1967: Two-Campus System Formalized
On 1 July 1967, the University of Saskatchewan implemented sweeping
administrative changes. In sixty years
the University in Saskatoon had grown form one College with 90 students to
fourteen Colleges with 10,000 students.1 Regina College, saved by the U of S from bankruptcy in the
1930s, had become the rapidly expanding Regina Campus. However, the southern campus was
administered by a principal while the northern campus was not. In an effort to quell growing discontent,
the government was asked to modify the University Act to allow the appointment
of a principal in Saskatoon. It was hoped that this move would permit the
President greater freedom to concentrate on university, as distinguished from
campus, affairs. On 1 July 1967 Robert Begg became the first and only principal
of the Saskatoon campus of the University of Saskatchewan, his role was to act
as the chief academic and administrative officer of the Saskatoon Campus.2 As time went by relations between the
Saskatoon and Regina campuses became more fractious. In 1974 the two-campus system came to an end with the creation of
the University of Regina as a separate and independent institution.
1967a: CampusAerial. Photograph Collection, A-2480.
1967b: Regina Campus. Photograph Collection, A-7646.
1967c: ConvocationDais, 1 Nov 1969. Photograph, A-7752.
1. Press release, News and Publications, 4 November 1967.
2. Guide to Holdings.