2021 Feature Stories

December 2021
December 23 The sky’s the limit
December 23 Introducing the new U of R website!
December 16 U of R’s Psychology Department ranks sixth in Canada
December 14 President’s end-of-year message to students
December 10 International Human Rights Day: U of R Amnesty group takes part in world’s biggest human rights campaign
December 08 University plans for students staying in residence over the holidays
December 06 U of R continues steps to make campus safer
December 02 Need a bit of help? End-of-semester supports for students
November 2021
November 25 New Bachelor of Fine Arts unlike any other in Canada
November 24 UR International announces launch of the Global Skills Opportunity Program
November 22 Take a trip back in time with our own U of R time machine!
November 19 Engineering Resilience in Critical Infrastructure Symposium to be held virtually
November 18 University of Regina signs Scarborough Charter committing to Black inclusion
November 16 Plan(et) B presents: Lights! Climate! Action!
November 15 University of Regina’s Cypress Hills Field Station Rebuild Project receives $225,000 grant
November 12 U of R Alumnus brewing up success
November 10 Honouring Canada’s Veterans on Remembrance Day
November 09 Rams alumni Jon and Steve Ryan give back to the University of Regina
November 08 University of Regina excited to resume near normal academic programming in Winter 2022
November 05 University commits to Indigenous-led policy development
November 05 Fall Reading Week Self Care
November 03 U of R to host virtual Decolonization and Justice Conference
November 02 40 Years of Giving: The University of Regina’s United Way campaign is underway
November 01 Cougar Racing team is set for success on and off the track
October 2021
October 28 Lucas’ story: celebrating Disability Employment Awareness Month at the U of R
October 26 Tickets are on sale now for the University of Regina’s Inspiring Leadership Forum 2022 presented by TD
October 22 Hats off to the University of Regina’s Fall 2021 graduates
October 20 Happy Campus Sustainability Month!
October 19 First of its kind Student Wellness Centre begins providing healthcare for U of R students
October 15 U of R and Rams Football Club announce a new community-based partnership agreement
October 11 A Steady Drip on a Rock
October 07 6 ways campus security is keeping the U of R community safe
October 04 Breaking Down Barriers
September 2021
September 29 U of R to receive largest one-time donation from alumnus and partners
September 27 RBC Future Launch partners with University of Regina to support career-related work and leadership development opportunities for Indigenous students
September 23 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – a time for reflection
September 22 U of R students have “Friends” in high places – Cypress Hills to be exact
September 21 U of R unveils Progress Pride Flag and two new scholarships
September 16 Hanging out with U of R bat biologist, Dana Green
September 16 Girls ROCK!
September 14 Stay active and social this semester with the U of R’s Rec Services for students
September 13 Taking pride in and supporting diversity at the U of R
September 10 Work it out: Can exercise help prevent suicide?
September 09 SGI & MADD team up with the U of R to bring awareness to impaired driving among students
September 03 Campus Store brings U of R pride to the Fall semester
August 2021
August 31 Welcome to Fall 2021!
August 30 8 ways to enhance your remote learning experience
August 26 Six free services available for U of R students
August 23 Citizen scientists test the waters
August 20 The 10 “can’t-miss” events at this year’s Welcome Weekend
August 19 5 programs for international students
August 17 Meet the 2021 Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards recipients
August 13 Research funding to help keep women safe
August 12 How to save money on your U of R education
August 10 U of R is the first university in Canada to issue microcredential Badges in the MyCreds platform
August 09 U of R zero-cost materials (ZCM) courses growing, increasing accessibility to education
August 05 Fall 2021 new student checklist
August 03 Four programs to elevate Indigenous students
July 2021
July 29 5 programs to take advantage of as a University of Regina student
July 28 Ten questions with Kenzie Priddell, Olympic athlete and U of R student
July 26 Wearable tech at the Olympics: How athletes are using it to train to win
July 23 Celebrating International Self-Care Day
July 22 10 places around the U of R to snap your next profile pic!
July 20 SPHERU brings together mental health experts to assess pandemic impacts
July 19 Vaccinations support all our relations and our transition back to on-campus learning
July 16 The best study spots at the University of Regina
July 15 Wascana Centre – the perfect way for U of R students to experience Canada’s parks all year round
July 12 Hill and Levene Schools of Business hold virtual event featuring Indigenous women entrepreneurs
July 08 6 free mental wellness supports available for all U of R students
July 05 Professional microcredentials focused on in-demand skills as we move to a post-pandemic recovery
July 02 New President Dr. Jeff Keshen: Message to students
June 2021
June 30 Dr Thomas Chase says goodbye to the University of Regina
June 29 Funding announced for U of R health researchers to improve health outcomes
June 25 Statement on Cowessess First Nation
June 25 Working together for the greater good
June 22 Two new Master’s programs connecting U of R students to Computer Science careers
June 18 A scholar’s perspective on National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 17 Talking continuity and change with the U of R’s new president and vice-chancellor
June 16 Pride 2021 Feature: Reviving the University of Regina Queer Initiative
June 15 More than $3 million awarded to U of R researchers for wide array of projects
June 15 Alumni take their (One)Shot at success
June 11 More than 2,500 graduates celebrated at University of Regina's Spring 2021 Convocation
June 10 Adult learners bring diverse experiences and backgrounds to their studies
June 08 Universities must stand up for vulnerable communities against racialized violence
June 07 Taking their game to the next level
June 04 Pride Week 2021 Feature: U of R alum longlisted for the prestigious 2021 Sobey Art Award
June 03 A studio without walls
June 01 National AccessAbility Week Feature: Student Accommodations Test Centre set to meet students’ needs
May 2021
May 31 Message from Incoming AVP, Indigenous Engagement
May 28 Shining a light on the lived experience of addiction in Saskatchewan
May 26 Clarifying the Candida-cancer connection
May 25 Advancing BIPoC students and others into arts leadership positions
May 21 U of R students benefit from Big Hearts Family Giving
May 19 7 ways the Co-op Program helps students to get jobs, get experience, and get paid!
May 17 Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies gets creative to bring students back on campus
May 14 Cougars and Rams eager to compete as Canada West announces resumption of league play
May 13 Fractured: The gap between mental well-being and farming
May 12 U of R nursing alumni share experiences: “It’s so much more than a job to me”
May 03 U of R receives boost to student mental health services from Bell Let’s Talk grant
April 2021
April 30 University of Regina campus buzzing with several construction projects
April 29 U of R’s Co-op Program: get experience, get paid, and get hired
April 29 6 ways the UR Guarantee Program guarantees academic and career success for students
April 27 Digital credential wallet puts students in the driver’s seat
April 22 U of R committed to sustainability on Earth Day and every day
April 16 U of R alumnus part of Nobel Peace Prize team
April 14 Fourth-year Engineering students participate in virtual Project Day
April 08 New U of R SGI partnership to enrich study of data science in Saskatchewan
April 07 Conversation Canada: Previously thought to be science fiction, a planet in a triple-star system has been discovered
April 05 Conversation Canada: Residential school survivors’ stories and experiences must be remembered as class action settlement finishes
March 2021
March 31 Physics Department contributes prototype for ‘quantum leap’ detector
March 29 U of R pilot project makes it quicker, easier for students to transfer credits
March 26 Ten years after the Arab Spring, Libya has another chance for peace
March 24 University of Regina to host COVID-19 mass immunization clinic
March 24 University of Regina and Universidad de Guanajuato hold International Business Congress
March 22 Dr. Cheryl Pollard appointed as U of R’s new Dean of Nursing
March 19 Provinces should act fast to avert a teacher shortage now and after COVID-19
March 17 Mission Possible: U of R alum who helped land the Mars rover to speak (virtually) on campus
March 16 U of R researchers providing virtual health solutions for older adults, patients, and Indigenous communities receive more than $300K
March 16 Burke and Bieksa talk Hockey Night in Canada and supporting U of R student athletes
March 15 U of R welcomes Lori Campbell as new Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Engagement
March 12 U of R researcher awarded more than $500,000 to develop long-term digital health solution for Indigenous communities
March 12 An Interview with Mark McMorris: U of R Virtual President’s Breakfast Speaker Profile
March 10 Innovative cardiac sensor at the heart of University researchers’ study
March 05 Inspiring Leadership Forum: Virtual Edition presented by TD brings together 1,200 attendees from around the world
March 03 U of R researchers receive $2.8 million to explore human health, medical advancements, and our existence in the universe
March 01 U of R welcomes new president
February 2021
February 25 U of R Journalism School receives $400,000 donation to establish teaching Chair
February 24 U of R and First Nations University students investigate First Nations water issues in Canada-wide journalism project
February 19 Nine U of R courses to educate you about the Black experience in North America
February 17 Conversation Canada: Short-term anti-racist training is not enough to counter systemic racism in Canadian education
February 17 Conversation Canada: Falsetto: The enduring love affair with the soaring male voice
February 12 Five tips for the tired heart to make connections this Valentine’s Day
February 11 Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 10 U of R Engineering Alum to support students and industry with $100,000 gift
February 09 Inspiring Leadership Forum 2021: Virtual Edition, presented by TD Speaker Spotlight on Dr. Jen Welter
February 05 Narrating a Nation: University of Regina history students co-author a new book
February 03 Faculties of Education and Science graduate recognized with ACAA Outstanding Young Alumni Award
February 02 U of R to host Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor for critical mental health conversation
February 01 U of R research to explore microplastic pollution in Saskatchewan watersheds
January 2021
January 29 Inspiring Leadership Forum 2021: Virtual Edition, presented by TD Speaker Spotlight on Holly Austin Gibbs
January 28 The University of Regina reinforces its commitment to mental wellness on Bell Let’s Talk Day
January 27 University of Regina researchers awarded nearly $600,000 through Agriculture Development Fund
January 26 U of R Alum John G. Hampton BA’09 steers the MacKenzie Art Gallery into 2021
January 25 Faculty of Social Work graduate recognized with ACAA Distinguished Alumni Award for Humanitarian and Community Service
January 21 U of R United Way campaign success underscores importance of community support on campus
January 20 Inspiring Leadership Forum 2021: Virtual Edition, presented by TD Speaker Spotlight on Suki Kim
January 19 Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative at the University of Regina announces the launch of ClimateWest
January 19 New U of R AI Chair working to keep us safe from malicious software attacks
January 18 Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies graduate recognized with ACAA Outstanding Service Award
January 14 Hill JDC West team prepares for first-ever virtual JDC West competition
January 13 Faculty of Education graduate recognized with ACAA Distinguished Professional Award
January 11 Engineering and Applied Science graduate recognized with ACAA Lifetime Achievement award
January 07 U of R lends ultra-low temperature freezer to improve vaccine logistical challenges
January 06 January 6 marks 92nd anniversary of inaugural concert at Darke Hall
January 05 The Conversation: The need to say it nicer: The language we choose when we talk about substance use matters
January 04 Climate in a Box