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U of R Budget is Approved

Posted on May 5

At its meeting on May 4, the Board of Governors approved the 2021-22 University of Regina budget.

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Apr 30

  • Unreason in Regina, Saskatoon, and elsewhere: perspectives of a professor and an alumna
  • A thank-you from the Regina Pats
  • Quick notes

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Apr 23

  • Pandemic situation leads to change of plans for early May
  • Development of the 2021-2026 Sustainability Action Plan
  • Quick notes

Spring/Summer term to begin with remote teaching and learning

Posted on Apr 22

  • With the ongoing prevalence of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in southern Saskatchewan, the University of Regina will not conduct any face-to-face instruction to begin the Spring/Summer term.
  • Classes will begin, as scheduled, on Monday, May 3, however any in-person course offerings will, instead, be delivered remotely for the time being.

Interim President’s Friday message

Posted on Apr 16

  • Laurentian reflection … and our own planning
  • Fall 2021 – a transitional term

Planning for Fall 2021

Posted on Apr 15

The University is optimistic that the Fall 2021 term will allow for a carefully staged reopening of our campuses, with increased options for in-person classes, activities, and services.

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Apr 9

  • Continuation of remote teaching and learning for remainder of Winter 2021 term
  • Provincial budget
  • Opportunities to view students’ work
  • Quick notes

Remote learning and teaching extended to the end of the semester

Posted on Apr 7

  • University of Regina will not return to face-to-face instruction for the final week of the Winter 2021 semester
  • Remote teaching and learning will be extended through to the end of classes on April 15, 2021

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Mar 26

  • Pausing face-to-face delivery
  • Celebrating long-service award recipients
  • Quick notes

Move to Remote Learning March 29

Posted on Mar 24

  • Face-to-face classes will temporarily move to remote platforms, beginning March 29
  • Face-to-face classes are scheduled to resume April 12
  • Campus services updates


Temporary return to remote teaching delivery beginning Monday, March 29

Posted on Mar 23

In response to Regina’s heightened rates of Covid-19 infections, including cases involving variants of concern, and in alignment with the Government of Saskatchewan's latest public health orders for Regina and area, the University has made the decision to temporarily pause face-to-face delivery of classes beginning Monday, March 29th.

Interim President’s Friday Message

Posted on Mar 19

  • “Millions of small acts”
  • Quick notes

Prevalence of COVID-19 variants a concern in the Regina area

Posted on Mar 16

In keeping with the University of Regina’s continuing focus on the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, the University is carefully monitoring the spread of COVID-19 variants of concern (VoC) in the Regina area.

Interim President’s Friday Message

Posted on Mar 5

  • President’s Breakfast for Athletics – 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 23
  • Town hall to focus on strategic plan progress and budget development – 1:30p.m., Friday, March 12
  • Quick notes

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Feb 26

  • Safely hosting WHL players on campus
  • Journalism students investigate water
  • Dr Howard Leeson honoured by the University of Alberta
  • JSGS students excel in national competition
  • Quick notes

WHL Hub Centre - U of R accommodations planning

Posted on Feb 19

The Western Hockey League (WHL) recently announced that it is proceeding with an abbreviated hockey season, with the City of Regina serving as the Eastern Division hub.The University of Regina, in conjunction with Luther College, is working with the WHL to provide teams with accommodations during their hockey season.

Interim President’s Friday Message

Posted on Feb 19

  • The Conversation Canada raises awareness of University research

  • Housing Services recognized with international marketing award

  • Town hall – today at 1:30 p.m.

  • Virtual President’s Breakfast for Athletics – 23 March at 10:00 a.m.

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Feb 12

  • Spring Convocation will be virtual
  • Engineering and Applied Science alumnus creates scholarship
  • Students contribute to ebook on Canadian political history
  • The research of Dr Gordon Pennycook
  • Reminder – February is Black History Month
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science – and a notable appointment
  • “Do it for others”

Campus Store closed today

Posted on Feb 10

The Campus Store will be closed Wednesday, February 10.

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Feb 5

  • Flag at half-mast in honour of Dr Jacqueline Shumiatcher CM, SOM
  • An update on mental wellness supports for students
  • Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards to be broadcast February 10
  • The fiction of Steven Millhauser – “what’s seductive is mysterious”

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Jan 29

  • Hybrid courses provide additional options for students
  • Revised Safe Disclosure Policy
  • The passing of community icon Theresa Stevenson

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Jan 22

  • Providing in-person learning experiences – part 2
  • Instructors share their approaches to remote teaching
  • Paul J Hill School of Business students excel in national competitions
  • “So let us leave behind a country / better than the one we were left”

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Jan 15

  • Providing in-person learning experiences
  • Supporting students and the wider community
  • U of R Education grad student on talking to young people about climate change
  • A semiquincentennial concert

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Jan 8

  • Welcome to the Winter 2021 term
  • Nursing professor receives international honour
  • Providing students with hands-on lab experiences
  • The fragility of democracy: Washington on Wednesday

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Dec 18

  • The arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine brings hope …
  • … but the threat of COVID-19 remains with us
  • SPHERU celebrates 20 years of health research
  • Season’s greetings – and a sincere thank you

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Dec 11

  • An intensive care nurse … and the price of unreason
  • University community supports United Way in a time of great need
  • An astonishing new work of fiction … and a unique dialect

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Dec 4

Interim President’s Friday message to campus: 4 December 2020

  • The Conversation Canada – taking research into the public sphere
  • Reminder - President’s update town hall at 1:30 p.m. today
  • This Sunday - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Nov 27

  • Innovative remote teaching during the pandemic
  • Repatriation of Annapoorna statue formerly held in University collection

Restrictions for On-campus Events Extended

Posted on Nov 24

The University has made the decision to extend its current restriction on holding on-campus, in-person events and gatherings until May 1, 2021.

Interim President’s Friday Message

Posted on Nov 20

  • Monday 11 January - Start of Winter 2021 term

  • Key research continues during the pandemic

  • Youth set an example regarding masks

  • In closing … a little music for the weekend

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Nov 13

  • In light of COVID concerns: an update on planning for return to the workplace
  • List of in-person courses to be held in Winter 2021
  • University of Regina research and our strategic commitment to healthy living

Updated Guidelines for Mask Use on Campus

Posted on Nov 6

Effective November 6, the Province of Saskatchewan has introduced new mask usage guidelines for indoor, public spaces in Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert.

Financial Hold Threshold on Registration Increased

Posted on Nov 5

Students will now be allowed to register for the next semester as long as their outstanding UR Self-Service account balance is no higher than $2,000.

Recreation and Fitness Facilities - Winter 2021

Posted on Nov 3

Some fitness and recreation facilities and services on the U of R main campus will begin reopening for limited use by students in January 2021.

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Oct 30

  • Continuing the focus on safety: our own and that of the wider community
  • Celebrating Circle of Scholars award recipients
  • United Way reminder

Additional Flu Clinic Openings

Posted on Oct 27

We have added flu clinic appointments on Friday, October 30 and Thursday, November 5.

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Oct 23

  • Phased-in reinstatement of on-campus parking fees
  • Winter 2021 Virtual Exchange Program for students
  • A message to our Nigerian students

Update on Flu Vaccination Clinics

Posted on Oct 20

There are still a number of appointments available for the week of November 2. We are working to make more appointments available.

Proctortrack Services to Resume

Posted on Oct 20

Proctortrack services will resume on Thursday, October 22.

Proctortrack Temporarily Unavailable

Posted on Oct 16

The University has been informed by Verificient Technologies that a security breach was detected on October 13 resulting in a brief disruption of its Proctortrack service.

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Oct 16

  • Fall Convocation
  • New CCE program aims to help businesses affected by COVID-19
  • Easing the disruption of COVID-19
  • Finding good in adversity, the power of humour, and rolling with the punches

Free Flu Vaccination Clinic for Students

Posted on Oct 16

The University is holding a series of free flu vaccination clinics on campus. These clinics are for current University of Regina students only, and you must make an appointment in advance.

Interim President’s Weekly Message

Posted on Oct 9

  • Strategic Plan update
  • Canada’s COVID alert app
  • RPIRG Green Patch Garden – harvest update

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Oct 2

  • Faculty of Science signs agreement with File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council
  • Teaching and Learning Framework – Winter 2021 Updates
  • National Custodial Workers’ Recognition Day
  • Worth repeating: what a university is, and the nobility of education

Why universities are taking a cautious recovery approach

Posted on Jun 26

  • Why universities are taking a cautious recovery approach
  • Second wave risk

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Sep 25

  • Budget update
  • A thank-you for your efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Sep 18

  • Counselling services for students and launch of Mental Wellness Hub
  • Board members recognized for service to community
  • Dr Gordon Pennycook, Dr Nicholas Carleton, and Dean Esam Hussein honoured   

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Sep 11

  • Plans for Winter 2021 term
  • Budget update
  • Virtual Treaty 4 Gathering - 14-20 September

Update on planning for Winter 2021 term

Posted on Sep 10

  • Winter 2021 term: Courses will be delivered remotely with the exception of a limited number of low-density face-to-face classes, labs, studios and clinical placements.

Fall 2020 Begins

Posted on Sep 4

  • Fall 2020 term begins
  • Protocols for a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Virtual Fall 2020 Convocation
  • Queen City Pride Parade – this Saturday at noon

Welcome to the 2020 Fall term

Posted on Sep 3

  • Information for students taking courses remotely and for anyone required to come to campus.

  • Comprehensive response protocols for students, faculty, and staff, if a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 is reported on campus.

Interim President’s Friday Message

Posted on Aug 28

  • Making university more affordable: introducing ZCM courses

  • Alumnus Dr Nevan Krogan and world-leading COVID-19 research

  • Masks/face coverings mandatory on U of R campuses starting Tuesday, September 1

  • Classes begin on Wednesday, September 2

Interim President's Friday Message

Posted on Aug 21

  • Maximum accreditation for the Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Reminder about mask use on campus
  • Virtual Town Hall
  • Thank you to students

Mask Guidelines for Campus

Posted on Aug 20

If you are coming to campus this fall, make sure you are aware of all the guidelines around wearing masks in public and shared spaces.

Use and supply of medical and non-medical masks/face coverings

Posted on Aug 10

  • Use of masks/face coverings in shared, public, indoor spaces on our campuses is strongly recommended, although not mandatory at this time.
  • The University has standardized disposable, medical masks for our front-line, essential workers and researchers to use as required if their work or learning activity doesn't allow for two-metre distancing.
  • The University is working towards sourcing a supply of branded, non-medical, reusable, cloth masks once our Health, Safety and Wellness team determines the standards that need to be met.

Mandatory mask use begins September 1

Posted on Aug 17

Mandatory mask use on campus begins September 1.

Video series helps students understand remote learning

Posted on Aug 17

Eight members of our teaching staff recorded a series of videos to welcome new students to the University, show them what to expect in their coursework, and help them understand how they can succeed in their courses and labs in a remote learning environment.

List of in-person courses for Fall 2020 semester now available

Posted on Jul 30

  • Most upper-year classes will be delivered remotely through virtual online platforms (such as Zoom) and web-based platforms (such as URCourses).

Aerosols and the need for masks

Posted on Jul 24

  • University strongly recommends that all members of the University community wear a mask in public/shared spaces on our campuses (entrances, hallways, elevators, stairwells, etc.).

  • Thomas Chase, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, asks Dr Andrew Cameron, chair of the University Recovery Planning Group and COVID-19 researcher, to explain aerosols and the risks they pose in enclosed spaces such as classrooms, hallways, elevators, and washrooms.

Teaching & Learning Plan - Information for Students

Posted on Jul 15

Reference document provides information for students about fall courses at the University of Regina.

Student email - Fall semester remote delivery

Posted on Jun 15

Letter to students outlining the coming fall semester at the University of Regina.

Controlled return to training for Cougars and Rams athletes

Posted on Jul 8

Beginning this week, Regina Cougars & Rams varsity student-athletes are being allowed to voluntarily return to campus to use the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport (CKHS) facilities for training.

University update for June 5, 2020

Posted on Jun 5

• Student financial supports and fee reductions
• On-campus Co-op and Internship placements
• Summer academic supports
• Fall Planning

Video message from Interim President Dr. Thomas Chase

Posted on Jun 15

Video message from Interim President Tom Chase.