2016 Campus Master Plan

The University of Regina 2016 Campus Master Plan aligns physical development of our campus with the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. It builds upon the three priorities in the strategic plan – student success, research impact and commitment to our communities – as well as the overarching areas of emphasis, Indigenization and sustainability.

About the Campus Master Plan

The Campus Master Plan is updated every five years, building on previous plans. It encompasses the main campus, the campus east lands, and the College Avenue Campus. The University grounds are part of Wascana Centre; as such, the 2016 Plan was prepared in parallel with the Wascana Centre Authority’s Master Plan update. The planning process provided an opportunity to engage the campus community, stakeholders and the public in envisioning the longer-term development of our campus. The consultation included three public meetings, online surveys, hallway displays, and stakeholder meetings. The University's Board of Governors approved the Plan on March 10, 2016.

The Campus Master Plan deals with the physical situation and gives guidance about the quality of future development. It does not deal with everything that happens on campus. For example, it is not a maintenance plan, nor an operational or management plan. It deals with what kinds of uses would be appropriate in the campus and how they should be sized and arranged – physical things such as academic, residential and service buildings, landscapes, roads, paths, and parking. It also deals with where built facilities should not go; and places reserved for open space and ecological protection.

Strategies in the 2016 Plan

The 2016 Campus Master Plan identifies 30 strategies that set out the essential approach to be followed relative to the various topics that require coordination and forethought as the campus develops. They include strategies for the siting and arrangement of academic and communal facilities, the infrastructure of circulation, the landscape that ties the campus together, and the design parameters for projects as they come on stream.

Strategies for responsible and sustainable development include using native and hardy tree and shrubs and naturalized grasses where possible, reducing our reliance on irrigation, and collaborating with First Nations to incorporate culturally relevant symbols and settings into the campus landscape.