ 06, of Saskatoon, SK, received one of three awards from the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute.

04

Ms. Kelsie Hendry, BA’04, BEd’09, of Saskatoon, SK, was awarded a bronze medal in women’s pole vault at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.

Dr. Kevin Walby, BA’04, of Saskatoon, SK, received a PhD in Sociology in November, 2010, from Carleton University. He was also awarded the Governor General’s Medal and the University Medal for Outstanding Graduate Work.

06

Dr. Lorraine Foster, DVM’06, of Humboldt, SK, received the 2010 ABEX award for Saskatchewan Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Ms. Melissa Marshall, BComm’06, has accepted a new position as development officer, leadership and class giving for the Western College of Veterinarian Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.

07

Ms. Ashley Slade, BA’07, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2010 Professional Impact Award from the Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals.

08

Ms. Kelly King, BComm’08, of Nipawin, SK, earned her professional designation as a certified general accountant.

09

Dr. Maud Ferrari, PhD’09, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) 2010 Doctoral Prize.

Ms. Ainsley Robertson, BComm’09, of Saskatoon, SK, was chosen as an Edwards School of Business Woman of Influence for 2010.

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Ms. Dayan Huang, MD’10, of Richmond, BC, received the University of Saskatchewan President’s Medal.