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Lead by:
Dr. Kathy McNutt, Vice-President (Research) and PACS Co-Chair
Dr. Supriya Bhat, Research Partnerships Officer, and PACS member
Courtney Stange, Sustainability and Climate Action Research Officer and Action Planning Committee member

Woven throughout the University of Regina’s new Strategic Plan are the themes of sustainability and climate action. The Vice President Research’s Office is developing a five-year Research Action Plan that will guide the implementation of kahkiyaw kiwâhkômâkaninawak across the research enterprise. The new Research Action Plan will introduce Climate Change and Living Heritage as two of our signature areas of strength. The Plan will also commit to developing living labs on campus (renewable micro-grid, greywater system for irrigation, green power consumption, composting). Furthermore, coming investments in research assets will focus on clean technology, environmental preservation and conservation, and the protection of intangible culture.

The Thematic Working Group for Research is being asked to assist in the development of a Research Action Plan which will be used to form the Research section of the 2021-2026 Sustainability Action Plan. This thematic working group will focus on developing the sustainability and climate action aspect of the Research Action Plan. UofR researchers play a significant role in advancing sustainability on campus and in our communities; building our capacity to conduct research that ensures a sustainable future for all.

The Vice President of Research will lead the Thematic Working Group for Research with support from Courtney Stange, Sustainability and Climate Action Research Officer, Supriya Bhat, Research Partnerships Officer and PACS member, and Karen Walker, Executive Assistant to the VPR.

We are looking for students, faculty, and staff to participate in focus groups to help determine strategic targets and actions to achieve the objectives outlined above.


The time commitment required for the working group includes four one-hour meetings:

  • June 9 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
  • June 10 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • June 16 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • June 23 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Please make sure you have time available to participate in all sessions.

Those interested in joining this working group should RSVP using this Volunteer email form by Friday May 14, 2021. Please include a brief explanation regarding your interest in participating in this working group.