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University of Regina

University of Regina | Regina, Sask. | Founded 1974


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Only 44 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.
Justice Studies: Study either human justice or police studies, taking courses in areas such as criminology, law, psychology, geography, history and religion. The program prepares students for law school, as well as for careers in corrections, law enforcement and at human rights organizations.
• Mathematics and Statistics: Undergrad degrees are available in four main areas, including statistics and actuarial science, and there are options for combined degrees as well. Students can gain practical experience while studying through co-op, internships and summer research programs.

Cool Courses
Sociology of Hockey in Canada: Explore how Canada’s favourite sport is connected to issues such as social inequality, the economy, violence and nationalism.
• The Economics of Beer: Learn the inner workings of the multi-billion-dollar beer industry, including government regulations on production and consumption.

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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