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About the Seniors’ University Group
The group serves as a students' union for our members enrolled at the University of Regina Lifelong Learning Centre at the College Avenue Campus. The proceeds of the Sale support the cost of courses and activities for older adults offered at the Centre.
In 2017, the Seniors' University Group was proud to celebrate our 40-year partnership with the University of Regina to develop learning programs for older adults in Regina.
Membership in the Seniors' University Group is open to anyone 50 years of age or over for an annual fee of $30. The benefits of membership are:
Discounts on many Lifelong Learning Centre courses
Live and Learn newsletter mailed to you (3/year)
Lifelong Learning Centre Program Guide mailed to you (3/year)
Access to the University of Regina libraries at no charge
Invitations to FREE forums, lecturers and social events
Invitations to participate in research into issues of concern to older adults
Eligible for nominate or be nominated to the Group's Board
Eligible to serve on committees that plan events and promotions
Participate in a vibrant learning and research community.
Join us at the Lifelong Learning Centre
Retired? Looking for something to do in your spare time? Are you a history buff or would-be writer, interested in other cultures, religious studies or psychology? Perhaps you've always wanted to learn another language or study the stars. Now you can, and you can do it with others who share your interests. Whether you are still working or retired, you can carve out some time for yourself with daytime, evening or weekend courses at the Lifelong Learning Centre.
You can participate regardless of your level of education, and there are no reading assignments, essays or exams. See the new Program Guide for course descriptions and information on registering for classes.
Please note: The Lifelong Learning Centre has now relocated to the revitalized College Avenue Campus for a new semester of courses and social events for older adults.
Book Sale Proceeds Finance New Student Lounge
Our Big Book Sale donors and buyers often ask how the proceeds of the sale are used. Here is the most recent example. On February 9, 2018, the Seniors’ University Group Board Members presented a cheque for $25,000 to Dr, Vianne Timmins, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Regina.
This donation is designated for space in the revitalized College Avenue Campus to be known as "The Seniors’ University Group Student Lounge". It will be open to all students taking courses through the Lifelong Learning Centre. It will provide much needed space for small meetings and socializing. The donation gives us naming rights for the lounge, appliances, furnishings, and maintenance for 15 years.
Since 2007, The Big Book Sale has been our major annual fundraiser. It has allowed us to contribute an average of $9,000 annually to the Lifelong Learning Centre for courses and social activities for older adults. Because of the growth of the Sale in recent years, we use some of the proceeds to purchase the tables we need to display the increase in donations. Once the current phase of the revitalization project is complete, the SUG Board will consider other ways to contribute to the College Avenue Campus, a centre of educational excellence since 1911.
The Sale represents thousands of volunteer hours by 100 group members, their families and friends in support of their love of learning and community.