2020 Feature Stories

December 2020
December 23 The Conversation: New year’s resolution tips for 2021: Focus on getting to the end of COVID-19
December 22 Glen Anaquod Memorial Tipi Raising Competition winners announced
December 22 Impact and Identity: U of R’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Series, Part 6 of 6
December 21 All-star year for U of R Academic All-Canadians
December 17 Paving a global path for international study
December 16 Newest U of R Canada Research Chair focused on tackling antibiotic resistance
December 15 Tracking COVID's trash toll
December 14 The Conversation: The Paris Agreement at 5: Time’s running out. How to get the world back on track to meet its climate goals
December 11 U of R alumnus shares secrets of Windows Task Manager
December 11 SPHERU celebrates 20 years of improving health of Saskatchewan’s people through research
December 10 Archer Library Author Recognition Program celebrates published works from U of R community
December 09 Digital connections
December 08 Student research project looks at how different diets affect gut bacteria in cockroaches
December 08 Research InfoSource names University of Regina Research University of the Year in the undergraduate university category
December 07 Crunching numbers
December 04 Reflections on 40 years of journalism
December 04 Prime Minister of India and Indian news outlets celebrate the repatriation of the Annapoorna statue
December 03 U of R psychology professor receives the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research
December 02 Registration open for Inspiring Leadership Forum 2021: Virtual Edition presented by TD
December 01 This #GivingTuesday, support remarkable students making a difference in our community
November 2020
November 30 Psychology graduate students’ discussion series aims to contribute to anti-oppressive dialogue and action
November 27 The Conversation: How theatre can help young Nigerians who are living with HIV
November 26 Department of Theatre’s The Portrait Project brings performances to life during pandemic
November 23 New series gives U of R instructors opportunity to showcase remote teaching expertise
November 19 Statue from the University of Regina’s art collection officially repatriated to India in virtual repatriation ceremony
November 18 The Conversation: SpaceX’s Starlink satellites are about to ruin stargazing for everyone
November 18 From student to author: U of R Alumna brings story of Black Saskatchewan pioneer to life
November 16 The new lesson plan: Arts faculty innovate in the remote classroom
November 13 U of R celebrates award recipients in recognition of National Philanthropy Day
November 12 Reflections on the 2020 United States election
November 12 U of R researcher receives federal funding to take on violence and bullying
November 10 Johnson Shoyama Graduate School e-book examines the 2020 provincial election
November 10 Honour. Thank. Remember. — A Simple Wooden Cross among Wild Poppies
November 09 Federal funding announced for U of R researcher working to contain and combat COVID-19
November 05 The Conversation: Working from home during COVID-19: What do employees really want?
November 03 U of R Nursing student creates wellness toolkits aimed at improving mental wellness
October 2020
October 30 Celebrating outstanding U of R student research
October 29 Conversation Canada: COVID stress syndrome: 5 ways the pandemic is affecting mental health
October 29 Circle of Scholars scholarships celebrate best and brightest U of R first-year students
October 27 Mandatory mask policy protects campus community as COVID-19 cases rise
October 23 UR International Study Abroad program goes virtual for the Winter 2021 term
October 20 ‘It’s a win-win’: U of R and employees benefit from inclusive, diverse work culture
October 16 Living Life to the Fullest: U of R grad awarded Fall 2020 President’s Medal
October 13 MAP’s Breakfast Club inspires virtual community, creates connections for students
October 09 MAP master’s student receives international recognition for artwork
October 08 U of R’s United Way campaign supports community members financially impacted by pandemic
October 07 Environment and Climate Action: U of R’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Series, Part 5 of 6
October 06 New Executive in Residence to advance Hill and Levene Schools as leaders in agribusiness
October 06 Funding awarded for U of R research focused on mental health and wellness of young Indigenous men
October 02 U of R researchers offer a new, online program to help Saskatchewan post-secondary students experiencing anxiety and depression
October 01 University of Regina launches new Business Essentials Program
September 2020
September 29 New Mental Wellness Hub a one-stop digital resource for mental wellness support
September 25 Video exam project brings nursing class together, while teaching and learning from home
September 23 U of R economist releases survey results showing strong support for Regina’s renewable energy targets
September 23 U of R based internet-delivered mental health support program for public safety personnel expanding to Quebec
September 22 The Conversation: Canadian viewers of HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ should know the KKK helped bring down a provincial government in 1929
September 22 Well-being and Belonging: U of R’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Series, Part 4 of 6
September 21 U of R researchers receive funding to help address isolation in older adults during pandemic
September 18 Introducing the 2020-2021 University of Regina Alumni Association Board
September 18 U of R’s R. Nicholas Carleton honoured as Canadian Academy of Health Sciences 2020 Fellow
September 17 U of R researchers seeing results from a new online self-help tool to reduce depression, anxiety, and stress
September 09 The Conversation: 40 years later: A look back at the Pierre Trudeau speech that defined Canada
September 08 Too good to be true? U of R expert on disinformation honoured with membership into the Royal Society of Canada
September 03 Engineering grad student recognized globally for academic and humanitarian accomplishments
September 02 Federal funding awarded to U of R researchers delving into pressing social, environmental, technological, and economic issues
September 01 U of R Education student’s video supports U of R’s Reconciliation efforts
August 2020
August 31 U of R researchers look to innovative technology for solving health care challenges in seniors
August 28 New U of R Zero-Cost Material courses offer accessible, affordable education
August 28 U of R’s Gord Asmundson study reveals stigmatization of healthcare workers during pandemic
August 25 U of R alumnus presents groundbreaking collaborative approach to COVID-19 research
August 25 Truth and Reconciliation: U of R’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Series, Part 3 of 6
August 24 U of R researcher part of a worldwide team looking at impacts of working from home
August 24 The Conversation: How to combat the sexism faced by women farmers
August 21 Federal funding announced for U of R researchers to improve health and safety of Canadians
August 18 Explore province with GEOExplore Saskatchewan – a virtual, interactive geological map
August 17 U of R’s VOICE Lab: Innovative research project exploring disability and art
August 12 A bountiful harvest: RPIRG Green Patch Garden puts nutritious food on the table for all
August 11 Triple threat: Kozan triplets excited to start their U of R experience this Fall
August 07 New Fulbright Canada Research Chair developing ways to better interpret comprehensive mental health assessments among children, youth, and adults
August 04 Notice of third-party service provider (Blackbaud) data breach
July 2020
July 30 The power of art to bring meaning: Brianne Urzada, Michele Sereda Artist-in-Residence 2020
July 28 COV3R: U of R’s genome capture project detects COVID-19, the flu, or anything else that ails you
July 23 U of R Business grad scores #1 song, viral hit on TikTok, and major music label partnership
July 23 U of R researchers working to support child-welfare organizations in Saskatchewan and the Prairies
July 21 Discovery: U of R’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Series, Part 2 of 6
July 20 Decades-long Prairie lakes mystery solved by U of R researchers has global implications
July 16 Celebrating a decade of forging University-community relationships
July 16 Democratizing education: Challenging times can present an incredible opportunity
July 15 Funding boost for U of R health researchers to address inequities and knowledge gaps
July 14 U of R’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Series Part 1: Vision, Mission and Values
July 10 Coronaphobia.org: Wealth of mental health resources for public & health-care professionals
July 09 PhD student Hilary Power: from OCD to impact of chronic disease on kids’ mental health
July 08 Research into sugar, fake news, eye-tracking tech, and a national peace initiative receives funding
June 2020
June 29 U of R Alum Dr. Nevan Krogan one of those leading the race to develop COVID-19 treatments
June 26 Kinesiology alumna puts education to work with free online fitness classes during pandemic
June 25 Celebrating the accomplishments of University of Regina’s Spring Class of 2020 graduates
June 25 Close to $1 million in federal funding for COVID-19 detection and treatment research
June 22 Planet 9
June 22 On June 27, U of R’s CIPSRT invites all Canadians to help reduce stigma surrounding PTSD
June 19 U of R’s newest Banting Postdoctoral Fellow to explore violence against Indigenous women and girls in residential schools
June 18 5 by 25: U of R 2020-2025 Strategic Plan sets interconnected, achievable goals
June 17 U of R science and engineering researchers receive $1.2 million in federal funding
June 12 The Conversation: A better future: How to defund and reimagine policing
June 11 New Schools of Business report highlights importance of women ag entrepreneurs in SK
June 10 Tune in: Community radio program gives new voice to children during pandemic
June 10 Time-honoured nursing tradition meets 21st century during pandemic
June 09 The Conversation: 5 things not to say to someone struggling with infertility
June 09 Two University community members awarded prestigious 2020 Saskatchewan Order of Merit
June 09 Hope or Hoax? The controversial promise of stem cell treatment
June 05 Community network shines in crisis bringing help and hope to isolated Elders
June 04 Weeds, bees, and mould
June 03 Convocation in the time of COVID-19
June 03 Summer transition programs help to prepare new students
June 01 Reconciliation and the nursing curriculum
May 2020
May 29 The Conversation: After coronavirus closures, reopening schools demands collaboration
May 26 LOOK: How filmmaking can help fight mental illness and stigma
May 22 Planting a passion for gardening
May 20 U of Regina Choir shares light and hope in pandemic-inspired virtual performance
May 20 Precision agriculture’s bright future
May 19 The Conversation: What Canada knows about food crises can help prevent shortages and protect workers during coronavirus
May 15 In crisis or calm: U of R Faculty of Nursing reimagines programs; celebrates profession
May 13 The little idea that could: U of R Alumna brings joy and caring to seniors and kids alike
May 12 Breastfeeding during COVID-19: U of R professor breaks down barriers to knowledge
May 11 Muslim U of R community members band together in the spirit of Ramadan to help others
May 08 The financial impacts of COVID-19: an international student story
May 08 Pandemic expedites new and much-needed online delivery of student counselling
May 07 Dissertation on AI’s neural networks earns U of R student prestigious CAIAC award
May 06 Putting out fires: Engineering students solve real-world problems with lifesaving app
May 05 #GivingTuesdayNow – global day of giving and unity
May 04 Presidential Search Site: Search for the University’s ninth President has begun
May 04 The student need is great: the financial impact of COVID-19
May 01 Bored? Enter The Couch Potato Lab: fun, free livestreamed science experiments for kids
May 01 Two U of Regina Rams selected in 2020 CFL Draft
April 2020
April 30 Partnering with agri-food production leader offers unique opportunity for Hill students
April 28 Child’s play: U of R study looks at pandemic’s impact on play
April 24 Digital tools and ingenuity make U of R Engineering Project Day possible during pandemic
April 23 Boxing class moves online to help people with Parkinson’s continue the fight from home
April 21 Earth Day webinar – Change and Resistance: Agriculture and the Environment
April 20 U of R offers free online wellbeing courses and therapy just when we need it most
April 16 U of R business students join forces to supply made-in-SK COVID-19 masks
April 15 Major grant supports key research to protect mental health of all public safety personnel
April 13 Love in the time of coronavirus: how to talk with your partner while stuck at home
April 09 Difficult times call for inventive measures: cue the Tablet Orchestra
April 08 High praise for University’s front line employees
April 08 U of R researchers produce much-needed 3D printed face shields for health care workers
April 07 U of R alumnus makes much-needed COVID-19 research available to the world
April 03 U of R welcomes Dr. david Gregory as Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
April 01 Dr. Thomas Chase introduced as Interim President and Vice-Chancellor
March 2020
March 30 A Warm Saskatchewan Farewell to Dr. Vianne Timmons
March 25 University of Regina: caring for each other, our students, and the community
March 24 University response to COVID-19 a campus-wide team effort
March 23 University of Regina psychologist receives federal funding for COVID-19 research
March 18 Not fake news: U of R psychologist wins major national award
March 14 Suspension of all classes from March 16-19
March 13 Addressing the anxiety and fear a pandemic can raise
March 12 University preparedness for COVID-19/Novel coronavirus
March 12 U of R Cougar breaks 45-year-old Canadian indoor long jump record to win gold
March 10 University of Regina exchange “best thing that has ever happened in my life”
March 06 RaiseHER Community redefines 'leadership' through empowering mentorship
March 05 11th annual Inspiring Leadership Forum hits record attendance
February 2020
February 28 Event celebrates Engineering students’ success & generosity of donors
February 26 Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Dominic Gregorio
February 20 Canadian exhibition illuminates diversity of women artists
February 19 University of Regina PhD student wins national award with a short tweet and video
February 13 Cougars hit four U SPORTS standards, break two school records at Windsor Team Challenge
February 07 Coronavirus updates and resources made available to U of R community
February 05 University of Regina celebrates life and legacy of the late Clifford Wiens
January 2020
January 30 U of R launches a new online treatment program to support public safety personnel in Saskatchewan
January 28 President Timmons delivers her 6th and final State of the University address
January 27 Researchers to address gaps in mental health services for Indigenous university students
January 23 Regina’s post-secondary institutions sign on to community safety protocol
January 20 Paul J. Hill Business School students win first place at JDC West competition
January 17 New online course helps employees cope with workplace stress, anxiety, and depression
January 12 Hadiya Roderique to reinforce the power of a diverse and inclusive workplace
January 06 Rock Steady Boxing class helps fight Parkinson’s symptoms and improve quality of life