Timmons to present on impact of university

Brigid McNutt
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The president of the University of Regina, Dr. Vianne Timmons, is coming to Moose Jaw to do a presentation on the highlights from the Conference Board of Canada Report.

Presented by the Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce, she will be speaking on Oct. 1 from 11:45-1 p.m. at the Heritage Inn.

The focus of the presentation will be on the economic impact of the University of Regina. She will also be talking about the relationship between Moose Jaw and the university — one that Timmons said is a critical one. This year there are 270 students from Moose Jaw enrolled at the U of R, in addition to the school’s working relationship with the SIAST Palliser campus.

“We feel like the Moose Jaw community is a U of R community,” said Timmons.

Highlights from the report include such facts as the U of R employs approximately 4,500 people in Regina, plus 970 full-time jobs in Saskatchewan.

As well, last year U of R graduates earned $28,000 more per year on average than students without a university degree.

“It’s important to know the impact of a university education on youth. My talk is not just about the U if R, it’s about the role of post-secondary education in the future of Saskatchewan,” explained Timmons.

For more on this story read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: University of Regina, Moose Jaw District Chamber of Commerce, Heritage Inn Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Canada, Saskatchewan

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