Provincial auditor provides report to uRegina

June 20, 2013

The results are in from the provincial audit conducted at the request of University of Regina president Vianne Timmons, with 26 recommendations to strengthen uRegina’s research program. The report categorized the recommendations into several specific areas: “oversight, updating policies and procedures, evaluating risks and benefits of research initiatives and monitoring compliance.” The report did not examine how research funding was administered, but rather assessed the effectiveness of processes surrounding research. uRegina VP Research Dave Malloy is looking forward to implementing these recommendations, and stated that it was a “teachable moment,” with some “cultural changes” to be made. Malloy hopes to implement changes and address recommendations within 18 months. uRegina News Release | Regina Leader-Post | CBC | CTV | Auditor’s Report (see ch. 15)