U of Regina: Annual Report highlights University’s successes

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201964 Views

August 13, 2019

The University of Regina has released its 2018-19 Annual Report. The Report highlights the University’s many successes from May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.

During the reporting period, the University celebrated its 10th consecutive year of enrolment growth, including growth in the number of self-declared Indigenous students and international students.

Other significant accomplishments in 2018-19 included:

  • The reopening of the College Building at the College Avenue Campus following an extensive project that restored and preserved the historic buildings;
  • The re-opening of the College West residence following a complete renovation to the 40 year-old building which included the addition of the UR Pride Centre’s Colourful Campus Housing providing 2LGBTQI+ students with designated housing space;
  • The announcement of the University’s Statement of Commitment in Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action; and,
  • Hosting the largest conference in Regina’s history – the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences – which was attended by more than 5,000 scholars from around the world.

Faculty and staff from across campus also came together to achieve the University’s 24th consecutive balanced budget, expand institutional partnerships with communities across the province and beyond, and, through teaching and research, provide the best possible learning environment for students.

“The accomplishments highlighted in this year’s Annual Report, as well as those that were not explicitly recognized, are the result of strong institutional leadership by the University’s President, Dr. Vianne Timmons,” said Cathy Warner, past-chair of the University of Regina Board of Governors.

“Dr. Timmons remains committed to achieving the priorities identified in the University’s strategic plan. As a result, the University of Regina has continued to gain recognition on the national and international stage as a leader in post-secondary education.”

Research impact, student success and commitment to our communities are the three strategic priorities identified in the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan with Indigenization and sustainability as overarching themes.

The University surpassed or met the following targets related to the key priorities:

Research impact:

  • Revenue target: $20 million in revenue / Actual: $25.7 million

Student success:

  • Enrolment target: 15,400 students enrolled in Fall 2018 / Actual: 15,568
  • Completion target: 59 per cent undergraduate degree completion rate / Actual: 60.5 per cent.

Commitment to communities:

  • Target: 3,800 credit hours delivered through the province’s regional colleges / Actual: 4,377
  • Target: 1,850 self-declared Indigenous undergraduates / Actual: 1,953
  • Target: 230 external groups using University facilities for public events / Actual: 556
  • Target: four significant items contributing to environmental sustainability / Actual: four

“Establishing concrete, measurable targets reinforces our commitment to our priorities and allows us to see where we are making headway as well as where more work may be required,” said Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor. “I’m extremely proud of the efforts of our faculty, staff and students in helping us succeed in 2018-19.”

The complete 2018-19 Annual Report is available here.

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