History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of Regina traces its roots back to 1911 when the Methodist Church started Regina college. Situated in the city of Saskatchewan, Canada, the educational institute later became a part of the University of Saskatchewan. In 1974, the college was finally granted university status and was renamed what we know today. The university has academic affiliations with various organisations like the Association of Colleges and Universities of the Canadian Francophonie, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate, University of the Arctic, Universities Canada, Canadian Bureau for International Education, Canadian University Press and the International Association of Universities. The university is ranked #601-800 in the latest THE World University Rankings 2022 and #983 in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings of 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Spread over 239 acres of land, the university’s regional campus is located in Avenue. It also has three federated colleges namely, Champions College, Luther College, and the First Nation University of Canada. The university houses close to around 15,000 students who are enrolled in more than 120 undergraduate and 78 postgraduate programs across its 10 faculties and 25 academic departments. Apart from having 18 research centres and institutes, the University of Regina is also known for its specialized programs in the field of Police Studies and Public Policy. The university is also known for its nursing and education programs. The Faculty of Arts is one of just a few Canadian schools to provide undergraduate programmes in philosophy, politics, and economics, which is recognised globally and offered by major universities such as Oxford and Yale. A variety of programmes at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are designed to prepare students for employment in petroleum engineering, software systems engineering, environmental systems engineering, and electronic and industrial systems engineering. Furthermore, the university's interdisciplinary degree programmes, such as the Creative Technologies programme in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, bring together artists, scientists, and cultural theorists to offer a diverse range of engineering, computer science, and fine arts courses, resulting in a truly unique university experience.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Regina is known for its academic and research excellence both nationally and globally. With such a vast student population and an array of courses available, the university contributes nearly half a billion dollars to the Canadian economy. From Asia's historic temples and futuristic cityscapes to Europe's busy cities and romantic countryside, Washington's sophistication, and South America's natural marvels, University of Regina students have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to earn academic credits while travelling the world. Having overseas experience enhances the value of your degree and offers you an advantage in the job market. The University of Regina also has its own Radio channel, and a newspaper called the Carillon. In short, it is quickly becoming the university of choice for students across Canada and beyond. The University of Regina has a strong alumni network. Some of its notable alumni names include Akiem Hicks (American footballer), Jhon Hewson (Australian politician), Jonathan Denis (Canadian Politician).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University is also known for providing placement assistance to its students through a career centre that conducts career fairs and indulges in academic advising. The University of Regina and the UR Pride Centre are working together to make living on campus as inclusive and accessible as possible. This implies that all students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression, or intersex status, should feel secure and supported. Furthermore, the university has a co-operative Education Work experience program through which students get to earn while they learn. Saskatchewan Health Authority, SaskTel, Government of Saskatchewan and other organizations recruit graduates from the University of Regina.