University of Regina-
In 2017, the University of Regina was ranked in the Top 200 Best Young Universities in the world by Times Higher Education, building on our established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.
The University of Regina—with campuses located in Regina and Saskatoon on the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakoda, and Lakota nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university.
Our Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science offers a number of undergraduate programs aimed at preparing students for careers in petroleum engineering, software systems engineering, environmental systems engineering and electronic and industrial systems engineering. All are fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.
In 2015, our Faculty of Arts joined a handful of Canadian universities to offer an undergraduate program in philosophy, politics and economics – an internationally-acclaimed designation offered by major universities including Oxford and Yale. Arts also welcomed its first Master of Journalism cohort in September 2015.
Experiential Learning and Career-Ready Graduates
University of Regina graduates experience the best employment outcomes of all post-secondary graduates in Saskatchewan. We are leaders in the critical area of experiential learning, and our graduates leave our campus prepared to succeed in the world. In 1969 we were the first university in Western Canada to offer co-operative placements, and we now offer the Co-operative Education & Internships Program in more than 50 programs in the Faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Engineering and Applied Science, and Science.
In 2017, students in our Co-operative Education program were placed in 817 jobs and earned nearly $10 million in salaries. And 93 per cent of those jobs were right here in Saskatchewan. Over the last decade, co-op job placements and internships have grown by 60 per cent, as we continue to develop career-ready graduates and connect students with potential employers.
In addition to traditional co-operative programs and internship opportunities, we are the first in Canada to guarantee career-related employment for those registered in our UR Guarantee Program. Established in 2009, the UR Guarantee Program provides students with access to critical academic, leadership and service opportunities throughout their undergraduate study. Students successfully completing the program should possess the skills and knowledge necessary to start their careers within six months of graduation. If a student is not successful, the University will pay for one year’s worth (30 credits) of additional undergraduate tuition and course fees.
With $26.7 million in research funding in 2017-18, the University of Regina has emerged as a centre of excellence on a number of research fronts. Based upon research impact, critical mass of highly qualified personnel, distinctiveness, and commitment to partners in the community and the Province of Saskatchewan for high impact research, we have identified five thematic areas of research priority which represent clusters of researchers:
- Anxiety, stress and pain
- Digital future
- Integrated human health: Equity, disease and prevention
- Social justice and community safety
- Water, environment and clean energy
Our commitment to discovery and opportunity extends beyond our campus and also finds its meaning in research undertaken through community and international partnerships:
- According to Research Infosource, “The University of Regina is #1 in research revenue growth (up 12.6%) and is one of Canada’s top 50 research universities among the nation’s comprehensive universities for FY 2016.”
- The University received the highest research impact ranking among medium-sized comprehensive universities in Canada by size and number of disciplines in Innovating Life, (Sept. 2014).
- The University achieved top ranking among comprehensive universities in international research collaboration by Research InfoSource. The rankings are based on the proportion of publications at each institution co-authored with researchers outside of Canada. For the period 2008-2012, over 51 percent of all publications by University of Regina researchers were co-authored with researchers abroad.