Summary: President's Message February 2011
2011 is a very special year around the University of Regina. It's our anniversary,
and we are celebrating 100 Years of Excellence in Education.
The university's origins can be traced to 1911, when a group of publicly-spirited
citizens established Regina College, a residential high school founded by the
Methodist Church. In 1934, Regina College became a junior college of the
University of Saskatchewan. In 1959, the institution became a second campus of
the University of Saskatchewan and was elevated to full degree-granting status. On
July 1, 1961, the College was renamed the University of Saskatchewan Regina
Campus. Then, by an Act of Legislation in 1974, the Regina Campus became the
University of Regina a fully independent university.
Throughout 2011, there will be a number of special initiatives to commemorate our
centennial. I am pleased to introduce one of them now.
This year, Dr. James Pitsula will be presenting Centennial Moments, a look back on
some of the stories that have shaped our incredible history over the past century.
Join me in celebrating this University of Regina milestone and 100 Years of
Excellence in Education.