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  • Municipal Doctor System 97% Municipal Doctor System - The municipal doctor system was an important form of both pre-paid medical care and health services delivery in rural Saskatchewan before the implementation of medicare in 1962. The origins of Saskatchewan's municipal doctor system can be traced to the province's Public Health Act of 1909, which required every municipal council to appoint a medical health officer for the provision of public health services. The Health Services Planning Commission sought to prevent ...
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  • Health Care 96% Health Care - Saskatchewan’s Leadership Although most Canadians are aware that Saskatchewan was a leader in establishing national medicare, few people, even in Saskatchewan, know how the province came to take on its leadership role. Municipal Doctors and Municipal Hospitals In Saskatchewan, an early step toward medicare was the creation of the first municipal doctor and municipal hospital schemes in North America. Within the Swift Current Health Region (Saskatchewan’s Health ...
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  • Consumer and Doctor-sponsored Medical Care Associations 92% Consumer and Doctor-sponsored Medical Care Associations - Consumer and doctor-sponsored medical services associations offered pre-paid medical care to Saskatchewan residents prior to the establishment of medicare in 1962. The Regina District Medical Society organised Medical Services Incorporated (MSI) under the Companies Act in 1939 to compete with the Regina medical co-operative. In 1949 MSI and the Regina Mutual Medical Benefit Association merged to form Group Medical Services (GMS). ...
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  • Swift Current Health Region 90% Swift Current Health Region - The "Dirty Thirties" did not come to an end in southwestern Saskatchewan until after World War II . For under $20 a person ($15 per person plus 2.2 mills on the property tax), they organized a program that included doctor services, hospitalization, childrens' dental care, and a professional public health service including nurses, immunization programs, and health inspectors. The Swift Current Health Region began the first universal hospital and medical care ...
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  • Doctors’ Strike 90% Doctors' Strike - In July 1962, doctors in Saskatchewan began a provincewide general strike that marked the peak of a conflict between organized medicine and its allies against the government's medicare bill. Since it led a national debate on the merits of universal health insurance, interest in the strike went far beyond the province, and for three weeks national and foreign media focused on the strike in Saskatchewan. The origins of the strike lay in Premier T.C. Douglas ' promise, in a ...
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  • Wolfe, Sam (1923–93) 90% A Rockefeller scholarship led to his Doctorate in Public Health from Columbia University in 1961. As Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Meharry University, Nashville (USA), he established in 1968 a Community Health Centre in the Black ghetto; he then had a distinguished career as Chair of Health Administration and Public Health at Columbia University. He published extensively, and wrote two books with Robin Badgley: Doctors’ Strike and The Family Doctor . ...
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  • Thompson Committee (1960–62) 87% J.F.C. Anderson, E.W. Barootes , and C.J. Houston ( College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan ); Dr. I.M. Hilliard (College of Medicine); Donald McPherson (Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce); W.E. Smishek ( Saskatchewan Federation of Labour ); and Dr. V.L. Matthews , former Health Minister T.J. Bentley, and Deputy Minister of Public Health Dr. F.B. Roth (the last three representing the government of Saskatchewan). The committee was instructed to report to Walter Erb, Minister of ...
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  • Medicare 86% Medicare, as the national single-payer health care system is called, began in Saskatchewan on July 1, 1962, but operated without federal funding until July 1, 1968. In 1984, the federal legislation enabling joint federal-provincial funding for hospital and medical services was consolidated under the Canada Health Act. The first put forward something new, a Canadian Health Covenant establishing governments' commitment "to a universally accessible, publicly funded health care system." ...
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  • Community Clinics 85% Community Clinics - Saskatchewan's community clinics were born amid turmoil and controversy in July 1962. In Prince Albert, Dr. Orville Hjertaas was a pioneer and enduring presence in the community health clinic. Despite these and other difficulties, community clinics have provided health services for forty years, and continue to exist in five Saskatchewan centres. ...
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  • Spanish Influenza Epidemic 83% The “Spanish Flu” was named in May 1918, since the Spanish media was the first to document the pandemic during a period in World War I when most countries had strict censorship. The Spanish Flu was an extreme strain of the influenza virus, which was transmitted by inhaling infected air. In the trenches of World War I, the Spanish Flu quickly spread. ...
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  • Sigerist Commission 83% Sigerist Commission - One of Premier T.C. Douglas 's priorities, within two days of his election on June 15, 1944, was to contact Dr. Henry Sigerist, professor of the history of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Socialized Medicine in the Soviet Union to head a health study commission. He recommended establishment of district health regions for preventive medicine, each centred on a district hospital equipped with an x-ray machine, a medical laboratory, and an ambulance. ...
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  • Barootes, Efstathios William (1918– 2000) 83% He obtained his BA from the University of Saskatchewan in 1940 and his MD from the University of Toronto in 1943, then served two years as medical officer with the Toronto Scottish regiment. After serving as a member of the Thompson committee in 1960-61, he became president of the Saskatchewan Medical Association in 1962, presiding over the twenty-three-day doctors' strike . Because of his financial expertise, he served six years as treasurer of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), and ...
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  • Seymour, Maurice Macdonald (1857– 1929) 81% Seymour, Maurice Macdonald (1857- 1929) - Born July 7, 1857, in Goderich, Ontario, Seymour obtained his medical degree from McGill University in 1879, then moved west. He was a member of the North-West Territories Medical Council from 1885 to 1905, served twice as president, and organized the Saskatchewan Medical Association in 1906. He reacted quickly to local and provincial needs by drafting ground-breaking legislation for municipal doctors, municipal hospitals and free tuberculin testing ...
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  • Red Cross Outpost Hospitals 81% Red Cross Outpost Hospitals - In 1920, the first Red Cross Outpost Hospital in the British Empire was built at Paddockwood, Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan's Red Cross Outpost Hospitals included, in order of establishment: Paddockwood, Carragana, Bengough, Eastend, Cutknife, Meadow Lake, Willow Bunch, Kelvington, Big River, Lucky Lake, Broderick, Wood Mountain, Bracken, Nipawin, Tuberose, Rabbit Lake, Rockglen, Loon Lake, Endeavour, Pierceland, Leoville, Hudson Bay Junction, Arborfield, and ...
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  • Kirk, Lawrence E. (1886–1969) 81% Kirk, Lawrence E. (1886-1969) - A distinguished agrologist whose selfless dedication improved farming and farm living, Lawrence E. Kirk was born on May 27, 1886, near Bracebridge, Ontario. Having settled with his family in Saskatchewan in 1902, Kirk was educated at the University of Saskatchewan where he received his BA, BSc, and MSc between 1916 and 1922. Lawrence Kirk's numerous honours include Fellowships in the Royal Society of Canada and the Agricultural Institute of Canada, an ...
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  • Pawson, Geoffrey (1938–2012) 81% He earned his doctorate in social work at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, and in 1966 founded Ranch Ehrlo Society in Regina. Pawson then headed the society, which continues to provide residential treatment for youth battling drug addiction, alcoholism, and social problems. In addition to “The Ranch,” Pawson created other community programs such as Ehrlo Community Services and the Child Welfare League of Canada. ...
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  • Douglas, Thomas Clement (1904–86) 81% Douglas, Thomas Clement (1904-86) - Premier and national party leader Tommy Douglas was Saskatchewan's most notable and influential politician. The Scottish Independent Labour Party had heavily influenced his father Tom, and that set the tone for Douglas' political education. After his re-election in 1940, many Saskatchewan CCF activists called for Douglas to return to provincial politics and lead the provincial CCF. ...
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  • Hjertaas, Orville K. (1917–98) 79% As a member and, briefly, secretary of the Health Services Planning Commission, he helped organize the province’s first two experimental health regions in the Swift Current and Weyburn areas in 1945-46. He then served briefly as the Swift Current Health Region ’s first medical health officer before settling permanently in Prince Albert, where he established a successful private practice. In response to the doctors’ strike, which he refused to join, Hjertaas helped establish ...
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  • Williamson, Robert G. (1931–) 79% Williamson, Robert G. (1931-) - Born in Oxley, England on November 2, 1931, Robert Williamson is recognized for his work promoting social justice and economic development with circumpolar and Arctic nations. He received his degree in anthropology from Carleton University and his doctorate from the Royal University of Uppsala in Sweden. His career began at the University of Saskatchewan , where he helped pioneer the Institute of Northern Studies and the Arctic Research and Training Centre. ...
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  • Valens, John Alexander (1873–1955) 79% Valens, John Alexander (1873-1955) - Born near Lucknow, Ontario, on September 4, 1873, Valens came west in 1895, attended Brandon Collegiate and normal school in Winnipeg, taught in Estevan, and then graduated from Manitoba Medical College in 1905. He was also a member of the University of Saskatchewan senate from 1922 to 1946, of the Saskatoon Collegiate board from 1915 to 1924, and a member of the board of Saskatoon City Hospital for many years. His chief legacy is his collection of ...
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  • Thomas, Lewis H. (1917–83) 79% Thomas, Lewis H. (1917-83) - Born on April 13, 1917, prairie history expert Lewis H. Thomas was noted for his contributions to research, writing, and teaching in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. He was Provincial Archivist of Saskatchewan, Associate Professor of History at the University of Regina, and Professor of History at the University of Alberta. Awards recognizing his work include an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Saskatchewan (1972), the American Association for ...
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  • Stewart, John W.B. (1936–) 79% Stewart, John W.B. (1936-) - John Stewart was a soil scientist at the University of Saskatchewan . Stewart came to the University of Saskatchewan in 1964 as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Soil Sciences. His numerous awards include: fellowships from the Canadian Society of Soil Science (1987), Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (the Berlin Institute of Advanced Study, 1989), and membership in the American Society of Agronomy (1990) and the Soil Science Society of America (1990). ...
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  • State Hospital and Medical League 79% State Hospital and Medical League - Founded in Prince Albert in 1936, the State Hospital and Medical League was a well-organized lobby group dedicated to the establishment of a universal medical and hospital services plan in Saskatchewan. A large number of voluntary and governmental organizations became affiliated with the League, including homemakers clubs , fraternal societies, agricultural organizations, the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation , co-operative groups, and municipal governments ...
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  • Simpson, George Wilfred (1893– 1969) 79% Simpson was instrumental in introducing Slavic Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, and helped establish similar programs in other Canadian universities. ” He was further honoured by the Royal Society of Canada, the Shevchenko Scientific Society, the Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences, the Canadian Historical Association, the Canadian Association of Slavists, the American Historical Association, the Canadian and American Geographical Society, the Canadian Political Science ...
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  • Shumiatcher, Jacqui (1923–) 79% As well, she has been a prominent patron of the University of Regina , the Saskatchewan Federated Indian College (now the First Nations University of Canada ), and a diversity of groups that include Regina Little Theatre , Lyric Light Opera, Juventus Choirs, the Youth Ballet Company of Saskatchewan, and New Dance Horizons . Jacqui Shumiatcher has received numerous awards, including the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (2001) and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Regina ( ...
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  • Schwann, Paul (1933–74) 79% Schwann, Paul (1933-74) - Dr. Paul Schwann helped pioneer sports medicine in Saskatchewan. Born in Regina, he played junior football for the Regina Dales and junior hockey for the Regina Pats. Schwann served as team doctor for the Regina Pats, the Regina Rams, O'Neill and Miller high schools, various University of Regina Cougar teams, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders . ...
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  • Schudel, Thomas (1937–) 79% Schudel, Thomas (1937-) - Thomas Schudel was born on September 8, 1937, in Defiance, Ohio. A composer, bassoonist and teacher, he completed his BSc in Music Education and Master's in Theory and Composition at Ohio State University and received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Michigan in 1971. Thanks to commissions from provincial groups such as the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association (SMFA), his music has been showcased throughout the province. ...
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  • Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association 79% Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association - Veterinary medicine deals with health and disease in vertebrates at the level of individuals, populations, and ecosystems. At least six years of university education, four of them in a veterinary college, culminate in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. Veterinarians work in private practice, involving small animals, food animals and horses; in government employment dealing with domestic animal, wildlife or public health; in the ...
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  • Saskatchewan Health Survey, 1949– 51 79% Saskatchewan Health Survey, 1949- 51 - In July 1948, the government of Canada allotted Saskatchewan $43,506 to survey "present health services and facilities" in preparation for an eventual national health insurance program. A committee of twelve had one representative each from the following: registered nurses, dentists, urban municipalities, rural municipalities, labour, the hospital association, the farmers' union, and the Swift Current Health Region; there were also two medical doctors: ...
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  • Sainte-Marie, Buffy (Beverly) (1941–) 79% Sainte-Marie, Buffy (Beverly) (1941-) - Singer-songwriter, visual artist, actor, and educator, Buffy Sainte-Marie was born on February 20, 1941, of Cree parents on the Piapot Reserve near Craven, Saskatchewan. Among her earliest Canadian performances were the 1964 Mariposa Folk Festival and Expo '67. Buffy Sainte-Marie recorded several albums, including her highly political first album It's My Way (1964), which won Billboard's Best New Artist award. Always interested in education, Buffy ...
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  • Psychology 79% Psychology - Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes of humans and other organisms. The University’s first president, W.C. Murray , himself a philosopher-psychologist, taught psychology classes in the Department of Philosophy. Another fraternal organization, the Saskatchewan Educational Psychology Association, represents the interests of educational psychologists in the province. ...
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  • Pinsonneault, Roland A. (1913–2002) 79% Pinsonneault, Roland A. (1913-2002) - Pinsonneault, Roland A. (1913–2002). Born in St-Cyprien de Napierville, Quebec, on September 22, 1913, Roland Pinsonneault came to Saskatchewan at an early age and spent his lifetime promoting the French language and culture. Pinsonneault was awarded an honourary doctorate from the University of Regina and was the first recipient of the Ordre de la Fidelité Française du Conseil de la vie française . ...
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  • Phillips, R.H.D. (Bob) (1921–2006) 79% Phillips, R.H.D. (Bob) (1921-2006) - Bob Phillips, born on December 3, 1921, in Regina, started post-secondary education at Regina College and, after an interruption during World War II , completed a BA in economics and political science at the University of Saskatchewan . He also built Western Producer Prairie Books into a significant publishing company, and oversaw the expansion of Modern Press into Saskatchewan’s second largest printer. Honours include: honorary Doctor of Laws from ...
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  • Organized Farm Women in the WGG, the UFC, the SFU, and the NFU 79% Organized Farm Women in the WGG, the UFC, the SFU, and the NFU - The Woman Grain Growers (WGG) and women in the United Farmers of Canada Saskatchewan Section (UFC), the Saskatchewan Farmers' Union (SFU), and the National Farmers' Union (NFU) represent one of three important streams of the farm women's movement in Canada. The WGG, also known as the Women's Section of the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association (SGGA), evolved out of the local work of Violet McNaugton , a Harris farm woman who ...
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  • Morris, George H. (1904–89) 79% Morris, George H. (1904-89) - An innovative agriculturist, George Morris contributed to the development of efficient tillage equipment on the Canadian prairies. Born in Llewellyn, North-west Territories on July 1, 1904, Morris established his first farm implement business in Bangor and a few years later introduced his renowned rod-weeder. Recognized for his contributions to industrial development, farming, and his community, Morris received an honorary doctorate from the University of ...
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  • McNaughton, Violet Clara (1879– 1968) 79% McNaughton, Violet Clara (1879- 1968) - Violet McNaughton ( née Jackson) was a leader in the Canadian farm, women’s, peace, and co-operative movements. McNaughton also helped to organize Euro-Canadian farm women’s groups in several other provinces, and was president of the Inter-provincial Council of Farm Women and the Women’s Section of the Canadian Council of Agriculture from 1919 to 1923. She also promoted Homemakers’ Clubs and Women’s Institutes, and ...
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  • Matthews, Vincent Leon (1922–88) 79% By 1947 he was assistant to the director of Regional Health Services in Saskatchewan. In 1957 he headed the Medical and Hospital Services Branch of Saskatchewan Health, and accepted an appointment as Acting Deputy Minister of Health a few days before the doctors' strike in 1962; he then became Associate Deputy Minister of Health. He was a celebrated national and international leader in public health, as well as a key player in Saskatchewan's evolving health system. ...
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  • Matheson, Elizabeth (1866–1958) 79% Matheson, Elizabeth (1866-1958) - Elizabeth Beckett Scott was born near Campbellford, Ontario, on January 6, 1866. Elizabeth returned to Toronto in 1896 to complete her medical training and receive an MD degree from the University of Trinity College, Toronto. Elizabeth died in San Antonio, Texas, on January 15, 1958, at the age of 92. Her daughter, Ruth Matheson Buck, wrote her biography, The Doctor Rode Side-Saddle (1974, reprinted 2003 by the Canadian Plains Research Center). ...
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  • M-DNA 79% M-DNA - Biochemist Jeremy Lee and his former post-doctoral fellow Palok Aich at the University of Saskatchewan discovered a new DNA molecule, M-DNA, which conducts electricity. M-DNA is a marriage of molecular biology and electronics: conducting metal ions such as zinc, cobalt or nickel are inserted into the centre of the DNA helix, creating an effective semi-conductor that is only one molecule-roughly two nanometres-thick. Since DNA has the natural ability to self-assemble, M-DNA is in ...
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  • Longman, Mary (1964–) 79% Longman, Mary (1964-) - Mary Longman (Aski-piyesiwishwew), a Saulteaux, was born in Fort Qu'Appelle in 1964. She studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Concordia University, and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where she graduated with an MFA in 1993. Longman then pursued doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia, where she specialized in contemporary First Nations art in Canada. ...
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  • Lloyd, Woodrow Stanley (1913–72) 79% Lloyd, Woodrow Stanley (1913-72) - Woodrow Lloyd was born in Webb on July 16, 1913. Following the 1960 election, Lloyd became provincial Treasurer and, in his first and only budget, demonstrated his belief that tax dollars were good dollars. In 1961 Tommy Douglas was elected national leader of the NDP and Lloyd became leader of the provincial CCF, and Premier. ...
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  • Katz, Leon (1909–2004) 79% Katz, Leon (1909-2004) - Born in Poland in on August 9, 1909, Leon Katz immigrated to Ontario, Canada with his parents. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1952) and Fellow of the American Physical Society (1966); awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Saskatchewan (1990); and appointed Officer of the Order of Canada (1974). Finally, Katz received the Prime of Life Achievement Award, University of Saskatchewan Retirees Association, and the Rotary ...
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  • Houston, Clarence J. (1900–86) 79% Houston, Clarence J. (1900-86) - Born in Ottawa on March 18, 1900, and raised on a farm near Tyvan, Saskatchewan, C.J. Houston obtained his MD from Manitoba in 1926 and practiced in Yorkton until the age of 75. In 1943 the Health Insurance Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons endorsed a proposal submitted by C.J. Houston and R.A. Dick of Canora calling for a universal provincial health plan, governed by an independent commission. He was one of two doctors on the Saskatchewan ...
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  • Hospital Auxiliaries 79% Hospital Auxiliaries - Hospital auxiliaries were composed of volunteers-nurses, wives of doctors, civic employees, and others-who performed services of a social nature. They escorted patients to different areas of the hospital, brought goods in a cart to sell to convalescing patients, and raised money through bake sales, teas, and a gift shop. At the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, the auxiliary members also staffed the library and brought patients to the chapel for Sunday services ...
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  • Health Services Planning Commission, 1944–50 79% Health Services Planning Commission, 1944-50 - The Health Services Planning Commission (HSPC) was created in November 1944 to serve as a central health planning and advisory body to the new Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) government of T.C. Douglas . The Department of Public Health had focused primarily on public health activities and not on planning a comprehensive public health, medical and hospital scheme for the province. The Commission proved instrumental in launching a ...
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  • Gull Lake 79% The townsite of Gull Lake is situated on what was once part of the 76 Ranch, established in 1887. The 10,000-acre 76 Ranch at Gull Lake was one of several massive ranches established by Sir John Lister-Kaye’s Canadian Agricultural, Coal and Colonization Company. In 1912, Gull Lake had a well-established school, many businesses and services, a doctor, a hospital, and a newspaper, The Gull Lake Advance . ...
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  • Gerrard, John Watson (1916–) 79% Gerrard, John Watson (1916-) - The son of a missionary physician, John Gerrard was born in Kasenga, Rhodesia, on April 14, 1916. He graduated from Oxford University in 1941, served in the British Army, then undertook pediatric training and doctoral research (DM) at his alma mater , before studying pediatric endocrinology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In 1953, the University of Saskatchewan ’s College of Medicine recruited Gerrard as the first Head of Pediatrics. ...
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  • Genereux, George (1935–89) 79% Genereux, George (1935-89) - An exceptionally talented trapshooter, George Genereux was born in Saskatoon on March 1, 1935. At the Grand American Trap Shoot in Vandalia, Ohio, Genereux captured the 1951 Junior Clay Target Championship, the 1952 Junior Champion of Champions title, and the 1956 Champion of Champions crown. Following his departure from the shooting world, Genereux earned a doctorate in medicine from McGill University; he later worked as a radiologist at Royal University ...
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  • Gathercole, Frederick (1908–93) 79% Gathercole, Frederick (1908-93) - In recognition of his lifetime of service to the education profession, Dr. Frederick Gathercole of Broadview was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1985. Trained as a teacher at the Regina Normal School , Gathercole furthered his education with degrees from Queen’s University and the University of Manitoba, and a doctorate from the University of Toronto. Gathercole also served as chairman of the Board of Governors of the University Hospital in ...
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  • Fowke, Edith Fulton (1913–96) 79% Fowke, Edith Fulton (1913-96) - Canada’s pre-eminent scholar of English-language traditions, Edith Fowke published more than twenty books of and about folklore, mainly traditional songs, stories, and games of Canada. Born on April 30, 1913, in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, she wrote poems and stories for the Regina Leader-Post ’s Saturday magazine during adolescence, and collected Saskatchewan oral traditions that five decades later appeared in her Folklore of Canada (1976). A ...
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  • Ferguson, Robert R. (1917–) 79% Ferguson, Robert R. (1917-) - An agriculturist and World War II air ace, Robert Ferguson, son of Dr. R.G. FERGUSON , was born on May 13, 1917, in Winnipeg but his family moved to Fort Qu'Appelle while he was still an infant. The war interrupted his studies at the University of Saskatchewan , but Ferguson distinguished himself with the Royal Canadian Air Force, retiring in 1945 with the rank of squadron leader. For his service to the university community, Ferguson received an honorary ...
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  • Fafard, Joseph (1942–) 79% Fafard has been recognized as one of Canada's leading visual artists in solo exhibitions, including: Joe Fafard: Cows and Other Luminaries 1977-1987 , co-organized by the Mendel Art Gallery and Dunlop Art Gallery in 1987-88; and Joe Fafard: The Bronze Years , organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 1996-97. Among many awards, Fafard was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1981, given the Architectural Institute of Canada Allied Arts Award in 1987, awarded an Honorary Doctorate ...
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  • Eatonia 79% Eatonia - Town, pop 474, located 44 km SW of Kindersley at the junction of Hwys 21 and 44. For decades, Eatonia’s slogan has been “the Prairie Oasis,” as tree-planting efforts led by the community’s first doctor resulted in the early beautification of the town. In 1918, as the railway progressed westward from Eston toward the Alberta border, the townsite of Eaton (Eatonia’s original name) was established. The name of the community was changed to Eatonia in 1921 ...
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  • Davies, William Gwynne (1916–99) 79% Davies, William Gwynne (1916-99) - Bill Davies was born on February 11, 1916, at Indian Head, Saskatchewan. In 1944 Davies was a leader in the effort to establish the first Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL), which was affiliated to the Canadian Congress of Labour. Before the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour had a full-time president, the most prominent labour leader in the province was the executive secretary of the Federation, a position Bill Davies held for twenty-five years. ...
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  • Crozier, Leif Newry Fitzroy (1846– 1901) 79% Crozier, Leif Newry Fitzroy (1846- 1901) - Born in Newry, Ireland on June 11, 1846, Leif Newry Fitzroy Crozier served as a militia officer and North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) officer. Despite articling as a lawyer and training as a doctor, Crozier pursued a military career and was appointed a sub-inspector of the newly created mounted police force in 1873. Crozier and his men encountered a superior force of Métis on the Carlton Trail north of Duck Lake, which led to the opening ...
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  • Cordis, Leora L. (1929–2000) 79% Cordis, Leora L. (1929-2000) - LeOra L. Cordis, born in 1929 in Thedford, Nebraska, received a Bachelor of Education degree from Chadron State College in 1964, followed by Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Oregon in 1972. While serving as director of the Children's Centre from 1981 to 1987 in the Faculty of Education, Cordis developed the Teacher Development Program for in-service teachers and the Aide Training Program preparing people to work as ...
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  • Capeling-Alakija, Sharon (1944– 2003) 79% Capeling-Alakija, Sharon (1944- 2003) - Sharon Capeling-Alakija served with CUSO and headed three United Nations organizations. In 1989, Capeling-Alakija became the director of the UN Development Fund for Women. Capeling-Alakija received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1998, and was appointed an officer in the Order of Canada in 2003. ...
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  • Canadian Plains Research Center 79% Canadian Plains Research Center - CPRC is the longest serving research institute at the University of Regina with a broad mandate to develop an understanding and appreciation of the Canadian Plains region. The Canadian Plains Studies Program is a graduate student program facilitating interdisciplinary studies of masters and doctoral students on topics relevant to the Canadian Plains. CPRC's Research Fellow Program, established in 1983, has provided support to over 40 scholars conducting ...
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  • Caldwell, Jessie (1901–90) 79% Caldwell, Jessie (1901-90) - Born in Manchester, England on October 17, 1901, Jessie Rowles immigrated with her parents to Crandall, Manitoba, in 1910. Caldwell was the first woman to serve on the University of Saskatchewan senate (1929–50) and on the board of the National Film Board (1950–56), and was the first vice-president of the United Nations Association of Canada. Her honours include local and provincial citizens’ awards, life memberships in several organizations, ...
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  • Alexander, John F. (1942–) 79% Alexander, John F. (1942-) - Numerous amateur and professional athletic teams have benefited from the sports medicine expertise offered by Dr. “Jack” Alexander of Regina. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Alexander joined the Regina Rams as team physician in 1967 and was named to the medical staff of the Saskatchewan Roughriders two years later. In recognition of his contributions to provincial sports, Alexander was inducted into the Saskatchewan ...
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  • Air Ambulance 79% Air Ambulance - Air ambulance service began in the 1930s with a private company; the government-operated Saskatchewan Air Ambulance system began in 1946. The Johnson-Murphy Funeral Home in Regina joined with Skinner's Air Service by providing a ground ambulance to meet all mercy flights into Regina. Regina was the sole base of operations for the Saskatchewan Air Ambulance Service from 1946 until 1953, when the Saskatoon base was added. ...
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  • Ross, Sinclair (1908–96) 79% Ross, Sinclair (1908-96) - James Sinclair Ross is considered one of Canada’s greatest literary artists—the first native-born Saskatchewanian to be so considered, with the possible exception of W.O. Mitchell . Certainly his first novel, As For Me and My House , has become a standard text in Canadian studies here and abroad, and several of his stories have been adapted for film and television. In 1935 his short story, “A Field of Wheat,” was published in Queen’s ...
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  • Rawson, Donald Strathearn (1905– 61) 79% Rawson, Donald Strathearn (1905- 61) - Donald Rawson was born in Claremont, Ontario, on May 19, 1905. In 1942 Rawson began work on Canada's large northern lakes (including Reindeer , Athabasca and Great Slave Lakes) that brought him international fame. He was president of the Limnological Society of America and of the Canadian Conservation Association; director of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada; a member of the Royal Commission on Fisheries for Saskatchewan; and a Fellow of the ...
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  • Murray, Robert G. (1917–2003) 79% Murray, Robert G. (1917-2003) - Robert Gordon Murray was born in Saskatoon on June 10, 1917, and died there on October 16, 2003. He received his BA at the University of Saskatchewan in 1938 and his MD at the University of Toronto in 1941. After service in the Royal Navy, he practised in Saskatoon until 1950, leaving to specialize in ophthalmology in Toronto and in neuro-ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital. ...
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  • Murray Commission Report, 1988–90 79% Murray Commission Report, 1988-90 - A well-written, logical and internally consistent report, compiled by the Saskatchewan Commission on Directions in Health Care, was released in April 1990 after twenty-one months of study and an expenditure of $1.6 million. This report, the first attempt to make a comprehensive plan for Saskatchewan health services since the Sigerist Report of 1944, described the Saskatchewan health care system as "open-ended, constantly expanding and lacking sufficient ...
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  • Mott, Frederick Dodge (1904–81) 79% Mott, Frederick Dodge (1904-81) - Frederick Mott was born at Wooster, Ohio on August 3, 1904, the son of pioneer YMCA missionary leader and 1946 Nobel Peace Prize co-winner John Raleigh Mott. Under federal authorities he conducted medical care and public health activities among low-income farmers and migratory workers throughout the United States. In 1951 Mott acted also as Deputy Minister of Public Health and was Canada's representative to the World Health Organization. ...
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  • Fyke, Kenneth J. (1940–) 79% Fyke, Kenneth J. (1940-) - Kenneth Fyke has had a long and distinguished career as an administrator, manager and consultant on health issues both in Canada and internationally. Fyke served as Deputy Minister of Health in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, as CEO of the Greater Victoria Hospital Society and CEO of the Capital Health Region in Victoria, as founding Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Blood Services, and as a member of the British Columbia Royal Commission on ...
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  • Extra-parliamentary Politics 79% Extra-parliamentary Politics - Extra-parliamentary politics has fundamentally shaped Saskatchewan. Since 1949 the Saskatchewan Farmers Union has used extra-parliamentary actions in support of such things as the Crow rate and the Wheat Board, and to oppose GMO crops. There was a prolonged campaign, including blockade of the road to the Rabbit Lake uranium mine at Wollaston Lake in 1984-85. Such protests continue: in August 2004 the Clearwater Dene blocked the highway going through their ...
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  • Blakeney, Allan E. (1925–2011) 77% Allan Emrys Blakeney was Premier of Saskatchewan between 1971 and 1982. Following his return to Canada, Blakeney went to work for the government of T.C. Douglas. Blakeney turned quickly to improving health and social programs—a dental program for children, a prescription drug program, subsidized housing, home care, and a guaranteed income supplement to improve the lot of the elderly poor. ...
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  • Carter, Roger C. (1922–2009) 77% Born on March 23, 1922, Roger Colenso Carter of Moose Jaw, an innovator in legal education for Aboriginals, completed his law degree at the University of Saskatchewan and his master’s degree at the University of Michigan. Having practiced law in Saskatoon for sixteen years, Carter joined the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan. The Centre has developed Aboriginal law in Canada and administers the summer Program of Legal Studies for Native People, an initiative created by ...
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  • Hill, Frederick W. (1920–2008) 77% Frederick Hill was born in Regina on September 2, 1920. Following his distinguished war service with the United States Air Force, Hill embarked on a career in business that eventually included holdings in real estate, broadcasting, oil and gas, and insurance. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and the Harvard Business School, he developed Regina’s first private residential subdivision, the aptly named Hillsdale. ...
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  • Podiluk, Walter (1927–2006) 77% Walter Podiluk brought insight, expertise, and character to each of the positions he occupied. Born in Blaine Lake on March 4, 1927, Podiluk earned his BEd and BA from the University of Saskatchewan . His most prominent leadership roles included serving as Director of Education of the Saskatoon Catholic School Board, Deputy Minister of Social Services and Health, and Special Consultant to the Minster of Health. ...
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  • Wright, Clifford (1927–) 77% Wright, Clifford (1927-) - Recognized for his leadership in civic, provincial, and national affairs, Clifford Wright was born in Saskatoon in 1927 and was first elected to city council in 1966. During Wright’s tenure as mayor of Saskatoon from 1976 to 1988, the city hosted the 1979 Western Canada Summer Games, celebrated its centennial in 1982, and saw the creation of Wanuskewin Heritage Park and the Meewasin Valley Authority. Wright entered federal politics in 1989 and as Treaty Land ...
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  • Worobetz, Stephen (1914–2006) 77% Worobetz, Stephen (1914-2006) - Recognized for his exemplary service to both his province and country, the Honourable Dr. Stephen Worobetz was born in Krydor on December 26, 1914, and educated at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In 1970, Dr. Worobetz was the first person of Ukrainian origin appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan. Dr. Worobetz’s philanthropic work included the creation of the Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Foundation in 1989, which encouraged ...
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  • Women’s Health 77% Women's Health - Historically, women's health in Saskatchewan and elsewhere was not a separate area of practice or research. The social and women's movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s precipitated changes in women's consciousness regarding health care; it was out of these movements that the importance of addressing women's specific health care needs emerged. Today, many local health districts and regions in Saskatchewan do provide specific women's health programs and services. ...
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  • Women of Saskatchewan - Historical Overview 77% Single women had more rights, and property-owning single women (including widows) acquired the right to vote locally before married women did. In 1911 the Homemakers’ Clubs of Saskatchewan were founded, patterned after the Women’s Institutes that first emerged in mid-1890s Ontario ( see Homemakers’ Clubs and the Women’s Institutes); and in 1914 came a uniquely Saskatchewan contribution, the more radically oriented Women Grain Growers, which was open only to bona fide ...
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  • White, William James (1908–93) 77% White, William James (1908-93) - William (Bill) White was born on December 18, 1908, on a farm at Ruddell, Saskatchewan. White started with the Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture in 1934 as an agricultural promoter. The Senate of the University of Saskatchewan established a William J. White Chair in the Crop Science (today Plant Sciences) Department, to which distinguished faculty members are named. ...
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  • Wheeler, Seager (1868–1961) 77% Wheeler, Seager (1868-1961) - A native of the Isle of Wight, Seager Wheeler immigrated to Saskatchewan in 1885. In 1911 he won the world championship for wheat at the New York Land Show; in the seven years following he won four more world championships with wheat produced on his farm. Although his name is usually associated with wheat, Wheeler also played an active role in the improvement of oats, barley, and potatoes. ...
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  • Wesson, John Henry (1887–1965) 77% Wesson, John Henry (1887-1965) - John Henry Wesson was born near Sheffield, England in August 1887. Upon arrival, "Jack" Wesson joined the Saskatchewan Grain Growers Association, serving as a board member from 1917 to 1924. In 1924, Wesson was elected to the board of directors of Saskatchewan Co-operative Wheat Producers Limited, later to be known as the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool . ...
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  • Weir, Robert (1882–1939) 77% Weir, Robert (1882-1939) - Weir was born in Wigham in Huron County, Ontario, on December 5, 1882. When the prairie wheat pools could not make payments for wheat contracts, the federal government took control over wheat sales, which led to the re-establishment of the Canadian Wheat Board in 1935. As the federal Minister from Saskatchewan, Weir, along with Railway Minister R.J. Manion, was appointed to negotiate for the federal government with the On-to-Ottawa trekkers. ...
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  • Wallin, Pamela (1953–) 77% Wallin, Pamela (1953-) - One of Canada’s most accomplished and respected broadcast journalists, Pamela Wallin was born in Moose Jaw and raised in Wadena. Wallin’s long association with CTV began in 1981, when she joined the network to co-host its morning show, Canada AM , with Norm Perry. Then in 1985, Wallin was appointed Ottawa bureau chief—the first woman in Canadian television history appointed to head a bureau. ...
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  • Wakaw 77% Wakaw - Town, pop 884, located approximately 65 km S of Prince Albert at the junction of Hwys 2, 41, and 312. The Wakaw district would come to be settled by people of Ukrainian, Hungarian, French, and German origins. Wakaw is the Cree word for “crooked” and refers to the shape of the lake. ...
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  • Vietnamese Community 77% Vietnamese Community - As in other Canadian provinces, thousands of Vietnamese refugees came to settle in Saskatchewan during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Having established themselves as residents of Saskatchewan, members of the Vietnamese-Canadian community continue to preserve their heritage through many socio-cultural activities: both Regina and Saskatoon have their own Buddhist temples, Vietnamese-Canadian Associations, Vietnamese-Canadian Senior Citizens Associations, Vietnamese ...
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  • Vernon, John (1932–2005) 77% Vernon, John (1932-2005) - Actor John Vernon was born Adolphus Raymundus Vernon Agopsowicz in Regina on February 24, 1932. Vernon’s many major roles in Hollywood movies included: Point Blank , starring Lee Marvin; Alfred Hitchcock’s Topaz ; Dirty Harry , with Clint Eastwood; and Animal House . Vernon was married to Nancy West, with whom he had four children, including actress Kate Vernon. ...
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  • Van Cleave, Allan Bishop (1910–92) 77% Van Cleave, Allan Bishop (1910-92) - A.B. Van Cleave, known as "Van" to countless students and colleagues, was born on August 19, 1910, in Medicine Hat. He obtained BSc (1931) and MSc (1933) degrees in chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan . For five years he also was Dean of the University College of Graduate Studies, which oversaw graduate education on both campuses of the University. ...
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  • University of Saskatchewan 77% University of Saskatchewan - Two years after the province of Saskatchewan was created, the Legislative Assembly passed the University of Saskatchewan Act in 1907. The most recent affiliation with the University of Saskatchewan was Central Pentecostal College, in 1983. ” The University of Saskatchewan was actually the first Canadian University to have colleges of Arts and Science, and Agriculture, on the same campus. ...
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  • Turpel-Lafond, Mary Ellen (1963–) 77% Turpel-Lafond, Mary Ellen (1963-) - On March 5, 1998, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond became the first Treaty Indian to be appointed Provincial Court Judge in Saskatchewan. Born Mary Ellen Turpel at Norway House, Manitoba, her academic background includes a BA (Carlton University), LLB (Osgoode Hall Law School), LLM (Cambridge University), SJD (Harvard), and a Certificate of International and Comparative Law of Human Rights (University of Strasbourg). Turpel-Lafond has taught at several ...
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  • Turner, Edward Kerr (1927–) 77% Turner, Edward Kerr (1927-) - Ted Turner was born on April 6, 1927, near Maymont, Saskatchewan. After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan School of Agriculture in 1948, he became active in the Maymont Agricultural Society and the Young Farmers Club. Turner served on the Conference Board of Canada and as chairman of Canada's International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) Task Force on Agriculture. ...
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  • Timlin, Mabel (1891–1976) 77% Timlin, Mabel (1891-1976) - Mabel Timlin, a professor of economics at the University of Saskatchewan , made major contributions to the fields of economic theory and immigration policy. During the 1920s and 1930s she studied part time, obtaining degrees in English (BA, 1929) and economics (PhD, University of Washington, 1940). She became well known for her work on Keynesian economics, monetary and fiscal controls in Canada, welfare economics, the relations between theory and practice in ...
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  • Taylor, Malcolm Gordon (1915–94) 77% Returning to Canada, he became a member and research director of the Saskatchewan Health Services Planning Commission (1948-51), and later was research consultant to the Hall Commission. Probably his most influential book was Health Insurance and Canadian Public Policy (1978, 1988). He also wrote The Administration of Health Insurance in Canada (1956), The Financial Aspects of Health Insurance (1958), and Insuring National Health Care: The Canadian Experience (1990). ...
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  • Taube, Henry (1915–2005) 77% Taube, Henry (1915-2005) - Henry Taube was born at Neudorf on November 30, 1915. After completing grade twelve, he remained at Luther College as a laboratory assistant thanks to his chemistry teacher, Paul Liefeld, and was able to take first-year university classes. Henry Taube attended the University of Saskatchewan , successfully completing a BSc in chemistry in 1935 and an MSc in 1937. ...
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  • Steele, Phyllis Lenore (1909–88) 77% Steele, Phyllis Lenore (1909-88) - Phyllis Steele was born in Entwistle, Alberta on May 22, 1909. She undertook medical studies when women were a rarity in medical schools, graduating from the University of Alberta in 1934. Dr. Steele also led a successful campaign for construction of Parkland Lodge in 1959 and of a Senior Citizens' Enriched Housing Unit in 1985. ...
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  • Staseson, Gordon (1926–) 77% Staseson, Gordon (1926-) - Born in Regina on May 9, 1926, Gordon Staseson has shown dedicated leadership in support of several sporting, economic, and civic organizations and initiatives. An avid sportsman, Staseson was a talented junior hockey player and minor league coach, but his most notable contributions to athletics came as an administrator. Committed to the advancement of his community, Staseson played an instrumental role in the building of the Regina Agridome, the Canada Centre, ...
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  • South, Gordon A. (1912–) 77% South, Gordon A. (1912-) - Born on April 20, 1912, Gordon A. South farmed near Whittome, Saskatchewan, and was actively involved in seed growing. He was director of the Saskatchewan Computer Corporation and served on provincial and national boards of the Canadian Seed Growers Association between 1948 and 1967. Additionally, Gordon South was involved with the Canadian Grain Commission Standards Committee, the Whittome Wheat Pool Committee, the Saskatchewan Co-operative Credit Society, as ...
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  • Solomon, George C. (1913–94) 77% Solomon, George C. (1913-94) - George C. Solomon, born in 1913 in Regina, was instrumental in developing a variety of diverse enterprises, including Western Tractor, Western Equipment, Ipsco , Steelco, Sask Steel Fabricators, Construction Equipment Ltd, Industrial Sales Ltd, Sterling Rentals, Tobin Tractor, Poli Twine, and Central Canada Distilleries. He also sat on the boards of directors of the Saskatchewan Roughriders , the YMCA, the Salvation Army , the Boy Scouts of Canada, the Canada ...
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  • Shumiatcher, Morris Cyril (1917– 2004) 77% Shumiatcher, Morris Cyril (1917- 2004) - Morris Cyril Shumiatcher was born in Calgary, Alberta on September 20, 1917. Shumiatcher was president of the Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery ; president of the Regina Symphony Orchestra ; honorary president of the Monarchist League of Regina; president of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Committee for Saskatchewan; president of the Royal Commonwealth Society; member of the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts; member of the Board of ...
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  • Shokeir, Mohammed H.K. (1938–) 77% Shokeir, Mohammed H.K. (1938-) - Mo Shokeir was born in Mansoura, Egypt on July 2, 1938. Apart from a three-year tenure at the University of Manitoba (1972-75), Dr. Shokeir remained a University of Saskatchewan faculty member throughout his career. Dr. Shokeir's research included contributions to the understanding of Wilson's Disease and Huntington's Disease, as well as the description of two new genetic syndromes, the Pena-Shokeir I and Pena-Shokeir II Syndromes, which bear his and his co- ...
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  • Sharma, Rajendra Kumar (1942–) 77% Sharma, Rajendra Kumar (1942-) - Rajendra (Raj) K. Sharma was born on January 2, 1942, in Hathras, India, and came to Canada in 1976. In 1991, he joined the Department of Pathology in the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan , and the Cancer Research Unit of the S askatchewan Cancer Agency . Dr. Sharma is a dedicated scientist with an international reputation for conducting innovative research. ...
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  • Seifert, Lillian (1911–98) 77% Seifert, Lillian (1911-98) - Born in Montreal in 1911, Blanche Lillian Seifert moved to Saskatchewan in 1924. While her husband operated a grain elevator, Seifert began a career that focused on caring for people who suffered from illness or misfortune. She retired to Maple Creek in 1973 and despite personal illness, Lillian Seifert continued to show exemplary leadership in volunteering. ...
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  • Saunders, Charles (1867–1937) 77% Saunders, Charles (1867-1937) - Sir Charles Edward Saunders was born in London, Ontario on February 2, 1867. In 1904 Charles Saunders discovered Marquis, a strain of wheat that matured seven to ten days earlier than other varieties-in particular Red Fife, which was the main variety at that time. In 1921, Saunders was made Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and received an honorary LLD degree from the University of Western Ontario. ...
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