University of Regina

University of Regina | Regina, Sask. | Founded 1974


University of Regina Campus


Only 42 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 as part of their studies. 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 increasingly diverse, with more than 14 per cent of its students coming from other countries. “Over the past five years we have doubled the number of international students on campus—something that enriches the educational experience for everyone at the University of Regina,” says president Vianne Timmons.

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Standout Programs

Industrial Systems Engineering: Future engineers are trained in this program to solve real-world problems using modern manufacturing techniques; experientially focused with intensive co-op programs and internships.

Creative Technologies: This interdisciplinary fine arts program brings together technology, science and art. Intended for students who wish to explore new mediums for their creativity.

Journalism: A maximum of 26 students per year ensures plenty of hands-on time inside the school’s TV and radio stations; a master of journalism is also offered.

Cool Courses

Prison Writings: Adopting a social justice and human rights perspective, this course examines the history and characteristics of prison writing, and asks what prison writing tells us about the history of the penitentiary and the experiences of particular prison populations.

Sociology of Hockey: An examination of hockey in Canada, this course explores the relationships between hockey and social inequality, the economy, violence and Canadian nationalism.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Average class size Undergraduate students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Engineering: 70% to 80%
Arts: 65%
Science: 65%
Commerce: 85%
$6,584 (arts); $6,944 (science) 1st & 2nd year: 36.1
3rd & 4th year: 20.6
Full-time: 10,090
Part-time: 2,152
1,740 (960 reserved for first years) Graduation: 53.2%
Retention: 79.6%

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