Feature Story: Language Institute Building needs a new name
The hallways and classrooms of the Language Institute Building resonate with the sound of Canada’s two official languages. It is obvious that the French and English languages are intimately intertwined here; however, the history of the building is less obvious. The building’s origins date back to 1988, when the federal and provincial governments committed to supporting minority French education in Saskatchewan. Key to their action plan was the investment of $10 million for the construction of the new Language Institute Building on the University of Regina main campus, to be used primarily for the teaching of French. The building opened its doors in 1991.