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02 November 2023
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The University of Regina is planning an evening of lectures – with a twist. Doing away with the often-perceived stuffiness of traditional lectures, A Taste of Research presents bite-sized, entertaining presentations by leading researchers at the U of R in an informal setting where anyone in the community can attend. Focusing on health and wellness, A Taste of Research features presentations by five researchers working in the areas of psychology, kinesiology, biology, music, and child welfare.

“Research is at the very heart of what we do at the University of Regina, and health and wellness is top of mind for many of us as we navigate our way through an increasingly troubled world,” says Pam Klein, University of Regina Chancellor. “I’m excited that we’re able to share a sampling of some of the research being done at our university with the wider community in a fun and engaging way.”

The U of R is a hub of forward-thinking and cutting-edge research, and we pride ourselves on our connections to the provincial community — Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Regina

Emceed by Dr. Nathalie Reid, Director of the Child Trauma Research Centre at the U of R, the evening will feature presentations by: Dr. Gord Asmundson (President's Research Chair; Professor and Department Head, Psychology); Dr. Mohan Babu (Professor and Chancellor’s Research Chair in Network Biology); Dr. Lise Milne (Associate Professor, Social Work); Dr. Melissa Morgan (Head, Music Department; Director of Choirs); Dr. Julia Totosy de Zepetnek (Associate Professor, Kinesiology; Adjunct Professor, Biology); and Dr. Chris Yost (Vice-President, Research; Professor, Biology).

: Two rows of three thumbnail images of six lecturers

Top left to right: Dr. Gord Asmundson; Dr. Mohan Babu; Dr. Lise Milne. Bottom left to right: Dr. Melissa Morgan; Dr. Julia Totosy de Zepetnek; Dr. Nathalie Reid. Photo credits: University Advancement

This free evening of bite-sized presentations is being offered as part of the Chancellor’s Community – an initiative to foster a philanthropic network dedicated to supporting the best and brightest scholars working in all fields of study at the University of Regina. The first Chancellor’s Scholarships will be awarded in the fall of 2024, and will be awarded annually to 14 domestic undergraduate students with one of the scholarships reserved for Indigenous applicants.

Hungry for more? Read about the presenters, and register to attend this free event here.

“The U of R is a hub of forward-thinking and cutting-edge research, and we pride ourselves on our connections to the provincial community,” says Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina. “This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from some esteemed researchers working at the highest levels, and we welcome the opportunity to share knowledge with our community both on and off campus.”

Banner photo: Pam Klein, University of Regina Chancellor. Photo credit: U of R Photography.

About the University of Regina

Set in the heart of the Canadian prairies we are a comprehensive, mid-sized university where the opportunities are as limitless as the horizon. Our campuses are on Treaty 4 and 6 - the territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda peoples, and the homeland of the Michif/Métis nation. It is our responsibility to strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities to build a more inclusive future for all. Our three federated colleges, 10 faculties, 25 academic departments, and 18 research centres foster innovative research with practical and theoretical applications. We are committed to cultivating the potential of our 16,000 students and supporting their health and well-being. We take learning beyond the classroom through work and volunteer experiences to develop career-ready graduates.

Let’s go far, together.

A Taste of Research: The Chancellor’s Research Lecture

Tuesday, November 7 at 7 p.m.
University Theatre
Meet-and-Greet with researchers to follow lecture.
University of Regina | Main Campus
Free admission. Register here.

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