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University of Saskatchewan, University Archives & Special Collections

Walker, Frederic

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  • 1933-2012

Frederic Walker was born at Poucecoupe, British Columbia on September 4, 1933. He was raised in Pincher Creek, Alberta. He received a degree in Education from the University of Alberta and a BA in History from the University of Saskatchewan. He taught at Grand Prairie, AB; Falher, AB; Fort McMurray, AB; Inuvik, NWT and Tuktoyaktuk, NWT. Walker also spent a year working in Paulatuk, Northwest Territories. Walker died at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on January 24, 2012.

Waiser, William Andrew

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  • 1953-

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.

Holmlund, Blaine Adrian

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  • 1930-2006

Blaine Adrian Holmlund was born at his family’s home (Section 11, Township 27, Range 7, West of the 3rd meridian),roughly 9 miles west of Strongfield, Saskatchewan, on 27 July 1930. His career began at age 12, as a hired farm labourer. He worked variously at the general store and as a mechanic at the local garage prior to joining the CPR as a relief station agent and telegraph operator (December 1948-May 1955). One of his supervisors at the CPR strongly urged Blaine to consider University – not an option considered before by Blaine or one expected by his family. Blaine entered engineering at the University of Saskatchewan and put himself through, earning his BE in 1955 and his MSc in 1961. Following his graduation in 1955, Blaine worked as a development engineer for Shell; for Atomic Energy of Canada at Chalk River; and as a communications engineer for Sask Power. He was briefly also a lecturer in electrical engineering at the University; and in 1958 returned, joining the faculty of the University of Saskatchewan where he remained for the rest of his career. From 1958-1992 he served the University in a variety of capacities: as a professor of electrical engineering; of biomedical engineering; of computational science; of finance and quantitative methods. He established, and served as first director of: the Biomedical Engineering Program; the Computational Science Department; the Hospital Systems Study Group; and the University Studies Group. He was named VP (Special Projects) in 1980 and VP (Planning and Development) in 1985. Blaine served as Acting University President in 1989. He served on the Board of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College from 1982-1993, and from November 1990-June 1991 was on secondment from the University to serve as Acting President of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (now First Nations University of Canada). Blaine was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Saskatchewan in 1998. Following his retirement Blaine volunteered for Saskatoon Habitat for Humanity, helping to initiate partnerships with employment programs and to establish the Re-Store. He died in Saskatoon on 17 June 2006.

Kenderdine, Adelaide

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Daughter of A.F. Kenderdine who married John Kenderdine, a distant relative.

Altschul, Rudolf

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  • 1901-1963

Rudolf Altschul was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, 24 February 1901. He graduated as a Doctor of Universal Medicine from the German University in Prague in 1925, and did postgraduate work in neurology and neuropathology in Paris and Rome. In 1939 he and his wife were forced to flee the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, and were aboard the S.S. Athenia, the first ship torpedoed by the Germans in the Second World War. They eventually arrived in Canada, and Dr. Altschul accepted a position in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to coming to Canada he had to his credit 32 scientific papers, and in the following years he contributed another 71 papers dealing with various subjects, including pathology of the nervous system, skeletal muscle degeneration, cell division and in particular, arterial degeneration. His most notable contribution was in demonstrating the cholesterol-lowering effect of nicotinic acid. Dr. Altschul died on 4 November 1963.

Watson, Linvill Fielding

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  • 1918-1996

Linvill F. and Avra G. Watson were a husband and wife team of anthropologists whose research and academic interests often overlapped. Dr. Linvill F. Watson was born in Philadelphia in 1918. He attended the University of Pennsylvania earning an A.B. in 1938 and a PhD. in 1953 (dissertation: "Northern Ibo Social Stratification and Acculturation"). Dr. L.F. Watson held several academic positions before joining the University of Saskatchewan in 1966, including several years with both the University of Maryland Overseas Program and Lafayette College. At the University of Saskatchewan, he started in the Department of Sociology in 1966; was cross-appointed to the Department of Sociology and the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology from 1970 to 1980 (continuing as an Associate Member in Sociology until 1982); and remained in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology until his retirement as a full professor in 1986. His fields of expertise included African culture and the Canadian North. He died in Saskatoon in 1996.

Watson, Avra Peter (nee Ginieres)

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  • 1922-

Dr. Avra G. Watson was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1922. She earned a B.A. (1945) and an M.A. (1949) from Boston University. In 1976, she completed her PhD. in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh when she submitted the thesis “Melanesian Cargo Movements: A Developmental Analysis.” Her first appointment at the University of Saskatchewan was in 1966 as a Research Associate with the College of Commerce’s Canadian Centre for Community Studies. From 1967 until 1970, she was an Assistant Professor (hired as a Cultural Anthropologist) in the Department of Educational Foundations. In the mid 1980s, she was a sessional lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. Dr. Avra G. Watson’s academic interests included social change and movements, anthropology and education, women’s studies, Latin America, urban anthropology and Canadian society and culture.

Carpenter Family

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  • Familie
  • 1838 -

The Carpenter family had members in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Connecticut, California, and Wisconsin; and were related to the Smith, Lawrence, Richmond, Paul, and Orr families. Edward Richmond Carpenter was born in Woodstock, Conn., 16 Jun 1838; Jessie Leonora Smith was born in Lloydtown, On., on 17 Jun 1844. They married on 27 Sep 1864. The Collingwood, On. cemetery contains a headstone for Edward Richmond Carpenter (1838-1914), his wife Jessie Leonora Smith Carpenter (1844-1921), and those of their children who predeceased them: Paul Amasa (1865-1890) John White (1867-1871) Mary Richmond (1870-1870) Jane Lawrence (1876-1912); [also known as "Jennie"]; m. John Rowland Orr; 2 children Jessie Lenora (1878-1883) Cyril Richmond (1889-1912) Three of their children were buried elsewhere: Edward Michael Carpenter (1871-1943) buried at Oceanside, CA Henry Stanley Carpenter (1874-1950) buried at Regina, SK Louise Melville Carpenter Harper (1879-1963); m. Clarence J. Harper; buried at Kingston, ON [Edward Richmond Carpenter's brother], Ezra C. Carpenter (1832-1891) [was also buried at Collingwood]. Edward Michael Carpenter married Eva Victoria Aylsworth on 17 Jun 1896; they had three children: Dorothy Winn (1897-1989); m. Arthur Cecil Henzell; one son, Arthur Louise Aylesworth (1902-1985); m. Rex Edward Fountain; two sons, Wayne and Lloyd Ruth Richmond (1903-1904) Henry Stanley Carpenter married Jessie Ross Cameron; they had five children: Edward Stanley Cameron (1904-1956); [also known as "Jim"] Paul Hamilton (1905-199?) John Richmond (?) [also known as "Jack"] Alison Hamilton (1913-?) Nancy Ross (1916-1991) One of Paul Hamilton Carpenter's children was David Cameron Carpenter; one of John Richmond Carpenter's children was Nancy Linforth Carpenter

Jardine, Rose (nee Ducie)

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  • 1911-2003

Rose Ducie was born in 1911. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with an honors degree in English and History when she was 19 years old and in 1935, enrolled in Business College. She joined the staff of the Western Producer in 1937 as assistant to the women's editor, Violet McNaughton. When Violet McNaughton retired in 1950, Rose became women's editor for the Producer; a position she retained until her marriage to Allen Jardine in 1960. They lived briefly in Flaxcombe, then moved to Oyen, Alberta, where they ran a farm machinery dealership. She served on the Oyen Chamber of Commerce for over 27 years and was extremely active within the community. During this time she wrote a column, "Garden Chat," for the Producer. Her final column was written in 1996. Rose died in 2003.

Wittlin, Marie-Louise

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Marie-Louise Wittlin, a native of Switzerland, attended the Seminar Bernarda, Menzingen, where she obtained a Teaching Degree in Home Economics in 1963, specializing in fashion design, art and costume history, and tailoring. For the next three years, she taught courses in dressmaking, tailoring, and textiles at the School of Home Economics, Sissach, Switzerland. In 1968, Wittlin moved to Saskatoon. It was not until 1975 that she combined her skill with fabric and design with her love of the theatre. In that year, she designed the costumes for University of Saskatchewan French Department's production of "Le Tartuffe." That first production opened up a new direction in Wittlin's life. She was to go on to design and create costumes for several amateur and professional theater groups including Gateway Players, 25th Street House, Greystone Theatre, Magnus Theatre, Persephone Theatre, The Riverbank Opera Company, Theatre Rosthern, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, and Unitheatre. In 1979, she enrolled in the University of Saskatchewan's Department of Drama and graduated in 1984 with Great Distinction. From 1983 until 1994, Wittlin was the Head of Wardrobe, Resident Costume Designer with Saskatoon's Persephone Theatre. She joined the faculty of the Department of Drama at the U of S in 1994.

Colleaux, Victor V.

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  • 1891-1974

Victor Colleaux was born on June 6, 1891 at Oak Lake, Manitoba. In 1904 the Colleaux family moved to Saskatchewan, where in the following 10 years they operated hotels in Vonda, Borden and Buchanan. In 1911, Victor’s father, Mr. Frank Colleaux purchased the Albany Hotel and moved to Saskatoon.
In 1920, Frank Colleaux retired, and Victor took over the management of the Albany Hotel. He later purchased the Barry Hotel and the Windsor Hotel. He became a director of the Hotel Association of Saskatchewan in 1928. During the years of 1935 to 1957 he was a vice-president of the Association. He was instrumental in drafting Provincial liquor legislation of the time. Victor retired from the Hotel Association in 1965.
In 1927 Victor Colleaux married Lethe. She died on July 9, 1964. On April 10, 1965 Victor married Zelma (DeLagassy) Egge. She was a widow, a daughter of family friends, F.X. (Jack) and Alvena DeLagassy. Being a true "hotel man" Victor had always resided in hotels. His address until 1968 was the Bessborough Hotel. In 1968 he and Zelma moved to Saskatoon's brand new high-rise apartment building, Marquis Towers.
In 1966, Victor and Zelma established the Victor & Lethe Colleaux Scholarships for undergraduate students at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Between 1984 and 1997, Zelma kept a record book of each of the student award winners and corresponded personally with the recipients.
Victor Colleaux died suddenly in Saskatoon on July 13, 1974. He was survived by Zelma, who passed away in 2001.

Swan, Peter Michael

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  • 1931-

Peter Michael Swan was born on October 4, 1931 in the village of Kennedy, Saskatchewan. He earned three degrees from the University of Saskatchewan: a B.A. Honours (1952), M.A. (1957), and B.Ed (1959). He completed a Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University in 1965. Dr. Swan became a permanent faculty member of the University of Saskatchewan in 1962. He held a variety of administrative posts and played an important role in the creation of the University's Museum of Antiquities. Dr. Swan served as the Assistant Dean of Arts and Science, Acting Head of the Departments of Art, Classics/Greek and Roman Studies, and Modern Languages and as the Director of the Learned Society Conference, University Studies Group and Undergraduate Programs and Students in the Department of History. His scholarly specialties are the early Roman Empire, in particular the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero (31 B.C. - A.D. 68), and the Roman historian Cassius Dio, on whom he has written various articles and edited two books. In 2004, his book, "The Augustan Succession", was published by Oxford University Press. Dr Swan was honoured by the University of Saskatchewan at its 1989 Spring Convocation with the Master Teacher Award. He was named Professor Emeritus of History upon his retirement in 1999.

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.

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