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Her Honour the Honourable Dr. Lynda M. Haverstock, Ph.D., S.O.M.


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Her Honour the Honourable Dr. Lynda M. Haverstock, Ph.D., S.O.M. orn in Swift Current, Saskatchewan to community-minded parents, Dr. Haverstock left high school prematurely and returned to complete grades eleven and twelve as an adult. She later earned Bachelor of Education and Master of Education degrees in the Education of Exceptional Children, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

     Dr. Haverstock taught at the University level in both Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. In 1987, she received the Triple 'E' Award of Excellence for her work as a practising psychologist. She has served on numerous professional committees, as well as being active in community organizations.

     Widely respected for having established innovative education programs for disabled students and chronically truant adolescents, she shifted her focus to farm families in crisis. She has given hundreds of seminars and workshops for professionals, and has contributed to journals, magazines, and books, including the handbook, Fighting the Farm Crisis, and a book entitled Safety and Health in Agriculture. Dr. Haverstock's abiding concern for the quality of life in Saskatchewan saw her enter public life. In 1989, she became the first woman to be elected leader of a political party in the province of Saskatchewan.

     An avid supporter of the arts, as performer, board member, and patron, she continues her enthusiastic support through her role as honorary patron to many arts organizations, and through the recently established Lieutenant Governor's Saskatchewan Arts Awards Program, which includes the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

     Dr. Haverstock promotes second language learning through the Lieutenant Governor's Awards of Excellence. These are presented to students in northern Saskatchewan who meet rigorous criteria - one of which is the ability to speak and write a second language.

     When Dr. Haverstock was sworn into office on February 21st, 2000, she became Saskatchewan's nineteenth Lieutenant Governor. She and her husband, Harley Olsen, have four children and three grandchildren. Two of Their Honour's grandchildren are enrolled in French immersion.

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