URegina renames student centre to ta-tawâw to reflect commitment to openness, inclusivity

December 2, 2019

The University of Regina has renamed the school’s Student Centre ta-tawâw, which means "Welcome. There is room. There is space." in the Cree language. Formerly known as the Aboriginal Student Centre, URegina states that the name-change was inspired by the federal government’s decision to change the department of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Canadian to the department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada in 2015 based upon the input of Indigenous peoples. “While primarily intended to support Indigenous students through their educational journey here at the University, the ta-tawâw Student Centre is a place for all students, faculty, staff and members of the larger community to come together,” said URegina President Vianne Timmons. URegina (SK)