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CAUT Bulletin Archives

March 2014

Alwyn Berland, 1920–2014

Alwyn Berland, longtime academic freedom advocate and a former executive secretary of CAUT, passed away March 1, 2014, at age 93. Born in Chicago, he was a WWII Navy veteran, University of Chicago graduate, Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University, professor of English at Kansas State, chair of the English department and dean of arts at the University of Saskatchewan, exe­cutive secretary of CAUT from 1969 to 1972, dean of humanities and professor emeritus of English at McMaster University, and visiting professor at Nanjing University in China. He was a member of PEN, founding editor of the University of Regina’s literary journal, Wascana Review, launched in 1966, and first chairman of the Bertrand Russell Editorial Project at McMaster University. A memorial service is pending for summer 2014. Friends and colleagues may share memories at “Remembering Alwyn Berland” on Facebook.