REGINA — Campion College at the University of Regina is celebrated its first 100 years, Oct. 4 - 8, welcoming hundreds of guests to campus for a welcome social in the Campion College Student Commons Oct. 4, an open house at the college and at Campion College High School (now Regina Christian School Oct. 7, an anniversary liturgy Oct. 8, followed by a special unveiling of selected paintings by Campion alumna and renowned artist Erica Grimm; and the 100th Anniversary Alumni of Distinction Awards Gala.
The awards gala, which was held Oct. 7 at the Conexus Arts Centre, drew more than 400 people to celebrate the 100-year tradition of excellence of Campion College, and to honour alumni and former students who not only have distinguished themselves in their profession and in their community, but also demonstrate the core values of their Jesuit education in their professional and personal lives.
This year Campion is awarding four Alumni of Distinction awards to: Jackie Beaurivage, Natasha Jaques, Jane Leibel, and Doug McKillop.
Campion is celebrating the success of hundreds of alumni who began their journey at the college, individuals who were inspired by the values of Campion College and the Jesuits, which include excellence, holistic education, justice, and leadership.
Named after the Jesuit priest and scholar, St. Edmund Campion, the college was founded in 1917 through a special Act of the Legislature of the Province of Saskatchewan as the “Catholic College of Regina.”
In 1923 Campion attained status as a junior college of the University of Saskatchewan, and was the first institution in Regina through which students could earn a bachelor’s degree.
Campion was granted federation with the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus — later to become the University of Regina — in 1964.
Today, Campion boasts a faculty of 20 full-time professors, offering courses in the areas of Arabic, astronomy, Catholic studies, classics, English, film studies, history, humanities, international studies, mathematics, pastoral studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, statistics, and theatre studies.
Campion College is one of 120 Jesuit post-secondary institutions worldwide, and the only Jesuit undergraduate college in Canada. The college is an associate member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, an organization comprising 28 Jesuit universities and colleges in the United States. As well, Campion College is a member institution of Alpha Sigma Nu, the international honour society for Jesuit institutions of higher learning.