Volume 13, Number 1 July 8, 2005

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Queen Elizabeth tours synchrotron

CLS Executive Director Bill Thomlinson gives the Queen 
              information about the synchrotron during a walk around the mezzanine 
              May 19.

Above, CLS Executive Director Bill Thomlinson gives the Queen information about the synchrotron during a walk around the mezzanine May 19.

Photo courtesy of CLS

The Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron has hosted thousands of visitors, but none have caused anywhere near the excitement and commotion as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, who toured the facility on May 19.

News media from Britain and Canada, along with hundreds of Saskatonians, turned out to see the royal couple during their nearly hour-long stay.

The Queen and Prince chatted with scientists who use the synchrotron, met with schoolchildren, and went on an extensive ‘walkabout’ to greet the public lined up outside.

While on campus, the Queen also received a special advance copy of History Prof. Bill Waiser’s new book Saskatchewan: A New History, in a ceremony at President Peter MacKinnon’s residence.

The royal couple were in Saskatchewan and Alberta to celebrate the two provinces’ centennials.


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