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July 2021
July 23 Celebrating International Self-Care Day
July 22 10 places around the U of R to snap your next profile pic!
July 20 SPHERU brings together mental health experts to assess pandemic impacts
July 19 Vaccinations support all our relations and our transition back to on-campus learning
July 16 The best study spots at the University of Regina
July 15 Wascana Centre – the perfect way for U of R students to experience Canada’s parks all year round
July 12 Hill and Levene Schools of Business hold virtual event featuring Indigenous women entrepreneurs
July 08 6 free mental wellness supports available for all U of R students
July 05 Professional microcredentials focused on in-demand skills as we move to a post-pandemic recovery
July 02 New President Dr. Jeff Keshen: Message to students
June 2021
June 30 Dr Thomas Chase says goodbye to the University of Regina
June 29 Funding announced for U of R health researchers to improve health outcomes
June 25 Statement on Cowessess First Nation
June 25 Working together for the greater good
June 22 Two new Master’s programs connecting U of R students to Computer Science careers
June 18 A scholar’s perspective on National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 17 Talking continuity and change with the U of R’s new president and vice-chancellor
June 16 Pride 2021 Feature: Reviving the University of Regina Queer Initiative
June 15 More than $3 million awarded to U of R researchers for wide array of projects
June 15 Alumni take their (One)Shot at success
June 11 More than 2,500 graduates celebrated at University of Regina's Spring 2021 Convocation
June 10 Adult learners bring diverse experiences and backgrounds to their studies
June 08 Universities must stand up for vulnerable communities against racialized violence
June 07 Taking their game to the next level
June 04 Pride Week 2021 Feature: U of R alum longlisted for the prestigious 2021 Sobey Art Award
June 03 A studio without walls
June 01 National AccessAbility Week Feature: Student Accommodations Test Centre set to meet students’ needs
May 2021
May 31 Message from Incoming AVP, Indigenous Engagement
May 28 Shining a light on the lived experience of addiction in Saskatchewan
May 26 Clarifying the Candida-cancer connection
May 25 Advancing BIPoC students and others into arts leadership positions
May 21 U of R students benefit from Big Hearts Family Giving
May 19 7 ways the Co-op Program helps students to get jobs, get experience, and get paid!
May 17 Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies gets creative to bring students back on campus
May 14 Cougars and Rams eager to compete as Canada West announces resumption of league play
May 13 Fractured: The gap between mental well-being and farming
May 12 U of R nursing alumni share experiences: “It’s so much more than a job to me”
May 03 U of R receives boost to student mental health services from Bell Let’s Talk grant
April 2021
April 30 University of Regina campus buzzing with several construction projects
April 29 U of R’s Co-op Program: get experience, get paid, and get hired
April 29 6 ways the UR Guarantee Program guarantees academic and career success for students
April 27 Digital credential wallet puts students in the driver’s seat
April 22 U of R committed to sustainability on Earth Day and every day
April 16 U of R alumnus part of Nobel Peace Prize team
April 14 Fourth-year Engineering students participate in virtual Project Day
April 08 New U of R SGI partnership to enrich study of data science in Saskatchewan
April 07 Conversation Canada: Previously thought to be science fiction, a planet in a triple-star system has been discovered
April 05 Conversation Canada: Residential school survivors’ stories and experiences must be remembered as class action settlement finishes
March 2021
March 31 Physics Department contributes prototype for ‘quantum leap’ detector
March 29 U of R pilot project makes it quicker, easier for students to transfer credits
March 26 Ten years after the Arab Spring, Libya has another chance for peace
March 24 University of Regina to host COVID-19 mass immunization clinic
March 24 University of Regina and Universidad de Guanajuato hold International Business Congress
March 22 Dr. Cheryl Pollard appointed as U of R’s new Dean of Nursing
March 19 Provinces should act fast to avert a teacher shortage now and after COVID-19
March 17 Mission Possible: U of R alum who helped land the Mars rover to speak (virtually) on campus
March 16 U of R researchers providing virtual health solutions for older adults, patients, and Indigenous communities receive more than $300K
March 16 Burke and Bieksa talk Hockey Night in Canada and supporting U of R student athletes
March 15 U of R welcomes Lori Campbell as new Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Engagement
March 12 U of R researcher awarded more than $500,000 to develop long-term digital health solution for Indigenous communities
March 12 An Interview with Mark McMorris: U of R Virtual President’s Breakfast Speaker Profile
March 10 Innovative cardiac sensor at the heart of University researchers’ study
March 05 Inspiring Leadership Forum: Virtual Edition presented by TD brings together 1,200 attendees from around the world
March 03 U of R researchers receive $2.8 million to explore human health, medical advancements, and our existence in the universe
March 01 U of R welcomes new president
February 2021
February 25 U of R Journalism School receives $400,000 donation to establish teaching Chair
February 24 U of R and First Nations University students investigate First Nations water issues in Canada-wide journalism project
February 19 Nine U of R courses to educate you about the Black experience in North America
February 17 Conversation Canada: Short-term anti-racist training is not enough to counter systemic racism in Canadian education
February 17 Conversation Canada: Falsetto: The enduring love affair with the soaring male voice
February 12 Five tips for the tired heart to make connections this Valentine’s Day
February 11 Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 10 U of R Engineering Alum to support students and industry with $100,000 gift
February 09 Inspiring Leadership Forum 2021: Virtual Edition, presented by TD Speaker Spotlight on Dr. Jen Welter
February 05 Narrating a Nation: University of Regina history students co-author a new book
February 03 Faculties of Education and Science graduate recognized with ACAA Outstanding Young Alumni Award
February 02 U of R to host Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor for critical mental health conversation
February 01 U of R research to explore microplastic pollution in Saskatchewan watersheds
January 2021
January 29 Inspiring Leadership Forum 2021: Virtual Edition, presented by TD Speaker Spotlight on Holly Austin Gibbs
January 28 The University of Regina reinforces its commitment to mental wellness on Bell Let’s Talk Day
January 27 University of Regina researchers awarded nearly $600,000 through Agriculture Development Fund
January 26 U of R Alum John G. Hampton BA’09 steers the MacKenzie Art Gallery into 2021
January 25 Faculty of Social Work graduate recognized with ACAA Distinguished Alumni Award for Humanitarian and Community Service
January 21 U of R United Way campaign success underscores importance of community support on campus
January 20 Inspiring Leadership Forum 2021: Virtual Edition, presented by TD Speaker Spotlight on Suki Kim
January 19 Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative at the University of Regina announces the launch of ClimateWest
January 19 New U of R AI Chair working to keep us safe from malicious software attacks
January 18 Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies graduate recognized with ACAA Outstanding Service Award
January 14 Hill JDC West team prepares for first-ever virtual JDC West competition
January 13 Faculty of Education graduate recognized with ACAA Distinguished Professional Award
January 11 Engineering and Applied Science graduate recognized with ACAA Lifetime Achievement award
January 07 U of R lends ultra-low temperature freezer to improve vaccine logistical challenges
January 06 January 6 marks 92nd anniversary of inaugural concert at Darke Hall
January 05 The Conversation: The need to say it nicer: The language we choose when we talk about substance use matters
January 04 Climate in a Box
December 2020
December 23 The Conversation: New year’s resolution tips for 2021: Focus on getting to the end of COVID-19
December 22 Glen Anaquod Memorial Tipi Raising Competition winners announced
December 22 Impact and Identity: U of R’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Series, Part 6 of 6
December 21 All-star year for U of R Academic All-Canadians
December 17 Paving a global path for international study
December 16 Newest U of R Canada Research Chair focused on tackling antibiotic resistance
December 15 Tracking COVID's trash toll
December 14 The Conversation: The Paris Agreement at 5: Time’s running out. How to get the world back on track to meet its climate goals
December 11 U of R alumnus shares secrets of Windows Task Manager
December 11 SPHERU celebrates 20 years of improving health of Saskatchewan’s people through research
December 10 Archer Library Author Recognition Program celebrates published works from U of R community
December 09 Digital connections
December 08 Student research project looks at how different diets affect gut bacteria in cockroaches
December 08 Research InfoSource names University of Regina Research University of the Year in the undergraduate university category
December 07 Crunching numbers
December 04 Reflections on 40 years of journalism
December 04 Prime Minister of India and Indian news outlets celebrate the repatriation of the Annapoorna statue
December 03 U of R psychology professor receives the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research
December 02 Registration open for Inspiring Leadership Forum 2021: Virtual Edition presented by TD
December 01 This #GivingTuesday, support remarkable students making a difference in our community
November 2020
November 30 Psychology graduate students’ discussion series aims to contribute to anti-oppressive dialogue and action
November 27 The Conversation: How theatre can help young Nigerians who are living with HIV
November 26 Department of Theatre’s The Portrait Project brings performances to life during pandemic
November 23 New series gives U of R instructors opportunity to showcase remote teaching expertise
November 19 Statue from the University of Regina’s art collection officially repatriated to India in virtual repatriation ceremony
November 18 The Conversation: SpaceX’s Starlink satellites are about to ruin stargazing for everyone
November 18 From student to author: U of R Alumna brings story of Black Saskatchewan pioneer to life
November 16 The new lesson plan: Arts faculty innovate in the remote classroom
November 13 U of R celebrates award recipients in recognition of National Philanthropy Day
November 12 Reflections on the 2020 United States election
November 12 U of R researcher receives federal funding to take on violence and bullying
November 10 Johnson Shoyama Graduate School e-book examines the 2020 provincial election
November 10 Honour. Thank. Remember. — A Simple Wooden Cross among Wild Poppies
November 09 Federal funding announced for U of R researcher working to contain and combat COVID-19
November 05 The Conversation: Working from home during COVID-19: What do employees really want?
November 03 U of R Nursing student creates wellness toolkits aimed at improving mental wellness
October 2020
October 30 Celebrating outstanding U of R student research
October 29 Conversation Canada: COVID stress syndrome: 5 ways the pandemic is affecting mental health
October 29 Circle of Scholars scholarships celebrate best and brightest U of R first-year students
October 27 Mandatory mask policy protects campus community as COVID-19 cases rise
October 23 UR International Study Abroad program goes virtual for the Winter 2021 term
October 20 ‘It’s a win-win’: U of R and employees benefit from inclusive, diverse work culture
October 16 Living Life to the Fullest: U of R grad awarded Fall 2020 President’s Medal
October 13 MAP’s Breakfast Club inspires virtual community, creates connections for students
October 09 MAP master’s student receives international recognition for artwork
October 08 U of R’s United Way campaign supports community members financially impacted by pandemic
October 07 Environment and Climate Action: U of R’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Series, Part 5 of 6
October 06 New Executive in Residence to advance Hill and Levene Schools as leaders in agribusiness
October 06 Funding awarded for U of R research focused on mental health and wellness of young Indigenous men
October 02 U of R researchers offer a new, online program to help Saskatchewan post-secondary students experiencing anxiety and depression
October 01 University of Regina launches new Business Essentials Program
September 2020
September 29 New Mental Wellness Hub a one-stop digital resource for mental wellness support
September 25 Video exam project brings nursing class together, while teaching and learning from home
September 23 U of R economist releases survey results showing strong support for Regina’s renewable energy targets
September 23 U of R based internet-delivered mental health support program for public safety personnel expanding to Quebec
September 22 The Conversation: Canadian viewers of HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ should know the KKK helped bring down a provincial government in 1929
September 22 Well-being and Belonging: U of R’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Series, Part 4 of 6
September 21 U of R researchers receive funding to help address isolation in older adults during pandemic
September 18 Introducing the 2020-2021 University of Regina Alumni Association Board
September 18 U of R’s R. Nicholas Carleton honoured as Canadian Academy of Health Sciences 2020 Fellow
September 17 U of R researchers seeing results from a new online self-help tool to reduce depression, anxiety, and stress
September 09 The Conversation: 40 years later: A look back at the Pierre Trudeau speech that defined Canada
September 08 Too good to be true? U of R expert on disinformation honoured with membership into the Royal Society of Canada
September 03 Engineering grad student recognized globally for academic and humanitarian accomplishments
September 02 Federal funding awarded to U of R researchers delving into pressing social, environmental, technological, and economic issues
September 01 U of R Education student’s video supports U of R’s Reconciliation efforts
August 2020
August 31 U of R researchers look to innovative technology for solving health care challenges in seniors
August 28 New U of R Zero-Cost Material courses offer accessible, affordable education
August 28 U of R’s Gord Asmundson study reveals stigmatization of healthcare workers during pandemic
August 25 U of R alumnus presents groundbreaking collaborative approach to COVID-19 research
August 25 Truth and Reconciliation: U of R’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Series, Part 3 of 6
August 24 U of R researcher part of a worldwide team looking at impacts of working from home
August 24 The Conversation: How to combat the sexism faced by women farmers
August 21 Federal funding announced for U of R researchers to improve health and safety of Canadians
August 18 Explore province with GEOExplore Saskatchewan – a virtual, interactive geological map
August 17 U of R’s VOICE Lab: Innovative research project exploring disability and art
August 12 A bountiful harvest: RPIRG Green Patch Garden puts nutritious food on the table for all
August 11 Triple threat: Kozan triplets excited to start their U of R experience this Fall
August 07 New Fulbright Canada Research Chair developing ways to better interpret comprehensive mental health assessments among children, youth, and adults
August 04 Notice of third-party service provider (Blackbaud) data breach
July 2020
July 30 The power of art to bring meaning: Brianne Urzada, Michele Sereda Artist-in-Residence 2020
July 28 COV3R: U of R’s genome capture project detects COVID-19, the flu, or anything else that ails you
July 23 U of R Business grad scores #1 song, viral hit on TikTok, and major music label partnership
July 23 U of R researchers working to support child-welfare organizations in Saskatchewan and the Prairies
July 21 Discovery: U of R’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Series, Part 2 of 6
July 20 Decades-long Prairie lakes mystery solved by U of R researchers has global implications
July 16 Celebrating a decade of forging University-community relationships
July 16 Democratizing education: Challenging times can present an incredible opportunity
July 15 Funding boost for U of R health researchers to address inequities and knowledge gaps
July 14 U of R’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Series Part 1: Vision, Mission and Values
July 10 Coronaphobia.org: Wealth of mental health resources for public & health-care professionals
July 09 PhD student Hilary Power: from OCD to impact of chronic disease on kids’ mental health
July 08 Research into sugar, fake news, eye-tracking tech, and a national peace initiative receives funding
June 2020
June 29 U of R Alum Dr. Nevan Krogan one of those leading the race to develop COVID-19 treatments
June 26 Kinesiology alumna puts education to work with free online fitness classes during pandemic
June 25 Celebrating the accomplishments of University of Regina’s Spring Class of 2020 graduates
June 25 Close to $1 million in federal funding for COVID-19 detection and treatment research
June 22 Planet 9
June 22 On June 27, U of R’s CIPSRT invites all Canadians to help reduce stigma surrounding PTSD
June 19 U of R’s newest Banting Postdoctoral Fellow to explore violence against Indigenous women and girls in residential schools
June 18 5 by 25: U of R 2020-2025 Strategic Plan sets interconnected, achievable goals
June 17 U of R science and engineering researchers receive $1.2 million in federal funding
June 12 The Conversation: A better future: How to defund and reimagine policing
June 11 New Schools of Business report highlights importance of women ag entrepreneurs in SK
June 10 Tune in: Community radio program gives new voice to children during pandemic
June 10 Time-honoured nursing tradition meets 21st century during pandemic
June 09 The Conversation: 5 things not to say to someone struggling with infertility
June 09 Two University community members awarded prestigious 2020 Saskatchewan Order of Merit
June 09 Hope or Hoax? The controversial promise of stem cell treatment
June 05 Community network shines in crisis bringing help and hope to isolated Elders
June 04 Weeds, bees, and mould
June 03 Convocation in the time of COVID-19
June 03 Summer transition programs help to prepare new students
June 01 Reconciliation and the nursing curriculum
May 2020
May 29 The Conversation: After coronavirus closures, reopening schools demands collaboration
May 26 LOOK: How filmmaking can help fight mental illness and stigma
May 22 Planting a passion for gardening
May 20 U of Regina Choir shares light and hope in pandemic-inspired virtual performance
May 20 Precision agriculture’s bright future
May 19 The Conversation: What Canada knows about food crises can help prevent shortages and protect workers during coronavirus
May 15 In crisis or calm: U of R Faculty of Nursing reimagines programs; celebrates profession
May 13 The little idea that could: U of R Alumna brings joy and caring to seniors and kids alike
May 12 Breastfeeding during COVID-19: U of R professor breaks down barriers to knowledge
May 11 Muslim U of R community members band together in the spirit of Ramadan to help others
May 08 The financial impacts of COVID-19: an international student story
May 08 Pandemic expedites new and much-needed online delivery of student counselling
May 07 Dissertation on AI’s neural networks earns U of R student prestigious CAIAC award
May 06 Putting out fires: Engineering students solve real-world problems with lifesaving app
May 05 #GivingTuesdayNow – global day of giving and unity
May 04 Presidential Search Site: Search for the University’s ninth President has begun
May 04 The student need is great: the financial impact of COVID-19
May 01 Bored? Enter The Couch Potato Lab: fun, free livestreamed science experiments for kids
May 01 Two U of Regina Rams selected in 2020 CFL Draft
April 2020
April 30 Partnering with agri-food production leader offers unique opportunity for Hill students
April 28 Child’s play: U of R study looks at pandemic’s impact on play
April 24 Digital tools and ingenuity make U of R Engineering Project Day possible during pandemic
April 23 Boxing class moves online to help people with Parkinson’s continue the fight from home
April 21 Earth Day webinar – Change and Resistance: Agriculture and the Environment
April 20 U of R offers free online wellbeing courses and therapy just when we need it most
April 16 U of R business students join forces to supply made-in-SK COVID-19 masks
April 15 Major grant supports key research to protect mental health of all public safety personnel
April 13 Love in the time of coronavirus: how to talk with your partner while stuck at home
April 09 Difficult times call for inventive measures: cue the Tablet Orchestra
April 08 High praise for University’s front line employees
April 08 U of R researchers produce much-needed 3D printed face shields for health care workers
April 07 U of R alumnus makes much-needed COVID-19 research available to the world
April 03 U of R welcomes Dr. david Gregory as Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
April 01 Dr. Thomas Chase introduced as Interim President and Vice-Chancellor
March 2020
March 30 A Warm Saskatchewan Farewell to Dr. Vianne Timmons
March 25 University of Regina: caring for each other, our students, and the community
March 24 University response to COVID-19 a campus-wide team effort
March 23 University of Regina psychologist receives federal funding for COVID-19 research
March 18 Not fake news: U of R psychologist wins major national award
March 14 Suspension of all classes from March 16-19
March 13 Addressing the anxiety and fear a pandemic can raise
March 12 University preparedness for COVID-19/Novel coronavirus
March 12 U of R Cougar breaks 45-year-old Canadian indoor long jump record to win gold
March 10 University of Regina exchange “best thing that has ever happened in my life”
March 06 RaiseHER Community redefines 'leadership' through empowering mentorship
March 05 11th annual Inspiring Leadership Forum hits record attendance
February 2020
February 28 Event celebrates Engineering students’ success & generosity of donors
February 26 Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Dominic Gregorio
February 20 Canadian exhibition illuminates diversity of women artists
February 19 University of Regina PhD student wins national award with a short tweet and video
February 13 Cougars hit four U SPORTS standards, break two school records at Windsor Team Challenge
February 07 Coronavirus updates and resources made available to U of R community
February 05 University of Regina celebrates life and legacy of the late Clifford Wiens
January 2020
January 30 U of R launches a new online treatment program to support public safety personnel in Saskatchewan
January 28 President Timmons delivers her 6th and final State of the University address
January 27 Researchers to address gaps in mental health services for Indigenous university students
January 23 Regina’s post-secondary institutions sign on to community safety protocol
January 20 Paul J. Hill Business School students win first place at JDC West competition
January 17 New online course helps employees cope with workplace stress, anxiety, and depression
January 12 Hadiya Roderique to reinforce the power of a diverse and inclusive workplace
January 06 Rock Steady Boxing class helps fight Parkinson’s symptoms and improve quality of life
December 2019
December 23 Engineering grad presented Lieutenant Governor’s Meritorious Achievement Award
December 19 Northern community sees first group of students graduate with new Liberal Arts Certificate
December 12 University announces departure of President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Vianne Timmons
December 10 Rare dinosaur skin offers insights into evolution
December 05 Dec. 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
December 04 First in the West; still the best - 50 years of co-operative education at U of R
November 2019
November 29 U of R researchers highlight ag research that hits home at this year’s Canadian Western Agribition
November 29 Camp fYrefly is the 2019 recipient of the President’s Community Award
November 29 University of Regina recognized as most active Canadian university in Mexico
November 28 University’s ta-tawâw Student Centre - a place where everyone belongs
November 25 MFA student hopes to change perceptions and behaviours by sharing cautionary tale in play
November 22 Fifth-annual author recognition event celebrates creative works with U of R connection
November 21 University of Regina dementia-focused research project receives a $3 million federal grant
November 12 What is Engineering? event introduces high school students to the world of engineering
November 07 India Night proceeds to enhance employment opportunities for Campus For All Students
November 05 The world needs more female leaders and the University of Regina is helping prepare them
November 05 From story to calling – Mike and Gord Downie’s move toward reconciliation
October 2019
October 23 University of Regina and Gabriel Dumont Institute sign new, expanded, affiliation agreement
October 18 46th Fall Convocation celebrates academic excellence, leadership, and community service
October 17 Paul Sobey offers lessons on networking, education, and community
October 17 Former University of Regina Chancellor Art Wakabayashi to receive Honorary Degree
October 11 “Whose Settlement?” offers crash course on residential schools and 60s Scoop settlement
October 07 Alumna Elaine Bourassa honoured for distinguished service to the University of Regina
October 04 College Avenue Campus Donor wall unveiling offers Darke Hall design rendering sneak peek
October 04 U of R conference delves into Canada’s settlement agreements with Indigenous peoples
October 01 Every child matters: Orange Shirt Day
October 01 University of Regina research team makes significant discovery into a rare disease
September 2019
September 27 Annual Tipi Raising Competition bridges cultures and builds community
September 27 New Alertus App Pushes Campus Emergency Notifications
September 23 Unique artwork speaks to Reclaiming the Past: One Step at a Time
September 20 Hill and Levene Schools of Business release Economic and Social Impact Study
September 20 Tânisi: Triple word score at the U of R’s Indigenous Research Showcase
September 19 Announcing 2019 University of Regina Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards Recipients
September 18 Anthony McLean to bring awareness to unconscious bias
September 10 University of Regina scholar honoured for work on mental health research and treatment
September 06 U of R project responds to TRC call to action to address needs of offenders with FASD
August 2019
August 30 Move-in day: students welcomed to their home away from home
August 26 $ 1 million gift and $500,000 matching pledge to support in Saving Darke Hall
August 22 Business boot camp gives veterans confidence to chase their entrepreneurial dreams
August 14 Fulbright Canada Research Chair looking to change the way we think about and use water on the Prairies
August 13 University of Regina researchers receive funding for state-of-the-art infrastructure
August 01 University doing its part to protect endangered barn swallows
July 2019
July 26 Alumnus helping meeting TRC Calls to Action
July 22 CANARIE funding to help researchers achieve groundbreaking results while saving time and money
July 09 University community mourning the passing of Chancellor Emeritus Dr. William Ready
July 04 "Making Treaty 4" a powerful, emotional journey
June 2019
June 28 The Conversation: Guatemalan elections: Corruption, violence – and hope
June 24 University of Regina robotics team headed to Russia for international competition
June 20 A doorway to culture
June 14 U of R announces Canada Research Chair in Climate Change, Energy, and Sustainability Policy
June 13 Women’s entrepreneurship event bridges gap between academia and business
June 11 Mainly for Women
June 07 Gordon and Jill Rawlinson to receive honorary degrees from University of Regina
June 06 Eric Peterson to receive the University of Regina’s highest honour
June 06 Renu Kapoor to receive the University of Regina’s highest honour
June 05 Barb and Jon Ryan to receive the University of Regina’s highest honour
June 04 President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons receives honorary degree
June 04 Celebrating Dr. Jim Tomkins’ 50 years of service to the University of Regina
May 2019
May 31 Generous Lochhead family gift brings Ken Lochhead art collection home to U of R
May 31 U of R science and engineering research receives more than $4.4 million
May 27 Megan Smith's virtual reality
May 27 U of R students moving us one step closer to surviving on Mars
May 24 Researchers seek participants with chronic health conditions for online course
May 16 Honouring the enduring partnership between University of Regina and the nation’s capital
May 16 U of R student receives Vanier Scholarship to explore media’s role in reconciliation
May 15 The U of R and Government of Saskatchewan launch new Regina Research Data Centre
May 13 Another important step towards a safe and supportive campus
May 10 U of R receives $384,000 federal Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Capacity-Building Grant
May 09 Two International grad students receive prestigious scholarships from Government of China
May 09 Spring cleaning at 4th annual Campus Beautification Day
May 08 U of R's Dean of Engineering and Applied Science receives prestigious APEGS award
May 07 The Conversation: Farm ponds can act as greenhouse gas sinks in the Canadian Prairies
May 03 President receives YWCA Lifetime Achievement Award
May 03 Engineering and science program for youth continues to grow
May 03 Production and consumption: The elephant in the room
May 01 The Conversation: Far-right yellow vest extremists threaten Saskatchewan’s economy
April 2019
April 29 2019 Saskatchewan Book Awards honour works with U of R connection
April 29 No ifs, ands or butts! We’re a Smoke-Free Campus!
April 25 Darke Hall receives $1 million federal accessibility grant
April 25 Job shadowing a university president
April 17 The Conversation: How your smartphone can encourage active living
April 12 Young alumni event celebrates those embracing the challenges and opportunities of technology
April 11 Online image searches made easier through data science
April 05 #KeepingThemStrong: supporting the resilience of Canada's public safety personnel
April 03 Student Michael Yang Qing brings home Special Olympics gold from World Games in Abu Dhabi
April 02 The Conversation: Escaping the vicious circle of going paycheque to paycheque
April 02 Raphael Idem is energized by research
April 02 Supporting the experience of Indigenous and distance graduate business students
March 2019
March 29 Halfpipes in the Shu-Box: Skateboarding as resistance
March 29 Indigenization knowledge and practice focus of certification program
March 22 From Regina to Mexico City and back, Secrets from the Borne Settee production delivers
March 22 Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s research focus of University’s Three Minute Thesis winning presentation
March 21 The Conversation: Citizen science can help solve our data crisis
March 21 University launches anti-racism campaign
March 20 Researchers from across Canada highlight innovative technology for older adults
March 20 University of Regina program allows you to study in the country of your dreams
March 19 Bacchus event celebrates 50 years of BAdmin degree at the University of Regina
March 18 The UR Guarantee Program a recipe for student’s success post-graduation
March 15 Teaching and learning: creating a bonfire that pulls people to the heat
March 14 J School’s Connie Walker returns to give 38th Minifie Lecture
March 12 Canada’s longest-running student film festival showcases world’s best short films
March 12 Patient-oriented research receives $500,000 boost
March 08 International Women’s Day: new scholarship offers research opportunity in San Francisco
March 08 University of Regina STEM professors share their research as part of International Women’s Day 2019
March 07 A decade of inspiration: the Inspiring Leadership Forum turns 10
March 04 Vivek Jain: Digital entrepreneur, dad, actor, BAdmin’99
March 04 Dr. J. Harley Weston, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics, inducted into Canadian Mathematical Society Class of Fellows
February 2019
February 25 Look to Latin America’s past to understand current events unfolding today
February 14 Unique partnership creates Canada’s first urban reserve devoted to education
February 11 STEM program prepares youth (and teachers) for today’s digital realities
February 08 CIHR Catalyst Grants fuel U of R’s research on post-traumatic stress injuries in public safety personnel through CIPSRT
February 07 Campus Security adds a new tool to their belt
January 2019
January 31 Bradyn Parisian named inaugural Rawlinson Executive in Residence in Indigenous Entrepreneurship
January 25 President Timmons delivers 5th annual State of the University address
January 24 Chili for Children is the 2018-19 recipient of the President’s Community Award
January 18 Group effort propels Hill team to podium
January 16 Federal funding creates the potential for new corporate/Indigenous partnerships to change the business landscape of the nation
January 14 The Conversation: Hidden from history: Indigenous women's activism in Saskatchewan
January 10 New PhD expands boundaries in research and Indigenous scholarship
January 08 Something old is new again: Limited edition calendars created with century-old printing press
January 08 University of Regina film professor will release feature film online
January 07 Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research introduces two new Associate Deans
December 2018
December 24 Great reads for the holidays
December 21 University of Regina aims to make sustainability a priority
December 20 The curious intersection of a music student’s head and a flying mallet
December 20 Write on! Good reads by University of Regina scholars
December 18 Little greenhouse simulator on the Prairie
December 17 Start spreading the news: U of R alumnus featured in The New Yorker
December 14 University renews its reconciliation vow
December 14 RoadMAP for Regina
December 13 The Conversation: Québec’s fashion police: A century of telling women what not to wear
December 11 Up in the air
December 07 Helping women students to realize their entrepreneurial dreams
December 06 Immersed in Saulteaux
December 05 The Conversation: Financial empowerment is the road to success for Indigenous youth
November 2018
November 28 A focus on financial well-being
November 27 How Guatemalan Contract Killers Fuel the Canadian Economy
November 23 U of R groups recognized with National Philanthropy Day awards
November 21 Petroleum Systems Engineering Week 2018 introduces high school and university students to a future in petroleum engineering
November 21 "Friends and Family Day" at the College Avenue Campus a huge success
November 20 University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons invested as Officer of the Order of Canada
November 20 The University of Regina welcomes two new Canada Research Chairs
November 19 Undergraduate research thriving at the University of Regina
November 16 The Conversation: Who are Canada’s ‘most historically significant’ women?
November 15 Ensuring an elite basketball program for another 50 years
November 14 University of Regina kinesiology student named 2018 Regina Young Humanitarian of the Year
November 09 Tribute to father’s wartime experience wins national book award
November 07 Global managing partner of world’s largest consulting firm headlines 45th Annual Hill Dinner
November 06 Improving the relationship between psychology and Indigenous Peoples
November 01 New fall break starting November 7 to ease student stress and improve mental health
November 01 More than carbon taxes, we need wholescale energy transitions
October 2018
October 31 Innovation in Prairie Potash
October 29 UR Respect – making civility our go-to behaviour
October 19 Celebrating our 45th annual Fall Convocation
October 18 Respected, long-serving history professor to receive Honorary Degree
October 18 Bold medical visionary to receive Honorary Degree
October 12 2018 Dr. Gordon Wicijowski SK Law Foundation Lecture: Why hackers hack
October 11 New guide kick-starts reconciliation in the justice system
October 11 The University of Regina benefits from largest investment in discovery science in Canadian history
October 05 Grand re-opening of historic College Avenue Campus after extensive renovations
October 04 Dr. John Archer Library to celebrate 50 years with Town Hall and Open House event
October 02 India’s Deputy High Commissioner to Canada visits U of R
September 2018
September 28 Building a caring and responsible community based on consent
September 26 Marty Klyne BAdmin’86 and Beverley Busson LLD’17 appointed to Senate
September 25 President and Vice-Chancellor Vianne Timmons to receive Education award from Indigenous organization
September 24 Acting now for a healthier future will make a difference says Dr. Peter Leavitt, newly named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
September 21 University of Regina wins bid to host 2020 JDC West competition
September 21 Indigenous Research Showcase Week brings the TRC Calls to Action to life
September 19 Archer Library Pilots Personal Librarian Project
September 14 Volleyball diplomacy: U of R Cougars experience Japanese culture in time-honoured exchange program
September 12 2nd annual Night Owl 5K Run receives glowing reviews
September 11 Prestigious Honour: Two University of Regina scholars named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
September 10 Starting a new adventure – International Orientation welcomes students to Canada
September 06 15,475 students registered for first day of classes!
September 05 President Timmons appointed to independent Senate recommendation board
August 2018
August 31 We’re family! Move-in Day at the University of Regina
August 28 Business boot camp helps turn veterans into entrepreneurs
August 27 Big Book Sale Returns for Biggest Big Book Sale Yet
August 22 Summer institute focuses on Indigenous-centred research and encourages students to pursue graduate studies.
August 21 Modern, safe, inclusive and accessible student housing: College West housing re-opens!
August 13 Nilgün Önder brings both academic and administrative experience to her new role as the new Associate Vice-President (Academic)
August 10 Lights! Camera! Hoops! A new course prepares students to produce live sports events
August 08 Coming full circle: Alumna Kathy McNutt is the new Associate Vice-President (Research) and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
July 2018
July 30 Community minded, research intensive, and student focused, Dr. Gina Grandy named new Dean of Business Administration
July 23 Meet one of the Department of Visual Arts Summer Resident Artists
July 23 The new Dean of Education returns to Saskatchewan
July 20 Try a little tenderness: Groundbreaking research underway to battle depression
July 19 Data dive: Learning from mental health and substance abuse treatment experience and outcomes
July 19 Prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellow joins University of Regina research community
July 09 Making change: new three-day summer institute connects community with community-based researchers from across the country
July 06 Teaming up to tackle language barrier
July 03 From Hollywood to biblical text – University of Regina authors to launch new books
June 2018
June 28 University’s Alumni Association gives back to save Darke Hall and supports students with disabilities
June 22 JUNE HIGHLIGHTS: In June 1975, a committee was established to look into setting up a School of Journalism
June 22 Joining forces with Saskatchewan Research Council’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program
June 20 Celebrating the success of Congress 2018
June 14 Led by recent M.Ed. grad Brittany Frick, Ituna School club runs on Girl Power!
June 13 Just what was said: Words of wisdom from Honorary Degree recipients
June 08 The 2018 City of Regina Writing Award Recipient is U of R Alumna Debby Adair
June 08 1,000th graduate of SCBScN program crosses stage today at Spring Convocation
June 07 Former Pats star and University of Regina alumnus recognized for courage and perseverance
June 07 Childhood pals are all part of the same graduating class within the same faculty at the University of Regina
June 06 Philanthropists and community builders to receive honorary doctorates at Spring Convocation 2018
June 06 Largest Spring Convocation ever gets underway today
June 05 Child abuse prevention advocate to receive honorary degree
June 04 Giving back: Graduate donates research equipment
June 04 The U of R’s 44th annual Spring Convocation, the largest ever, is being held June 6, 7, and 8
June 01 Congress 2018 grad student travel awards have changed the face of annual academic gathering
May 2018
May 31 Congress 2018 wraps up on Friday and includes sessions on learning about Indigenous spaces, and the fight for equity in Canada’s labour movement
May 31 Public are welcome to attend a special Chiefs of Staff roundtable with Katie Telford, Ian Broadie, and Judy Samuelson - today at 10:30 a.m.
May 30 Congress 2018 has two Big Thinking lectures on Thursday, on academic responsibility and women’s leadership
May 30 Today’s Big Thinking lecture POSTPONED to Thursday, May 31, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
May 29 Wednesday at Congress 2018: How academics can advance reconcilation, and challenges facing democracies
May 29 With more than 5,100 attendees, Congress 2018 has attracted researchers from thousands of kilometres away
May 28 Congress 2018 continues Tuesday with a Big Thinking lecture on how women are under-represented in politics
May 28 Federal Minister of Science announces major funding for social sciences and humanities research at Congress
May 27 Congress 2018 continues with a Big Thinking lecture on reconciliation and a concert by Buffy Sainte-Marie on Monday
May 27 Congress 2018 Keynote: "Education: The key to reconciliation" with National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations
May 26 Congress 2018 gets underway
May 25 Education professor wins national award for innovative teaching practices
May 24 Congress 2018 flag raised at Regina City Hall this morning
May 24 University of Regina welcomes Canada’s largest academic conference, May 26 - June 1
May 22 Volunteers at Congress 2018 eager to share Prairie hospitality
May 22 Inuit works of art on display during Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
May 17 Honouring ceramics artist and Professor Emeritus Jack Sures (1934-2018)
May 11 In honour of her late mother, master’s journalism student to receive Indigenous Journalism Fellowship
May 10 Campus sustainability projects receive recognition in province-wide awards
May 09 Top notch University of Regina concussion research receives attention down-under
May 08 Psychology professor receives international honour for research in pain in older adults
May 07 U of R and Sask Polytech celebrating successful nursing program collaboration
May 04 Meditation and yoga – research looks to reduce depression for women transitioning to menopause
May 03 University of Regina announces new Canada Research Chair
May 02 Saskatchewan cities that are 'active-living' friendly
April 2018
April 30 U of R Press brings home four Saskatchewan Book Awards
April 27 Federal funding for health and innovation
April 25 Seniors in chronic pain needed for study on improving their quality of life
April 24 Celebrate Spring at Campus Beautification Day
April 23 Biology grad student to represent U of R at 3-Minute Thesis regionals on home turf
April 20 Campus tour inspires Yorkton elementary school students
April 19 #KeepingThemStrong: ensuring public safety personnel impacted by Humboldt Broncos tragedy get the mental health support they need
April 19 Help Wanted: Researchers seek to uncover the experiences of temporary workers in Saskatchewan
April 18 Reform Party founder to speak at Tansley Lecture
April 13 #KeepingThemStrong: Thoughts and advice for first responders and other public safety personnel affected by the Humboldt tragedy
April 11 Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club receives 8th annual President’s Community Award
April 11 Swimming Competition Research Team Receives 2018 Innovation Award
April 07 Campus community mourning following Humboldt tragedy
April 06 Indigenous artist brings brains, brawn and beauty – to transform a piece of buffalo hide into art
April 05 A son’s quest to uncover his father’s wartime experiences
April 04 Artist and educator Jack Sures honoured by Governor General for excellence in fine arts
March 2018
March 29 There’s a new neighbour in town: first Saskatchewan H&M store opens in Regina and begins inaugural partnership with a Canadian university
March 28 Public policy school appoints new director of Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre
March 27 Five Days for the Homeless Tops Expectations
March 27 FLASHBACK: When Regina College opened the first women’s residence in March 1916
March 26 Public discussion helps navigate Canada’s complex trade puzzle
March 23 Economics grad turned-artist brings colour to the streets of Auckland, New Zealand
March 22 University sponsored Robotics Challenge inspires Regina high school students
March 21 Impressive showing for Johnson Shoyama Public Policy team at a national case competition
March 21 Social Work student to receive Indspire Award
March 20 Symposium explores social challenges, facing migrants and refugees, and issues of their media representation
March 19 Are Prisons Canada’s New Residential Schools? Stapleford Lecture examines racism in the justice system
March 19 Theatre Department presents award-winning Bone Cage
March 16 Public talk to focus on Inquiry for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls
March 16 Impressive award nominations for journalism students
March 15 Business graduate student invited to speak at United Nations Conference
March 14 How to save at-risk birds? Talk to ranchers says biology researcher
March 13 Money matters. Student team’s plan for high school financial literacy classes wins award
March 12 Federal government supports innovative health research
March 12 Host Cougars win bronze at USPORTS Women’s Basketball Final 8 championship tournament
March 11 Student photos explore nighttime beauty in the city
March 09 Cougars advance to semi-finals at national women’s basketball championship
March 09 Sharing hi-tech solutions for reducing pain and falls in older adults
March 08 Sold-out crowd at 2018 Inspiring Leadership Forum: Best one yet!
March 08 Cougars set to host the national women’s basketball championship
March 07 International Women’s Day to feature iconic civil rights activist speaking on campus
March 06 Trash Talkin’ Conference to feature acclaimed author
March 05 Student film festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with more films than ever
March 02 University of Regina led pan-Canadian consortium receives $30 million in federal funding to support public safety personnel’s mental health
March 02 The pressure of competing in the Three Minute Thesis – Now add the TV cameras
February 2018
February 28 No butts about it – the University’s smoking policy encourages a cleaner, healthier, and safer campus
February 28 Rising star in mathematics world featured in inaugural lecture series
February 26 Outspoken Canadian health system advocate to share her thoughts on improving healthcare for seniors
February 20 FLASHBACK: When the U of R launched co-op education in Western Canada
February 16 U of R well represented on the Saskatchewan Book Awards shortlist
February 16 U of R Press Art Director impresses judges in major cover design award…again
February 15 Engineering students give shout-out to donors at awards event
February 14 Learning how to deal with stress through a Yoga and Tai Chi class offered in Kinesiology
February 13 Respecting All
February 13 Saskatchewan’s healthcare history – Medicare, race-based access, and more
February 12 Author and Activist Pam Palmater to speak on the Challenges of Reconciliation
February 10 Random Acts of Kindness Day on campus
February 09 U of R journalism grad living his Olympic dream
February 08 Science, Action! Students seek campus support for their science videos
February 07 Fallout from the #MeToo movement to be discussed
February 06 Archer Alcove offers place to relax for library visitors
February 06 Relay for Life raises money and awareness for cancer research
February 05 Mental health advocate Margaret Trudeau to speak on campus
February 03 Spring Career Fair offers students hundreds of job opportunities
February 02 Eye-tracking hackathon helping people with mobility challenges
February 01 Health of Indigenous communities focus of talk
January 2018
January 31 Students meet the 12-hour film challenge in time for film awards gala
January 29 Countdown to Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
January 26 Students impress at Western Engineering Competition
January 25 Importance of continued community support underscored at 4th State of the University address
January 24 Paul J. Hill Business School students win big against other schools – three times
January 24 Foremost marine biologist sharing research on stunning rise of ocean “dead zones”
January 22 Lecture explores challenges facing Middle East’s Kurds in quest for self- determination
January 22 Exhibit speaks to student’s exploration of her Métis heritage
January 21 Exhibit celebrates national contributions of Jewish Canadians
January 20 FLASHBACK: When the U of R led the way in employee recognition
January 19 Piano and pianist reunited
January 18 Saskatchewan Collaborative Nursing program and Collège Mathieu sign Letter of Intent supporting health-care related French-language/bilingual education
January 17 Author coming to campus with behind-the-scenes story of the rise of the Saskatchewan Party
January 16 Paul J. Hill Business School students shine at JDC West business competition
January 15 It’s game on: Congress 2018 begins in just 130 days! Registration opens today.
January 15 Hormone therapy may prevent depression for women in menopause transition
January 12 Discovery of old family photos brings back memories and inspires a return to university
January 11 Rwanda teaching experience opens student opportunities and lifetime of memories
January 10 New Elder-in-Residence is a lifelong advocate for treaty education
January 09 Making driverless farm equipment even smarter
January 05 2016 President’s Medal recipient meets the Prime Minister
January 04 Stress got you down? Psychology Training Clinic offers Wellbeing Workshop
January 03 Treaty4Project inspires new way to offer treaty education in Regina
January 02 Visual arts professor turns to his Métis roots for major art project