Your Generosity is the Greatest Gift

Outlined in the University of Regina's 2020-2025 strategic plan, titled kahkiyaw kiwâhkômâkaninawak (Cree for “all our relations”), is our commitment to taking positive steps forward in key areas, including Truth and Reconciliation; discovery; well-being and belonging; environment and climate change; and impact and identity. With the support of donors, we are able to advance in these areas while creating a better learning environment for our students today, so they can make a difference in the future. 

We see the impact of giving each and every day, but it's your generosity that is the greatest gift of all. Your gift has the power to make a difference in the lives of our students and further the impact the University has in communities, throughout Canada, and around the world.

One of the most effective gifts is to the University's area of greatest need. By designating your gift in this way, you allow the University's knowledgeable faculty leaders and staff to direct your gift to the highest priority needs of the institution.

More information about the U of R's giving priorities is available below. Discover what inspires you and contact us to talk about your goals and ideas. 

Donor Stories and News

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Donor Spotlight: Senator Marty Klyne

Senator Marty Klyne DAA’84 and BAdmin’86 and the Klyne family have been generous donors to the University of Regina for many years. They established the Klyne Family Award in 2020 to support students pursuing a Journalism degree. With the Journalism School taking a one-year pause to redevelop and reimagine its programming and curriculum, it is expected to come back stronger than ever in 2024-25, ready to prepare future journalists for the challenges the field faces in the 21st century. Learn more about Senator Klyne and his motivation to give back.
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Faculty, staff, and retirees put their big hearts for students on display

Each year, the University of Regina community demonstrates its commitment to student success through philanthropy. Members of faculty, staff, and retirees have been active in supporting students and programs at the University through the fourth annual Big Hearts Family Giving appeal.

Easing the burden

A pilot project called PSPNET was launched at the University of Regina in 2019 that offers firefighters, police, corrections workers, EMTs, and other public safety personnel a different avenue for accessing mental health support. Thanks to funding from the Medavie Health Foundation, PSPNET was able to expand its services and offer supports in Saskatchewan, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI.
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$6.1M Funds Awarded to Students
3,989 Student Award Recipients
1,384 Donors
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I had trouble paying for my tuition, but the scholarship I received provided tremendous financial relief to my family and me. When I told my mom, she was so happy and hugged me and started to cry.
Shane Donison
Kinesiology and Health Studies student

Donor Impact Report

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Take a moment to read stories of support in past Donor Impact Reports. Learn how gifts to the University of Regina build a stronger U of R community and make a difference in our students’ pursuit of knowledge and understanding. The University's mission is to advance high-quality and accessible education, influential research, creative endeavours, and meaningful scholarly experiences in pursuit of local and global contributions to knowledge - without the generous support of our donors, that would not be possible.

Our Donor Honour Roll recognizes supporters who have made a contribution toward University of Regina’s students, programming, research, and other initiatives. We proudly recognize and honour the names of donors who demonstrate the unique ways to make an impact on the University. We'd like to thank all of our donors for inspiring a sense of unwavering hope and optimism in all of us through their generosity.

View our Donor Honour Roll