2017 Feature Stories

December 2017
December 29 University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons receives Order of Canada appointment
December 28 Writing course provides prisoners’ perspectives
December 26 Celebrating student success in 2017
December 22 After a lifetime of experience, former judge & politician ponders fresh perspectives offered in class
December 21 FLASHBACK: Remembering a time before the internet when the U of R blazed a trail in distance education
December 20 Gordon Asmundson’s distinguished career celebrated by Canadian Pain Society
December 19 Memoir on divorce, single parenting, and creative expression earns student her master’s and a writing award
December 18 The gift of mobility: Modified ride-on cars means mobility for children with disabilites
December 15 International graduate students bring diverse viewpoints on Indigenization of adult education classes
December 13 International recognition for collaborative research into antibiotic resistance
December 13 Minister of Advanced Education takes in a behind-the-scenes U of R tour
December 12 Tim Hortons gets a complete makeover
December 11 U of R is gifted with an Eagle Staff, in recognition of the perseverance of Indigenous students
December 08 RCMP contract awarded to research team as part of long-term mental health study
December 08 Researcher recognized for helping persons with spinal cord injury
December 08 Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) piques K-12 students' computer curiosity
December 07 Class dismissed – but first let’s have lunch
December 06 Geology team releases another rock-solid Saskatchewan-unique calendar
December 06 Veteran artist and visual arts student digs into his past and the Smithsonian comes calling
December 05 Stopping the next wave of invasive species in Saskatchewan lakes
December 04 History Department celebrating scholarly research and community engagement
November 2017
November 30 Film school grad and WolfCop creator returns to campus with a highly unusual promotion of his movie sequel
November 29 Language Institute Building needs a new name
November 28 Two new nursing programs underway
November 28 Celebrating the University’s strong bond with Mexican institutions
November 27 What’s in the water? Research takes aim at chemicals that may harm fertility (and that’s not all)
November 24 Double-digit poverty for Saskatchewan’s children highlighted in new report—increasing calls for immediate community action
November 23 Computer model may lead to greater heavy oil recovery and reduce environmental impact
November 23 Mental Health: It's time for a conversation
November 22 More than just filling space: stories of 100 years of living
November 21 Science Pub Talk features Saskatchewan - 'Not Just Flat’
November 20 Will universities exist in 2067?
November 17 University students’ level of volunteerism bucks national trend
November 16 A fresh take on teaching the teacher: U of R educator receives national honour
November 14 Lifetime achievement award for Associate Dean of Nursing
November 13 Business grad and top-notch baker lands a spot on CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show
November 11 FLASHBACK: November highlights in the history of the University of Regina
November 11 International Education Week celebrates close academic ties with European institutions
November 10 Cougars guard joins national team in Portugal for a shot at playing in the Euro final
November 08 Crime in boomtowns – and how to deal with it
November 07 Confucius Institutes emphasize strong ties with the University of Regina
November 06 Visual arts instructor gets a place in Canada’s National Gallery
November 05 Students’ Union is now fair-trade certified
November 03 Theatre Department honours its own with Distinguished Alumni Award
November 02 University’s national leader in institutional research honoured
November 01 Fall theatre showcase Antigone - not to be missed
October 2017
October 31 Professor named one of 150 leading Canadians for mental health
October 31 Flu shot clinics at the U of R will help you stay healthy over the winter
October 30 No magic bullet to combat climate change say University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan researchers
October 29 Open textbook combines high quality with cost savings for students
October 27 Top executive encourages business students to be daring and disruptive
October 26 University of Regina research leads in national rankings
October 26 U of R Press book tells Regina Public Library’s history of innovation and inclusivity
October 25 An evening of Emily Dickinson to serve up poet’s works and her famous cake
October 25 Visual arts professor to share stories and photos from her Arctic Circle residency journey
October 24 Artist opportunity – applications accepted for the next Sereda artist residency
October 23 Annual event showcases Indigenous research
October 22 FLASHBACK: October highlights in the history of the University of Regina
October 20 Honorary degree for humanitarian and entrepreneur Murad Al-Katib
October 18 Fifty-year old Archer Library still an architectural marvel and more than relevant in the digital age
October 18 Documentary showcase features thought-provoking stories from the School of Journalism
October 17 It’s never too late for a Project of Heart
October 16 President’s Medal recipient reflects on her U of R experience
October 13 Future engineers – high school students – tour campus and discover career opportunities
October 12 U of R grad living his football dreams in Canada’s capital
October 11 Government of Canada invests more than $3.7 million in innovative health research
October 09 U of R Open House offers on-the-spot admission, application fee reductions of $30, and automatic scholarships for eligible students
October 08 Changing the way we see people who live ‘in the margins’ of society
October 06 University welcomes inaugural Fulbright Canada Research Chair
October 05 United Way campus campaign kicks off
October 04 Campion College celebrates 100 years
October 03 Seeing the Fathers of Confederation through the eyes of a woman
October 02 Lifetime Achievement Award for nationally known author
October 01 Crude Power documentary a bonanza for journalism students and investigative reporting
September 2017
September 30 Campus tipi raising competition helps build community & raise awareness of First Nations culture
September 29 Film students’ documentary to debut on City Saskatchewan
September 28 Up-and-coming Indigenous entrepreneurs and journalists get boost with gifts to U of R
September 28 FLASHBACK: September highlights in the history of the University of Regina
September 27 New climate change tool will help keep Canadians safe
September 26 Making it easier to transfer to the U of R from Sask Polytechnic
September 25 Contribution to policing earns alumnus distinguished professional achievement award
September 22 Aftershocks of Mexico earthquake shake members of campus community
September 22 Lawyer for Omar Khadr to speak on campus
September 21 Improving mental health services for people with spinal cord injury
September 19 Lunchtime lecture brings to life the works of acclaimed artist
September 19 Celebrating 50 years of the Owl
September 19 Why the new Alumni Association president wants to engage alumni
September 18 Campus champion honoured for outstanding service
September 15 Deliberation and Debate series kicks off for another year
September 15 Register for tipi raising competition on campus
September 14 Helping students succeed
September 14 Master's student research receives royal treatment
September 13 Celebrating all things Jane Austen
September 12 Million dollar mark for President’s Breakfast for Athletics
September 11 Research at University of Regina gets $2 million federal boost
September 11 Alumna honoured for humanitarian and community service
September 07 Indigenous graduate student scholarship gets a makeover
September 04 Indigenous business success motivates outstanding young alumni
September 02 Orientation Day helps to prepare for being a student at the University of Regina
August 2017
August 31 Save money and the environment with new Green Zone parking
August 31 New street names and civic addresses helping map the way
August 30 Attention new students - sign up now for the UR Guarantee
August 30 The Biggest Big Book Sale
August 29 "Highway of Tears" documentary paves way for more research
August 28 National survey results underscore mental health concerns for public safety personnel
August 25 Welcome to the U of R – or welcome back
August 23 Making the switch from the military to owning a business
August 21 U of R professor has leading role in climate change for international body
August 18 Essential oils may be key to treating fungal infections
August 16 U of R talent featured at International Film Festival
August 16 Student research sheds light on the nighthawk - species at risk
August 15 How victims of bullying can help in research for treatments
August 14 Student making waves on world water polo stage
August 11 An appetite for change at the Riddell Centre food court
August 10 Credibility of child witness testimony studied
August 09 FLASHBACK: The First World War caused financial concerns for Regina College
August 08 Earn a certificate and help the environment
August 04 Engineering students set goals for academic year
August 02 Hey teachers - math got you puzzled? New program may be the key
August 01 Indigenous women and the camera
July 2017
July 31 New book about impacts of drought on prairies is up for two awards
July 28 An amazing academic adventure in the Amazon
July 27 “Pair of Socks” lands MAP grad on top of national art competition
July 26 Making music and new friends from memorable Cuba trip for UR Choir
July 25 Future university hoops stars competing for national title
July 24 How physical activity changes with the seasons – and how that affects a person’s health
July 21 Banting Foundation Award for psychology professor
July 20 Researcher looking into women’s experiences with childbirth and the health care system
July 19 World renowned experts on sports nutrition and training coming to the University of Regina
July 18 Record-setting summer for student job placements
July 14 U of R is part of new international research that shows the Earth is getting warmer
July 14 JULY HIGHLIGHTS: Students take classes at the new campus for the first time
July 13 University research making its mark in Canada and around the globe
July 12 National honour for U of R Vice-President of Administration Dave Button
July 11 ESL students reach out to fellow student and children in need
July 10 Shining Start for new engineering student group
July 07 International recognition for U of R’s Pat Patton
July 06 UR Guarantee student demonstrates resilience and reflects on her first year
July 05 University of Regina Moving Toward a Smoke-Free Campus
July 04 Mindful movements help informal caregivers
July 03 Academic society for sport management honours computer science professor
July 02 Artists breathe new life into historic park fountain
July 01 Marking 150 years of universities in Canada
June 2017
June 30 Engineering grads are champs again at hi-tech agriculture competition
June 29 Professor’s notes shed new light on the patriation process for Canada’s Constitution
June 28 Professor inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering
June 27 Leading from where you are: How the University is preparing leaders
June 26 Professor taking part in the Nelson Mandela Dialogues
June 23 New agreement establishes a China-Canada Low Carbon School program
June 22 Visual artist professor finding inspiration in summer solstice expedition
June 21 Celebrating National Aboriginal Day
June 21 JUNE HIGHLIGHTS: Remembering when the successful co-op program was launched
June 20 Alumni Crowning Achievement Award recipients announced
June 20 MOU to support cultural program to reduce violence
June 19 Student earns young journalist fellowship
June 16 Award of Distinction for Associate VP - International
June 16 Bilingual nursing program proposed
June 15 Navigating campus easier for first responders and visitors
June 14 SASK Alliance seeks to raise the profile of Saskatchewan’s academic institutions internationally
June 13 Maintenance and Utilities Director honoured by peers
June 12 Student international opportunities and Indigenization examined at conference on campus
June 09 Just what was said: Words of wisdom from Honorary Degree recipients
June 09 Summer Bridge Program allows new students smooth transition to fall semester
June 08 Journey from Iran to U of R leads to Arts Dean’s Medal
June 07 University of Regina celebrates success at 43rd Spring Convocation
June 06 Meet the University of Regina’s newest Honorary Degree recipients
June 05 Celebrating the success of new teachers in Nunavut
June 02 Regina’s Mosaic festival includes two stops at the U of R
June 01 Alumni shine at 2017 City of Regina Writing Awards
June 01 Supporters of French-language health programs honoured
May 2017
May 31 A class that’s tailor-made for fashion fanatics
May 30 Researchers working to support the revitalization of Indigenous languages
May 29 Exploring the meaning of friendship for those with dementia
May 26 Physics team searching for exotic matter
May 25 Innovation award for engineering team
May 24 Quick Find powers-up library search results
May 23 Canada-Wide Science Fair is a big success
May 23 FLASHBACK: May highlights in the history of the University of Regina
May 22 Film screening recounts painful residential school experiences
May 21 Women of Distinction Award for Indigenous health researcher
May 19 Grad student brings science to the citizens
May 18 Volunteers needed for refugee children summer program
May 17 How climate change affects human health to be discussed at the Bushwakker Brewpub
May 16 The Canada-Wide Science Fair is on this week at the University of Regina
May 15 President Vianne Timmons receives an honorary degree
May 15 U of R Press book launch remembers fiery politician
May 13 Safety a priority as new turf added to practice field
May 12 Darke Hall receives $1 million gift from anonymous donor
May 10 Technology strengthens links between alumni and library
May 10 Need for mental health services inspires former student to return to the U of R
May 09 Exploring community engaged art and mobility
May 09 Latest issue of Discourse ready for reading
May 08 New research underway at the U of R into multiple sclerosis
May 04 Harry Potter magic rubs off on English students presenting at academic conference
May 03 National safety award for engineering students
May 02 University celebrated as ‘game changer’ at United Way awards
May 01 Case competition on campus gives students key business experience
April 2017
April 27 Alabama students get hooked on work of U of R fish researcher
April 26 Darke Hall Five getting set for its biggest crowd ever
April 25 University celebrates National Volunteer Week
April 22 University recognized as a top employer in Saskatchewan
April 21 April highlights in the history of the University of Regina
April 20 University Club staff serve up impressive art collection
April 20 Film students’ final works a treat for movie-goers
April 19 Science pub series presents sobering talk on health care
April 18 Significant funding to improve health care for Saskatchewan patients
April 17 Become a citizen scientist with SMART Study
April 16 Herman Lecture welcomes trailblazer in Jewish feminist thought
April 13 Students share their success stories with support from UR Guarantee
April 12 J-School documentary showcase features thought-provoking stories
April 12 Program launched for language training for newcomers to Canada
April 12 Research takes masters student back to her First Nation home
April 10 Campus symposium promotes inclusivity in the arts
April 10 Queen Elizabeth II scholarship program expanded for international research into climate change
April 10 Project Day a showcase for engineering student excellence
April 09 Dr. Barbara Powell Memorial Lecture uncovers experiences of Canadian wives during First World War
April 08 Benefits of exercise for mental health
April 07 National recognition for biology student
April 06 Stronger international rankings for the U of R
April 05 Showcasing the value of aging-related research
April 04 Students’ compost efforts get a java jolt
April 03 Artist lecturer finds new fans at Lincoln Center in New York
March 2017
March 31 MacKenzie Art Gallery features works of graduating students
March 30 University releases Gender-Based Violence Needs Assessment Report
March 29 Library room transformed into art gallery
March 28 Campus lecture explores the making of the Canadian History Hall
March 27 Three-Minute Thesis receiving the TV treatment
March 25 Residential school memoir to get a public reading on campus
March 24 Five Days for the Homeless a huge success
March 24 Woodrow Lloyd Lecture examines the experience of islamophobia in Canada
March 23 Social work students bring their research to the community
March 22 Book examines our national holidays and their deeper significance
March 22 Business student receives a national scholarship and meets CEO of the year
March 21 Professor’s microscope collection spans centuries
March 20 Early lessons for students at Five Days for the Homeless
March 18 Subject of Fractured Land documentary speaking on campus
March 17 Education Award for UR International vice-president
March 16 Researchers will look into the use of small nuclear power plants
March 15 University unveils design for a revitalized College Building
March 15 Forward Together Lecture features founder of program to train and employ former gang members
March 14 Bad Blood, the play, unites theatre students and alumni
March 13 Raising money for cancer research and support programs
March 11 Agricultural research looks at dugouts as absorbing carbon dioxide
March 10 U of R Press director named to prestigious foundation
March 10 Brain Awareness Week includes lecture on dementia
March 09 Inspiring Leadership Forum a huge success
March 08 FLASHBACK: March highlights in the history of the University of Regina
March 07 National book award for U of R graduate
March 07 U of R part of global team studying concussions in rugby players
March 06 Alumni give back as mentors
March 06 Helping international students acquire job application skills
March 05 Shedding light on role of women during World War I
March 04 International night attracts huge crowd on campus celebrating diversity
March 03 Professor shares risk research with crowd at Harvard
March 02 Netflix director speaking at Living Skies Student Film Festival
March 01 Documentary explores the male world of the hi-tech industry
February 2017
February 28 Research infrastructure receives a boost
February 28 Lecture explores women who went against the grain to homestead on the prairies
February 28 Playwrights Reading Series continues to attract top-notch writers to campus
February 27 Co-op program paves the way for opportunities
February 23 Judges needed for Canada-Wide Science Fair
February 22 National symposium on FASD in Regina
February 21 FLASHBACK: February highlights in the history of the University of Regina
February 20 Troupe rarely seen outside China performs on campus
February 17 Saskatchewan researchers hone in on antibiotic for Staph infections
February 16 Research examines culturally responsive mental health services for First Nations youth
February 15 Day of Pink rally to help battle bullying
February 15 Lecture examines brain health and independence in old age
February 14 It’s time to be randomly kind to strangers
February 13 Professor emeritus recipient of Lifelong Global Citizen Award
February 10 Saskatchewan Book Awards nominees include lots of authors with U of R connections
February 10 Film students hold their first annual awards gala
February 09 Acclaimed Canadian pianist performing at the ShuBox
February 08 U of R Press art director receives top book jacket design recognition
February 07 Bat research launches student into national video competition
February 06 Sesquicentennial flashback: February 1967
February 03 Studying stress in a simulated post-crisis scene
February 02 Business students impress at national case competition
February 01 Battle of the Cover Bands for the Darke Hall Five
January 2017
January 31 Online electricity auction on the horizon
January 30 Debating carbon pricing at U of R’s deliberation and debate lecture
January 26 Regina and District Chamber of Commerce hears about the University’s growth
January 26 Huge crowd on campus greets the prime minister
January 26 Lecture addresses sexual assault on campuses
January 25 Imaging tool to change scope of plant research in Saskatchewan
January 25 Monica Lewinsky to speak at Inspiring Leadership Forum
January 24 Counselling Services offers support for students who are feeling stressed and pressured
January 23 Mental health awareness night at The Owl
January 22 FLASHBACK: January highlights in the history of the University of Regina
January 21 Cougars hockey players bound for World University Games
January 20 President Donald Trump – what does it mean for Canada?
January 19 Federal Science Minister meets with researchers
January 18 One of Canada’s most powerful women to present keynote address
January 17 Hill School of Business wins School of the Year
January 17 History department launches series of lectures to mark Canada’s 150th birthday
January 16 Remembering Howard Leyton-Brown
January 16 Chile honours instructor for his humanitarian efforts
January 15 Engineering student team takes top spot at design competition
January 13 Stunning costumes from past plays return to centre stage
January 13 Library tries out longer hours at exam time
January 12 University of Regina to be part of the Queen City Marathon
January 12 Banknote display on campus brings to life artistry of our currency.
January 11 University launches five-year Strategic Research Plan
January 11 Keynote speaker to share her journey from homeless to Harvard
January 10 Ministry of Health invests in mental health
January 09 First president of U of R Alumni Association reflects on the early days
January 05 Student film to be shown at Toronto International Film Festival
January 04 President Timmons awarded 2016 CTV Regina Citizen of the Year
January 04 Former Cougar scores big in the National Football League
January 03 Ambassador program develops leadership skills