uRegina senate votes to cut 9 programs

February 11, 2013

At its Saturday meeting, the University of Regina's senate voted to adopt a wide range of academic program changes. On the table were the elimination of 9 programs, changes to 7, and the addition of 4 new offerings or majors. All were passed, though the longest discussion among senators centred on the Bachelor of Francophone studies, a program that has seen minimal enrolment, and no graduates, since it was introduced more than 12 years ago. Students still enrolled in the programs that are being cut will be able to finish their degrees. The changes come as uRegina has concerns about its budget for the upcoming year. "We have asked all the deans and all the heads of departments to take a look at cutting three per cent from their budgets and we will be very fortunate if that's all we need to do," says uRegina's VP of external relations. Regina Leader-Post | CBC