Award winners turning the page

Three U of S faculty members were honoured recently for their work by the Saskatchewan Book Awards.

By University Communications
Political studies and public policy professor Ken Coates won the University of Saskatchewan Non-fiction Award for his book, #Idlenomore and the Remaking of Canada. Jeanette Lynes, a professor of English and co-ordinator of the master's program in creative writing, won the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award for Bedlam Cowslip.

Sylvia McAdam, special projects co-ordinator for the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, won the Regina Public Library Aboriginal Peoples' Publishing Award for Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing Nêhiyaw Legal Systems. The book "is the first time that elders have given permission for our laws to be written down," she told On Campus News last year. "I think it's also a part of my people's laws that if you have knowledge to share you must share it. It's an obligation and a responsibility."

See more at the Saskatchewan Book Awards site.