uRegina to build new residence

April 12, 2013

The Saskatchewan government and the University of Regina announced Thursday a construction project that will result in a new student residence, childcare facility, and a underground parkade on campus. The project will provide an additional 605 residence beds, 90 new childcare spaces, and 150 underground parking stalls. The province and uRegina are jointly funding the project. The government is investing $11 million -- $10 million provided in the 2013-14 budget for affordable housing and $1 million provided in 2012 for planning and design. uRegina president Vianne Timmons notes the new $73.7-million project will help the institution attract more students from across Saskatchewan and around the world, and help increase retention rates because students who live on campus are more likely to stay enrolled. Construction is slated to begin this spring with completion set for fall 2015. Saskatchewan News Release | uRegina News Release | Regina Leader-Post