The University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources is taking two major advancements toward expanding its commitment in Aboriginal relations. The Sprott Foundation donated $1 million in support of a proposed post-graduate program for Aboriginal students, and David Natcher was appointed as the new assistant dean of Aboriginal programs and research.
Dr. James Dosman (BA’59, MD’63, MA’69) has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada by His Honour the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, for his contributions to the advancement of agricultural health and safety in Canada.
Dr. Dosman—considered the “Father of Agricultural Medicine” in Canada—has worked at the University of Saskatchewan in various capacities since 1975 and currently sits as a distinguished research chair in agricultural medicine at the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (of which he is the founding director) as well as the acting CEO of Agrivita Canada Inc.
The Agricultural Health and Safety Network in Saskatchewan, a farm safety and rural health municipal based grass-roots knowledge translation organization, was established by Dr. Dosman and a group of his colleagues.
The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian honours to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation. Dosman is one of 12 people recently named Officers of the Order of Canada; 42 others were named Members.
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