University of Regina continues post-secondary education partnership with Great Plains College

News Release Release Date: July 12, 2016 11:00 a.m.

The University of Regina and Great Plains College are strengthening their longstanding partnership of delivering post-secondary education at the College in Swift Current.

At a ceremony in Regina today, University of Regina Associate Vice-President (Academic and Research) Dr. Dena McMartin signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Vice-President, Academic of Great Plains College, Dr. Brian Gobbett and the University’s Director of the Centre for Continuing Education, Dr. Harvey King, for the delivery of a Liberal Arts Certificate.

“This agreement, and our ongoing partnership with Great Plains College, increases access to post-secondary education by delivering programming in Swift Current,” said McMartin. “Agreements such as the one we signed today not only offer valuable liberal arts programming to more students, but demonstrate a commitment to serving our provincial communities.”

“Great Plains College is delighted to partner with the University of Regina in providing first-year university studies on its Swift Current Campus,” said Gobbett. “The combination of small class sizes, high quality teaching and an ability to begin university studies close to home is particularly attractive and we have evidence that Great Plains College students carry these advantages as they continue their studies.”

The University of Regina and Great Plains College jointly deliver a variety of undergraduate classes in arts, science, education, police studies and justice studies. In collaboration with the University, Great Plains College also offers the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Social Work degree for students based in Swift Current. 


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