Students who have made a difference in 2015

Posted: December 24, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Happy Holidays. The University is closed 3:00 pm on Thursday, December 24, 2015, and will re-open with regular hours on Monday, January 4, 2016.
Happy Holidays. The University is closed 3:00 pm on Thursday, December 24, 2015, and will re-open with regular hours on Monday, January 4, 2016. Photo courtesy of External Relations.

As another year comes to a close, it's a time for reflection. Click the links below as we revisit stories from 2015 featuring student excellence. Below is just a small sample of U of R students we featured this year who are making a difference.

We look forward to sharing more engaging and inspiring stories throughout 2016.

Research that has impact 

Autism Students

Engineering help for children with Autism - Students unveil their therapeutic chair that is still in use at a Regina high school.
Crossing the frayed blue line –  Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology researching PTSD as it relates to police officers.
Studying the sexual barriers faced by people with disabilities - A taboo subject investigated by Social Work student.

Student Success

Vanier Scholarship

Psychology student receives Vanier Scholarship research grant - $150,000 to examine the impact of police work on the psychological, social and occupational development of Canadian police officers
U of R Business students excel at national competition - The students built and managed an impressive stock option portfolio, coming in third out of more than 1,900 teams from 37 universities across Canada.
Student strives to make U of R even more accessible - Recogniton from a national organization.

Commitment to our Communities  


Students sleep outside as part of five days for the homeless - U of R students raised money and awareness for Carmichael Outreach in Regina.
Students give back with its first annual rake-a-thon - Students rake in leaves and donations for the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Class play to take the stage at local arts festival - A U of R Theatre class helps change attitudes about physically disabled people performing in theatre.


Aboriginal Grandmothers

Aboriginal grandmothers inspire student research - Master’s student Jen Billan looks at the critical role Aboriginal grandmothers play in their families and the community.
Film studies student to debut film at Toronto Film Festival - A big break for this filmmaker and actor from the Piapot First Nation.
Grads celebrate with feast at File Hills Tribal Council - Meet graduates of The Professional Director Certification Program.


Reducing bottled water at the U of R – Business Students project looks at ways to cut back on bottled water on campus.
U of R connects with Regina high school for Earth Day - Research project focuses on using a plant health care model as an alternative to using pesticides.
Using robotics to improve farming - U of R Engineering students look at how to use robotics to plant and fertilize crops.