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 Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy and the Centre for Continuing Education. The U of R is diverse, with more than 13 per cent of students identifying as Indigenous, and 20 per cent coming from other countries.
“For more than a decade, the university has seen unprecedented growth in enrolment, student diversity and facility renewal. We have dramatically increased the number of Indigenous students and made important steps forward in reconciliation through our efforts to Indigenize our educational environment,” says Vianne Timmons, who is wrapping up 12 years as president. (Thomas Chase will take over as interim president.)
• Computer Science: Students gain valuable work experience alternating four-month periods of coursework with paid work.
• Kinesiology: Students can major in human kinetics, health promotion or gerontology, which focuses on an active approach to the needs of an aging population; a semester of fieldwork gives students the opportunity to apply what they learn.
• Education: Students can tailor their course of study, focusing on different subjects and age ranges, from music education to Aboriginal teacher education.
• Cults or New Religious Movements: From Scientology to the Unification Church, this course looks at the historical roots of new religions and examines their popularity.
• Sociology of Hockey in Canada: Hockey extends beyond the rink; explore how it impacts the social, economic and political realms of Canada.
$7,529 (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 65% · Science: 70% · Commerce: 85% ·
Undergraduates: Full-time: 11,431 · Part-time: 2,237
Graduates: Full-time: 995 · Part-time: 905
International Students: First-year: 19.9% ·
Male-Female Ratio: 40 to 60
Residence Spaces: 1,820 (approx. 500 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $6,969 to $7,998 · Single room with meals: $7,080 to $11,024 · Apartment-style: $6,404 to $10,068