A specialist in western and northern Canadian history, Bill Waiser was named the University of Saskatchewan's Distinguished Researcher at the spring 2004 convocation. Waiser is the author, co-author, or co-editor of eight 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 finalist for the 1997 Governor General's literary award for non-fiction. His most recent book, All Hell Can't Stop Us: The On-to-Ottawa Trek and Regina Riot won the 2003 Saskatchewan Book Award for non-fiction. From 1998 to 2001, Waiser hosted a weekly Saskatchewan history television series, Looking Back - now also a book of the same name. Waiser has served on the council of the Canadian Historical Association and the board of directors of Canada's National History Society.

Festivals: 2005 (fall)

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