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Robinson, J. Jill

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J. Jill Robinson was born and raised in Langley, B.C. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in English literature from the University of Calgary and a M.F.A. from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Robinson began writing seriously in 1987 after attending the Banff School of Fine Arts. A writer of fiction both short and long, and of creative non-fiction, she has published four collections of short stories: "Residual Desire" (Coteau Books, 2003); "Eggplant Wife" (Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press Limited, 1995); "Lovely in Her Bones" (Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press Limited, 1993); and "Saltwater Tree" (Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press Limited, 1991). In addition to her writing, Robinson was the 24th Writer-in-Residence at the Saskatoon Public Library for 2004-2005, the editor of "Grain" magazine from 1995-1999, and has been a teacher of English Literature and Creative Writing since 1985. Among her many awards are two Saskatchewan Book Awards for "Residual Desire" (2003), the Howard O'Hagan Prize for Short Fiction collection, the Alberta Writers Guild for "Lovely In Her Bones" in (1993), the co-winner of "Event"'s non-fiction contest (1991) and the winner of the Prism International Fiction contest (1989). Robinson lives in Saskatoon.

Nikiforuk, Peter

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  • 1930-2018

Peter Nikiforuk was born in St. Paul, Alberta in February 1930. Peter Nikiforuk earned his BSc in engineering physics from Queen's University (1952) and his PhD in electrical engineering from Manchester University (1955). Manchester awarded him a DSc for research on control systems in 1970. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Saskatchewan in 1960, Nikiforuk worked as a design engineer for AV Roe Ltd (1951-1952); for the Defence Research Board (1956-1957) and as a systems engineer for Canadair Limited (1957-1959). He began his career at the University as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering; by 1965 he was a full professor. Nikiforuk served as chair of the division of control engineering from 1964-1969; head of mechanical engineering from 1966-1973; and head of mining engineering from 1975-1976. He was Dean of the College of Engineering from 1973-1996. He has served on numerous University and other committees and councils and has earned a number of honours and awards, including the Julian C. Smith Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada (1994), and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1995). Nikiforuk died on July 19, 2018 in Saskatoon.

Spafford, Shirley Maryanne (nee King), 1937- .

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Shirley Maryanne King was born 27 May 1937 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She attended the Convent of Sion and Prince Albert Collegiate, and took one year of classes at the University of British Columbia prior to attending the University of Saskatchewan, from which she received an honours degree in economics and political science in 1959. She and her husband, Duff Spafford, lived in London for two years while Duff attended the London School of Economics; but their home has been Saskatoon. Spafford worked as public relations officer and general manager of the Saskatoon Symphony.

Davies, Robertson

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  • 1913-1995

Robertson William Davies, born at Thamesville, Ontario on 28 Aug 1913; died at Toronto 2 December 1995. Davies is acknowledged as an outstanding essayist and brilliant novelist. Third son of Senator William Rupert Davies, Robertson Davies participated in stage productions as a child and developed a lifelong interest in drama. He attended Upper Canada College 1926-32 and went on to Queen's University 1932-35 as a special student not working towards a degree. At Balliol College, Oxford, he received the BLit in 1938. His thesis, "Shakespeare's Boy Actors", appeared in 1939, a year in which he pursued an acting career outside London. He spent 1940 playing minor roles and doing literary work for the director at the Old Vic Repertory Company in London. That year he married Brenda Mathews, a woman he had met at Oxford, who was then working as stage manager for the theatre.

Wright, Percy H.

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  • 1898 -1989

Percy Harold Wright was born in Lachine, Quebec on July 2, 1898. In 1907 his family moved to a homestead near Tramping Lake, Saskatchewan. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1929 and 1931. He also graduated from the Saskatoon Normal School and held various teaching positions. When he was fifteen he was confined to bed with a case of scarlet fever, it was during this time that he was introduce to the genetic works of the German monk Mendel. This would lead to a life plant breeding and horticultural innovation. In 1924 he established the Wilkie Fruit Nursery, moved operations north opening the Carrot River Valley Nursery in 1939 and finally moved his family to Saskatoon in 1956. Wright developed more than 50 prairie hardy cultivars and his articles on horticulture were published widely. He died in Saskatoon in April of 1989.

Nisbet, Euan G.

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Euan Nisbet is a scientist internationally respected for the originality and quality of his work. A geologist, he contributed significantly to individual field areas, notably in Zimbabwe and Canada; his contributions to the understanding of Archaean geology, including komatiities, plate tectonics, and the origin of life, are considered by colleagues to be "of profound impact." His most recent research involves global change and environmental issues.

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 1975, University of Saskatchewan Employees' Union.

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After a strike in 1974, the University of Saskatchewan Employees' Union (Local 54, Canadian Labour Congress) was reborn as CUPE Local 1975 in October 1975. Since joining CUPE the Local has undergone an internal evolution as new sectional groups, such as the Library, have begun to play an active role equal to the founding physical plant group. While no other strike has followed, use of the grievance procedure and committee activity has dramatically increased. CUPE 1975 also plays a leading role in the Saskatchewan trade union movement. This is in keeping with the fact that 1975's 1800 members, plus 400 in Regina, represents the single largest union local in the province. Some other general features should be noted about CUPE 1975. In 1975 University of Regina support staff were awarded sublocal status by CUPE. The result is a parallel set of union structures on the Regina campus and a Joint Council Executive Board to coordinate the two support staff groups. Also, with the tendency to cutbacks and privatization in the 1980s, groups who received wages and benefits patterned on CUPE 1975, such as janitors and student workers at the Student Union building (Place Riel) and cooks, waitresses, bartenders, and caretakers at the Faculty Club, have formalised this practice by becoming members of CUPE 1975 and signing contracts with their respective employers. In the case of the Prairie Swine Centre, members of CUPE 1975 have found themselves outside the bargaining unit with a change of employer and have had to negotiate a new and independent collective agreement. For reasons of job security, however, they have chosen to remain as members of CUPE 1975, like the larger example of University of Regina support staff. 1975-1 has also been affected by privatization with a separate sublocal of food service workers organised in 1992.

Assiniboia Club

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On 8 November 1915, "The Assiniboia Club of the University of Saskatchewan" was formed. Essentially a faculty-student discussion group, its initial stated purpose was the "study of foreign problems." Their constitution detailed the club's objectives more specifically: "to gain a more intimate knowledge of the various peoples settled in Western Canada," and to "make a thorough study of the factors which hinder the development of a true Canadian citizenship" with a view to the "betterment of general social conditions." The Assiniboia Club disbanded in 1917, "owing to the War having taken many of the club's most enthusiastic members, and those who might have become members."

Campus Day Care Cooperative (University of Saskatchewan)

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On 29 May 1975, a group of University personnel and students met to discuss the feasibility of building a day care facility on the University campus. They presented a proposal to construct a 3,000-square foot building on a 1.3 acre site east of the farm residences; it was estimated that the building could provide daycare services for approximately 52 children, at a capital cost of $289,000. The proposal was accepted by the Board of Governors, but was not initially accepted by the Universities Commission; although the Commission eventually lent their support as well. However, the provincial Treasury Board refused to provide capital funding, arguing that such a facility would establish an unwelcome precedent for other government or public employees. Although the Cooperative documented similar facilities at other universities and noted that the day care was intended to benefit students as well as employees, the government did not accept their arguments.

Graduate Students' Association (University of Saskatchewan)

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  • 1959-

The Graduate Students' Association was formed in 1959 and was open to all students registered in the College of Graduate Studies. The aim of the organization was to enhance the social and intellectual interchange between graduate students, and serve as a means of communication between graduate students, faculty, staff, and the University administration.

Buyniak, V.O.

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  • 1925-2013

Victor O. Buyniak was born in Warsaw, Poland on 12 October 1925. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Alberta in 1954 and 1955 and a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa in 1970. His academic awards include an University of Alberta Research Fellowship for 1954-1955 and an Associate Fellowship, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 1977. Buyniak was appointed Assistant Professor, Slavic Studies at the U of S in 1958 and rose through the ranks to become full Professor in 1973. In addition to his teaching and research activities, Buyniak has held several administrative posts on campus including: Head Slavic Studies, 1975-1981; Acting Head of Germanic Languages, 1975-1978; and Head of Germanic Languages, 1978-1982. His published work includes works in comparative literature, particularly, the literary reciprocity between Tolstoy and the Victorian novelists, Tolstoy's support of the Doukhobor movement, Ukrainian scholarship, and Taras Shevchenko. Buyniak has also served on the executive of several organizations including Canadian Association of Slavists, Central and Eastern European Studies Association of Canada, Saskatchewan Teachers of Ukrainian, and the Far Western Slavic Conference. Buyniak retired from the U of S in 1993. He passed away on March 29, 2013.

Student Medical Society fonds

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The Student Medical Society was formed in 1921. Open to students registered in the School, later College, of Medicine, the S.M.S. promotes the interests and welfare of the Medical Students with regard to their educational, social, and athletic life. In later years it also acted as a means of communications between the student body and Faculty of Medicine. Society publications include "Interface", "Biopsy", "The Saskatchewan Medical Student Journal", and "Deja Vu".

Agricultural Students' Association (University of Saskatchewan)

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  • 1920-

The first meeting of the Agricultural Students' Association of the University of Saskatchewan was held on March 20, 1920. It was formed as "a result of the cessation of the War, with its consequent effects in student enrollment." With greater numbers of students, "many new organizations [appeared, which] caused considerable overlapping in student activities with no central body in control." At the request of his fellow students, 4th-year president J.B. Harrington called a general meeting of College of Agriculture students on February 10, 1920. A subcommittee was formed to draft a constitution; that constitution was approved, and the ASA officially formed in March. Among the objectives of the Association was the development of rural leadership and the promotion of agricultural education in the province; although, as with most student organizations, its primary function was to promote fellowship among the students and to serve as a medium of communication between students and faculty.

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