Summary: President's Message December 2010
It's hard to believe that we are nearing the holiday season, and the end of what has been a most eventful 2010
for those of us associated with the University of Regina. At this time of year it's especially appropriate to look
back and reflect on the year that was. While I can't mention all the things that made this year so memorable, I
would like to touch on a few things that stand out. No matter which way you look at it, it's been another busy
year for the faculty members, students and staff who teach, study and work at the University of Regina.
The excitement began early in the new year as many Canadians, myself included, anticipated our country once
again hosting the world this time at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. In the lead-up to the Games, the
Olympic torch made its way to Regina and our own University of Regina Chamber Singers performed the
official song of the Olympic torch relay at a ceremony in the city.
It was with great pride that I was able to participate in a University of Regina alumni reception at the
Saskatchewan pavilion during the Games. The city was abuzz with Olympic fever and it was especially
enjoyable to meet so many of our alumni at the most popular non-sporting venue at the Olympics talk about
As the excitement of the Olympics began to fade, the University of Regina, First Nations University of
Canada, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Saskatchewan government signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the continued operations of First Nations University of
Canada. The MOU outlined a new operating relationship between the partners and expanded the relationship,
with the University of Regina helping provide oversight and management of the administrative and financial
affairs of First Nations University.