A Better Campus Experience: Improving Wireless Connectivity Across University of Regina

As connectivity gets increasingly better in our cities and in homes, it comes as no surprise that students expect the same experience on campus. Reliable connectivity is no longer just “nice-to-have” for academic institutions: it’s a necessity. 

University of Regina had been struggling with reliable Wi-Fi across its campus, and with an outdated Wi-Fi network, students and teachers became dissatisfied with the poor experience. The university chose to work with Ruckus to upgrade its entire WLAN infrastructure. Ruckus provided seamless coverage throughout the campus using its virtual SmartZone (vSZ) to manage the campus’s 1100 access points. 

In this session, Art Exner, AVP of information services at University of Regina, and Rich Nedwich, global director of education at Ruckus, will identify challenges facing universities to deploy reliable connection and discuss the need to move away from legacy infrastructure and closer toward the likes of smart cities and connected homes. 

Note: There will be no slides provided for this session.


Art Exner

Vice President of Information Services, University of Regina


Rich Nedwich

Global Director of Education, Ruckus Networks