On today’s date in 1909, Saskatoon was chosen as the site of the future University of Saskatchewan.
In 2007, Canada Post issued a 52-cent stamp (Scott No. 2210) as part of its Higher Learning issue. Printed on Tullis Russell Coatings coated paper by the Lowe-Martin Group, the stamp was issued to commemorate the university’s 100th anniversary. It features a sepia-toned photograph of the university’s College Building, the school logo and a green shield displaying three wheat sheaves and a book of knowledge bearing the Latin phrase “Deo et Patrie”, which means “For God and Country”. The stamp’s design, by Denis L’Allier, was based on a photograph by Guy Lavigueur.
Today, the University of Saskatchewan boasts close to 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with about 7,000 faculty and staff.