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University of Regina

University of Regina | Regina, Sask. | Founded 1974


University of Regina Campus

Only 43 years old, the University of Regina has established itself as an institution that thinks outside the box. It was the first university in Western Canada to offer co-op studies, and the province’s first green roof was constructed on top of its Research and Innovation Centre. That innovative spirit is also reflected in its guarantee that, if a grad doesn’t find a career-related job within six months, the university will pay for an extra year’s tuition. Internships and work placements are incorporated into many programs. Students in journalism, for instance, are guaranteed a 13-week paid media internship. The campus is situated in the heart of Regina’s Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Home to a lake and ample green space, it’s an ideal place for jogging, cycling, skating and skiing. To help students avoid the harsh winter weather, all the buildings are connected. The U of R is diverse, with more than 14 per cent of its students coming from other countries. “Since 2009, we have more than doubled the number of international students and nearly doubled the number of Indigenous students—something that enriches the educational experience for everyone at the University of Regina,” says president Vianne Timmons.

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Standout Programs

Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Interdisciplinary studies are the focus of this program, giving students the knowledge and skills needed for careers in areas such as journalism, government, consulting and public policy. Co-op opportunities are also available.

Business Administration: The Hill School of Business is known for its focus on charitable work and community service. Just this year, students racked up several awards at a Western Canada business competition, including first place for volunteer hours.

Creative Technologies: This interdisciplinary fine arts program brings together technology, science and art. It’s intended for students who wish to explore new mediums of creativity.

Cool Courses

The Tablet Orchestra: Examine the ways you can use a tablet (such as an iPad) as a musical instrument, and how the device can help us gain musical knowledge. Participants take part in a “tablet orchestra” performance.

Zombies, a History: Learn about the origin of the undead, and why zombies have become such a prominent part of our popular culture.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Average class size Number of students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Engineering: 70% to 80%
Arts: 65%
Science: 70%
Commerce: 85%
$6,993 1st & 2nd year: 36.8
3rd & 4th year: 20
Undergraduates: 12,612
Graduates: 1,748
1,446 (802 reserved for first years) Graduation: 56.6%
Retention: 85%

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