Dr. Sager retired from the University of Victoria in July 2016 after 34 years as a vital member of the Department of History and more than four decades as a leader within the Canadian historical profession.  A pioneer of large-scale collaborative research, Dr. Sager was a member of the Atlantic Canada Shipping Project, the Director of the Canadian Families Project, and a co-investigator on Canadian Century Research Infrastructure and he continues into his Emeritus career as a member of the Executive of Landscapes of Injustice. As an author Dr. Sager has made lasting and award-winning contributions to maritime history, labor history, the history of inequality, and the history of Canadian families. His research has earned him Canada’s highest academic honour: membership in the Royal Society of Canada. An expert in the analysis of quantitative sources, including the Canadian census, Dr. Sager has also been a leading public voice for the preservation of this vital resource on the Canadian population. He retires a beloved supervisor and teacher, having shepherded the completion of some forty graduate theses and dozens of honours papers. A valued mentor, generous colleague, and exemplary scholar, Dr. Sager immeasurably enriched History at UVic, the historical discipline across Canada and life at the University of
Victoria.