1913: College Building Opened
The following is an excerpt from the 1913-14 Report of the President:
“The buildings of the
University were formally opened by the Hon. Walter Scott on the first day of
May, 1913. To Mr. Scott came the rare opportunity of dignifying the life of a
province by the erection of worthy public buildings. The Legislative Buildings
at Regina and the University buildings at Saskatoon will for generations stand
as a memorial of the hopes and ambitions of the pioneers of the youngest
province of the Dominion.”
these memorable words, Premier Scott began his address at the Opening:
We are met here to mark the completion and
opening...of Saskatchewan's Provincial University and Agricultural College.
Next to the Legislature of the province itself this seat of higher learning is
the most important institution that Saskatchewan will ever possess - and I am
by no means sure that a state University...is second in importance to the
Legislature of that state, because upon the work of the University during the
twentieth century will depend in great measure...the character of the Legislature
which will be representing the province, and the character of the government
which the people of the province will be carrying on for themselves at the end
of the century. The importance of the institution needs no emphasis.1
President’s Office fonds, RG 2001, Series I.
J.E. Murray fonds, MG 61.
1913a: Convocation, 1913. Photograph Collection, B-143.
1913b: Graduation Yearbook, 1912.
1913c: College Building and Saskatchewan Hall, 1913. Photograph Collection, A-27.
1913d: College Building, 1913. Photograph Collection, A-5450.
1. Annual Report, 1913-1914.