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Education

Honours B. A. in English Literature, first-class standing, University of Alberta, 1971

(Recipient of Rutherford Gold Medal in English and Governor-General’s Gold Medal for scholarship)

Literary Awards and Honours

Finalist, National Magazine Awards, 2010, for "Return of the Ferret," Canadian Geographic, Dec. 2009

Inducted as Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 2010.

Recipient, Saskatchewan Eco Network Environmental Activist Award, 2009.

Finalist, Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-fiction, 2008, for Bees: Nature's Little Wonders

Winner,  Silver Medal, Nature category, Fore-Word magazine, 2008, for Bees: Nature’s Little Wonders.

Winner, Silver Medal, Animal/Pet category, Independent Publishers Awards, 2009, for Bees: Nature’s Little

Wonders.

Finalist, Book of the Year, Nonfiction, and Saskatoon Awards, Sasatchewan Book Awards, 2005, for Crows:

Encounters With the Wise Guys of the Avian World.

Winner, Nature Book of the Year, Fore-Word magazine, presented at BookExpo, Chicago, 2005, for Prairie: A

Natural History

Winner, Book of the Year and Nonfiction Awards, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 2004, for Prairie: A Natural History

Finalist, Midwest Book Awards, USA, and IBBY Awards, USA, 2005 for Prairie: A Natural History

Norma Fleck Award Honour Book, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2003, for Wizards

Winner, Children’s Literature Prize, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 2003, for Wizards

Finalist, Willow Awards, 2003, for Wizards

Finalist, Science in Society Book Awards, 2003, for Wizards

Our Choice Selection, Starred (Commended) Review, Canadian Children’s Book Center, 2003, for Wizards, and

2002, for Born To Be A Cowgirl

Norma Fleck Award Honour Book, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2001, for Born To Be A Cowgirl

Finalist, Book of the Year Award and Saskatoon Book Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 2001, for Born To Be A

Cowgirl

Commendation, Association of Booksellers for Children Awards, 2001, for Born To Be A Cowgirl

Finalist, Nonfiction Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 2000, for Witch

Finalist, Nonfiction Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 1998, for Beauty Queens

Bronze Award Winner, Alcuin Society, 1998, for Mother Nature

Finalist, Nonfiction Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 1997 for Mother Nature

Citation by the American Library Association, Notable Book for Young Adults, 1997, for Cowgirls

Finalist, Book of the Year Award and Nonfiction Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 1996, for Cowgirls

Finalist for the Bill Duthie Award sponsored by the B. C. Booksellers’ Association, 1995, for Bird Brains

Finalist for the Science in Society Book Award sponsored by the Canadian Science Writers Association, 1994 and

1995,  for Bird Brains and Aurora

Inductee, Honour Roll, Rachel Carson Institute, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1994 -- in recognition

of life-time contribution to environmental awareness

“Our Choice” designation, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 1991 and 1992, for Trash Attack and Get Growing

Honour Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada --“in recognition of outstanding achievement in

Children’s Literature,” 1991, for Trash Attack

Employment and Other Experience

Instructor, Introduction to Creative Nonfiction, English 308.3,  St. Peter's College, 2007 to present.

Instructor, Introduction to Oral History Methods, Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge, 2010.

Contributor, Owl: a magazine of discovery, 2003 to 2005

Contributor, Canadian Geographic, 1999 to present

Writer-in-Residence, Saskatoon Public Library, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1990-1991

Coordinator of Information and Education, Science Institute of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, N.W.T.,

1986-89

Public Affairs Officer, Government of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, N.W.T., 1984-86

Publishing consultant and freelance editor, 1979-84

Curriculum Department, Saskatchewan Indian Cultural College, Saskatoon, 1976-78

 
 
 

Community Involvement

Member, Choeur des plaines, 2011

Member, Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra, 2006 to present

Member, Board of Directors, Nature Conservancy of Canada, 2007 to 2012.

Co-sponsor, of the Candace Savage and Keith Bell Scholarship in Grassland Studies, University of Saskatchewan,

2006 to 2009.

Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Saskatchewan Chapter, 2006- 2007

Member, Writer-in-Residence Selection Committee, Saskatoon Public Library, 2004-2009

Founding President and Past-President, Saskatoon Writers Coop, 2001-2005

Steering Committee Member, Saskatoon Partnership for the Arts, 1997-99

Member, Board of Directors, Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, mid-1990s

Member, Saskatchewan Writers Guild, 1990-

Member, The Writers’ Union of Canada, 1985 to present, including two terms as Prairie/N.W.T. rep

 

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