Green & White - Winter 2006

The Sisters of Mercy

Skating Through History: A Look Back at Huskie Hockey

Skating Through History: A Look Back at Huskie Hockey

BY DAVID HUTTON
Since the puck first dropped on the freshly-groomed, outdoor ice in 1912, the U of S has developed one of the strongest varsity hokey programs in Canada. From the well-known stories of Dick Irvin, Eddie Litzenberger, and Shannon Miller to the lesser known of Florence 'String' Miller and Dorothy McKenzie, the history of hockey on campus won't soon be forgotten.

Computing On the Shoulders of Giants

Computing On the Shoulders of Giants

BY DAVID HUTTON
What weighed 800 pounds, occupied an entire room at the University of Toronto and was responsible for placing the U of S at the centre of one of the most significant technological advancements in modern history? If you guessed a giant supercomputer named FERUT, you're right!

The Sisters of Mercy

The Sisters of Mercy

BY BEVERLY FAST
What is it that compels three sisters to leave the comfort of their home and risk life and limb to volunteer halfway around the world assisting people at risk? And not just once, but many times. While the Skinnider sisters all share a love of travel and experiencing other cultures, there's a much deeper commitment at work.

The Unlikely Story of Garry and Bev's Fruit Patch

The Unlikely Story of Garry and Bev's Fruit Patch

BY ERIN TAMAN
To most people, Garry and Bev's Fruit Patch sounds like the name of an orchard you might find in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. You might be surprised to know that this fruit patch, which includes apples and cherries, can be found in northwest Saskatchewan.

Adventures of a Country Vet

Adventures of a Country Vet

BY JENNIFER JACOBY-SMITH
In the summer of 1973, Dr. David Perrin (DVM'73) carted a box of surgical supplies and a litter of kittens to his grandparents' cabin in Creston, B.C. to start his veterinary practice. Though he'd graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the U of S, nothing could have prepared him for the adventures he was about to have as a country vet.