Waiser is one of 99 inductees for the award, announced on June 30.
“It didn’t really sink in at first, but I was truly thankful,” Waiser told the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.
An author, historian and retired professor specializing in western Canadian history, he has published fifteen books. His definitive Saskatchewan: A New History (2005) was named one of the best books of the year by the Globe and Mail and received the Clio Prize by the Canadian Historical Association. A frequent public speaker and media contributor, he has been awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and granted a D.Litt.
Established in 1967, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society.