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Two law alumni honoured with 2012 Alumni Achievement Award

College of Law alumni Garrett Wilson, QC (BA’53, LLB’54) and Robert (Bob) McKercher, QC (BA’50, LLB’52) were both selected as recipients of the 2012 Alumni Achievement Award.  Garrett was recognized for his contributions to law, business, politics and literature, while Bob was acknowledged for his contributions to, and the advancement of, the law profession in Canada. 

Before being named an honorary life member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, Garrett Wilson practiced law for over five decades, serving as a Regina city prosecutor and counsel to the Regina Police Service. Both personal and business interests in wildlife led to an honorary lifetime membership in the Regina Wildlife Federation. Garrett also served the Liberal parties of Saskatchewan and Canada in a variety of roles, including campaign manager. All of his experiences contribute to his growing collection of literary works making Saskatchewan’s story accessible to all.

Having practiced law in Saskatchewan almost his entire career, Bob McKercher—along with his brother, Donald—established the law firm now known as McKercher LLP. Bob served as president of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. Bob and his wife of 60 years, Peggy, are proud U of S supporters, helping establish two lecture series in the College of Law and establishing the Huskie Academic and Athletic Award of Excellence. 

Established in 1978, the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association Awards honour the outstanding accomplishments of our alumni and attest to the excellence of the University of Saskatchewan educational experience.  The 2012 Alumni Achievement Awards were presented during a ceremony on November 2 at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon.

To learn more, or to nominate fellow alumni for the 2013 Alumni Achievement Awards, visit the Alumni Association website.

Bob McKercher receives 2012 Alumni Achievement Award
Above: Bob McKercher (middle) receives 2012 Alumni Achievement Award.

Garrett Wilson receives 2012 Alumni Achievement Award
Above: Garrett Wilson (middle) receives 2012 Alumni Achievement Award