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Nursing and social work are sharing space at U of R Campus in Saskatoon

Posted: November 22, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Dr. Thomas Chase, U of R Vice President (Academic), meets with faculty and staff from the faculties of nursing and social work at the grand opening of shared space in Saskatoon.
Dr. Thomas Chase, U of R Vice President (Academic), meets with faculty and staff from the faculties of nursing and social work at the grand opening of shared space in Saskatoon. Photo courtesy of Faculty of Nursing

The University of Regina’s faculties of nursing and social work are getting together in Saskatoon.

The two faculties now are sharing space at Innovation Place. The official grand opening was held on Friday, November 18.

Both faculties will benefit from this new relationship, including opportunities for collaborative research, as well as possible financial savings. The move helps to lower costs by providing a better utilization of resources, specifically space, staff and technology.

There are about 550 nursing students enrolled in the Saskatchewan Collaberative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) Program in Saskatoon, offered by the U of R in partnership with the Saskatchewan Polytechnic. This move means students are able to meet with their professors at either Sask Polytechnic or in the new space at Innovation Place. Eight faculty members have offices in this new space which provides more space and more privacy.

The U of R has offered classes in social work in Saskatoon since 1974. The faculty of social work has about 290 students enrolled at the Saskatoon Campus. For social work students, relocating to the Concourse Building means larger classrooms and a separate computer lab to support the master’s program.