URegina receives $1.5M from SGI to support data science programming, hands-on learning 


The University of Regina has received a $1.5M donation from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) to support undergraduate programming in data science and fund a new faculty position. The university will use the funds to develop a new Data Science undergraduate degree program and co-operative work-study and internship programs. “Our organizations have a shared commitment to Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan and developing career-ready graduates in data science to help meet industry demands, and this remarkable and forward-looking enhancement to our academic programming will be of long-term benefit for our students and our province as a whole,” said URegina President Dr Jeff Keshen.