Dr. Jacqui Shumiatcher contributes $250,000 toward College Avenue Campus Renewal

News Release Release Date: July 31, 2013 9:30 a.m.

Through a generous contribution of $250,000, Dr. Jacqui Shumiatcher is helping bring the University of Regina’s planned revitalization of its historic College Avenue campus one step closer to reality. 

“Together with her late husband Morris, Dr. Jacqui Shumiatcher has been a long-time supporter of the University of Regina, and their collective impact can be seen in so many aspects of the academic and cultural life of our University,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons. “Dr. Shumiatcher’s recognition of the importance of the College Avenue Campus revitalization, and her decision to support it with such commitment, speak volumes about the strength of our vision for the College Avenue campus and the students and community members who benefit from its programs every day.”

“I have been fortunate to have been able to participate in so many activities at the College Avenue campus,” said Dr. Shumiatcher. “Being able to help revitalize an important part of our history and being able to provide the updated space for current and future learners has always been part of my personal belief of being a responsible citizen.”

Dr. Jacqui and Dr. Morris Shumiatcher’s contributions to the University of Regina over the years include the “Shu-Box Theatre,” as well as the Dr. Morris Shumiatcher Scholarship in English and the Rose Jeanne Souillart Clay and Pierre Paul Franklin Clay scholarship for undergraduate students in French.  The Shumiatchers received honorary degrees from the University of Regina in 2002.

Building Knowledge – The College Avenue Campus Renewal Project is the University of Regina’s number one capital fundraising priority.  Through the initiative, the College Avenue campus will be transformed into a vibrant, accessible centre of learning, strengthening the University’s connection to the community and further contributing to the education of the next century of learners and leaders. The campus will be known as the University of Regina Leadership and Outreach Centre (LOC).

The College Avenue campus is home to the Centre for Continuing Education, Conservatory of Performing Arts, Darke Hall, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and the Lifelong Learning Centre.

On September 26, an announcement will take place revealing the fundraising total to date for Building Knowledge – The College Avenue Campus Renewal Project.

Further information about the initiative can be found at www.uregina.ca/campaign or by calling (306) 337-3366.


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