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The University and Wascana Centre Authority celebrate the completion of their 2016 Master Plans.

By Everett Dorma Posted: May 5, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Celebrating release of the Master Plans (l-r) Bernadette McIntyre, CEO of Wascana Centre Authority, Michael Fougere, Mayor of Regina and Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina.
Celebrating release of the Master Plans (l-r) Bernadette McIntyre, CEO of Wascana Centre Authority, Michael Fougere, Mayor of Regina and Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina. Photo by Rae Graham - U of R Photography.

The culmination of more than a year’s work for both Wascana Centre Authority and the University of Regina was celebrated at the joint unveiling of their Master Plans, May 5.

The University grounds are part of Wascana Centre and the U of R’s 2016 Campus Master Plan update was prepared concurrently with the Wascana Centre Authority’s 2016 Master Plan update.
 
“The 2016 Campus Master Plan aligns the physical development of our campus with our strategic priorities – student success, research that has impact, and commitment to our communities,” says University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons.  

“At the same time, it addresses our two overarching areas of emphasis – Indigenization and sustainability – and in doing so gives us the means to realize the goals we have set together for our University and the communities it serves.”

The 2016 Campus Master Plan identifies 30 strategies that set out the essential approach to be followed relative to the various topics that require coordination and forethought as the campus develops.

They include strategies for the location and arrangement of academic and communal facilities, the infrastructure of circulation, the land¬scape that ties the campus together, and the design parameters for projects as they come on stream.

Strategies for responsible and sustainable development include using native and hardy tree and shrubs and naturalized grasses where possible, reducing our reliance on irrigation, and collaborating with First Nations to incorporate culturally relevant symbols and settings into the campus landscape.

“The 2016 Campus Master Plan was developed through an extensive stakeholder and public consultation process including three public meetings, and an online survey soliciting feedback on the plan,” says Timmons.

“I wish to thank all those who participated in this process: the Board of Governors, steering, advisory and working committees, University faculty, staff, students, stakeholders and the general public.  Your input was critical to the successful development of this Master Plan," she says.

To view the University of Regina's Master Plan please visit here. To view the Wascana Centre Authority's Master Plan please visit here.