UR Days: The five-city tour of Saskatchewan wrapped up on May 26

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: May 27, 2022 1:00 p.m.

This May, the University of Regina took UR Days on the road.
This May, the University of Regina took UR Days on the road. Photo credit: University Advancement and Communications

This May, the University of Regina took UR Days on the road – it was a whirlwind tour of the province, bringing faculty and staff from the U of R to five cities across Saskatchewan to share information and excitement about life at the U of R with prospective students and their families.

The past two years have proven tumultuous for everyone, not least for young people charting the path to their futures. Now that in-person learning is back, students are enthusiastic to embrace what campus life has to offer, and UR Days helped to provide a sample of that experience.

Led by Dr. Jeff Keshen, University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor, UR Days hosted expos with representatives from 20 faculties, units, and programs including: the Paul J. Hill School of Business, Faculties of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Arts, Nursing, Social Work, and Centre for Continuing Education, First Nations University of Canada, and more.

With in-school expos in Weyburn, Yorkton, Swift Current, Regina, and Prince Albert, there were many opportunities for students and their families to meet with faculty and University admissions staff, and participate in an array of in-class workshops and sports camps. Overall, almost 3,000 students from around the province had the opportunity to experience the exciting possibilities the University of Regina has to offer.

Professor Carleton Raven Sinclair
UR Days included thought-provoking presentations from U of R researchers Dr. Erica Carleton (left) and Dr. Raven Sinclair (right).

 

Informal receptions with Dr. Keshen capped off the daytime expos in Weyburn, Regina and Prince Albert, followed by open-to-the-public evening expos and presentations by University of Regina researchers. In Weyburn and Regina, Dr. Erica Carleton, Assistant Professor and RBC Women in Leadership Research Scholar presented a short talk on her research focusing on leadership and gender. In Prince Albert, Dr. Keshen was joined by Dr. Raven Sinclair, Professor and researcher in the Faculty of Social Work. Dr. Sinclair presented her research involving the Sixties Scoop, and how this research is used to provide evidence-based recommendations for policy and program changes to child welfare.

“It was a pleasure to visit these communities and to meet so many bright and talented young people who we look forward to seeing on campus in the fall,” said Dr. Jeff Keshen, University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor.

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