President Timmons awarded 2016 CTV Regina Citizen of the Year

Posted: January 4, 2017 3:30 p.m.

President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons.
President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons. U of R Photography

President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina, Dr. Vianne Timmons, has been awarded CTV Regina’s 2016 Citizen of the Year.

Dating back to 2003, the award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated distinguished service to the community.

Since becoming President and Vice-Chancellor in 2008, Timmons has overseen the development and implementation of the University's two most recent strategic plans; has successfully secured a bid to host the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Canada’s largest academic conference, launched the College Avenue Campus Renewal Project, advocated for accessible education through the continuation of programs such as Campus for All, Astonished, and Camp FYrefly; supported increased services for students; and created an Office of Indigenization on campus.

Additionally, Timmons maintains an active research program, with particular emphasis on family literacy and inclusive education and is active with a number of external organizations.

“For her tireless service which has improved people’s access to a good education and quality of life, it gives me great pleasure to recognize her as the 2016 Regina Citizen of the Year,” said Vice-President and GM of CTV Saskatchewan, David Fisher.

Previous recipients of the CTV Regina Citizen of the Year include: Don Clark (2003), Jacqui Shumiatcher (2004), Krishna Kumar (2005), Joe Fafard (2006), Roberta McKay (2007), Beth Ell (2008), Kenneth D. McDougall (2009), Renu Kapoor (2010), Rory and Lorie Allen (2011), Mark Stefan (2012), Don McDougall (2013), Paul and Carol Hill (2014), and Dionne Warner (2015).

To watch the full interview with President Timmons visit here.