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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Stories from the Regina General Hospital

Exhibit viewable from March 5 - April 30

Regina General Hospital Cafeteria (Level 0)

Every fall, 40 second-year medical students from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine move to the Regina Campus based at the Regina General Hospital. Part of their education is a module called “Arts and Humanities,” which gives the students a chance to approach medicine from different perspectives such as life drawing or photography. A stream within this module is the history of medicine.

This year, the College of Medicine teamed up with the Civic Museum of Regina to explore the collection of Regina General Hospital artifacts at the museum. Guided by the curator, the students chose artifacts, researched the history behind them, and wrote an interpretive text from different perspectives. You can visit the student curated display from March 5 to April 30 in the Cafeteria located on Level 0 of the Regina General Hospital and see how the students chose to reflect on historical medical practices and to explore different points of view.

Spotlight

Stained Glass Window

Stained Glass WindowAt the intersection of Lorne Street and 12th Avenue, the Knox Presbyterian Church was built in 1905, and rebuilt at a cost of $20,000 after being severely damaged by the Regina tornado of 1912. It was sold to SaskTel in 1952 and demolished. The congregation merged with the Metropolitan Methodist to become the Knox Metropolitan United Church.
The stained glass window was donated to the museum by the church in 1995.

Trivia

Nine of the twenty-eight people killed by the 1912 tornado were associated with the Knox Presbyterian Church. The Knox Ladies Aid lost all of their silverware with the exception of one heavy teaspoon found 3 blocks away.