Using Drones

The University of Regina recognizes increasing use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) for teaching, personal, commercial, and research purposes. The use of UAVs falls under the Canadian Aviation Regulations and the regulations differ depending upon the weight of the device, the equipment attached, and the intended purpose.

All U of R faculty, staff and students using drones for teaching and research must be aware of and follow all federal regulations which govern the operation and use of UAVs, regardless of where they fly them.

When flying a UAV in Canada, you must follow the rules in the Canadian Aviation Regulations , as well as all applicable municipal, provincial and territorial laws that apply.

According to Transport Canada regulations, UAVs/drones may not be flown outdoors on our main or College Avenue campuses unless the operator holds a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), due to the University of Regina’s proximity to the Regina International Airport and Regina General Hospital’s heliport. Recreational UAV use is not permitted on either campus.

Please refer to the Transport Canada link here for helpful tips and guidelines to fly your UAV/drone safely and legally.

If you have questions regarding the University's insurance coverage of UAV operations, please contact Barb Pidkowich.


For other questions about Drones/UAVs, please contact Regan Seidler.