Volume 13, Number 4 October 7, 2005

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Moose moves into residence

New home for moose

New home for moose

The moose has a new home!

Late last week, President Peter MacKinnon’s office announced that the decision had been made and the stuffed moose head – a fixture in Convocation Hall from 1921 until College Building renovations began a few years ago – will now reside in Saskatchewan Hall.

Sylvia Cholodnuik, assistant manager of residence operations, which has its office in Sask Hall, sent a note to the President offering the moose a new home because the animal “is tradition on campus”. She also pointed out that Sask Hall was completed in 1912, the same year as the College Building, “and it only made sense that the moose should not stray far from home”.

“Besides, it has character, just like the residence.”

The large mounted head will likely be hung over the fireplace in the Sask Hall TV lounge.

MacKinnon said security was one consideration affecting his choice. He said he chose Sask Hall “in part because there really will be 24-hour security for the moose’s head in that location, in that there are always people around, and we can have more confidence the head will remain where it is placed. I think it will be both appreciated and secure in the residence environment.”

For more information, contact communications.office@usask.ca

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