The University of Saskatchewan is a Canadian public research university, founded on March 19, 1907, located on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, Canada. An "Act to establish and incorporate a University for the Province of Saskatchewan" was passed by the provincial legislature in 1907, it established the provincial university on March 19, 1907 "for the purpose of providing facilities for higher education in all its branches and enabling all persons without regard to race, creed or religion to take the fullest advantage". The University of Saskatchewan is the largest education institution in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan; the University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s top research universities and is a member of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities. The university began as an agricultural college in 1907 and established the first Canadian university-based department of extension in 1910. There were 120 hectares set aside for university buildings and 400 ha for the U of S farm, agricultural fields.
In total 10.32 km2 was annexed for the university. The main University campus is situated upon 981 ha, with another 200 ha allocated for Innovation Place Research Park; the University of Saskatchewan agriculture college still has access to neighbouring urban research lands. The University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization facility, develops DNA-enhanced immunization vaccines for both humans and animals; the University is home to the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, considered one of the largest and most innovative investments in Canadian science. Since its origins as an agricultural college, research has played an important role at the university. Discoveries made at the U of S include sulphate-resistant cement and the cobalt-60 cancer therapy unit; the university offers over 200 academic programs. Duncan P. McColl was appointed as the first registrar, establishing the first convocation from which Chief Justice Edward L. Wetmore was elected as the first chancellor.
Walter Charles Murray became the first president of the university's board of governors. The institution was modelled on the American state university, with an emphasis on extension work and applied research; the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, was granted a provincial charter on March 19, 1907. A provincial statute known as the University Act, it provided for a publicly funded, yet independent institution to be created for the citizens of the whole province. The governance was modelled on the provincial University of Toronto Act of 1906 which established a bicameral system of university government consisting of a senate, responsible for academic policy, a board of governors exercising exclusive control over financial policy and having formal authority in all other matters; the president, appointed by the board, was to provide a link between the two bodies and to perform institutional leadership. The scope of the new institution was to include colleges of arts and science, including art and commerce, agriculture with forestry, domestic science, engineering, medicine, veterinary science and dentistry.
Saskatoon was chosen as the site for the University on April 1909 by the board of governors. On October 12, 1912 the first building opened its doors for student admission, it awarded its first degrees in 1912. In the early part of this century, professional education expanded beyond the traditional fields of theology and medicine. Graduate training based on the German-inspired American model of specialized course work and the completion of a research thesis was introduced. Battleford, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert and Saskatoon all lobbied to be the location of the new university. Walter Murray preferred Regina. In a politically influenced vote, Saskatoon was chosen on April 7, 1909. Designed by David Robertson Brown, the Memorial Gates were erected in 1927 at the corner of College Drive and Hospital Drive in honour of the University of Saskatchewan alumni who served in the First World War. A stone wall bears inscriptions of the names of the sixty seven university students and faculty who lost their lives while on service during World War I.
The hallways of the Old Administrative Building at the University of Saskatchewan are decorated with memorial scrolls in honour of the University of Saskatchewan alumni who served in the World Wars. The National Film Board of Canada documentary "Prairie University" directed by John Feeney explores diverse research activities at the University of Saskatchewan on agriculture and ice cream. A college of veterinary medicine opened at the University of Saskatchewan on July 2, 1969; the University of Saskatchewan's Arms were registered with the Canadian Heraldic Authority on February 15, 2001. A location next to the South Saskatchewan River, across from the city centre of Saskatoon, was selected for the campus. David Robertson Brown of Brown & Vallance were the initial architects constructing a campus plan and the first university buildings in Collegiate Gothic style: The Prime Minister of Canada, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, laid the cornerstone of the first building, the College Building, on July 29, 1910.
The first building to be started on the new campus, the College Building, built 1910–1912 opened in 1913. Brown & Vallance designed the Administration Building. Brown & Vallance designed the Engineering Building as well as additions 1913 i
Gyzi. The area was named around 1925 after famous painter Nikolaos Gyzis. By all rights, the neighbourhood should have been called Γύζη. However, due to the fact that he signed his paintings using the Latin alphabet, this was reabsorbed into the Greek language with the current spelling and pronunciation. Gyzi was urbanised during the 1960s and 1970s; the nearest metro stations are Panormou. It is popular among Greeks for having a strong base of Panathinaikos fans, one of the most historical Greek athletic clubs. Gyzi used to have a small river, the Vafeiochori, situated where Vafeiochoriou street is today. Local teams include Panellinios. There are two primary schools and four high schools in the area
The Invisible Menace is a 1938 American mystery film directed by John Farrow and starring Boris Karloff. It was known as Without Warning. An army private and his new bride are trying to honeymoon on an island occupied by the military and a murderer. Boris Karloff as Mr. Jevries, aka Dolman Marie Wilson as Sally Wilson Pratt Eddie Craven as Pvt. Eddie Pratt Regis Toomey as Lt. Matthews Henry Kolker as Col. George Hackett Cy Kendall as Col. Bob Rogers Charles Trowbridge as Dr. Brooks Eddie Acuff as Cpl. Sanger Frank Faylen as Al Phyllis Barry as Mrs. Aline Dolman Harland Tucker as Ted Reilly William Haade as Pvt. Ferris John Ridgely as Pvt. Innes Jack Mower as Sgt. Peterson Anderson Lawler as Pvt. Abbott John Harron as Pvt. Murphy The film was based on a play Without Warning by Ralph Spencer Zink which had a short run on Broadway in May 1937; the New York Times called it a "competent detective play."Warner Bros bought the film rights and assigned Boris Karloff to star and John Farrow to direct. Jane Wyman was meant to play the female lead.