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University of Regina
English Name: University of Regina
Region: Northern America
Country: Canada
Found Year: 1974
Address: 3737 Wascana Parkway
Website: http://uregina.ca

The University of Regina is home to 10 faculties and 25 academic departments which have established reputations for excellence and innovative programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

 

Our campuses in Regina and Saskatoon are located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 land. In Regina, our main campus and historic College Avenue campus utilize 239 acres and provide an attractive study and work environment for our students, faculty and staff. Both Regina campuses are located in Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America and the first in Canada to be created by a tri-level government/education partnership.

 

We offer more than 120 undergraduate programs and 78 graduate programs, including many specialized programs such as police studies and public policy.

Our Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science offers a number of undergraduate programs aimed at preparing students for careers in petroleum engineering, software systems engineering, environmental systems engineering and electronic and industrial systems engineering. All are fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.

In 2015, our Faculty of Arts joined a handful of Canadian universities to offer an undergraduate program in philosophy, politics and economics – an internationally-acclaimed designation offered by major universities including Oxford and Yale. Arts also welcomed their first Master’s of Journalism class in September 2015.

La Cité universitaire francophone is a hub for the study of French language and culture of French-speaking regions and countries across the world. La Cité offers a complete range of programming in French as a second language that meets the needs of learners from beginners to advanced levels.

In Fall 2011, the University accepted students into the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. This program is offered collaboratively by the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. In September 2014, the Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP), an online master’s program, was launched.

University programs such as nursing respond to the needs of the province; the balance of scholarship, research and public service is attracting students and international attention. We are proud to be the first Canadian university to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Police Studies. The program has resulted in important partnerships with police services in the province and beyond. We are also proud to offer innovative interdisciplinary degree programs. The Creative Technologies interdisciplinary program, based in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, brings together artists, scientists, and cultural theorists who can choose from a wide array of courses in engineering, computer science, and fine arts, such as new media, film production, animation and software design.

The University is home to more than 400 active researchers, including faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and nine Canada Research Chairs. Several institutes, centres, laboratories, and facilities on campus support research collaboration and partnerships focused on our research strengths. Indigenous research is a growing focus as we encourage and support Indigenous ways of knowing. Several centres and institutes reflect this in projects and partnerships.

 

We are leaders in the critical area of experiential learning, and our graduates leave our campus prepared to succeed in the world.  In 1969 we were the first university in Western Canada to offer co-operative placements and now offer the Co-operative Education & Internships Program in more than 50 programs across arts, business administration, engineering and science (computer science, physics, chemistry and biochemistry, and mathematics and statistics including actuarial science internships).

In addition to traditional co-operative programs and internship opportunities, our UR Guarantee Program provides students with access to critical academic, leadership and service opportunities throughout their undergraduate study. Students successfully completing the program should possess the skills and knowledge necessary to start their careers within six months of graduation. If a student is not successful, the University will pay for one year's worth (30 credits) of additional undergraduate tuition and course fees.

 

We work with community stakeholders, government organizations and funding agencies at home and around the world and have partnered with academic institutions globally to provide opportunities to collaborate on teaching, research, and community-development. In 2015 alone the University fostered nearly 90 formal study abroad exchange agreements in 30 countries, for undergraduate students, as well as a number of partnerships allowing faculty to conduct teaching and research abroad. Our international reach continues to extend outwards with positive results.

 

The University’s 2015-2020 strategic plan, “peyak aski kikawinaw” -- Cree for “We are one with Mother Earth” -- builds on our rich heritage, recognizes the growing importance of our place in the world, and sets forth a bold collective vision for the future. 

The plan identifies and expands upon three key priorities – student success, research impact, and commitment to our communities – and includes Indigenization and sustainability as overarching areas of emphasis that contribute to our shared vision of being a national leader in developing educated contributors, career-ready learners, and global citizens while generating meaningful, high impact scholarship. 

 

Our alumni – numbering approximately 66,000 – contribute to and build our society in Saskatchewan and in Canada, and are our ambassadors to the world. Our history, our accomplishments, and our growth as a university stem from our commitment to working together for the good of our local and global communities.

 

Our community reach is further extended through the College Avenue campus – a centre for educational outreach into the community. Home to the University’s Centre for Continuing Education – including the Lifelong Learning Centre and the Conservatory of Performing Arts – each year, the College Avenue Campus serves approximately 8,000 learners, including 1,100 students through English as a Second Language programming and 2,300 who benefit from programming at the Lifelong Learning Centre. The Campus is also home to Darke Hall – an historic gem used as public concert and event space. In 2011, the University launched an ambitious plan to revitalize our historic College Avenue campus. Upon completion, the revitalized campus will serve as a provincial and national destination, integrating academic programming with outreach and training for both public and private sector professionals.

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