U of S : Communications : OCN : Oct 31, 1997
Around the Bowl
Loyal Till Death: Indians and the North-West
Rebellion, co-authored by Professor Bill
Waiser, head, History Department, has been short-listed for the
Governor General's Award for non-fiction. The book,
published earlier this year by Fifth House, explodes the
myth of a grand Indian-Métis alliance in the
North-West Rebellion and tells how Ottawa deliberately depicted
the Indians as outlaws, even though they did not
generally endorse Riel's activities. The co-author is
Blair Stonechild, a director of the SIFC, in Regina.
- Dean Lynne Pearson, Commerce, has been appointed chair
the board of Canadian Standards Association, an independent,
8,000-member organization concerned with standards
development and application.
- Professor Murray Scharf, of Educational Administration,
been elected North American vice-president of the
International Council on Education for Teaching, which
is associated with the UNESCO Education Secretariat.
- Professor Ron Sutherland, of Chemistry,
recently helped to oversee the first inspection of the
Defence Research Establishment Suffield to ensure the
accuracy of Canada's declarations concerning chemical weapons.
He was also an invited participant at a meeting in
Wilton Park, England, concerning the control of chemical
and biological weapons in the 21st century.
- Professor Bill Sarjeant, of Geological Sciences,
has been elected second vice-president of Nature Saskatchewan. He has
also been appointed to
the Science Policy Committee, Royal Society of Canada.