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.
RPIRG board members meet once a 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. Typically, terms are two years, and four positions are available every election. This cycle ensures a mix of four out-going and four-incoming members, to ensure continuity and organizational memory on the board.
The RPIRG Board Elections will happen in conjunction with the URSU elections on UR Self Service March 13-16th. Check out our post HERE.
Meet Our 2016-2017 Board of Directors
Roberta Wallace is a third year student, majoring in Music History and minoring in Women and Gender Studies. She recently returned to Regina after living and studying in the Maritimes for two years. Roberta is passionate about feminism, Indigenous solidarity, and environmental stewardship, and is committed to creating positive change through community organizing and transformative art. When she isn’t fiddling, Roberta enjoys crocheting, hiking, and writing letters. Roberta believes being on the RPIRG Board of Directors will enable her to have a direct impact on people’s lives a new and meaningful way.
I am in my 3rd year of the Environmental Studies program. Born and raised in Regina Saskatchewan, I am very interested about prairie ecosystems and conservation and hope to pursue a career in this field. Aside from practicing and advocating environmental stewardship in my daily life, I am also in love with world traveling, camping, hiking, canoeing, and practicing yoga. As a member of the RPIRG board of director’s, I hope to expand my knowledge in environmental and social research with this great opportunity!
I am a 3rd year International Studies student! I am a part of the RPIRG Board of Directors because I am passionate about social justice, environmental sustainability and the like. I also feel that I will bring a unique perspective to the table from my personal cultural background as an Eritrean Canadian and my involvement in many community organizations, school groups and volunteer projects in the past. I am also involved with Amnesty International, and with WUSC (World University Service of Canada) which is our student refugee program here at the UofR. In my spare time I enjoy, reading, writing, meeting new people and learning through travel!
I am currently a first year International Studies Student. I am passionate about politics and I enjoy being active in school. Presently I am the secretary of the Somali Student Association as well as the former intern at Manitoba council for international cooperation.
I’m a Political Science student who believes in environmental and social justice. I’m very passionate about Politics and the laws that are established to either undermine human beings, or the laws that create positive change to build better communities. Through RPIRG, I aspire to gain the skills and expertise needed in order to create positive change in the world. I care about human rights, the environment, and I believe that our Ecology and our Economy can be compatible. These values and beliefs I hold align in conjunction with the values of RPIRG and goals that the organization tries to establish. As an RPIRG board member, my objective is to advocate for the voices of the oppressed and to learn how to create positive changes throughout communities.
Hannah Grover is a fourth-year English student and social activist with particular interest in intersectional feminism, racial equality, animal welfare, and LGBT rights. After completing her degree, Hannah hopes to pursue a Masters in either English or Journalism due to her love of writing and concern for social issues. She believes that being an RPIRG board member would be a great opportunity to get involved in social justice on and off campus and promote positive change in Regina.
Haris Khan (continuing term through April 30, 2018)
Haris Khan is CBC Top 40 award winner, University of Regina student, stand-up comedian, & humanitarian. Founder of the “Stand up for Charity” group, Khan has raised more than$20,000 for charitable organizations in Saskatchewan. Organizations such as Regina Humane Society, The Terry Fox Foundation, Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services and many more have benefited from these funds. He not only raised funds for these organizations, but has also supported them in creating awareness about the social problems in Saskatchewan. He has combined his passion for community work and comedy together and made a big impact in the community.
Harvey Gibson (continuing term through April 30, 2018)
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.