Deo et Patriae - For God and Country: The University of Saskatchewan and The Great War

The Great War profoundly altered the University of Saskatchewan and irrevocably transformed its sense of identity as an institution. This exhibit highlights the achievements and sacrifices of individuals from the University, and examines the U of S community’s role in the war effort, the War’s impact on campus life and education, and the legacy of the War that is indelibly evident in the memorials throughout campus.

This exhibit is on display from April 2017 - December 15th, 2017.

Vimy - Battle. Memorial. Icon.

Canadian War Museum George Metcalf Archival Collection 19920085-295 Colourized for the first time by the Vimy Foundation and Canadian Colour

A travelling exhibition from the Canadian War Museum

For Canadians, Vimy Ridge is layered with multiple meanings: a bloody battlefield victory at the height of the First World War in France, the site of Canada’s best-known memorial to the conflict and a symbol of evolving nationhood. This new graphic presentation richly illustrates these three themes on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation.

Opening April 9, 2017, on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

This exhibit is on display until December 15th, 2017.

Fostering a Vision for Canada: The Diefenbaker Legacy

Fostering a Vision for Canada presents the life of the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker from his childhood through to the end of his tenure as the thirteenth Prime Minister of Canada. This exhibit illuminates the character and legacy of Mr. Diefenbaker, explains his achievements and challenges while in office from 1957-1963 and highlights his close connections with the University of Saskatchewan. It charts his dedication to human rights and equality throughout his career as a lawyer and his struggle to be elected into public office. Further, the exhibit features a number of notable artifacts, including personal belongings, campaign memorabilia, and gifts received throughout his political career.
The gallery also features two replica rooms that capture Canadian political life as it was during the latter 1950s and early 1960s. The Prime Minister’s Office depicts the East Block Office as it appeared during Diefenbaker’s tenure as Prime Minister. It features original and reproduction furniture, as well as personal items belonging to Diefenbaker. The Privy Council Chamber illustrates the cabinet meeting room, featuring replications of Confederation era furniture and original signed photographs of the first twelve Canadian Prime Ministers. The replica rooms were recently retrofitted with iPads, containing speech excerpts, room descriptions and a broad selection of historical photographs adding an interactive component for visitors.