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$100,000 Rawlco Radio Ltd. Gift to U of R’s School of Journalism Helps Prepare Journalism Students for Realities in the Field

News Release Release Date: September 27, 2017 11:30 a.m.

Good journalism is needed to separate facts from false information, and facts from opinion. The timing could not be better for Rawlco Radio Ltd.’s gift of $100,000 to the University of Regina’s School of Journalism. The donation will help to ensure that students continue to receive a world-class education in their chosen field.

“The backbone to any media, especially radio, is to provide good accurate local information“, says Gordon Rawlinson, C.M., S.O.M., CEO of Rawlco Radio Ltd. “That’s the motivation behind our gift, supporting the kind of quality education U of R’s School of Journalism is known for.” The Saskatchewan-born philanthropist is CEO of Rawlco Radio Ltd., home to seven radio stations across Saskatchewan and Alberta.

“Upholding standards of ethical, balanced reporting while fostering critical thinking skills in Canada’s future journalists will be key to sustaining healthy, vibrant, and diverse communities within a democratic society,” says Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina. “We appreciate Gordon’s strong show of support for our journalism program and its students.”

The University of Regina’s School of Journalism is one of Canada’s leading journalism education programs, where students enjoy small class sizes and paid internships at media outlets throughout Canada.


About Rawlco Radio Ltd.

 Rawlco Radio Ltd. is a private, family-owned radio company that operates seven radio stations: three in Regina, three in Saskatoon, and one in Calgary. The Regina stations include Z99, Jack FM and 980 CJME.

 About The University of Regina

 The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, and Lakota nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 15,000 students study within the University's 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. In 2017, the University of Regina was ranked in the Top 200 Best Young Universities in the world by Times Higher Education.


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