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Students say “thanks” on Thank a Donor Day

Posted: June 27, 2016 6:00 a.m.

On Thank a Donor Day, students expressed their gratitude in a variety of ways, from notes to recorded video messages. Your donations are making a big difference in students’ lives.
On Thank a Donor Day, students expressed their gratitude in a variety of ways, from notes to recorded video messages. Your donations are making a big difference in students’ lives. Photos courtesy of Candy Fox

This short video captures the spirit of the day.

Today we say a big “thank you.”

Thanks to all of you for your donations that have made it possible for so many of our students to reach towards their dreams.

This spring, students and staff came together to say “thank you” during the first annual, Thank a Donor Day.

This special day of recognition was in honour of you and all those alumni, parents and friends who give to the University of Regina, making the students’ experience unforgettable and their education attainable.

“I’m very happy for the generosity of donors that have made it possible for me to pursue my studies,” says Abby Hodgins, a fifth-year student in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies. “I’ve been the recipient of several scholarships. It’s really something that makes it possible for me to keep studying and to focus on my studies rather than be worried about money.”

Says Jeanelle Mendes: “With their generous support, I was able to finish school and I was given numerous scholarships and bursaries.  As a single mother that really helped a lot. It made me want to finish school more.”

Hundreds of students participated in Thank a Donor Day with many sharing their thoughts on what it means to be the recipients of such generosity. They wrote notes or recorded video messages in appreciation of the investment made in their education.

“We’re taking this opportunity to say thank you to the donors at the University,” says Bruce Anderson, Associate Vice-President of Development at the U of R.  “The donors are partners in the things that we do. They make students’ success possible. They make research success possible.”

Every gift to the University of Regina strengthens the foundation of this university, ensuring that our students have the resources they need in order to achieve their academic goals.

Contact our Donor Relations office for information on how you can help. 

On behalf of students, faculty and staff of the University of Regina...Thank You!