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Bill Waiser fonds
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15.8 m of textual records, photographs, and sound recordings
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William (Bill) Andrew Waiser was born in Toronto on 6 June 1953. He earned a B.A. Honours in History from Trent University in 1975 and went on to complete an M.A. (1976) and a Ph.D. (1983) in History at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to joining the faculty of the U of S Department of History in 1983, Dr. Waiser was employed as a Lecturer in History at the U of S 1980-1983 and as Yukon historian, Parks Canada, Prairie and Northern Regional Office in 1983. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, he has served as graduate director (1987-1990) and department head (1995-98). A specialist in western and northern Canadian history, Waiser has authored, co-authored, or co-editor several books, including All Hell Can't Stop Us: The On to Ottawa Trek and Regina Riot, Park Prisoners: the Untold Story of Western Canada's National Parks, Loyal Till Death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion, Saskatchewan's Playground - A History of Prince Albert National Park, The Field Naturalist - John Macoun, the Geological Survey and Natural Science and Saskatchewan: A New History. Between 1998-2002, Waiser hosted "Looking Back," a weekly Saskatchewan History column on of CBC Saskatchewan television. Dr. Waiser has served on the council of the Canadian Historical Association (1997-2000), chaired the Advisory Board of the Canadian Historical Review (2000-2003), and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Canada's National History Society (2001-2004), publisher of The Beaver magazine. His many honours include the Queen's Fellowship (The Canada Council), Doctoral Fellowship (Social Sciences and Humanities and Research Council of Canada), the College of Arts and Science Teaching Excellence Award for the Humanities and Fine Arts and the University of Saskatchewan Distinguished Researcher. In 2006 Dr. Waiser was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.
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