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Arscott, William Hughes, 1924-2002 (alumnus, financial planner, political commentator)

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Willam Hughes Arscott was born 13 March 1924. His early education was at Westmount public school and Bedford Road Collegiate; from 1945-1948 he attended the University of Saskatchewan, earning a BComm. He served in the army from 1943-1945 and was discharged with the rank of Corporal. Arscott served on numerous organizations, including the Kinsmen Club; the YMCA board; was director at large for the Canadian Arthritic and Rheumatism Society, served as president of the University Alumni and was elected to the senate of the University in 1963. He was active in politics, first with the Progressive Conservative party and later, with the Rhinoceros party; although he was never successful in his bids for elected office. Arscott worked in the life insurance business since 1951, eventually establishing his own firm, Arscott and Associates. Arscott was well-known for his humorous observations of the Canadian and Saskatchewan political scene. He died in Saskatoon in 2002.

Forsyth, Mina Mabel, 1920-1987 (Professor of Art)

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Mina Mabel Forsyth (nee McDonald) was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, on 25 September 1920. She completed her high school by correspondence courses while working at the Bank of Montreal; and went on to take both the Associate's and the Fellows Course in banking from Queen's University. From 1942 to 1946 she worked for the British Air Commission in Washington and New York. She began taking various art workshops and courses in Gimli, Banff, Emma Lake and Saskatoon and in 1955, received her B.F.A from the University of Manitoba. In 1957 she received her M.A. in art from Michigan State University and continued her postgraduate education at the University of British Columbia, taking a course in Education. She taught at both the Regina Campus and UBC before joining the Saskatoon Campus, University of Saskatchewan, in 1966. She was appointed Full Professor in 1981 and was named Professor Emeritus upon her resignation in 1985. Mina Forsyth died in the autumn of 1987.

Sullivan, Richard Douglas, 1936- (Professor of Classics)

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Born in Denver, Colorado on 25 February 1936, Richard Douglas Sullivan spent his formative years studying Latin, Greek and History at Regis Preparatory School and College. He earned a BA (1959) from the University of Chicago, and a PhD (1970) at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to his studies at UCLA, Sullivan spent much of the 1960s researching and teaching at various institutions, including the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, the Vergilian Society in Naples, Harvard, Berkeley, and Oxford. In 1967 Sullivan was appointed Lecturer in Classics at the University of Saskatchewan; by 1977 he had been promoted to full Professor. He resigned from the University in 1980 to accept a at Simon Fraser University. In 1984, he became the Historian for the National Geographic Society's Kavouvi Project in Crete. Sullivan was a prolific scholar of international scope and reputation. Perhaps his most lasting contribution to the U of S was in connection with his work as a papyrologist; he secured for the Library film and slide reproductions of papyrus documents housed at major museums around the world. To his credit are three books and more than 25 published articles and reviews. Sullivan died in Vancouver in 1988 at the age of 53.

Twenty-Fifth Street House Theatre

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The Twenty-Fifth Street House Theatre was founded in Saskatoon in 1972 by a number of residents who were concerned with establishing a professional theatre to produce new plays written by Canadians, with an emphasis on the prairie region. The Theatre had produced more than 60 plays by 1986, and sponsored or co-produced many others, including 21 contemporary Canadian hits. Its most important play to win national acclaim was Paper Wheat, the story of the farmers' movement.

Evans, John, 1867-1958

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John Evans can best be described as a reformer who wanted to rectify many of the evils of the capitalist system. He was born in Rhayader, Radnorshire, Wales on 25 June 1867, and emigrated to Canada in 1890. He took up farming in the Saskatoon area and by 1907 his experiences had turned him into an advocate for the cause of the Western Canadian farmer. He quickly rose to executive positions in a number of farmer organizations: President of the Saskatchewan Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Co.; Director of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Elevator Co.; Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Grain Growers; Association; and President of the United Farmers of Canada, Saskatchewan Section. He also entered the political arena. As a member of the Progressive Party he was elected to the House of Commons for Saskatoon in 1921. He was re-elected in the General Elections of 1925 for Rosetown. Upon the break-up of the Progressive Party in the late 1920s, he became an active candidate in the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, however, he was never to gain re-election to the House of Commons. John Evans died in 1958.

Kenilworth Goose Project

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The Kenilworth Goose Project is a joint program established February 15th, 1993 by Lloydminster, Vermilion, Marwayne Fish and Game Associations in order to propagate a resident Canada Goose population in Northeastern Alberta. Mr. Bill Wishart, the chief biologist of the Department of Lands and Forests and Canadian Wildlife Service, worked in cooperation with the association. Project custodians and donators of the land are Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Anson and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bowthorpe. Gerald Colton serves as Chairman, Mike Hamernyk as Co-Chairman, Al Treber as Secretary, and Stan Daniel as Secretary Assistant. In 1974 the project was awarded the Blake Memorial Trophy for the best wildlife project in the province by the Alberta Fish and Game Association.

Tom Assaly

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Tom Assaly was born November 12, 1943 in Melfort, Saskatchewan to Mike Assaly and Billie Assaly (nee Paul). He received his grades 1 - 12 education at the Melfort Public School and Melfort High School, but eventually left Melfort to receive his post secondary education. Tom was a corporal in the RCMP from 1964 to 1979. He eventually returned to Melfort to become owner and jeweler of Assaly's Jewelry in Melfort. He has two children, Taylor and Farren, and is married to Dawna Elsasser.

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