Member of the Order of Canada
- Awarded on: May 11, 2017
- Invested on: January 24, 2018
William A. Waiser, C.M., S.O.M.
Bill Waiser is widely known as “Saskatchewan’s historian.” Distinguished professor emeritus of history at the University of Saskatchewan, he is recognized not only for the uncompromising quality of his research, but also for his abilities as an adept storyteller. Through his repertoire of award-winning works, he has skilfully told the story of his province and its people to both academic readers and the wider public. His writings on western and northern Canada are considered major contributions to the heritage of these regions.