Dr. Lynn Oliphant is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Blackstrap. Lynn has run twice in provincial elections for the New Green Alliance.
Lynn holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington, and is a recently retired emeritus professor from the Dept. of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, University of Saskatchewan. Lynn taught a number of interdisciplinary classes including Planet Earth: the Issues that Confront Us (UofS) and Ecology and Human Justice (UofR).
Outside the University Lynn has been active in initiating alternative, experiential educational programs and various course offerings through the Prairie Institute for Human Ecology. His most recent involvement has been with the Craik Sustainable Living Project.
Lynn moved to Saskatchewan in 1971, where he lives in a self-built strawbale house east of Saskatoon. With his wife Rhonda, he is attempting to define a sustainable lifestyle for the Canadian prairie ecoregion.