Board of Directors

The RPIRG Board of Directors is composed of 8 Student Members of RPIRG. It is the decision-making body of RPIRG, which makes all major decisions regarding finances, long-term goals, long-term viability of the organization, staffing, and funding application approval – all using concensus-based decision making principles.

RPIRG board members meet 1-2 times per month, sit on committees which report to the board on matters like staff relations, budgets, events, and funding, and help to run and promote RPIRG events.

Every spring, students vote for their Board of Directors in conjunction with other student group elections. All Student Members of RPIRG who are in good standing will be able to run for a seat on the RPIRG Board of Directors. Board terms are 2 years, but you can run for up to 2 terms. New board members receive a full orientation, and are given opportunities and resources throughout the year to pursue professional development training related to their role.

Election and nomination info for the 2018-19 Board of Directors will be available soon!

Although only board members can vote on important decisions and motions, ALL students are welcome to attend our open board meetings or be involved in committee work. If you’re considering running in our board election, are curious about nonprofit governance, or would like to get involved in a committee to share some great ideas you have, please join us!

Our winter 2018 meetings will take place every two weeks (not counting reading week) and rotate between Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Start times are usually around 6pm, and are held on campus – please call or email our office to confirm start time and location before showing up.

Winter 2018 dates are: Jan 24th, Feb 6th, Feb 28th, March 13th, March 28th, April 10th, April 25th

A warm welcome to our new Board Members and welcome back to our returning member, Harvey Gibson!

Meet Our 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Jamie LaRose

Jamie LaRose

I am a second-year International Studies student with a concentration in International Affairs. Also, I am working on a certificate Economics and a certificate in Non-profit Leadership and Innovation.  I am passionate about social justice, environmental sustainability and working together to create change in our communities.  Through the RPIRG board, I hope to make a meaningful impact in our community and on the lives of people in our community. I think RPIRG provides an opportunity to see how others see and experience our world.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, travelling and playing with my dog.


Claire McLellan

IMG_0580Claire McLellan is a third year Environmental Systems Engineering student who recently returned from an 8-month Co-op term in the Environmental Engineering and Project Support Team at Hydro One in Toronto.  Her interest in water right issues and environmental law influenced her to choose her area of studies.  She is passionate about various environmental and social topics including sustainable food systems, water resource management and environmental design.  She attended the CCWEST (Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology) Conference that was held in Regina in 2014.  Outside of her studies she enjoys playing piano, fitness and being outdoors.  As a member of the RPIRG Board of Directors she is looking forward to being more involved with social and environmental justice initiatives around campus.

Lexie Obey

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Lexie is a third year human justice student who is interested in environmental and Indigenous issues in our province. She plans to pursue law school, specializing in indigenous law. Lexie is interested in RPIRG because she believes they are a valuable resource unlike any other university organization that works towards educating individuals about the local and global justice issues.


Catherine Pamisaran

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Catherine is a second-year student of International Studies, with concentration on International Affairs and working towards her Anthropology minor, and Economics certificate. Whether as a Student Ambassador or an International Peer Advisor, Catherine enjoys contributing to the continued improvement of student experience at the University of Regina. As a member of various organizations, like Amnesty International, she’s been passionate and updated about issues concerning the persecuted minorities around the world, and wants to dedicate a career, finding ways to efficiently allocate international and development aid towards this group. On her spare time, Catherine enjoys reading Asian Literature, and cooking.

Ritva Gahimbare

I am a student in the Faculty of Arts, in Human Justice Program, at the University of Regina. I have an earnest desire to work towards the alleviation of social justice issues that affect my homeland in East Africa. I believe that learning and handling issues that affect the social context in which I currently live brings me closer to my goal because we are all part of a human family. I believe in the power of collective action to exert change in our beautiful world. Thus, volunteering in the community for me is an expression of my beliefs and a way to live my passion in accordance with my core values.


Jonny Davies

 IMG_20170303_134302 (1)Hey everyone my name is Jonny Davies, and I am currently in my second year of studies working to attain my human justice degree. One of the reasons why I choose this field was largely because of my interest with Justice and equality. Growing up I found that the mistreatment of others just never sat well with me, and it was not until I started university that I realized as an individual there are so many things that I can do in order to make a difference. No matter how small and I believe that joining RPIRG will be a step in the right direction. One that will introduce me to many different opportunities that will allow me to try and make that little bit of difference.

Harvey Gibson


Harvey Gibson is a 4th year film student. On his own time, he is an outspoken transgender rights advocate, among other many human rights causes, such as racial equality, feminism, and other LGBTQ+ politics. He brings with him years of experience with activism and teaching, as well as passion and dedication to everything he does. Some of his other interests and activities include languages, traveling, horror flicks, and running his management/marketing company. As a member of RPIRG’s board of directors, he hopes to focus his activism in a more succinct and impactful way to help foster meaningful change in Regina.

If you’re interested in the position description, check out the web post HERE.

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