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Your Gifts. Their Futures.

Unite Newsletter

Welcome to the Fall 2023 edition of Unite, your newsletter that brings together our donor community and celebrates your collaborative philanthropy in a common cause – to support students’ transformative journey, push the boundaries of research, and make our community stronger.

With in-person classes back in full swing, and as we near the end of the fall term in December, I hope you enjoy meeting some of our donors, reading stories that show their generosity and legacies in action, and getting to know the newest member of our Development team. In short, this is our way to keep you connected, express our gratitude, and showcase our donors’ kindness that embodies the spirit of what we mean when we say, Go Far . . . Together.

Marc Butikofer
Executive Director, Advancement

Donor Stories

Do you remember the time Engineering students suspended a car in the AdHum Conversation Pit? Did you enjoy Humphrey and the Dumptrucks' gigs there or burn the midnight oil during all-night study sessions?

The AdHum Pit has played an important role in fostering our shared community. It is a place where conversations sparked lifelong friendships and where the exchange of ideas ignited the flames of inspiration that continue to drive our institution forward.

Today, we face a challenge. The AdHum Pit, while rich with history and sentiment, needs your help. It requires revitalization to ensure it remains a lively, accessible, and inclusive space – a place where future generations can gather.

Help breathe new life into the AdHum Pit with a donation today. All gifts up to $200,000 in total will be matched through to December 31, doubling your impact! Yes! Double my gift!

This project goes beyond renovation; it's about building a brighter future for our community. To learn more about how you can help revive the AdHum Pit, please contact Barb Kuzyk at or visit our web page Revitalizing Student Spaces.

Research Spotlight

All systems go

The debut Degrees podcast is a conversation with Celestial Laboratories Anwit Adhikari BSc'20, about the prospects of living on Mars and a lot more. Degrees sat down with Anwit Adhikari to talk about his early fascination with technology growing up in Nepal, the art of technical design, and what the future holds for him and Celestial Laboratories.

Gary J. Drummond Awarded Honorary Degree at Fall 2023 Convocation

Gary J. Drummond was totally surprised when he was told he would receive an honorary degree from the University of Regina, though he notes that he "seemed to be on the radar," having received an Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, in recognition of his career as a business leader.

Donors in the Limelight

U of R receives grant from TD Bank Group to help advance graduate student innovation and entrepreneurship
SGI invests $1.5 million in University of Regina's data science studies
Bravo Tango receives Association of Fundraising Professionals – South Saskatchewan Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist Award
Drs. Lynn and Jim Tomkins receive Association of Fundraising Professionals – South Saskatchewan Outstanding Philanthropist Award
Roger Lee gift revitalizes student exhibition space