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Convocation date: April 3, 1997
Special Convocation: 90th Anniversary Convocation
Discipline / contribution: business and industry
Citation / biographical information:
Herb Pinder received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and an M.B.A. degree from the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University.Degree received: Doctor of Laws
While at the University of Saskatchewan he was a multi-sport athlete receiving letters in football, basketball and swimming. After graduation Mr. Pinder was a prominent member of the local and national business communities. In addition to his work as Director and Vice-Chairman of the Saskatoon Drug and Stationery Company Limited and President of Saskatoon Trading Co. Ltd. he was a Director for Ideal Basic Industries, Potash Company of America, Holnam Inc., John Labaft Limited, Royal Bank of Canada and TransCanada PipeLines Ltd.. He has also served as a Director of Canadian National Railways, Labatts Sask. Brewery Limited, Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada, Montreal Trust Co. Ltd., and Bantf School of Advanced Management. He was also a Director and President of Canadian Devonian Petroleums Ltd. From 1942-45 Mr. Pinder served in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In 1964, he was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature and served the Province as Minister of Industry and Commerce. He also served as a Director and member of the Executive Committee of the Montreal World Exposition known as Expo 67.
In addition to serving a term as Chair of the Saskatchewan Power Corporation, Mr. Pinder served on the Board of Governors of the University of Saskatchewan from 1958 to 1964 and was Chair from 1961-63. He also worked on behalf of the University after his term on the Board and chaired a committee that examined the role of the University in the community.
He has been active in the Saskatoon community especially with Kinsman and K-40 and in 1954 was President of the National Association of Kinsmen Clubs.
Mr. Pinder is married to Shirley Jean Pinder (nee Hughes) of Regina and they have five children.
Degree presented by: John Brennan, Dean of Commerce
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