University of Regina

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The University of Regina is one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities – a dynamic institution with a strong national and international reputation for teaching and research.

With roots going back to 1911, The University of Regina has grown in response to the needs of the province of Saskatchewan. The university’s 10 academic faculties and 25 departments provide a comprehensive set of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, preparing students to excel in diverse disciplines at the local, national and international levels.

Specialized programs are available in many areas including health, public policy, journalism, media production and studies, actuarial science, Aboriginal education, social work, and business. The undergraduate Petroleum Systems Engineering program is one of the largest in North America, and the Police Studies program is the only one in Canada to offer both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

The University of Regina recently launched a unique program, guaranteeing that if students do not secure career-related employment within six months of graduation, they will be eligible to come back for another year of undergraduate classes free of charge (tuition and course fees). Through this UR Guarantee program, students have access to an advisor to help with all aspects of University life. The program assists students in their transition to university studies by ensuring that they take advantage of academic success, campus engagement, service leadership and career counselling opportunities. This will also prepare them for the job market in their chosen field.

The University of Regina has been known as Saskatchewan’s Co-op University since 1969. In spite of protracted global economic uncertainty and resulting employment opportunity shortages, The Cooperative Education Program has been incredibly successful. It grew in size by 26 percent in the last five years and is offered to undergraduate and graduate students in over 50 programs in the faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Engineering and Science.

Educational opportunities at the University of Regina are enhanced by more than 60 research laboratories, centres and institutes, as well as collaboration with industry partners at the adjacent Innovation Place – Regina. The campus also includes three federated colleges – Campion College, Luther College and First Nations University of Canada – that further diversify students’ educational experience.

The university is located in the heart of Regina’s Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America. This picturesque location offers an attractive work and study environment for 13,115 full- and part-time students, more than 1,200 permanent faculty and staff, and approximately 1,300 term or casual employees.

The University of Regina’s world-class scholars – including 10 Canada Research Chairs – significantly advance three overarching signature research themes: sustainable development, human development, and knowledge creation and discovery. They conduct leading-edge research in green energy technologies, data mining, climate change adaptation, pain and aging, community-based research and other areas of traditional strength.

The campus features some of the most advanced research and teaching facilities in Canada to attract scholars from around the globe. Since 2000, external research funding has doubled ($25 million) and graduate enrolment has increased to more than 1,500 students (18 percent of whom are international). Graduate students are often hired as research assistants and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research administers the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards program.

Student fees

Canadian student fees  2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $5,310
Graduate tuition fees: $3,942

International student fees  2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $15,930
Graduate tuition fees: $5,542

* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.

Student enrolment

2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 9,360
Full-time (graduates): 790
Part-time (undergraduates): 2,170
Part-time (graduates): 800

* Source: University of Regina (includes Campion College, Luther College and First Nations University of Canada)