The Partnership

Building a community through collaboration

We’re a credit union and community building is what we do. So when the University of Regina put out a call for development partners for its College Avenue Campus renewal project, Conexus jumped at the chance to help save the historic campus.

With our proud history of supporting education, arts and culture, we saw this project as a natural fit. Conexus submitted a unique proposal that put our co-operative principles to work to make a meaningful difference in the community. We’re thrilled the university chose to partner with Conexus.

More than a building

Our project is about much more than building a much-needed home for our corporate services staff. It will:

About our partnership

The University of Regina specifically sought proposals for development on  land already marked for potential future development. Conexus has received approval to build on a site directly west of Darke Hall at the edge of Wascana Centre, an option that best supports the university’s plans for the campus.

By building next to Darke Hall, we’re helping the university save millions and making possible improvements that will preserve the building as a heritage performance space, while bringing its systems and structures up to today’s standards and codes.  The options we’re exploring include:

  • the creation of an atrium
  • improved accessibility
  • shared technology and heating systems

What else does our partnership bring to the College Avenue Campus renewal project?

  • We’re contributing up to $8.25 million to support the university’s plans to save the historic campus. This includes $3.25 million to lease the land next to Darke Hall.
  • We’re building an office space to house Conexus corporate services staff. We’ll turn the building over to the university when our 90-year lease runs out.
  • We’re creating space for a business incubator to support the mentoring, teaching and growth of aspiring Saskatchewan entrepreneurs – a first for Regina.

The partners

We’re working in close consultation with our partners to make sure our project honours the university’s vision for the College Avenue Campus and is at home in beautiful Wascana Centre.

  • University of Regina – Conexus is thrilled with the opportunity to work with the university, an organization that shares our commitment to education, social responsibility, diversity and sustainability. The College Avenue Campus renewal project is the university’s number one capital fundraising priority.
  • Provincial Capital Commission (formerly Wascana Centre Authority) – The commission leads the conservation and development of Wascana Centre on behalf of its partners: the Government of Saskatchewan, the City of Regina, and the University of Regina. Our project will comply with the authority’s 2016 Master Plan.

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