Mr. Merlis M Belsher, BComm'57, LLB'63, LLD'18, of Saskatoon, SK, received a honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan and was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame.

Mr. Austin B Fennell, BA'54, of Lethbridge, AB, has ministered in united churches throughout western Canada for 62 years and was honoured by St. Andrew's College with a Doctor of Divinity at convocation, May 2018.

Mr. Jacob E Kreiser, BA'56, BEd'68, MA'74, of Victoria, BC, began his career in education in Saskatchewan as a high school teacher and principal in Moose Jaw, Uranium City, Killaly and Esterhazy. His most recent postings were at Victoria High School and Spectrum Community School in Victoria, British Columbia before retiring on June 30, 1994.

Mr. Gunter E Rochow, BA'58, MA'65, of Cumberland, ON, along with his wife, Reinhilde, published their memoirs, The World as We Saw It. This book is available in digital and paperback formats. (www.memoirs.rochow.info)

Ms. Sharon A Butala, BEd'62, BA'63, PGD'73, DLITT'04, of Calgary, AB, has published her first mystery novel, Zara's Dead. Zara's Dead is Butala's nineteenth published book.

Mr. Bob L Calder, BA'63, MA'65, of Saskatoon, SK, published his eleventh book, as author or editor, A Hero For the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero. It was published by the University of Regina Press in November 2017. Mr. Calder is also a recipient of the 2018 Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

Mr. Maurice A Delage, BSA'69, MSc'78, of Indian Head, SK is a recipient of the 2018 Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

Mr. Len J Edwards, BA'67, MA'69, LLD'18, of Nepean, ON, received a honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan on June 5, 2018.

Mr. George Fedak, BSA'63, MSc'65, of Ottawa, ON, has been awarded the 2017 Vernadsky Gold Medal from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

His Honour Tom T Molloy, LLB'64, BA'64, LLD'09, of Regina, SK, is the 2018 recipient of the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award from the Canadian Bar Association.

Mr. Jack D Neumann, BComm'69, BA'70, of Calgary, AB, received the CoSIDA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Ross E Petty, MD'65, DSc'18, of Vancouver, BC, received a honourary Doctor of Science from the University of Saskatchewan on June 7, 2018.

Dr. Alan M Rosenberg, BA'69, MD'74, of Casa Rio, SK, received the Canadian Rheumatology Association's 2018 Distinguished Rheumatologist Award, on February 23, 2018. The award honours outstanding contributions to rheumatology in Canada.

Mr. Manny Sonnenschein, BA'62, JD'63, of Saskatoon, SK, received a Honourary Lifetime Membership in the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association. This is his third Honourary Lifetime Membership. The other two being in the Law Society of Saskatchewan in June of 2014 and in the Canadian Bar Association in 2014.

Mr. Doug G Curliss, JD'79, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed a Senior Justice of the Peace for the province of Saskatchewan in November of 2017, having retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Canadian Forces (Reserves) in the office of the Judge Advocate General and as Senior General Counsel in the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.

Dr. Anne F Doig, MD'76, LLD'13, of Saskatoon, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a district 13 representative (Saskatoon). This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Mr. David T Elder, BEd'78, of Saskatoon, SK, will be inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame on November 3, 2018.

Ms. Elinor M Florence, BA'71, of Invermere, BC, had a long career in journalism. Beginning as a farm reporter at the Western Producer in Saskatoon in the 1970s, it included writing and editing for daily newspaper and magazines including Reader's Digest. Ms. Florence’s first novel, Bird's Eye View, was published in 2014 and became a national bestseller. Her second novel, Wildwood, was published in 2018. She writes a monthly column for The Senior Paper, and also maintains a website and monthly blog called Wartime Wednesdays in which she interviews Canadian veterans and tells true stories of Canadians in wartime. (www.elinorflorence.com)

Mr. Dennis H Gruending, BA'70, Arts'84, of Ottawa, ON, has written a book entitled, Speeches That Changed Canada. It was released by Fitzhenry & Whiteside in April 2018. (www.dennisgruending.ca)

Mr. Trevor N Herriot, BA'79, Arts'81, of Regina, SK received two Saskatchewan Book Awards in the categories of University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award and City of Regina Book Award for his book, Islands of Grass.

Mr. Dave D King, BAPE'71, BEd'72, LLD'18, of Scottsdale, AZ, was the assistant coach of the Canadian Men's Hockey Team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Ms. Janet R (Minuk) Wees, BEd’73, of Calgary, AB, published her first novel, When We Were Shadows. Ms. Wees has been published in national and international educational journals and Alberta Retired Teachers’ magazine. Since retiring after 29 years of teaching, she volunteers as a school debate coach, a World High School Debate judge, a White Hatter at the Calgary Airport, and as a fundraiser or 41 years for Ski for Heart at Lake Louise. She is an adventurous world traveler and a tutor for children with special needs.

Ms. Christine A Wesolowski, BEd'78, of Saskatoon, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a member-at-large. This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Ms. Nettie Wiebe, BA'71, Arts'73, MA'76, of Delisle, SK, received a honourary doctor of laws degree from the University of Alberta on June 3, 2018.

Ms. Colleen L Wilson, JD'79, of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame on June 12, 2018.

Mr. Ross G Wilson, BA'70, BEd'73, of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the University of Saskatchewan Huskie Athletics Wall of Fame on May 12, 2018.

Dr. Angela Bowen, BSN'86, PhD'07, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 - Patient-Oriented Research Leader Award from Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research on May 14, 2018. This award is given for projects focused on Indigenous health, mental health and addictions. Dr. Bowen's project was Walking With Mothers: The Journey to Culturally Secure Birth in Saskatchewan. This program is meant to improve the birth experience of Indigenous women who are often forced to leave home in rural or remote areas for a hospital.

Mr. Donald B Campbell, BA'82, CTESL'97, of Saskatoon, SK, continues to have success as a playwright. His play, Sextet: Six Short Plays about Love, Sex and Relationships was rated the number two production at the 2017 Saskatoon Fringe Theatre and moved to the esteemed Broadway Theatre for the 2018 Saskatoon Fringe. His short and full-length plays have been performed in several locations around Saskatoon, Regina, North Battleford and Edmonton. His loves his day job of teaching English as a Second/Additional Language to adult immigrants at the Saskatoon Open Door Society.

Dr. Brett Fairbairn, BA'81, of Saskatoon, SK, will be inducted as the president and vice-chancellor of Thompson Rivers University on December 1, 2018.

Dr. Gary Groot, MD'82, PhD'11, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 - Patient-Oriented Research Leader Award from Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research on May 14, 2018. This award is given for projects focused on Indigenous health, mental health and addictions. Dr. Groot's project was Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine: The Indigenous Health Collective: Advancing Indigenous Health Knowledge in Saskatchewan. Engaging  Indigenous patients in the North as partners to pinpoint and address identified local health care needs is the goal of this research program, which will establish an Elders council to provide culturally appropriate guidance to researchers.

Dr. Carl A Gutwin, BSc'88, MSc'91, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the University of Saskatchewan at spring convocation on June 5, 2018.

Dr. Lorraine F Holtslander, BSN'85, MN'05, PhD'08, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of a 2017-2018 SHRF Collaborative Innovation Development grant. Noting the invaluable role of family caregivers in the health system, Dr. Holtslander and her co-applicants are aiming to develop an Internet-based smartphone tool that will support and help caregivers. The goal is to eventually extend the reach of this app to rural and remote communities.

Ms. Christine J Hrudka, BSP'82, of Saskatoon, SK, was elected chair of the Canadian Pharmacists Association for 2018-2019 during a June 2-5, 2018 conference in Fredericton.

Ms. Cecile M Hunt, BSN'85, MN'92, of Kinistino, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a member-at-large. This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Ms. Barbara A Jiricka, MN'89, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Health and Wellness on May 31, 2018.

Mr. Martin S Kenney, LLB'83, of Road Town, Tortola, was selected as one of the Top 40 Thought Leaders of the Legal Profession in 2017 by Who's Who Legal International and as the world's leading offshore asset recovery lawyer.

Ms. Peggie M Koenig, BusAdm'82, BComm'87, MBA'96, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Leadership in the Professions on May 31, 2018 and has been appointed chair of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce for  2018-2019.

Ms. Margaret A Kuzyk, BE'83, of Saskatoon, SK, was recently featured in the book Women of Innovation: The Impact of Leading Engineers in Canada (2018). The book was published by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and details the stories of 20 inspiring women engineers in Canada who overcome obstacles and excelled in their fields.

Ms. Joanne H LaBrash, BEd'82, MEduc'10, of Saskatoon, SK, has been nominated for the 2018 Education Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Dr. Don J Listwin, BE'80, LLD'01, of Woodside, CA, was appointed CEO of iSchemaView Inc. on April 16, 2018.

Ms. Wendy M Paddock, BEd'83, of Regina, SK, received the Friend of the Professions Award from APEGS on May 5, 2018. She was also bestowed with the designation of Honorary Fellow from Engineers Canada in honour of exceptional contributions to the engineering profession in Canada on June 3, 2018.

Mr. Kerry J Preete, BComm'85, of Chesterfield, MO, was appointed to the board of directors of Univar Inc. on May 2, 2018.

Ms. Debbie L Rolfes, BA'85, CACE'97, of Saskatoon, SK, received the USSU Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Saskatchewan on March 25, 2018.

Ms. Joan M Steckhan, BA'88, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers on April 17, 2018. The Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. As an official Canadian honour, it also pays tribute to the dedication and exemplary commitment of volunteers.

Mr. Lee A Swanson, BComm'84, MBA'95, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching from the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Mitch J Taillon, DMD'84, of Assiniboia, SK, has been elected president of the Canadian Dental Association. He will serve a one-year term ending in the spring of 2019.

Mr. Brad J Wall, BA'87, of Swift Current, SK, was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame on April 17, 2018 and joined the Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP effective May 1, 2018 as a special advisor.

Minister Jonathan D Wilkinson, BA'88, of Ottawa, ON, was appointed Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard for the Government of Canada on July 18, 2018.

Mr. David T York, BA'88, Arts'96, MA'01, of Saskatoon, SK, received the USSU Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Saskatchewan on March 25, 2018.

Ms. Heather L Zordel, BComm'86, of Toronto, ON, was elected as a bencher of the Law Society of Ontario in January 2018. She then became a member of the law society's Audit Committee and Government Relations Committee.

Senator Yvonne M Boyer, JD'96, of Merrickville, ON, was appointed as an independent senator for the province of Ontario by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 15, 2018.

Ms. Susana Chan, BEd'91, BA'91, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for the 2018 Education Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Mr. Brooks B DeCillia, BA'95, of Calgary, AB, completed his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science and has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a member-at-large. This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Mr. Scott A Flory, BE'99, of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame on September 14, 2018.

Ms. Lisa N Hermiston, BEd'95, BA'99, of Saltcoats, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a district six representative (Wynyard-Yorkton-Esterhazy). This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Ms. Leanne R Johnson, BA'95, JD'98, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for the 2018 Leadership and Professions Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Mrs. Nathalie M Johnstone, BComm'99, MPAcc'00, of Martensville, SK, received the USSU Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Saskatchewan on March 25, 2018. 

Dr. Shelley P Kirychuk, BSN'90, MBA'01, PhD'08, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of a 2017-2018 SHRF Collaborative Innovation evelopment grant. The goal of the research project is to better understand if measures of mould levels in floor dust samples are an effective method to estimate the influence of mould on the respiratory health outcomes of Saskatchewan residents. The findings will help with mould control and remediation strategies.

Dr. Bart A Lardner, BSA'91, MSc'93, PhD'98, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from Grande Prairie Regional College on March 13, 2018 and is the recipient of the Extension Award from the American Society of Animal Science Western Section.

Mr. Colin P Laroque, BSc'93, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Provost's Themed Teaching Awards - Provost's Outstanding Teaching Award - Innovation (College of Agriculture and Bioresources) from the University of Saskatchewan. 

Mr. Alastair J MacFadden, BSc'99, Arts'99, MA'02, of Regina, SK, was appointed deputy minister of the new Ministry of Immigration and Career Training for the province of Saskatchewan on March 1, 2018. He was previously assistant deputy minister of Immigration and Labour Services.

Mr. Terrance R Pelletier, BEd'92, MEduc'11, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Indigenous Student Achievement Award - Leadership from the University of Saskatchewan on February 8, 2018.

Dr. Cassandra Phillips, MA'97, PhD'07, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for the 2018 Health and Wellness Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Ms. Samantha L Simpson, BSc'97, of Calgary, AB, was inducted into the University of Saskatchewan Huskie Athletics Wall of Fame on May 10, 2018.

Ms. Glorie B Tebbutt, MA'91, MEduc'99, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Provost's Themed Teaching Awards - Sylvia Wallace Sessional Lecturer Award (College of Arts and Science - English) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Christine L Theoret, MSc'95, PhD'00, of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC, has been appointed dean of the faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal, for a five-year tenure, commencing effective June 1, 2018.

Ms. Susan C Toews, LLB'93, of Vancouver, BC, is the new general counsel for Equinox Gold Corp effective April 4, 2018.

Ms. Nicole R Wilton, BA'91, MEduc'85, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for the 2018 Education Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Ms. Tracey A Wray, BusAdm'96, of Saskatoon, SK, as a member of the Nunavut JD Program, was a recipient of the 2018 Provost's Project Grant for Innovative Practice in Collaborative Teaching and Learning from the University of Saskatchewan.

Ms. Amanda L Brindley, BComm'03, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for the 2018 Health and Wellness Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Ms. Tenille K Campbell, BA'07, of Saskatoon, SK, received two Saskatchewan Book Awards on April 28, 2018 in the categories of Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples' Writing Award and The O'Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award for her book #IndianLovePoems.

Dr. Daniel Chen, PhD'02, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of a 2017-2018 SHRF Collaborative Innovation Development grant. Chen and his team are researching the development of novel 3-D printed bone substitutes (scaffolds) that incorporate biomaterials as a way to restore permanent bone function. Dr. Chen also received the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award from APEGS on May 5, 2018.

Judge Natasha D Crooks, JD'04, of Saskatoon, SK, was appointed as a judge to the Provincial Court in Saskatoon on March 23, 2018.

Mr. Adam Z Csank, MSc'06, of Reno, NV, has been appointed as the National Geographic Nevada Geography Steward.

Ms. Amanda S Doucette, BA'04, LLB'07, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching (College of Law) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Trevor W Ethier, BEd'00, of Saskatoon, SK, will be inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame for hockey and softball on November 3, 2018.

Dr. Leah J Ferguson, BA'07, MSc'09, PhD'14, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching (College of Kinesiology) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Ms. Mackenzie D Firby, BComm'03, of Saskatoon, SK, was nominated for the 2018 Entrepreneurship Award by YWCA Saskatoon.

Mr. Matt D Goudy, BE'08, of Lacombe, AB, was appointed chief administrative officer for the City of Lacombe, Alberta on March 6, 2018.

Ms. Megan O Hrynchyshyn, BEd'07, BSKI'07, of Saskatoon, SK, was inducted into the University of Saskatchewan Huskie Athletic Wall of Fame on May 10, 2018.

Ms. Bonnie K Hughes, BA'03, MA'05, of Saskatoon, SK, as a member of the Nunavut JD Program, was a recipient of the 2018 Provost's Project Grant for Innovative Practice in CollaborativeTeaching and Learning from the University of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Jeffrey R Long, BSC'04, MSC'06, of Saskatoon, SK, received the USSU Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Saskatchewan on March 25, 2018.

Ms. Michelle J MacDonald, BComm'03, of Eston, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a district five representative (Kindersley-Delisle-Lucky Lake). This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Dr. Rae R Mitten, JD'00, LLM'04, PhD'11, of Redvers, SK, has been acclaimed to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a district one representative (Weyburn-Estevan-Carlyle). This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Ms. Kelley D Moore, BA'00, MA'13, of Saskatoon, SK, has been elected to the University of Saskatchewan Senate as a member-at-large. This is a three-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

Mr. Kris G Odegard, BA'07, BEd'07, of New York, NY, will be inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame for racquetball on November 3, 2018.

Dr. Noelle K Rohatinsky, BSN'02, MN'08, PhD'13, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of the 2018 Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching (College of Nursing) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Mrs. Viola S Yanik, BA'09, of Saskatoon, SK, will be inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame for wrestling on November 3, 2018.

Ms. Kayla S Brien, BA'12, BA'13, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Community Building on May 31, 2018.

Ms. Colby J Budnick, BComm'15, of Martensville, SK, was nominated for the 2018 29 and Under Award for Young Women by YWCA Saskatoon.

Ms. Heather L Bury, BSKI'10, of Saskatoon, SK, has been named a 2018 CSTA Rising Star by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance at their annual PRESTIGE Awards (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events). She was also appointed to the CSTA's board of directors for a second-straight term.

Mr. David C Carpenter, DLITT'18, of Saskatoon, SK, received a honourary Doctor of Literature from the University of Saskatchewan on June 5, 2018.

Dr. Adam L Crane, PhD'18, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Governor General's Gold Academic Medal at the University of Saskatchewan's spring convocation on June 5, 2018.

Dr. Anas El-Aneed, MBA'12, of Saskatoon, SK, has been appointed to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada governing board.

Ms. Vanessa E Leon, BA'12, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Academic Advising Award from the University of Saskatchewan on March 25, 2018.

Mr. Justin A Pater, MSc'14, of St. John's, NL, has accepted a postdoctoral research position at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University to study nerve sheath tumors.

Mrs. Elizaveta Petelina, MSEM'14, of Saskatoon, SK, received the 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Research and Technology on May 31, 2018.

Dr. Kalyani Premkumar, MBA'16, of Saskatoon, SK, was the recipient of a 2017-2018 SHRF Collaborative Innovation Development grant. The research project by Premkumar and co-applicants aims to provide strong evidence on how Swedish massage therapy act in improving sleep,fatigue and stress of breast cancer survivors. Evidence from this research can potentially promote and support recommendations on the use of specific therapies for patients treated for breast cancer.

Ms. Molly M Rayner, BSKI'18, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Governor General's Silver Academic Medal at the University of Saskatchewan's spring convocation on June 7, 2018.

Mr. Francois Roewer-Despres, BSc'18, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Governor General's Silver Academic Medal at the University of Saskatchewan's spring convocation on June 5, 2018.

Ms. Naheda M Sahtout, GPSC'17, of Saskatoon, SK, has been elected to the position of president of University of Saskatchewan Graduate Students' Association for 2018/2019.

Ms. Megan L Vandendriessche, BA'14, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Academic Advising Award from the University of Saskatchewan on March 25, 2018.

Mr. Colton R Wiegers, BComm'16, of Saskatoon, SK, has been elected to the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2018/2019. He will serve a two-year term.

Dr. Jamie L Willems, BSc'13, PhD'17, of Saskatoon, SK, received the Governor General's Gold Academic Medal at the University of Saskatchewan's spring convocation on June 6, 2018.