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18:00 - 19:30 21 October 2013

A Tale of Two Futures: Saskatchewan Today


Lecture Theatre 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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William Waiser, Professor of History and A.S. Morton Distinguished, University of Saskatchewan, William (Bill) Waiser is Professor of History and A.S. Morton Distinguished Research Chair in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan. He joined the Department in 1984 and has served as graduate director and head of department. He did his undergraduate studies at Trent University where he gained a BA Honours in History. This was followed by an MA and PhD at the University of Saskatchewan. Bill is the author, co-author, or co-editor of ten books, including Park Prisoners: the Untold Story of Western Canada's National Parks and (with Blair Stonechild) Loyal Till Death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion, which was a 1997 finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

An historical examination of why the "new" Saskatchewan of today is fundamentally different from the province that entered Canadian confederation in 1905. The talk seeks to debunk many of the misconceptions about the province, while examining the challenges that Saskatchewan faces in the new century.

Refreshments are available from 17:30.


Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)203 108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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