By 1916 James Brydon, Thomas Caldwell, and dozens of other students from the University of Saskatchewan had joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force and seen frontline combat during World War I. During the 4 day Battle of Vimy Ridge, for example, both Brydon and Caldwell died along with 7 other students from the University of Saskatchewan and more than 3,500 Canadians in total. By the end of the war, at least 70 soldiers from the University of Saskatchewan had died during combat.
Kevin Winterhalt, an undergraduate student in the Department of History, has developed an online exhibit highlighting the university's role in the Great War as part of a digital methods and digital humanities course.
To learn more about the stories of University of Saskatchewan and the soldiers it sent to World War I visit the new online exhibit.