Southeast College and University of Regina Sign Memorandum of Understanding

October 28, 2022

Southeast College and the University of Regina are joining forces to provide academic programming, career training, continuing education, applied research and international student support services to help meet education, economic and labour market needs in Saskatchewan’s southeast region.

 The two institutions have common interests in expanding community-based post-secondary education programs and recognize that this is best achieved through collaboration and joint delivery.

Areas of development focus on potential expansion of university certificate programs and microcredentials in alternative sustainable energy such as carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, geo-thermal, and solar. Furthermore, this partnership will provide opportunities for collaborative undergraduate and graduate programming in areas of mutual interest, including Business Administration and Nursing, and will also explore the possibility of a unique new bachelor’s degree.

“Southeast College is very pleased to enter into a partnership with the University of Regina,” states Dr. Vicky Roy, President and CEO of Southeast College. “This type of collaboration is essential for ensuring continued access to post-secondary education in rural Saskatchewan.” She added, “It will also provide the opportunity to establish an Applied Research and Sustainable Innovation Center at the Estevan Campus to benefit the community and work in collaboration with the industry.”

“Saskatchewan’s Colleges – including Southeast College – play a vital role in helping Saskatchewan residents obtain post-secondary education in their home communities,” says Dr. Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina. “The University of Regina is proud to be a partner in this regard, and this Memorandum of Understanding is an important step forward as we work together to expand educational opportunities in the southeast, particularly related to alternative and sustainable energy that will be so important to the region in coming decades.”

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