2018 Feature Stories

November 2018
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