Summary: President's Message August 2011
I hope you are all taking time to enjoy our Saskatchewan summer!
As September approaches, we are busy gearing up for the fall semester, and I would like to thank
all of you for the work you have been doing to prepare for the new academic year. Soon the
campus will be filled with energy as more students arrive, meaning an exciting time for all of us
This fall is also an exciting time for our alumni, because the University of Regina will host
Alumni Homecoming 2011! From September 29 to October 1, University of Alumni
Association president Richard Kies and I will welcome alumni, family and friends to join faculty
and staff for a weekend of fun and celebration oncampus.
This year marks the perfect time to hold our Alumni Homecoming because 2011 marks the
centennial of Regina College, the forerunner of the University of Regina. Homecoming is an
excellent opportunity for the extended community of the University of Regina to honour the past,
celebrate the present and engage in dialogue about the future.
In 1911, 27 students began their education at Regina College. If they were here today, the
campus would be almost unrecognizable to them. Over the past 100 years, an entirely new
campus has been built, three federated colleges have joined the University and the University
has become home to more than 12,000 students from all over the world.
Despite all that change, some things remain the same. Our historic College Avenue campus,
which began as Regina College, is still an important part of our academic programming and the