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Your Gifts. Their Futures.

2023 Donor Impact Report

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Your Student Impact

$7.7M+ Total Awards
4,232 Undergraduate Students Supported
$6M+ Total Donations
292 Graduate Students Supported
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Your generosity is the greatest gift of all. In 2022–2023, your gifts supported the educational achievements of over 4,200 graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Regina, making a difference in the lives of our students and furthering the impact our University has in communities, throughout Canada, and around the world.

President's Message

Your Gifts. Their Futures.

Dear friends of the University of Regina,

I am pleased to share with you our 2022-2023 Donor Impact Report, which is shaped by two defining themes, one of which is reflected in its title: Your Gifts. Their Futures.

We chose this theme because your gifts help make the futures of University of Regina students, their families, and their communities brighter and more promising in the face of challenging times. As President, I am inspired by the possibilities our donor community continues to unlock for our dedicated students, ground-breaking research efforts, comprehensive programming, and service to the wider community that surrounds and supports our University.

Donor Stories

The three Finning Canada Award recipients Megan Penner, Joshua Ormerod, and Emma Gingell standing outside by the Research and Innovation Centre on campus.

Finning Canada Entrance Award

With each award given, donors like Finning Canada are helping to support and empower students in Saskatchewan along their educational journeys.

Students studying on laptops in the newly revitalized Wascana and Regina rooms in the Dr. John Archer Library and Archives.

Giving Enhances Student Instruction

Thanks to a generous $50,000 gift from the estate of Dr. Lawrence Wiser, the University of Regina has been able to revitalize infrastructure and update technology used to support student instruction and learning at the Dr. John Archer Library and Archives on campus.
Brad Hornung's sister, mother, and Dr. Stephen King stand outside the Accommodations Test Centre in celebration of the renaming of the Centre in Brad's honour.

Honouring Brad Hornung's Legacy

The legacy of alumnus Brad Hornung lives on at the University of Regina through the new Brad Hornung Accommodations Test Centre, renamed in his honour in November 2022.
Chad Fisher, new Transition Coordinator at the ta-tawaw Student Centre, stands inside the centre.

Helping New Indigenous Students Navigate University

Do you remember your very first year at university? Between finding classrooms, figuring out your schedule, starting coursework, and settling into housing, it can be an overwhelming experience.
Professor Roger Lee speaks with President Jeff Keshen and Luanne Drake at the Fifth Parallel Gallery reception.

Art on the Edge

Thanks to the vision and support of long-time art historian, teacher, and philanthropist Professor Roger Lee, student artists at the University of Regina will be able to showcase their work in the recently renewed Fifth Parallel Gallery on main campus.

Donor Spotlight: Thom Boivin

Student Graditude Fuels the Spirit of Giving

Just as student awards have the power to change students’ lives, so, too, do students’ words of gratitude profoundly impact donors and inspire giving. One such person who can testify to this firsthand is Thom Boivin.

An employee of the University of Regina, Thom has had the frequent occasion of perusing letters written by students who are personally thanking donors who have played a key role in transforming their educational journey.

2023 Honour Rolls

Our Donor Honour Roll is more than just a list of names – it’s our way of publicly celebrating and expressing our gratitude for this special group’s generosity. Some have made a gift of $1,000 or more in the last fiscal year (May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023), affirming their commitment to making our students and community feel acknowledged and valued. Additionally, there are those who have let us know they’ve included a long-reaching gift to the University of Regina in their estate plans, as a means to envision a better future beyond their lifetime. Furthermore, we recognize donors who give regularly to provide a predictable and steady stream of revenue we can depend on every month to help us plan ahead.

Regardless of which category our donors fall into, their shared trust in supporting the excellence of our institution and the potential of our students inspires others to follow suit, and leads us down the path to a better world for all of us.

A diverse group of smiling students wearing backpacks stand outside at the University of Regina Campus.

The Chancellor's Community

The Chancellor's Community is a philanthropic network of leaders from business, academia, and the community who are dedicated to transforming the lives of talented U of R students through education, and empowering the next generation of leaders.

By supporting high-value, renewable undergraduate scholarships and graduate student fellowships, along with mentoring and networking opportunities, and more, the Chancellor’s Community aspires to break down barriers and open up doors for exceptional students along their academic journey.

Join the Community
Pam Klein
B.A., M.Ed., Pro.Dir
Chancellor, University of Regina

Vision, Mission, and Values

University of Regina Values star-shaped Graphic displays the U of R four key values (shown clockwise starting at the top): Respect, Integrity and Honesty; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Community and Social Responsibility; and Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being.Vision Statement

The University of Regina seeks to reflect the world in which we want to live – a world that values empowered citizens, generates high-impact scholarship, and embraces Canada’s diversity.

Mission Statement

The University of Regina’s vocation is to explore unanswered questions. We provide high-quality and accessible education, influential research, creative endeavours, and meaningful scholarly experiences in pursuit of local and global contributions to knowledge. Investigation of and reflection upon varied intellectual pursuits is fundamental and we engage our students in these pursuits, seeking to instill in them a lifelong quest for knowledge and understanding.


Mutual Respect, Integrity, and Honesty

Our treatment of each other is principled, open, transparent, and respectful. We are a safe, healthy, and supportive community that prioritizes the well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and community partners.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We are committed to creating and promoting equitable systems that foster diversity and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff. Through our adoption of a mainstreaming approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), all people - including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minority groups, and members of LGBTQ2S+ communities - are integral members of our community.

Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being

We are committed to Truth and Reconciliation. We aspire to walk together in a good way and strengthen our relationships which are based on mutual respect and accountability. Ongoing and emerging activities will be accountable to future generations.

Communities and Social Responsibility

We employ our expertise to serve each other, the environment, and society. We nurture our reciprocal relationships with our communities by being committed to vibrancy, inclusivity, and demonstrating social, environmental, and economic responsibility.