Ron Wheeler has been a professor at the University of Saskatchewan since 1970. He is currently Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Studies. His academic interests include terrorism, American foreign policy, international ethics, the United Nations and human rights, all areas in which he has both published and taught. In 1995 Ron Wheeler was a recipient of a Global Citizen Award on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations.
At the University of Saskatchewan, he received the USSA Teaching Excellence Award in 2005 and the College of Arts and Science Social Sciences Teaching Excellence Award in 2009. He was mentioned in MacLeans five times as one of the University’s most popular professors. Retired since July 1, 2013, Ron Wheeler continues to teach in University continued learning programs, speaks to groups about contemporary terrorism, and recently presented at an RCMP workshop for first responders to terrorist attacks.
In addition to his academic career, Ron has long been involved in addictions programs and organizations as well as in employee assistance ones at the university, community and international levels. He was one of the founders of the University of Saskatchewan Employee Assistance Program and of the International Association of Employee Assistance Professionals in Education.
Ron Wheeler has also been very active in health programs and organizations in Saskatchewan. From 2008 to 2014 he was on the Board of Directors of the Saskatoon Community Health Services Association (Saskatoon Community Clinic, Saskatoon Westside Clinic). From 2014 to 2019, he was a member of the Heart Health Patient Family Advisory Council at Royal University Hospital (RUH) in Saskatoon. He was also the Patient Experience Advisor in Cardiology at RUH and, as such, interviewed more than 3,000 patients and family members in RUH heart health programs concerning their hospital experience.
Ron is currently involved in committees of the Saskatchewan Health Authority concerning Cardiac Care, the Urgent Care Centre, Clinical Trial Support, and Area Physician Application Review. He is also a member of the Bylaws Principals Advisory Committee.