Lynn Oliphant, Humboldt, Candidate 2011
Green Party of Saskatchewan Candidate Profile - 2011
Lynn Oliphant is a professor emeritus with the University of Saskatchewan where he taught in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine for nearly three decades. He grew up just north of Detroit and studied biology at Wayne State University and the University of Washington where he earned a PhD in Zoology before immigrating to Canada in 1971. In addition to the regular classes he taught through his home department, he offered several interdisciplinary classes including “Planet Earth- the Issues Confronting Us” and “Ecology and Human Justice”. He also led two field classes for graduate students, one into the Sonoran desert and the second to Costa Rica. He is a recipient of many awards for conservation and sustainability including the Canadian Geographic award in Sustainability for his work on the Craik Sustainable Living Project. Lynn directed the Saskatchewan Co-operative Falcon Project which produced over 500 Peregrine Falcons, then an endangered species, for release in Canada and the midwest United States. Lynn has had a lifelong interest in sustainable living and currently lives in a self-designed and built strawbale house with his veterinarian wife, Rhonda Shewfelt. He is currently working on a book on the biodiversity of the quarter section of land which he and Rhonda manage for ecosystem health and where they reside.