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Armed Forces Officers Inspect Honour Roll

Clarence A. Cook, Air Vice-Marshal, Eng '33 and Educ '34 (left), inspects the honour roll in the main lounge of the Memorial Union Building when he visited the campus in October. Standing: F/O Doug Stark, Eng '54; W/C John L. Berven, Eng '35; and W/C R.A. (Bob) Rennie, professor of psychology and commanding officer of the RCAF Reserve university Squadron.

Campus - Scenic

Elevated view looking northwest at University buildings: Murray Memorial (Main) Library at left, Qu'Appelle Hall at centre; Administration Building in background. Image taken from the upper part of the Medical College Building.

Canadian Officers' Training Corps - Social

Image of a receiving line during a [retirement dinner]. From l to r: Joseph H. Thompson, [Mrs. Thompson] receiving a bouquet of flowers; Norman K. Cram, Norma Jean Cram, [Fr. Basil Sullivan or Fr. Joseph O'Donnell, St. Thomas More College]; and [Mrs. John S.M. Allely]. Honour roll in the main lounge of the Memorial Union Building visible in background.

Bio/Historical Note: "One of the chief prices which Canada paid in the last war for her lack of preparation was the tragic waste of thousands of her best young men killed while fighting in the ranks because they had not been previously trained for a more useful career as officers. It is to prevent such a waste in any possible future war that every Canadian University is now giving facilities to its students to qualify as officers during their undergraduate course. Our own contingent of the C.O.T.C. came to life in January of this year and is already recruited up to a strength of 170." (The Spectrum, 1921) The Canadian Officers' Training Corps was a unit in the Active Militia of Canada. The Corps prepared university students for the examinations for a Lieutenant's or Captain's Commission and the universities granted course credit for COTC work. Senior commissions were held by faculty while all junior commissioned and non-commissioned ranks were open to undergraduates. Interest in the Corps declined in the 1950s and came to an end in 1964.

CJUS-FM Radio Station - Official Opening

Large group of people gathered in Louis' Loft, on the second floor of the Memorial Union Building (MUB).

Bio/Historical Note: In 1959 a campus group calling themselves "University Radio Productions" approached the federal government for a broadcast license to operate a student-run FM station on a non-commercial basis. Licensing requirements demanded that licenses only be issued to the university itself; in 1960 students approached the Board of Governors for approval. Operation of the station, including a constitution, was formalized in 1965 between the University and the Students Union (USSU), and CJUS-FM was launched. Studios were initially located in the basement of the university's Memorial Union Building, but were moved to the basement of the Education Building in 1980 next to the Department of Audio Visual Services. The station was launched through a partnership between the university's board of governors and its student union. For a number of years, the station also aired some programming from the CBC Stereo network before CBKS was launched. In 1983, with the station in financial trouble, it began to accept limited commercial advertising, and briefly changed its call sign to CHSK. The following year, the university's board decided to discontinue its funding of the station, and CHSK ceased broadcasting on 30 September 1985. CJUS was relaunched as an Internet radio stream in 2005.

Class of 1931 Reunion - Group Photo

Large group of graduates standing and seated in the Memorial Union Building. On back of photo: "CLASS OF '31: Seated, left to right: M. Jean Wilson, Arts, Toronto; Mrs. C.J. Raine (Hazel I. Miller) Arts, Wilcox; Bertha E. Wilkinson, Arts, Regina; Rose Ducie, Arts, Saskatoon; Mrs. B.W. Currie (Elva B. Washington), Arts, Saskatoon; Mrs. H.D. Dalgleish (Mildred I. Thackeray) Arts, Saskatoon; Mrs. A.L. Hall (Kathleen R. Craven), Arts, Regina. Standing: Christian Farstad, Arts, Lethbridge; George Frederick Cameron, Arts, Saskatoon; J. Francis Leddy, MA, Saskatoon; R. Newman H. Haslam, MA, Saskatoon; John Francis Leddy, Arts, Saskatoon; Allan Bishop Van Cleave, MSc, Saskatoon.

Class of 1946 Reunion - Group Photo

Large group of graduates standing and seated in the Memorial Union Building (MUB). [On back of photograph]: CLASS OF '46: Seated, left to right: W. Jean Storey, Arts. Saskatoon; Mrs. L.C. Thornton (Patricia June Burke) Arts, Saskatoon; Myrtle E. Crawford, Nurs., Saskatoon; Mrs. I. Flaa (Margaret B. Parker ) Nurs. Regina; Mrs. A. Finlayson (Muriel Evelyn Draycott) Arts, Saskatoon; Alice E. Turner, Arts, Saskatoon. Standing: Dr. Keith McLean Crocker, Arts, Saskatoon; Percy Millard Butler, Eng, Edmonton; J. George Jeffrey, Pharrn, Saskatoon; Lorne Herbert Reed, Eng, Calgary; James Alexander Wood, Pharm, Saskatoon; Arthur Keith Logan, Comm, Regina; Edwin V. Wahn, Arts. Sutherland; G. Haden Wilks, Eng, Saskatoon.

Film - "Saskatchewan Our University"

Filming of "Saskatchewan Our University" by Crawley Films Ltd. in the Memorial Union Building (MUB). Cameras and lights pointed at students wearing large brimmed hats.

Bio/Historical Note: First shown to the public in January 1959, ‘Saskatchewan Our University’ was produced by Crawley Films to mark the 50th anniversary of university classes. With a running time of 27 minutes, the film documents several aspects of campus life including scenes with the Cobalt-60, the betatron with Dr. Sylvia Fedoruk, Dr. Thorberger Thorvaldson and cement research, Emrys Jones directing a play, and W.P. Thompson, University President, speaking at Convocation. The Golden Jubilee was a year-long celebration that included a Royal visit, hosting the Learned Societies, a six-week summer music festival, the world premiere of a W.O. Mitchell play and open houses, public lectures and a special convocation. The film was seen by thousands of people in dozens of Saskatchewan locales as part of special "University Nights" organized across the province.

Film Screening - Memorial Union Building

Large group of people sitting in chairs facing what is assumed to be a film screen in the upstairs of the Memorial Union Building. From back of photo: "might be screening for the 1959 Jubilee. Film - Crawley film. Dr. Thorvaldson, Dr. Newman Haslam, Mrs. W.S. Lindsay, Dr. Dalgleish M.D., Dr. W.S. Lindsay, Mrs. Margaret Thorvaldson, Sam Filer, Mrs. Jack Clayton, Mrs. F.M. Quance, Mary Spinks, Cecil Wheaton, Dr. J.W.T. Spinks, Beth Waddington, Dr. F.M Quance, Isabel Wilson, Dr. H.H. Ferns, W.A. Marsh, Young Dallin (Howard), Mrs. Connie Sanford, Gordon Sanford, Jean Swanson, Mrs. J. Rempel, Mrs. W.W. Swanson, Prof. Jake Rempel (Biology), Mr. W.W. Ashley, Mrs. W.W. Ashley, Clarence Rupert Tracy"


Students dancing and drinking at Louis' Pub in the Memorial Union Building.

Bio/Historical Note: The Memorial Union Building (MUB) has the distinction of being the last building in the centre of campus designed in the collegiate gothic style and completely clad in greystone. It was designed to serve as a memorial to the students, faculty and staff of the University of Saskatchewan who perished overseas in the First and Second World Wars.The Upper MUB has been transformed several times since its formal opening on 11 Nov. 1955. It has been used as a student lounge, concert venue, pub, bookstore and coffee shop. It has hosted receptions, fashion shows, beauty and air guitar contests, club meetings, dances and political debates. During the 1945-1946 academic year a Students’ Union Building Committee was formed. The Committee outlined proposals for the new building, which included an auditorium, a ballroom, lounge rooms, a tuck shop and student offices, all for a cost of $600,000. A brief on the Committee’s findings and proposals was later presented to the Board of Governors of the University, which created a $100,000 sinking fund for construction of the building and student fees were raised $4 to raise an additional $200,000. The MUB formally opened on 11 November 1955. It was used primarily for student functions including dancing, card-playing, chess, and studying, though it never became the hub of student activities it was originally intended to be. Included in the original furnishings was a generous supply of ashtrays. In 1957 a Board of Directors was established to operate the MUB, and to promote social, cultural and recreational activities and programs for the students, faculty and alumni of the University of Saskatchewan. Due to the surge in enrolment at the University of Saskatchewan during the 1960s the student body quickly outgrew the building. Though the MUB had been designed to accommodate expansion to the south, by the 1964-1965 academic year the Students’ Union recognized the need for facilities much more extensive than even expansion could provide. As a result plans for what would eventually be the Place Riel Student Centre were born. In 1980 renovations to the MUB were completed as part of Phase III of the Place Riel Project. The renovations were designed by Ferguson Folstad Friggstad, and were completed by Bennett and White Construction. They included the demolition and removal of portions of the building, structural alterations, interior renovations including the refitting of Louis’ Pub, improvements to the elevator, and alterations and renovations to the pedestrian tunnel connected to the residences. The renovations cost $1.7 million. In 1983 an elevator was installed in the MUB for $143,600 and ramps for disabled access were constructed by Cana Construction. These improvements were designed by the Friggstad architectural firm. A 1985 renovation to the building was also designed by Friggstad. The renovations were performed by Haig Construction for $124,725. In March 2001 the Upper MUB was renovated as part of a planned relocation of the Browsers used bookstore. Included in the renovations was a snack and beverage bar as well as public access computers for Internet usage. The entire store is centred around the original war memorial, and the renovations have returned the space to its original purpose as a comfortable lounge for students.” The new Browsers opened its doors in late August 2001. During the summer of 2002 Louis’ Pub, located in the basement of the MUB, was also renovated, by contractors PCL Maxam. The renovations were designed by the architectural firm of Saunders Evans, and were performed by PCL Maxam for $5.25 million. The newly renovated Louis’ was opened in October 2002.

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