January 25, 2008
Fight, fight, fight for the dear old Green and White,
Saskatchewan, our University.
And it’s shout, shout, shout and let your voice ring out,
For Saskatchewan, our University.
We’ll rise to a man, be it win or lose or draw,
And cheer old Alma Mater with a rah-rah-rah!
For Deo Patrie our mother strong and free-
Saskatchewan our University - Rah!
-Words and music by Russell Hopkins
E. Russell Hopkins, 1932
University Archives. A-3236
E. Russell Hopkins was a man of many talents. While a student at the University of Saskatchewan, he wrote the University Fight Song, played basketball, ran track, directed “lit night”, graduated from Law and was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship for 1932.
The native of Moose Jaw returned to the U of S from Oxford in 1936 and taught at the College of Law for four years. From 1940 until 1945, he served in the RCAF as a Wing Commander. After the war, he moved to Ottawa where he served as Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel for the Parliament of Canada. He died in Ottawa in November of 1976.
U of S Archives