Alumnus, lawyer, politician, Prime Minister, Chancellor: John George Diefenbaker was many things, but he was always a friend of the University of Saskatchewan.
The annotation to this photograph from the scrapbook of Vivian Brown, B.A. 1917, says it was “Taken at the Reception for graduates at Dr. Murray’s after Convocation May 3, 1917.” (Miss Brown stands behind the woman in the hat.)
A memorial stone and plaque to honour those who served with the 46th Canadian Infantry Battalion (South Saskatchewan) Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918, rests on the northeast corner of the Bowl.
Herb Pinder (B.A. 1942) is pictured here in a leather football helmet. While at university he was a multi-sport athlete receiving letters in football, basketball and swimming.
This portrait of William Allen was taken a year before the creation of the University of Saskatchewan (1907).
A self-confessed “‘shy prairie girl’,” Diane Jones established a world record in the pentathlon with 4,540 points, winning the 1975 Canadian Senior Indoor Pentathlon Championship during her last year with the University of Saskatchewan track and field team.
This feature comes from the pages of the Physics Scrapbook, 1924-1960. The early material was collected by Professor Ertle Harrington and was found in his files when he retired in 1952.
Annie Maude “Nan” McKay was born in 1892 at Fort a la Corne, Northwest Territories, the daughter of a Hudson Bay Company employee, Angus McKay.
Gwenna Mary Moss was born in Saskatoon on June 11, 1937. She earned her BSc (Home Economics) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1959, and was employed until 1966 as an extension specialist assisting specifically with 4-H and home economics programs.
When writing a short piece about Sylvia Fedoruk one has to decide what to leave out. She was a scholar, innovator, athlete, mentor and, above all, a friend to the University of Saskatchewan.
“The University has thus far, at least, largely escaped the in¬fluenza epidemic. But we have not wholly escaped, for John Fraser died of the plague in this city on the 5th ultimate.” (December 1918).
Christina Cameron Murray was the eldest daughter of the University of Saskatchewan's first President, Walter Murray.
Henry Taube is the only University of Saskatchewan alumnus to win a Nobel Prize. His prize came in 1983 for his work on “the mechanisms of electron transfer reactions, especially in metal complexes.”
The mid 1950s to the early 1960s were the golden years for the crowning of campus queens. Every college had one and "crowning" was a featured event of many college dances.
Pente Kai Deka was formed by the female students of the University of Saskatchewan on 8 April 1911 at the home of President Walter Murray.