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Message from the President

FileSince becoming an independent institution in 1974, the University of Regina has built a strong reputation as one of Canada’s most progressive, welcoming, and student-friendly post-secondary schools – a university dedicated to providing a high-quality international education for students from Canada as well as other countries.

Guided by this progressive spirit, the University is a future-focused, dynamic institution that is home to innovative teaching and research that responds to the issues of our day. Through our strategic plan we have a shared vision to build meaningfully on these strengths by building relationships that serve the people of Saskatchewan as well as those beyond our provincial and national borders. 

In today’s world, it is increasingly important to foster these relationships – especially the meaningful connections and mutual respect between people from different cultures and countries. These connections bring diversity as well as different worldviews and perspectives that add to the strength of our University and wider community. They are an integral part of the longstanding tradition of international education at our University, which currently has academic partnerships in 44 countries around the world.

These partnerships help to build and strengthen the University’s diversity. Students from more than 80 countries now call our University home, thus enriching the student, faculty, and staff experience by bringing global perspectives to our campuses and provincial community. UR International is deeply committed supporting, guiding, and promoting the success of these students by offering academic, social, life skills, and language services to help them make the most of their University of Regina education.

At the same time, through UR International many domestic students and faculty members undertake international study abroad, research, internship, and experiential learning and exchange opportunities each year to widen their experience and further develop as “citizens of the world.”

Whether you are an international student interested in studying at the University of Regina, a Canadian student looking for opportunities to study abroad, or a faculty member or institution hoping to partner with us on a teaching or research initiative, our UR International “one-stop shop” should be your first destination. I encourage you to browse our website, learn about our services, and contact us directly to learn how we can work together to build a better world through international education.

Thank you for your interest in the University of Regina.

Jeff Keshen

President and Vice-Chancellor