President’s end-of-year message to students

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: December 14, 2021 11:00 a.m.

The University of Regina Chamber Singers with Director, Melissa Morgan
The University of Regina Chamber Singers with Director, Melissa Morgan Photo: UAC

Dear students, 

With 2021 coming to a close, I want to thank you for the enthusiasm, patience, and resilience you have demonstrated during the past year. 

Undertaking university studies is never easy at the best of times – let alone during a worldwide pandemic which is now nearing the end of its second year. 

I recognize that for many of you, this year has been challenging, and at times even gruelling. Sometimes it has been difficult to believe that there is a light at the end of what has seemed like a very dark COVID-19 tunnel. But as we re-open our campuses more fully to in-person coursework and other activities for the Winter 2022 term, we have reason for a great deal of optimism. The full University of Regina experience, which includes a wide array of in-person coursework and other activities – is within sight. And that is in no small measure due to the COVID-19 precautions you continue to take both on our campuses and in the wider community. Thank you for that. 

As you complete the Fall term and look forward to a well-deserved holiday break, I invite you to view my, holiday video message which features a short performance by the University of Regina Chamber Singers. Thank you to Dr. Melissa Morgan and the Chamber Singers for sharing this uplifting performance with us as we look forward to the holiday break and the new year.  


In closing, thank you for your commitment to your studies, to your fellow students, and to the University of Regina. Please accept my best wishes for you and your families during the holidays, and throughout 2022.  


Yours sincerely,


Jeff Keshen

President and Vice-Chancellor