Bill Waiser, 3:30 PM

Bill Waiser will be discussing and reading from his new book, In Search of Almighty Voice: Resistance and Reconciliation.

Bill Waiser is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan.  He is the author of more than a dozen books, including A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan before 1905, winner of the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.  He personally presented a copy of his award-winning Saskatchewan: A New History to Queen Elizabeth II at a private ceremony in 2005.  One reviewer of his work in the Globe and Mail claimed that “Saskatchewan has found its historian.”

Bill has been appointed to the Order of Canada, named to the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and granted a D.Litt.  Most recently, he was presented with the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media (the Pierre Berton Award) and the Royal Society of Canada’s Tyrrell Medal for outstanding work in Canadian History.

Bill lives in Saskatoon with his bride Marley, a retired Environment Canada research scientist.  He is a recreational runner who also likes to hike, canoe, and garden. 

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