University of Regina

University of Regina | Regina, Sask. | Founded 1974

University of Regina students walking a path in the winter

(courtesy of U of R AV Services)

The University of Regina has earned a reputation for innovative thinking. 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 progressive 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 main 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, most of the university’s buildings are connected. Darke Hall has been restored as part of a campus renewal project. Slated to reopen this year, the theatre has added modern amenities, including improved access and better sightlines, while highlighting the look and feel of the original 1920s construction.

The U of R is diverse: nearly 15 per cent of students identify as Indigenous, and more than 17 per cent come from other countries. “We respond to the needs of provincial, national and international communities through our research, teaching and mentorship, and our commitment to decolonization and reconciliation,” says interim president Thomas Chase. (Jeff Keshen takes on the post this summer.)

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Standout Programs
Indigenous Environmental Science: This program focuses on the natural environment, offering Indigenous perspectives and knowledge. Topics include environmental economics and community development.
Ideation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship: This certificate program provides a foundation in business knowledge that can be applied to any discipline. Students learn to create ideas and recognize opportunities.
Education: Students can tailor their course of study, focusing on subjects such as music education, physical education, elementary education and Indigenous education.

Cool Courses
The Story of the Imaginary Indian of North America: This course looks at the creation of the “Indian” myth as a work of colonial imagination.
Animal Minds and Human Morals: Students explore the ethical and legal issues around the treatment of animals in, for example, factory farms, rodeos and zoos.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 65% · Science: 70% · Commerce: 85% · Engineering: 70-90%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 12,159 · Part-time: 2,315
Graduates: Full-time: 1,081 · Part-time: 946
International Students: First-year: 18.6% · Graduate: 56.6%
Male-Female Ratio: 40 to 60
Housing Facts
Residence offerings reduced because of COVID-19
Residence Spaces: 1,129 (1,820 last year with approx. 500 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Single room with meals: $7,080 to $11,024 · Apartment-style: $6,404 to $10,068

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