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URGradExperience

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is here to help you get the most out of your graduate education.

Whether you're looking for professional development training or social events, we're here to support you and connect you with the resources you need to succeed.

Our holistic approach to graduate education through URGradExperience offers student-centred experiences in an academically nurturing environment that prioritizes:

Professional Development

As part of URGradExperience, FGSR provides graduate students and postdocs with professional development opportunities to ensure success in graduate work and beyond. These opportunities allow students and postdocs to enhance their graduate experience. There are four pivotal domains of professional growth that informs the programming and opportunities FGSR delivers and supports: effective communication, entrepreneurship and leadership, teaching and mentorship, and wellness and equity.

FGSR Courses

FGSR hosts and works with various partners to deliver workshops that help students in their graduate work and prepare them for future careers.

This includes:

MITACS Training

We have partnered with Mitacs to offer graduate students with academic and professional opportunities through Mitacs Accelerate, Mitacs Elevate, Mitacs Globalink and other MITACS training opportunities.

GATE Centre

Graduate Advanced Training & Entrepreneurship (GATE) Centre is a brand new centre supported by FGSR that aims to build and support a robust student culture of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Regina through:

  • Career readiness and professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars;
  • Partnership with industry, non-profit and community organizations; and
  • Acceleration of student and faculty-driven research commercialization, start-ups, and social R&D ventures in Saskatchewan and the Prairies.

Share Your Research

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Three-Minute Thesis (3MT)

The Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) is an internationally recognized competition for thesis-based graduate students in which participants present their work and its wider impact in three minutes or less. The event helps graduate students present their research in an accessible and compelling way with the assistance of only one static slide.

It's an excellent opportunity to develop your presentation and communication skills with expert feedback and hands-on workshop and training.

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Stay up to Date With What's Happening

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Read our newsletter

On the first weekday of each month, FGSR sends out Grad Digest, which summarizes upcoming opportunities, important deadlines and student success stories. You can access past issues here.

Please reach out to grad.engagement@uregina.ca if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

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Connect with other students

Did you know that graduate students who take the time to be involved in their university community are more likely to complete their degrees? Join us in the event space at the back of the Lazy Owl bar in the Riddell Centre on the second Wednesday of each month (except in December, when it's the first Wednesday) to connect with your deans and other grad students in your field and from across the U of R.

 

 

 

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Get to know the dean

Each semester, the FGSR dean and associate deans meet with graduate students in the FGSR boardroom (CK 226) to discuss issues important to student success.

Come have coffee with us and open up conversation about surviving and thriving in grad school.

 

Student Groups

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INSPIRE

The Interdisciplinary Series for Professional Intellectual and Research Engagement (INSPIRE) group supports student success through interdisciplinary collaborationg and knowledge sharing. INSPIRE's current events are on our calendar or contact them at INSPIRE@uregina.ca for more information on their group or how to get involved.
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Diversity Group

The Diversity Group supports graduate students who identify as Indigenous, Black or People of Color (BIPOC). This group meets regularly to build communities of support, solidarity and inclusion. The Diveristy Group's current events are on our calendar or contact them at Grad.Diversity@uregina.ca for more information on their group or how to get involved.
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Other Groups on Campus

The Diversity Group and INSPIRE are supported by FGSR but there are many other graduate student groups on campus with various causes that work to connect students together. These groups are a great way to enhance your experience at the U of R. The University of Regina Graduate Students' Association has more information about these groups.

Resources and Supports

URGradExperience aims to ensure student success. This means connecting students to the proper resources and supports that are necessary throughout graduate education - including equity groups, writing support and career education. 

As an important note, FGSR promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in all dimensions of the graduate student experience. The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) respectfully acknowledges that the University of Regina campuses are located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 Territories. Indigenous culture and knowledge are part of our community. Our graduate programming fosters a culture of inclusion and diversity with zero tolerance for discrimination and racism. All are welcome here.

Writing Tutors

The Student Success Centre provides numerous academic supports to students including writing tutor services.

 

Graduate Writing

FGSR and the Student Success Centre have partnered to create a writing tutor program especially for graduate students. Graduate writing tutors are available free of charge to help you improve the written components of your thesis, your coursework papers or your job or scholarship applications. While tutors are happy to discuss any of your writing concerns with you, they do not provide proofreading or copyediting services, and students are expected to participate in all tutoring sessions and perform their own edits.

Our tutors come from a variety of educational backgrounds and are available at different times based on their availability. You are encouraged to read their bios below and select the tutor whose expertise is closest to yours, though each is prepared to discuss work from a variety of disciplines.

Tutoring sessions last 55 minutes and students can attend a session one time per week. Appointments are best made 24 hours in advance, but you are welcome to drop in and see if a tutor is available to help you during the times listed on the schedule. Drop ins are first come, first served: if the tutor’s schedule for that day is full, they will let you know and you can use our booking system to book an appointment for another time. The Zoom ID for drop-ins is: 498 169 3784.

Book an Appointment (Select the Graduate Option)

Centre for Experiential and Service Learning
The Centre for Experiential and Service Learning has great resources for all U of R students including:
  • Workshops, programming, and campus events to gain skills specific to your goals and educational path.
  • Digital badges that you can add to your resume and/or professional portfolios in areas such as career foundations, cultural awareness, leadership, and mentorship. Badges are designed to recognize the skills and opportunities students are participating in outside of the formal classroom.
  • Transferable skills, knowledge, and experience to ensure you are career-ready when you graduate

Additional Experiential Learning Resources: 

Co-op Education & Internships

Numerous faculties offer co-op, internship and practicum placements as a way to prepare their graduates for the workforce. These faculties include Business Administration, Engineering, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and Social Work. If you are interested in these experiential opportunities, see an advisor in the respective faculty.

The Career Centre also has more information about co-ops and internships.

Indigenous Supports

Indigenous graduate students have a variety of support services available to facilitate their success.   

Non-Indigenous students learn about the Indigenous experience through the Four Seasons of Reconciliation training that is part of GRST 800AA.

The Saskatchewan Indigenous Mentorship Network is a program aimed at sustaining a network of Indigenous graduate students, new investigators, and established scholars in Saskatchewan.

 

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Programs, support and cultural and traditional awareness for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students – Intro to Powwow, Tipi Raising and more.

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Women in STEM
Special funding and scholarships are available to female STEM students.  Fully eligible students can be nominated by their faculty.  
Research in the Community
The Community Engagement and Research Centre, run through the Faculty of Arts, functions collaboratively as a partnership between community groups and university faculty and students. Their mandate is to provide independent, participatory research support in response to needs expressed by communities with a view toward building capacity and enhancing our quality of life.
Library

There are a number of workshops offered through the library: APA, MLA workshops, Literature review, RefWorks, NVivo, Publishing and Promoting Your Academic Work, Using Copyright Materials.

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Student Success Centre
The Student Success Centre offers a variety of services to help ensure student success including writing and math tutoring. 
Centre for Experiential & Service Learning (CESL)
CESL is the one-top shop for experiential and service learning. They also provide numerous workshops to help with the transition to the workforce.
Networking and Mentorship
Join the Ten Thousand Coffees initiative and learn of other networking opportunities.
Campus Security

Walk a Long and Lone Worker Program.

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Counselling Services

Free Personal and Emergency Counselling.

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Global Engagement

Global Engagement

URGradExperience provides experiential learning opportunities to complement the career readiness of our graduate students and postdocs. FGSR works with our campus partners to develop career-focused workshops and to offer supports for vulnerable students. Experiential learning not only provides hands on-training and a built-in advantage in a competitive job market, but helps bolster graduates’ career confidence and expands their professional networks. The University has a proud and established history of successful work-integrated learning through co-op education and field experience opportunities that prepare graduate students for life beyond the classroom.

The Global Learning Centre offers a number of programs, services, and opportunities for graduate students to take part in and enhance their time as University of Regina students.

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Mitacs Globalink is a student mobility and research funding program in Canada with many options for incoming and outgoing travel/research for senior undergraduate and graduate students for the purpose of conducting research. Some programs are open to all countries and applications are accepted throughout the year, while other programs are limited to partner countries and are call-based.

Global Exchange Programs

China

China Scholarship Council (CSC) - With a decade-long partnership with CSC, the CSC brings quality Ph.D. scholars to the University of Regina.

Morocco 

The MEDINA Studies Program (with Universite Internationale de Rabat--International University of Rabat, Morocco): The MEdiNA studies program includes modules with a regional dimension on North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. In addition to a personalized program of language skills and studies of the EuroMed region, students can acquire proficiency in at least one language (Arabic, Amazigh and / or French). For more info, please visit the program homepage and reach out to FGSR if you are interested.

United States

North Dakota and Montana Program: The University of Regina grants students the right to pay the same tuition and fee rates of Canadian citizens if they are US citizens and have been residents of North Dakota or Montana for at least one full year prior to the time of admission. 

 

UR International

A great place for all international students – English coaching, social events, visas, health cards.

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Student Wellness

Student Wellness Centre

The Student Wellness Centre is fully staffed by Nurse Practitioners that offer non-urgent physical and wellness care to Students of the University of Regina.

 

Mental Wellness Hub

Mental wellness plays a significant role in the overall well-being of our students, faculty and staff at the University of Regina.

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UR Pride
The UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity is a non-profit service provider housed at the University of Regina. UR Pride provides services and programming for the entire community of Regina, not just for the University of Regina. 
Women's Centre
The mission of the University of Regina Women's Centre is to empower female students by providing a supportive racial and gender inclusive environment dedicated to the education of all students regarding women's issues.
University of Regina Student Union (URSU)

Health & Dental Plan, Bus Pass, Emergency Bursary Fund, Good Food Box, Campus Clubs.

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IT Support Centre

Email forward, campus wi-fi, username & password.

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Health, Safety, and Wellness

Training, safety concerns, emergency resources.

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Healthy Workstation Guidelines (pdf)

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Respectful University Services

Confidential consultations regarding respectful services, student conduct and sexual violence. 

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