University of Regina to host 1,500 Regina-area, high-school students at INSPIRE. 2019 Emerging Leaders Forum

Media Advisory Release Date: November 1, 2019 8:35 a.m.

Building on the University of Regina’s highly successful Inspiring Leadership Forum, the University is bringing together approximately 1,500 female students from grades 11 and 12 in the Regina area for INSPIRE. presented by SaskMilk; a new, half-day event designed to inspire, empower, and support them in their development as future leaders. Another 100 first and second-year university students are also expected to attend.

Media representatives are invited to cover the inaugural INSPIRE.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (program begins at 9:45 a.m.)

WHERE: Main Auditorium, Conexus Arts Centre, Regina

In co-operation with Regina Public Schools, Regina Catholic School Division, and Luther College High School, this event will provide close to 1,600 emerging, young, female leaders with perspectives on the theme You Can Have Impact, from a trio of dynamic speakers:

  • Charmaine Crooks - Canadian athlete, five-time Olympian, International Olympic Committee member, member of Champions for Peace
  • Kelly Fraser – Inuk singer/songwriter, 2019 Indspire Award winner, 2018 Juno nominee, champion of Inuit rights
  • Jaclyn Corin – Parkland, Florida high school shooting survivor, lead organizer of the March For Our Lives, social justice advocate

***Some media restrictions will apply: speaker presentations cannot be recorded in their entirety due to contractual obligations (recording short segments is permitted); and video or still photography of the audience will be restricted to the first several rows due to privacy/permission concerns.

***A brief interview opportunity with the speakers, as well as University of Regina President, Dr. Vianne Timmons, will follow immediately after the conclusion of the program (approximately noon) in a designated area. Select high-school students will then be made available for interviews in the same area.

The University of Regina would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for INSPIRE. 2019; SaskMilk, AGT Foods, and Proven Foods Subway & Starbucks.

Forum agenda:

9:45 – Emcee Kam Bahia, Regina Public Schools

9:50 – The Honourable Tina Beaudry-Mellor, Minister of Advanced Education

10:00 – Dr. Vianne Timmons, President & Vice-Chancellor University of Regina

10:15 – Charmaine Crooks

10:50 – Kelly Fraser

11:10 – Jaclyn Corin

11:50 – Program concludes

Follow the hashtag #InspireYQR. For more information, please see: INSPIRE-Emerging Leaders Forum

About The University of Regina

The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,500 students study within the University's 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees.

About Inspiring Leadership Forum

For more than 10 years, the University of Regina’s Inspiring Leadership Forum has been a premiere leadership development event that provides an opportunity for people around Saskatchewan and beyond to hear the inspirational stories of internationally renowned leaders. This year’s ILF will be held March 4, 2020 and will feature Caitlyn Jenner, Dawn Smith and Samra Zafar. Tickets are on sale now. For more information please see: Inspiring Leadership Forum


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