A Mere Detail

The above image is a scene from the film. The plot involved three college boys who become heirs to a girls’ high school.


The first University of Saskatchewan Convocation met in 1908, a full year before the start of classes.

Engineering Coat of Arms

The College of Engineering coat of arms was unveiled in spring 1934.

Film Society

The society logo, a candle illuminated projector, was designed by Nik Semenoff of the Department of Art.

The Grain-for-fees Program

In August 1970 the university announced that its grain-for-fees program would be offered for a second year.

Health for Students

Four decades before the province enacted a system of universal health services, University of Saskatchewan students began a system of health insurance on campus.

Heating and Ventilation Laboratory

This photo of the Heating and Ventilation Laboratory in the College of Engineering is undated but appears to be from the late 1950s.

The Hilltoppers

This souvenir program from the 1956 Student’s Representative Council’s concert/dance features “America’s Top Vocal Combination,” The Hilltoppers.

Campus or Country Estate

This image illustrates how the early campus resembled a country estate.

What’s my mark?

Here, students are writing exams in Convocation Hall in 1960.

The Sheaf Staff

This photo taken around 1940 features two members of The Sheaf staff.

Memo to Sheaf staffers

The well known crime novelist and criminal lawyer William Deverell was editor-in-chief (1959-60 and part of 1958-59) of the Sheaf, the student newspaper.

Student Government

The above image is of the first Student Representative Council, 1909-1910.

Men’s Lit. Chorus

This image, Men’s Lit. Chorus, was printed in the 1930 Greystone student yearbook.


Two unidentified students view slides in a College of Medicine classroom laboratory in this photo from 1961.

The Student Prince of Gravelbourg

For many years, a major event in the student calendar was the University Follies. Held once a year, it was a variety show that featured a series of skits and musical acts performed by various schools, colleges and student organizations.

Physical Training

In the 1920s students were required to take two years of Physical Training in addition to their regular classes. There were three lectures and five practice periods per week.

Sheaf Literary Supplement

This image is from the Sheaf Literary Supplement of March 1942.


The pixies or fairies are thought be part of the cast for the Nov. 18, 1921, College Night production of the well-received “A Mid-Winter’s Night Dream.”

The Big Hoax

With the Feb. 14, 1954, Sheaf headline “Paramount Star Sparks Blood Drive” the public phase of the university’s “greatest prank” began.

The Redeye

Two students are shown sharing a copy of the University of Saskatchewan Engineering Student Society newspaper, The Redeye.

Telephone Directory

From the early 1930s until the mid-1960s the University Saskatchewan Students’ Union published a telephone directory.

The Ore Gangue

The Ore Gangue, the geological students' society, is one of the oldest societies at the University.

The Skull Motif

The skull and (sometimes) crossed bones was a favourite motif for the school and later the College of Medicine.

Student Residence Room

The photo depicts a typical student dorm room from the 1920

University Fight Song

Fight, fight, fight for the dear old Green and White, Saskatchewan, our University.

Airport Student Residence

The Canadian government implemented the Post-Discharge Re-Establishment Order in 1941 as a program to help returning soldiers reintegrate into the general population.

Cheer for the Engineers!

“We are! We are! We are the Engineers!”

“The Jurelles”

Ted Benedict (B.Ed. 1966) plays a sax while performing the limbo at a university dance.

Ye Knights of Peace and Piety

This image comes from the 1921 U of S student yearbook, the Spectrum.