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About the Program

Book: A Radiant Life: The Honourable Sylvia Fedoruk Scientist, Sports Icon, and Stateswoman by Merle Massie


A pioneer in leading-edge cancer research, primarily in the field of nuclear medicine, Fedoruk was the first woman to join the Atomic Energy Board of Canada. She was an outstanding athlete, competing at an elite level in women’s softball and curling. Elected as the first woman chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan, she went on to be the first woman to serve as Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, coaching two premiers through potential legislative and constitutional crises. With support from the University, the provincial government and the media, she withstood a major outing controversy, revealing a particular provincial touchpoint around issues of homosexuality, artistic activism, and power dynamics in the midst of the AIDS crisis of the 1990s.

This title is available in print for pickup at the Library's Information desk. It is also available in eBook format on Library2go. Grab your copy and then join us for the discussion on April 11 at 2:30.

For more information, contact the Library at 306-692-2787.

MJPL Book Club

Thursday, April 11

2:30 pm

South Meeting Room

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