In Remembrance, 1T4

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Today is Remembrance Day. 2014 marks 100 years since the beginning of what was to be known as the Great War. Canada, with their sentimental attachment to the Commonwealth still hanging around and their own patriotism, felt that they had a duty to serve. Of course, as Skule students, we can be aware that engineering students especially had a role to play in both wars (but remember, it’s not just about us). As always, Skule will put on its own memorial services at 11AM on Front Campus.

If you were interested, you should definitely check out a couple of places on campus, where they have artifacts that would appeal to students (and engineering is mentioned a few times):

UofT Archives

If you visit the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library near the Robarts Library, they have a small display with artifacts and documents from WWI. Surrounding it currently is an exhibition on wartime literature.

Display Case at the U of T Archives to Commemorate WWI
War Relics of WWI
Letter Regarding a Skule Student Receiving the Military Medal







Soldiers’ Tower

Do see the Memorial Room in the Tower beside Hart House when it’s open. It’s like a mini-museum on campus.

Military Field Compass and Leather Case, used by a fellow Skule student during WWI
Military Field Compass and Leather Case, used by a fellow Skule student during WWI
Remembrance Day Services in 1942
Panoramic View of Remembrance Day Services in 1942




I can give you a reading list for the rest of your day:

Here are some photos from the war time here (not necessarily specific to engineering), compiled by an Archivist before me. Though we also have one that features our beloved Skulehouse.

Engineers remember the wars.

And don’t forget the conflict that is still happening today.

“Lest we forget / N’oublions jamais”