Wednesday, October 27, 2010

All in a Week's Work

Last week was eventful for two members of our department. As reported in The StarPhoenix on October 21, Professor Janice McKinnon has been named as one of this year's recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. This is the most prestigious award in the province and is awarded for major contributions to the province and its residents. Then, on October 24, Professor Bill Waiser became our department's only Doctor Doctor, when he received a D.Litt. at Convocation. The honorary degree recognizes his long record of research and publication.

Congratulations to Dr. McKinnon and Dr. Dr. Waiser!

Doctor Doctor Waiser receiving his honorary D.Litt. at Convocation

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


On Saturday, October 2nd members of our Department, including Sara Roberts, Amy Samson, Blaine Wickham, Lucas Richert, Simonne Horwitz and Erika Dyck joined some of our co-regionalists for a day of history of medicine.  The event was hosted by the University of Minnesota's History of Medicine group as the second annual 'MOMS' Day.  MOMS is the clever acronym for Manitoba-Ontario-Minnesota-Saskatchewan.  We were treated to a lovely reception at early modernist Jole Shackleford's house in St. Paul on Friday evening, where we met colleagues from the University of Minnesota, the University of Manitoba and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.  On Saturday we heard and participated in a variety of presentations, including panels on eugenics, health care professions and diseases.  We closed the meeting with dinner on the 'West Bank Campus', seen here.

Image: The Merry Band of Mom-ers
Image Credit: Erika Dyck