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President's Message December 2011 The past year was a significant one at the University of Regina for many reasons, and as it draws
 

Summary: President's Message December 2011
The past year was a significant one at the University of Regina for many reasons, and as it draws
to a close, I would like to take some time to reflect on 2011 and look forward to 2012.
During the year, we marked several important milestones together, one of which was the
centennial of our College Avenue campus. The "Centennivale" event with staff in January, the
Founders' dinner in February, the Alumni Homecoming in September, and the launch of the
centennial photo book in October these were all wonderful opportunities to celebrate our
history. October 25 exactly 100 years to the day the cornerstone was laid at the College
Building was a fitting way to end our formal centennial celebrations, with the raising of the
University of Regina flag at City Hall to mark the City of Regina's official "University of Regina
Day."
Another landmark moment was the celebration of the University's 30-year history of
partnerships with Chinese institutions. This event in early October coincided with the opening of
our Confucius Institute, which will play an important role in promoting Chinese culture in
Saskatchewan in the future. We currently have approximately 1,700 international students from
65 countries on our campus, and that degree of cultural diversity would not exist on our campus
had our relationship with China not provided such a strong model for our academic relations
with other countries.
The University's most important academic relationship that with the federated colleges also
reached some milestones in 2011. In February, Luther College marked 40 years since the

  

Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina

 

Collections: Mathematics