Latest issue of Discourse ready for reading

Posted: May 9, 2017 6:00 a.m.

Discourse magazine is now available at: www.uregina.ca/discourse.
Discourse magazine is now available at: www.uregina.ca/discourse. Cover design by U of R Photography

Discourse, the University of Regina’s research magazine, is today debuting its sophomore edition.

The magazine’s editor, Krista Baliko, says Discourse is the University’s opportunity to brag about the interesting research being conducted on campus.

“This issue is jam packed with everything from student research to international collaborations and million dollar research projects,” says Baliko. “These stories emanate from such a wide variety of scholars – including faculty, staff and students – that readers will certainly connect with something on the pages of our publication.”

Baliko says stories in this issue include a glimpse at the impacts of University health research focused on older adults, mental health and active living, as well as its potential for long-lasting and widespread social and economic impact.

The magazine also shines a spotlight on the research of graduate student Cheyanne Desnomie, whose work examines a damaging social and agricultural experiment imposed on the Peepeekisis Cree Nation by the federal government in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Riding Through Walls is a profiled project that sees Dr. Megan Smith, a new media artist in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance (MAP), using Google technology to ride her bike, virtually, from coast to coast to explore society’s relationship with data.

This issue also features the research of anthropologist Susanne Kuehling, who is working with island elders in a remote region of Papua New Guinea to help them try and reinvigorate the ancient practice of kula trading.

“People at the University of Regina are conducting interesting, important and impactful research. Discourse allows us to share these stories with our colleagues and the public that support us,” says Dr. David Malloy, Vice-President (Research). “My hope is that after reading this issue more people will realize that the University of Regina has a vibrant research community of scholars with local and global influence.”

To discover more about the University of Regina’s research, please visit Discourse online.