Item A-5568 - Honourary Degrees - Mrs. Christina Murray

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Honourary Degrees - Mrs. Christina Murray

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  • 1938 (Creation)

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1 negative : col. ; 6.5 x 9 cm

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Mrs. Christina Murray, Honourary Doctor of Laws degree recipient, sitting in an office wearing an academic gown and a mortarboard.

Bio/Historical Note: Christina Cameron was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1866. She enrolled in the honours course in English, French and German at the University of New Brunswick in 1890 and graduated four years later, winning the Alumni Gold Medal as the most distinguished student in classics. She next attended Normal School and subsequently accepted a teaching post in its Model School. In 1895 she married Walter Charles Murray, who had been a former classmate in high school. The couple settled in Halifax for the next fourteen years. In 1909 Christina Murray brought her household, including three daughters, west to join Dr. Murray in Saskatoon where he had accepted the post of first President of the newly created University of Saskatchewan. Over the next four decades Mrs. Murray was to maintain an active role in both the university and the local community serving on the executive of a number of organizations. In honour of her many years of service the University granted her an honourary Doctor of Laws degree in 1938. She died at Saskatoon on 4 July 1947.

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Photographer: Unknown

Copyright holder: Public domain

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