University of Regina

University of Regina | Regina, Sask. | Founded 1974

University of Regina Campus

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 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. The refurbished College Avenue campus is home to the school of public policy and the centre of continuing education.

“We are constantly looking for ways to improve the services and programs we offer our students and members of the larger community,” says president Vianne Timmons. The U of R is diverse, with more than 13 per cent of students identifying as Indigenous, and 17 per cent coming from other countries—something Timmons says “enriches the educational experience for everyone at the University of Regina.”

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Standout Programs
Computer Science: Students gain valuable work experience alternating four-month periods of coursework with paid work.
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.
• Kinesiology: Students have the option of three undergraduate degrees, ranging from the study of human kinetics and performance, to therapeutic recreation, to a concentration in Indigenous health and wellness.

Cool Courses
Introduction to Regalia for Powwow: Students focus on constructing core garments for powwow—the ribbon shirts and dresses; sewing skills are not required.
• Zombies, A History: Explore the origin and history of zombies and examine why they have become such a prominent and fascinating part of our popular culture.

Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 65% · Science: 70% · Commerce: 85% · Engineering: 70-90%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 11,030 · Part-time: 2,345
Graduates: Full-time: 968 · Part-time: 933
International Students: First-year: 13.3% ·
Graduate: 50.9%
Male-Female Ratio: 40 to 60
Residence Spaces
1,830 (approx. 500 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs
Single room with meals: $7,447 to $10,238 · Apartment-style: $6,552 to $10,068

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