Education in Saskatchewan Timeline (Throwback Thursday)

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educationtimelineBy Melanie Hodges Neufeld

With kids returning to school this week (or very shortly), how about a quick look back at the history of schools and education in Saskatchewan. The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan provides an Education in Saskatchewan TimeLine with important dates, including:

  • 1816: The School Act provides property owners in Upper Canada with the ability to meet, hire a teacher, and be eligible for government grants.
  • 1840: The first school in Saskatchewan is established at Cumberland House by Henry Budd.
  • 1910: Law classes are first offered at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • 1927: The School of Education is opened at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • 1974: Legislation is passed establishing the University of Regina.

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