Walter Podiluk brought insight, expertise, and character to each of the positions he occupied. Born in Blaine Lake on March 4, 1927, Podiluk earned his BEd and BA from the University of Saskatchewan. His most prominent leadership roles included serving as Director of Education of the Saskatoon Catholic School Board, Deputy Minister of Social Services and Health, and Special Consultant to the Minster of Health. An astute administrator, Podiluk gave generously of his time to numerous councils, boards, and associations as well as community groups. Awarded an honorary doctorate from his alma mater in 1987, Podiluk was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada in 1996.
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