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About the University

Author James Pitsula calls the University of Regina a “child of the 1960s.” Informed by the spirit of student power and rebellion that permeated that decade, the University transformed itself from a junior college to what Pitsula called the “radical campus,” defined by its zealous commitment to liberal education and academic freedom.

Today, the University of Regina maintains that maverick spirit by supporting new ideas and innovations that are advancing the humanities and social sciences.  According to Maclean’s, the University of Regina has “established itself as an institution that thinks outside the box.”

Together with its Federated College partners – Campion College, Luther College and the First Nations University of Canada – the University of Regina is pushing the bounds of knowledge and pioneering new ways of thinking about the world. It has:

  • Ranked as the top Canadian comprehensive university in terms of the Normalized Citation Index, the pre-eminent measure of research quality published by Thomson Reuters InCites (2004 - 2014)
  • Received the top ranking in Canada for the number of international research collaborations (Research Infosource Inc., 2014)
  • Ranked in the Top 200 by Times Higher Education in the best Young Universities category among institutions worldwide under 50 years old or younger (2017)

Growing diversity is at the heart of these successes. Since 2009, the University of Regina has increased its international student population by 122 percent and its Indigenous student population by 84 percent. In addition, the University has the highest percentage nation-wide of graduate students from outside Canada (Maclean’s University Rankings, 2016). This diversity has made the University stronger by opening it up to a world of ideas.

The University’s main campus is situated on Treaty Four land and nestled in Canada’s largest urban park, Wascana. A short distance away is Regina’s thriving downtown area with all of its art galleries, museums, theater productions, live music, sports venues, lively pubs, and attractions such as the Saskatchewan Science Centre and the Regina Farmer’s Market. Labelled recently by the Globe and Mail as the “Okanagan of craft beer,” Regina offers the perfect blend of hospitality and urban energy that make it an ideally suited place to live, work and play.  

For more information, please visit www.uregina.ca.