2016 Feature Stories

December 2016
December 27 Students who made a difference in 2016
December 23 Wishing you a happy holiday season
December 22 Student chosen by RBC to help celebrate Canada’s birthday
December 21 Retro cards in archives remind us of holiday seasons past
December 20 Education students reach out to refugee women
December 19 New book studies impacts of drought on the prairies
December 16 Artists find new opportunities at influential exhibit in India
December 15 A Dickens classic - partly performed - but you’ll still rejoice in it
December 14 Board of Governors reappoints President for five year term
December 14 Luther College cafeteria adds sustainability to the menu
December 13 Tributes for retiring visual arts professor
December 12 Garnet Garven honoured with Distinguished Service Award
December 11 Long time mathematics professor remembered
December 09 New research shows impact of foundations on charitable organizations
December 09 Saskatchewan through the unique lens of geologists
December 08 Biology professor helps in rare discovery of feathered dinosaur tail in amber
December 07 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 07 FLASHBACK: December highlights in the history of the University of Regina
December 04 Research explores fatigue factor for parents with children that have autism spectrum disorder
December 03 Public talk examines gift-giving practices of Papua New Guinea
December 02 Triplets studying to be teachers
December 01 Campion College launches 100th anniversary with increased accessibility
December 01 U of R business mentor named Entrepreneur of the Year
November 2016
November 29 Giving Tuesday changes students’ lives
November 28 Comedy class teaches the art of stand up
November 28 Theatre grad makes big splash in Toronto
November 25 Academic counsellor at Johnson Shoyama honoured
November 24 Honouring Jacqui Shumiatcher with the Annual President’s Community Award
November 23 New learning opportunities at Lifelong Learning Centre
November 22 FLASHBACK: November highlights at the University of Regina
November 22 Nursing and social work are sharing space at U of R Campus in Saskatoon
November 21 Helping students handle their money
November 20 Festival of light attracts huge crowd
November 18 Researcher receives more than $1 million for innovative health research
November 17 Student to receive Special Olympics Canada Athlete of the Year
November 16 Celebrating 35 years of partnerships with China
November 15 National Philanthropy Day honours those who make a difference
November 15 Film shows the Paris you won’t see in postcards
November 14 Rake-a-thon raises money for Children’s Wish Foundation
November 10 Remembrance Day is a time to look back on Regina College students who died in the First World War
November 09 Worried about ISIS? Don’t be, says author and lecturer
November 09 Fall production features Spring’s Awakening
November 08 Free flu shots on campus for students, faculty and staff
November 07 Virtual road trip to make a stop on campus
November 07 Renowned Indigenous scholar to debut new campus lecture series
November 04 Lecture examines children’s interests in domestic violence cases
November 03 Horse therapy programs show promising results
November 02 Business students hear from the president of Cineplex Entertainment
November 02 Awards for first year students at La Cité universitaire francophone
November 01 Bringing famed filmmaker to Regina a six-year odyssey
October 2016
October 31 A Black Panther in the great white north
October 28 Celebrating Campus For All success
October 27 Leading carbon capture experts on campus
October 26 Inaugural event showcases Indigenous research
October 25 University of Regina at the Enactus World Cup in Toronto
October 24 Rethinking America's response to the 9/11 attacks
October 21 National recognition for U of R head of campus security
October 20 Helping the next generation of African scholars
October 20 Fall Convocation honours graduates and retired diplomat
October 19 Honorary Degree for retired diplomat Ken Sunquist
October 18 Fall Convocations in the early days of Regina Campus
October 17 President Timmons speaks about the rights of persons with disabilities
October 16 Hard hitting insightful documentaries featured by master of journalism students
October 14 New music for a film classic
October 13 A New Beginning for Wascana Daycare Co-operative
October 12 Research explores family and fandom
October 11 Safe and secure app store for first responders developed
October 10 Business students experience face time with world’s largest cosmetics company
October 07 FLASHBACK: October highlights in the history of the University of Regina
October 06 Big data could help to reduce crime in Saskatchewan
October 05 Computer science professor is named a top young scholar
October 05 A step forward for Indigenous education
October 04 Bringing to life an artistic movement that has inspired generations
October 03 Students helping Habitat for Humanity
October 03 Alumnus honoured for contributions to health and well-being of people around the world
September 2016
September 30 Tipi raising competition creates awareness and connections with community
September 29 Discussing the possible privatization of SaskTel
September 28 New research magazine launches today
September 28 Book features grandfather of contemporary Indigenous art in Canada
September 27 Award for Distinguished Humanitarian and Community Service
September 26 Strong friendship bond with China celebrated in Beijing
September 26 The day when the new Regina Campus was born
September 24 New laboratory officially opens for business research
September 22 Students deliver fresh produce to the food bank
September 22 Bringing treaty education to Saskatchewan classrooms
September 21 The smart grid and demands of a power-hungry public
September 20 Time to talk about Trump at the Bushwakker Brew Pub
September 19 September highlights in the history of the University of Regina
September 19 War correspondent recalls his U of R experience
September 16 Green Patch celebrates five years of growth
September 15 Beam me up - Big Bang theory further explained
September 14 Impacts of warmer weather on farming
September 13 Easing the cost of textbooks
September 12 Alumni Crowning Achievement Award for Outstanding Service
September 09 Working to end sexual assault and violence on campus
September 09 Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the First Nations University of Canada
September 08 New Rams coach expecting player success off the field
September 07 Outstanding young alumni represents new generation of accountants and auditors
September 07 Memories of the first day of university classes
September 05 Orientation Day – getting set for life as a student at the University of Regina
September 02 Welcome home – to the University of Regina
September 01 History class enters the intriguing world of zombies
August 2016
August 30 University of Regina paper reveals more help needed for first responders suffering from PTSD and other traumas
August 30 City of Regina donates land to the College Avenue Campus Renewal Project
August 30 Families, researchers and government officials on campus to talk about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
August 29 Online stop smoking program proving successful
August 26 QE II Diamond Jubilee Scholars announced
August 25 Coming soon: a new look to the Owl
August 24 Helping veterans run their own business
August 23 Research re-examines mathematics teaching
August 22 Visiting scholars from China creating new opportunities
August 19 Federal government invests $30 million in University infrastructure
August 18 Researcher looks at sexual barriers faced by people with disabilities
August 17 President Timmons honoured by international organization
August 16 Geology professor honoured by peers for teaching excellence
August 15 Student trip to Rwanda is a life-altering experience
August 12 Aboriginal Awareness training dispels misconceptions
August 11 International honours for U of R Vice-President of Administration
August 10 The perks of living on campus
August 09 Campus For All students obtain full alumni membership
August 08 First year students find home at Aboriginal Student Centre
August 05 Have you listened to any good books lately?
August 04 From Jamaica to the School of Journalism
August 03 New program offers vast opportunities in the nonprofit sector
August 02 Former Cougars track team coach is on the road to Rio
August 01 FLASHBACK: August highlights in the history of the University of Regina
July 2016
July 29 Program offers safe space for children of refugee families
July 28 J.C. Garden credits the School of Journalism for his success
July 27 Big plans for Darke Hall renovations
July 26 MFA student’s long walk is a personal journey
July 21 When plans were announced for degrees in Regina
July 20 Exploring fear of the unknown
July 19 Minister Ralph Goodale announces more than $1.5 million for research at the U of R
July 18 Engineering grads win a global competition while helping a local organization
July 15 U of R best among Canadian universities when it comes to going green when printing
July 14 New immigrants to Canada less likely to have regular doctor
July 13 Research to help detect breast cancer in women
July 12 U of R strengthens partnership with Great Plains College in Swift Current
July 11 Saul’s cinematic works featured in film professor’s retrospective
July 08 Engineering professor receives high honour from peers
July 07 UR Guarantee helps students make the most out of their university experience
July 06 More recognition for the University of Regina Press
July 05 One of Canada’s most famous families helped establish Regina College
July 04 Psychology student studies beauty pageant contestants
June 2016
June 30 U of R professor receives honorary degree at McMaster in Hamilton
June 29 Students travel to Ottawa to meet with the Prime Minister and the President of Mexico
June 28 Ancient bird wings perfectly preserved in amber
June 27 University of Regina Rams to open new Mosaic Stadium
June 27 Students say “thanks” on Thank a Donor Day
June 24 U of R researchers receive almost $1.5 million in federal funding
June 24 Remembering classes in the Tower Building
June 23 Business graduate joins board of Conexus Credit Union
June 22 Student wins national Aboriginal arts competition
June 21 Meet the new Executive Lead - Indigenization
June 20 Conference explores world of possibilities for students
June 19 U of R support for Queen City Pride Festival
June 17 International conference for PhD nursing students
June 16 When College Avenue Campus was really home sweet home – and not just for students
June 15 Celebrating U of R graduates in Nunavut
June 14 Business professor is visiting scholar in New Zealand
June 13 Treaty Four grads celebrate at powwow
June 13 Professor brings to life works of influential political thinker
June 10 Honeybees at the University of Regina
June 08 University announces proposed new partnership to renew College Avenue Campus
June 08 Professor receives highest honour from Gerontological Society
June 07 Looking back on convocation half a century ago
June 07 U of R school of choice for high number of international grad students.
June 06 Premier U.S. exchange program calls on UR International director
June 03 Man up against violence leader honoured with service award
June 02 Excellence in teaching that crosses disciplines recognized
June 02 McLeod family contribution a boost for College Avenue Campus
June 01 Thinking and teaching for the digital world
May 2016
May 31 University celebrating its largest spring Convocation
May 31 U of R historian named top researcher for 2016
May 30 Professor honoured for helping improve emergency response
May 30 Meet our Honorary Degree recipients
May 27 Celebrating the first 50 years of Regina College
May 27 Project idea is a perfect fit for engineering students
May 25 U of R shows off its best at Yorkton Film Festival
May 24 Professor looks at using manure as a heat source
May 23 Alumni Association Recognizes Psychology Professor as Top Graduate Research Mentor
May 20 Math instructor receives national recognition
May 18 Campus welcomes delegation from Mexico
May 18 Science and suds deliver University research to the people
May 18 Awards for Engineering and Geology excellence
May 17 From the classroom to the legislature
May 14 FLASHBACK: Highlights from the month of May in the history of the University of Regina
May 13 Puck return machine scores big on campus
May 12 Looking into keeping muscles and bones strong for seniors
May 11 Performance exhibit brings discarded items to life
May 10 Students demonstrate new computer apps
May 09 Engineering students win $50,000 prize
May 09 Best Buddies helping make the U of R more inclusive
May 07 Book launch at First Nations University of Canada
May 06 EYES camp to expand its outreach thanks to national funding help
May 05 The University and Wascana Centre Authority celebrate the completion of their 2016 Master Plans.
May 05 Homecoming show will set the stage for Darke Hall renewal
May 04 Being recognized for making sustainability a priority
May 04 Welcome young scientists to Science Rendezvous 2016
May 03 Campus For All welcomes delegates from Japan
May 02 Engineering students receive national safety award
April 2016
April 30 When work began on the new Regina Campus
April 29 U of R well represented at YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
April 29 Snake research gives student win at thesis competition
April 28 The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) will host the 2016 Living Heritage symposium at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina.
April 27 Engineering idea to help people a world away
April 26 University of Regina’s high profile at the Saskatchewan Book Awards
April 25 Research examines successes and challenges of the mentally ill in our court system
April 24 FLASHBACK: April highlights in the history of the University of Regina
April 22 Student films to be featured on the big screen
April 22 Finding perfect community of oil-eating bacteria is key to environmental clean-up
April 21 Language manipulation could be key to increasing pro-environmental behaviours
April 20 Taking a stand for a healthier workplace
April 19 Novelist to speak on value of a Liberal Arts education
April 18 Colouring helps to relieve stress at exam time
April 15 University of Regina researchers receive federal funding
April 15 Students take part in Education for Reconciliation
April 14 Students and alumni to shine on national choir stage
April 13 Award winning student credits U of R’s La Cité universitaire francophone
April 12 Raising awareness about ovarian cancer
April 11 University featured on Times Higher Education’s top 150 under 50 list
April 11 University launches its first Thesis Boot Camp
April 08 Professor gets Innovation Award for senior care research
April 08 Project Day to showcase engineering students’ cutting edge research
April 06 Feasibility of a new dining hall facility studied
April 06 Open your world and gain U of R course credits
April 05 U of R alumnus and former top advisor to PM coming to Regina
April 05 Showing off research in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies
April 04 Collaboration idea with Sask Polytech takes flight
April 03 What students need to know to vote in the Sask election
April 01 Exercise and the queer body
April 01 Pool to be used as live lobster tank to raise money for students
March 2016
March 31 Research may help fuel big changes in oil refining
March 30 Lecture explores the lasting legacy of renowned artist
March 29 Getting down to work to get Regina College up and running
March 28 How to handle money: tips from an expert
March 25 Student representatives participate in the Racialized and Indigenous Students’ Experience summit in Toronto
March 24 Man Up initiative to challenge mindsets about masculinity
March 23 Dr. Shauneen Pete honoured as inaugural Indigenous Scholar at Nipissing University
March 22 How engineering was launched in Regina
March 22 Researching why people take risks
March 21 Professor’s NSERC research funding to help Canada go green
March 18 UR International offers admissions on the spot
March 18 The Risky Business of Advocacy to be explored in a public talk at the University of Regina
March 17 Refugee student to be featured on CTV’s W5
March 16 Professor makes a presentation at major science conference on water use
March 16 Scholarship opportunities at Legislature
March 15 Modern-day classic on stage at University Theatre
March 14 New recycling bins to help make the U of R greener
March 13 Levene School partners with prestigious business school
March 10 Official launch of the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance
March 10 Annual Inspiring Leadership Forum event a success
March 10 English students take ‘Trash Talkin’ to a new level
March 09 New open textbook program to help reduce cost of textbooks for students
March 08 Real life lessons on seniors life in rural Saskatchewan
March 07 Students sleeping outside for 5 Days for the Homeless
March 07 Still time to nominate an Alumnus
March 06 Graduating artists attract crowd at the MacKenzie Art Gallery
March 04 Piano restored to its former glory to be played at concert
March 03 Creating international opportunities for MAP students
March 03 Student film festival biggest ever
March 01 Estey Visiting Chair discusses internationalism in financial markets
March 01 Hockey helped Fred Sasakamoose - and now he's reaching out to youth
February 2016
February 29 The major fundraiser for Astonished!
February 28 International Night celebrates diversity on campus
February 26 Geology professor receives highest honour
February 25 University of Regina and University of Edinburgh strengthen links on carbon capture and storage research
February 25 A glimpse into the world of journalism at CBC
February 24 New Ammunition to fight antibiotic resistant bacteria
February 23 Campus rally in support of Day of Pink
February 22 Woodrow Lloyd Lecture features Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
February 22 Exploring an elaborate gift exchange custom in Papua New Guinea
February 19 Remembering Jo-Ann Episkenew
February 19 Funding for Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy leads to important benefits to Saskatchewan residents
February 19 National gathering brings together elders and youth to look at Indigenous health issues
February 18 University of Regina and Canadian Light Source solidify research collaboration
February 18 A bright past and even brighter future for Darke Hall
February 17 Caring about the community through Arts CARES
February 15 Student is one of Canada’s emerging artists
February 12 George Reed Foundation research making a difference
February 12 Recalling the bold campus experiment to prove Einstein’s gravitational waves theory.
February 12 Students launch random acts of kindness challenge
February 11 Alumna finds success in romantic suspense
February 10 Professor receives Global Citizen Award
February 10 Raising awareness about Black History
February 09 Partnership strengthens bond with Great Plains College and City of Swift Current
February 08 University launches program to support graduate students
February 08 President Timmons recognized with leadership award
February 05 World-renowned journalists to speak at Inspiring Leadership Forum
February 05 The battle to grant university degrees in Regina
February 04 Turkish newspaper puts the spotlight on Dr. Nilgün Önder’s new book
February 03 Weaving stories between generations
February 02 University recognized for contributions to United Way
February 01 Instructor earns prominent place in local filmmaking scene
February 01 Spring Career Fair opens doors to a variety of career opportunities
January 2016
January 29 National Roundtable addresses stress in public safety personnel
January 29 Norman MacKenzie art first displayed in Regina 80 years ago
January 28 Talking about dispelling myths about hijabs
January 27 Partnership provides opportunities for Geology Students
January 26 Professor ranked among most cited researchers
January 25 Oil sands effects studied at Saskatchewan’s boreal lakes
January 22 Adopting children from other countries and other cultures
January 21 Economic impact of University tops half a billion dollars in GDP
January 20 Celebrating the success of business students
January 19 Tribute to mother lands U of R filmmaker at film festival
January 18 Importance of feminism in Canada to be discussed on campus
January 18 Researchers launch online stop smoking program
January 15 Dani Mario credits School of Journalism for her career success
January 13 New five-year plan plants the seeds of sustainability
January 13 Geology student impresses audience of peers
January 12 Research to examine needs of refugees
January 11 The competitive juices that run through trees
January 08 Partnership unleashes high wireless performance at CKHS and Riddell Centre
January 07 Professor’s book gets a new life with a new party in Alberta
January 06 Untangling the mystery of Autism Spectrum Disorder
January 05 Getting set for Chinese New Year celebrations
January 04 Student is an MVP at Texas Instruments