University of Regina

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University of Regina

The University of Regina provides a dynamic, innovative and supportive learning experience with a growing national reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The University’s comprehensive services and programs prepare students to excel in local and global communities and its research opportunities attract the best and brightest minds.

The University’s programs have grown in response to the needs of the province; the balance of scholarship, research and public service is attracting students and international attention. Specialized programs are offered in a number of areas including journalism, social work, media production and studies, actuarial science, petroleum engineering, fine arts, software systems, education, police studies, health studies, public policy, business administration, and many others. A co-operative education program – the first in Western Canada – is available in arts, business administration, engineering and science (computer science, physics, chemistry and biochemistry, and mathematics and statistics including actuarial science internships). An Aboriginal co-operative education program is available in each of these areas.

The undergraduate petroleum engineering program is the largest in the country. The Police Studies BA was the first policing degree to be offered by a Canadian university and is resulting in partnerships with police services in the province and beyond.

The Humanities Research Institute is a catalyst for productive workshops, lectures and conferences. The Centre on Aging and Health is the first and only gerontology research centre in the province. The bachelor of health studies program emphasizes an interdisciplinary understanding of health care, drawing on both the social and natural sciences. The program is unique in its emphasis on understanding the health needs of Indigenous peoples. The Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business is a centre of excellence in graduate business education within the Faculty of Business Administration. The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy provides a foundation of theory, practice and research to prepare students for careers in public management, public policy research or the non-profit and private sectors. The Institut français is committed to the professional, linguistic and cultural development of la francophonie, by providing postsecondary courses, programs and services in French. It also includes a centre of research that is national in scope and recognition.

Five areas of strategic emphasis have been identified as research foci for the University: Social Justice, Health, Informatics, Culture and Heritage, and Energy and the Environment. Thirteen research centres and institutes enhance the teaching and research opportunities available on campus. As well, Innovation Place Regina, adjacent to the main campus, has produced synergies and research partnerships with industry and government. The University-Industry Liaison Office, established through a joint venture with the City of Regina and the University, enables commercialization of research through technology transfer.

Residence Life

Living in on campus is a perfect way to get the full U of R Student experience. It offers you independence and friendship in a vibrant, multicultural atmosphere. The University of Regina offers four fully-furnished residences to meet the diverse needs of our students. Residence life is a comfortable and convenient “home away from home.” Our experienced Residence Life team will help ensure your experience is a positive one!

Athletics and Recreation

There are plenty of athletic and recreation opportunities at the University of Regina.  Be a Cougar or Ram on one of our varsity teams, have fun participating in our huge campus intramural program, or work up a sweat in our brand new fitness centre!

  • Varsity Athletics – Our varsity teams, the Cougars and the Rams, compete in the Canada West division of Canadian Intervarsity Sport (CIS).
  • Campus Recreation Intramural Sports – Recreation Services coordinates the intramural sport program.
  • UR Fit Classes – Interested in yoga?  Spinning? Hip hop dance?  UR Fit has classes for people of all interests and abilities.
  • Fitness & Lifestyle Centre (FLC) – The Fitness and Lifestyle Centre is one of the best equipped fitness centres in Regina.  It overlooks the three-court main gym and features an elevated four-lane track.

Clubs and Societies

The University of Regina has various student associations and societies around campus. These are groups of students from university faculties and departments. The societies listed here are either funded through the President’s Advisory Council or they are not. Some of these campus clubs include:

  • Amnesty International U of R
  • Belly Dance Club
  • Catholic Christian Outreach
  • Cheer Team
  • Costuming and Masquarade Society
  • Debate Club
  • Dragon Soccer Club
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Regina Students’ Cricket Club
  • UR Karate Club, and more.

Arts and Culture

Fine arts at the U of R are centred at the Faculty of Fine Arts.   Programs of study are offered in Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Media Production & Studies.

  • Fine Arts Student Societies – In addition to the Fine Arts Student Society, each area (Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Media Production & Studies) have student societies.
  • Musical Ensembles -Interested in joining one of the U of R ensembles?  Learn more about the chamber singers, jazz band, concert band, and percussion ensemble.
  • The Fifth Parallel Gallery -The Fifth Parallel Gallery is a professional exhibition space operated and curated by Visual Arts students. The Gallery is dedicated to providing students with a venue to display their artwork.
  • Faculty of Fine Arts Events – Each year the Faculty of Fine Arts hosts a number of events showcasing the Fine Arts: musical performances, theatre productions, visual art exhibitions, and more!

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