Welcome to the U of R for Fall 2022

By Dr. Jeff Keshen Posted: August 31, 2022 8:00 a.m.

Dr. Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-Chancellor
Dr. Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-Chancellor Photo credit: University Advancement and Communications

Dear students,

Welcome – and for many of you, welcome back – to the University of Regina for Fall 2022.

We are proud to be located in Treaty 4 territory, with our Saskatoon campus in Treaty 6. These are the traditional homelands of many Indigenous peoples, and the shared territories of many other diverse groups from both near and far.

This fall, our campuses and Federated Colleges will once again be buzzing with activity – the activity that comes from you living in our residences, learning in our classrooms and labs, and attending the many public performances, lectures, and events that take place every week here at the U of R.

Please check the University’s events calendar throughout the year to see some of the many events you and your friends can participate in, and be sure to take advantage of all the opportunities that your University of Regina Students’ Union provides for you, such as student clubs and societies, and a wide variety of services.

A student on the academic green

A student participates in activities hosted on the Dr. Lloyd Barber Academic Green
Credit: University Advancement & Communications

There are many new and exciting things happening at the University this year, including the inaugural U Prairie Challenge – Presented by SaskMilk. This season-long competition will provide a great opportunity for you to show your school spirit by cheering on our Cougars and Rams teams as they take on our provincial rivals, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, in a series of varsity sports. Please visit the Cougars and Rams websites to see the varsity sports schedule, and remember that as a student, you have free admission to the games.

To enhance your U of R experience, this past year we launched a new, mobile-friendly website that’s student-friendly and easier to use. We have also opened a Student Wellness Centre that offers primary health care – including mental health support – so you can get the help you need, right here on campus. This fall also marks the opening of our brand-new Centre for Experiential and Service Learning, which will provide access to hands-on experience that will help you graduate career-ready and find work in your field more quickly.

You – our students – shape us as a university. We are here to support your hard work and help you succeed in the most dynamic and welcoming academic environment possible. We want you to learn, but we also want you to have fun by connecting with your university community now and in the future.

We’re back – and we’re so very glad you’re back with us.

Let’s go far, together.

Yours sincerely,


Jeff Keshen

President and Vice-Chancellor