Wascana lake and prairie grass


From November 30th to December 12th, the University of Regina will participate in worldwide climate change negotiations at COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for COP28.  This year, a student leader and faculty member from the University of Regina will be in attendance.

U of R Delegation

Student posing in front of United Nations logo

Abraham Bugre

Abraham Bugre is a consultant with an interest in the interconnection between climate change, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and nature. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Regina, Canada and also serves as a Research and Policy Associate at the Gender Environment and Social Inequity Lab at the same University. He is also the project manager for the Youth Resilience Lab, a platform for children and youth to collaborate and take action on climate change, DRR and biodiversity. At the core, Abraham is dedicated to promoting youth inclusion in the global environment and developmental agenda.


Climate Change Adaptation; Disaster Risk Reduction; Biodiversity; Nature-based Solutions; Gender and Social Inequity

Faculty member poses for a photo

Taiwo Afolabi

Taiwo Afolabi is a theatre-maker, scholar, theatre manager, and entrepreneur. His interest is in amplifying voices and experiences; and re-centering governance models, strategies, and systems on the margin through the lens of decolonization, equity, and anti-oppressive approaches. His experience in over twenty countries across five continents in a variety of contexts focused on arts leadership, socially engaged, and community-based creative practice for transformational change. Through storytelling and devised theatre, he works with communities on social issues pertinent to them and his research continues to advance broad-minded thinking within the art and culture sector. Dr. Afolabi's ongoing research, People, Planet and Performance... focuses on climate justice, ecological crises, sustainability, and the arts. The research has been developed into a course that for creatives and climate justice enthusiasts.

He is the Canada Research Chair in Socially Engaged Theatre and serves as the Director of the Centre for Socially Engaged Theatre (C-SET) at the University of Regina. He is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa and the founding director of Theatre Emissary International (TEMi) in Nigeria and Canada. He is a College member of the Royal Society of Canada.