is one of Canada’s top 50 research universities among Canadian comprehensive universities by Research Infosource Inc.
The University of Regina—with campuses located in Regina and Saskatoon on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakoda, and Lakota nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College, a small residential high school established by the Methodist church in 1911. The College grew in size and significance becoming a campus of the University of Saskatchewan and, ultimately, an independent degree granting university – the University of Regina – in 1974.
In 2019, the University experienced 11 consecutive years of enrolment growth and the largest enrolment increase in 37 years. Our student body in Fall 2019 was 16,501 full-time and part-time students – a record number, registered in our 10 faculties, 25 academic departments and schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). Our Colleges bring excellence and diversity to the educational experience we offer.
In 2017, the University of Regina was ranked in the Top 200 Best Young Universities in the world by Times Higher Education, building on our established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.
Tuition remains below the national average and the University ranks second nationally among comprehensive universities in the level of student financial support – scholarships, awards, and bursaries – available as a percentage of tuition.
In Regina, our main campus and historic College Avenue campus are located on 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.
On August 1, 2018, the University of Regina campuses became 100 per cent smoke-free as part of our commitment to providing a safe and healthy place in which to study, work, live, and visit.
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 its first Master of Journalism cohort 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.
We value inclusive education and provide programs and initiatives that support this goal such as the Certificate in Extended Studies in Inclusive Education, which enhances knowledge and expertise in fostering an inclusive classroom, and Campus for All, an inclusive post-secondary education (IPSE) initiative for adults experiencing intellectual disability. The University supports inclusion and diversity through programs such as the Colourful Campus House, a housing option specifically for 2LGBTQ+ students. Created in partnership with UR Pride Centre, Colourful Campus House has allocated two, six-bedroom apartments in College West residence for this initiative. Also in College West, a new multipurpose lounge on the fourth floor features special ventilation so the space can be used for smudging, ensuring Indigenous students can practice their culture freely and build a sense of belonging.
Spring 2018 saw the 1,000th student graduate from the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, offered jointly with Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The four-year degree program, offered in Regina and Saskatoon with local cohort intakes in Swift Current and North Battleford, first accepted students in fall 2011. 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, and the balance of scholarship, research and public service that constitutes our three-part academic mission is attracting students and international attention. We are proud to be the first Canadian university to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree 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.
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