Canadian Studies Visiting Scholar, 2013 & 2011
University of SaskatchewanHistory
A specialist in western and northern Canadian history, Bill Waiser is A.S.
Morton Professor in the Department of History at the University of
Bill has published over a dozen books–many of them award winners or
short-listed. Loyal till Death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion was a finalist for the 1997 Governor General’s literary award for non-fiction.
His All Hell Can’t Stop Us: The On-to-Ottawa Trek and Regina Riot won the 2003 Saskatchewan Book Award for non-fiction. His most recent book, Tommy’s Team: The People behind the Douglas Years was short-listed for the Canadian Authors Association best book in Canadian History for 2011. He is perhaps best known for his centennial history of the province, Saskatchewan: A New History.
Bill has been awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, elected a fellow of
the Royal Society of Canada, named a distinguished university professor, and granted a D.Litt.
Bill is a recreational runner who likes to garden, hike, and canoe.