Research in the Faculty of Arts

Welcome to the University of Regina Faculty of Arts, the most diverse and vibrant research culture on campus. With projects examining everything from Aboriginal health, to the impacts of climate change, to regional crime and policing, the Faculty of Arts is the University of Regina's leader in research funding.

Arts Research News

  • Research Chair in Aging and Health receives funding for Unit for Innovation in Dementia Care (23 November 2015)
    Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos psychology professor and Research Chair, has received funds from an anonymous donor to establish the Unit for Innovation in Dementia Care. The Unit will be focused on improving the quality of life for people with dementia, and will be a leader in improved pain management approaches for dementia sufferers.

  • History professor publishes fifteenth book (4 November 2015)
    Raymond Blake has just published Lions or Jellyfish: Newfoundland-Ottawa Relations Since 1957 (University of Toronto Press), an examination of the long line of Newfoundland premiers who have faught for Newfoundland's interests on the national political stage.
  • Psychology graduate student is U of R's first QEII Diamond Jubilee Scholar (4 November 2015)
    Experimental and Applied Psychology graduate student Josh Gonzales is the University's first Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholar. This prestigious scholarship is sponsored by the Rideau Hall Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, and Universities of Canada, and will enable Gonzales to study and undertake research in New Zealand.
  • Psychology graduate student receives Vanier Scholarship research grant (3 September 2015)
    Sophie Duranceau is recipient of the 2015 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Vanier Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarly award for graduate students in Canada. The Vanier Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate an outstanding level of academic excellence, research and leadership potential, and community engagement. Duranceau's doctoral research is the Psychological, Social, and Occupational Development of Police Officers: The Impact of Police Work. Read more about Duranceau >>
  • English professor receives 2015 City of Regina Writing Award (15 April 2015)
    The Saskatchewan Writers' Guild will present the award to Dr. Medrie Purdham in May. More >>
  • Economics professors research the connection between crime and our province's economy and population changes (23 March 2015)
    Researchers Stuart Wilson and Ken Sagynbekov are working with the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety (CCJS) to identify the socio-economic determinants of crime and how changes to the economy and demographics influences crime rates in Canada and Saskatchewan. To learn more about the project, visit the CCJS website or read the Leader-Post story about this research.
  • Psychology professor becomes Editor in Chief of top clinical psychology journal (16 March 2015) Dr. Gordon Asmundson was appointed as Editor in Chief for the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, published by Elsevier Science. In another journal published by Elsevier Science called the Journal of Behaviour Therapy, Dr. Asmundson co-authored an article that was the most downloaded for that journal in 2014.  More >>
  • History professor publishes article in Canadian Historical Review (24 February 2015)
    The March edition of the Canadian Historical Review published an article by Raymond Blake entitled 'Politics and the Federal Principle in Canada: Newfoundland Offshore Oil Development and the Quest for Political Stability and Economic Justice'. Learn more about his article.
  • Anthropology professor authors new book (22 January 2015)
    University of Toronto Press published new monograph by Gediminas Lankauskas entitled The Land of Weddings and Rain: Nation and Modernity in Post-Socialist Lithuania. Read more about his new publication.
  • Faculty of Arts offers new Postdoctoral Fellowship  (9 January 2015)
    The new two-year Arts Postdoctoral Fellowship begins 1 July 2015 and provides a $35,000 scholarship/year and $5,000 in research funding. Applications must be received by 1 March 2015.  Download this Fellowship powerpoint (211 KB) Powerpoint icon to learn about eligibility requirements. Visit to apply.
  • Psychology professor published in top neurology journal (6 January 2015)
    Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos's work involving pain assessment in elderly adults with dementia was recently published in 'The Lancet Neurology'.  Read the online story about Dr. Hadjistavropoulos' work and the publication of his submission to 'The Lancet Neurology'.
  • Sun Life Financial Psychology Training Clinic opens (7 November 2014)
    The Training Clinic has a new home on campus as a result of support from numerous donations, including a major donation by Sun Life Financial. The Clinic provides an alternative setting for the provision of services to residents in and around Regina by student-therapists under the supervision of highly trained supervisors involved with the Clinical Psychology Programme. To learn more about the clinic and the services it offers, visit the Sun Life Financial Psychology Training Clinic web page or visit the Clinic's Facebook page at