New Board Members for the upcoming term (May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018):
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 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 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 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.
Levi Paul is first year Nursing student with a previous degree in Environmental Engineering. Following a small reforestation project and working in the Alberta oilfield he has returned to the UofR to pursue nursing. His primary interests include chronic and cyclical societal issues’ and policies’ impact on health, as well as greater societal and inter-generational issues such as environmentalism, food sustainability, and shifting labour markets. Outside of work and study he is often hiking, painting, gardening, or undertaking DIY projects.
Taya Triffo is a second-year Campion student, who is pursuing a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, with certificates in Sustainability and in Nonprofit Sector Leadership and Innovation. Involved with UofR Engineers Without Borders and the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation, Taya is passionate about food politics, environmental justice, sustainable urban development, and global systems change. In her spare time, she enjoys playing sports, gardening, travelling, and learning new languages. This summer, Taya is looking forward to volunteering with indigenous activists in Guatemala, and to doing a Permaculture Design Certificate with Starhawk – a bestselling author and eco-feminist activist.
Voting will take place Marh 13-17 on UR Self Service (log in with your student information, and proceed through the link provided)!