Lyle Dick graduated from Brandon University in 1971. He has had a celebrated career as a Parks Canada historian now based in Vancouver. Lyle has authored some 70 publications including Muskox Land: Ellesmere Island in the Age of Contact, the winner of the Harold Adams Innis Prize for Canada's best English-language book in the social sciences in 2003. Farmers Making Good, Mr. Dick's account of the development of the Abernethy district of Saskatchewan in the years 1880—1920 was awarded the Canadian Historical Association Clio Prize in 1990 for the best book on the history of the prairie provinces. Recently he was described as "the foremost thinker about and critic of the historiography of Western Canada." Lyle was BUSU President in his graduating year at Brandon University.