Summary: August President's message
Summer has finally arrived in the province after a very unusual and unpredictable period of spring and
early summer weather. My thoughts go out to all those who were adversely affected by the intense
weather that ravaged many communities across Saskatchewan.
Compared to the frenzy that typically exists at the height of the fall and winter semesters, the middle of
summer finds a different kind of energy around the University of Regina. From May to August there are
fewer students attending classes, our athletic teams are between seasons, and many of our faculty
members and staff are taking some well-deserved time away from work.
That doesn't mean, however, that there is nothing happening during the dog days of summer. On the
contrary, there is plenty going on. There are classes scheduled during the spring and summer term and
many of our students are taking advantage of the offerings to pick up an extra class or two. As the fall
semester is just around the corner, our faculty members and instructors are busy preparing for the start
of fall classes on September 8. Just as importantly, many of our faculty members are putting in long
hours on their different research projects.
But that's not all that's been happening at the University this summer.
A major theme of the University of Regina's strategic plan is engagement with the community. One very
vivid illustration of that theme can be seen in the hundreds of youthful, enthusiastic faces that descend
on the campus at this time of year. These youths are drawn to the University because of the outstanding
art, science, and sports programs taking place throughout the summer months, and they bring a great
energy to campus.