On behalf of the RPIRG Board of Directors and Staff, I would like to welcome our new Executive Director Krystal Lewis! Make sure you come by the office to welcome Krystal and say ‘hi’.
A little bit about Krystal:
Krystal is originally from the Maritimes but has called Regina home for over 20 years. She is also an alumna of the UofR, and has been around campus more years than she can remember. Her hobbies include frisbee, cycling, and all things trivia. She is excited to dig into her new role as ED and find ever more ways for RPIRG to support student and community activism.
Generating Momentum is excited to announce it’s call for workshop proposals and Artist(s)-in-Residence for camp in 2017!
Generating Momentum 2017 will take place at the beautiful Camp Easter Seal facilities in Manitou Lake, SK from August 24-27.
Workshop proposals should fall under one of two program themes: Real Collaboration: Accomplices, not Allies; or Accountable Communities. The workshops will be offered in two one-hour sessions between 8:45am and noon on Saturday, August 26th. Please read the full call for proposals BEFORE submitting your application.
Full call for proposals and application: generatingmomentumcamp.wordpress.com/workshops/
The Generating Momentum organizing partners are seeking an individual or collaborative team of two Saskatchewan artists to serve as Artist(s)-in-Residence for the duration of the 2017 Generating Momentum camp, and to work in partnership with the organizing committee and camp participants in order to contribute to the overall camp goals and objectives. Please read the full call for proposals BEFORE submitting your application.
Full call for proposals and application: generatingmomentumcamp.wordpress.com/artist-program/
Get your gardening gloves out (or borrow some of ours), and get ready to help us in the Green Patch garden!
Your friendly neighbourhood Garden Coordinator, Leonel, has begun planting with the help of volunteers in the Green Patch! Once planted, the Garden Coordinator relies on volunteers to help maintain, and eventually harvest the produce. Volunteering is a great way to relax, meet new people, get your hands on the freshest produce in town, and learn about caring for food-producing plants in this organic community-driven garden.
RPIRG is proud to donate the majority of produce to Carmichael Outreach.
To sign up for the volunteer list, complete the form below. To help with planting THIS WEEK (until May 26th), visit the Facebook event page HERE.
We’re hiring a new Executive Director!
If you have experience in non-profit management and are passionate about social and environmental justice issues, then this is the job for you!
The Executive Director manages and oversees all the operations of the organization. The Executive Director supervises and works in collaboration with the Outreach and Events Coordinator, and various other contract/seasonal staff positions. The ideal candidate would have ties to Regina’s activist community and experience working with non-profits. The Executive Director will work with a volunteer Board of Directors, and is accountable to them. Together they will establish and update the policies and direction of the organization on an ongoing basis. This will require an understanding of governance and campus life, and the flexibility to work with university students.
For more information, please view the job posting: RPIRG Executive Director Job Posting
Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 12:00AM
To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com
RPIRG is proud to be the community partner for the upcoming documentary screening of KONELINE: our land beautiful. Watch the trailer HERE.
Date: April 21-27, 2017
Time: 1pm & 7pm
Location: Rainbow Cinemas, Regina
ABOUT THE FILM:
KONELINE: our land beautiful is a cinematic poem examining the land, the people, and the industry of northwest British Columbia in the face of the controversial expansion of mining. The film does not preach nor lecture, but rather finds poetry in every person – diamond driller or Tahltan elder. The story it tells is of the constant struggle to balance jobs and the environment.
This story from BC transcends the provincial boundaries, and speaks to all who exist in times of resource extraction and depletion of wilderness. KONELINE brings the viewer in to meet the people who face inexorable change cutting through the rhetorical roar of our times. It is turning heads and changing minds. Don’t miss it.
More information available on the website or the Facebook page. Please share with your networks.
RPIRG would like to thank all of the amazing candidates who ran for positions on our 2017-18 Board of Directors in the recent election. Your passion and hard work made this election one of the most exciting we’ve ever seen!
Win or lose, we hope to work with all of these wonderful people and form meaningful connections with them in the future!
Congratulations to the 6 newest members of the RPIRG Board of Directors:
- Catherine Pamisaran
- Claire McLellan
- Taya Triffo
- Lexie Obey
- Jamie LaRose
- Levi Paul
You can find more information on each of the folks above by visiting our 2017 Election webpage.
We’re Hiring a 2017 Green Patch Coordinator!
The RPIRG Green Patch is a 5400 sq ft vegetable garden behind the Dr. John Archer Library at the U of R. It’s a source of sustainable, locally grown organic food – part of a campus movement for community engagement and sustainable development. The Green Patch is the third community garden in the University of Regina’s Edible Campus. Launched on March 28th 2012, it is a response to the need for urban centres to invest in sustainable, locally grown, secure food sources.
We are looking to hire a coordinator to run the Green Patch from April 24 -September 29, 2017.
Applications are due on March 27 at 4pm.
Find the full job description and how to apply here – Green Patch Job Description – 2017
Our Outreach & Events Coordinator, Emily, will be running a workshop for students (community members welcome) about planning on-campus events! There will be free dainties and coffee, and the workshop is FREE to attend thanks to the Community Research Unit! RSVP on Facebook HERE.
This workshop is created as an opportunity for students to learn how to effectively plan events for their student groups, societies, and personal interests. The workshop goals are:
1) To give students the resources to effectively plan on-campus events,
2) To challenge students to think beyond basic logistics to plan
accessible events, and
3) To provide students with the confidence to form meaningful
partnerships with other campus groups for more successful events.
March 24th, 2017 @ 1:30-3:00pm
On-campus, CKHS 187
*Registration is optional, but if you register you will receive advanced
information and reminder e-mails. Register HERE:
The nominations are in, and we’ve got a whopping 10 amazing candidates running for their spots on the 2017-18 Board of Directors. We have 6 positions to fill, so make sure you get to know your candidates by checking out their photos and bios HERE! Find out more about our current Board HERE.
If you want to find out more about what Board positions look like, visit our initial call for nominations post HERE.
Voting will take place March 13-16th on UR Self Service, and all current U of R students are eligible to vote!
JOB POSTING : Student Researcher
Project: Regina Tool-Sharing Network
Duties and Responsibilities:
The student researcher will be working closely with university and community partners on a project to determine a feasible model for a tool-sharing initiative in Regina. Main duties will include an online search of comparable ‘sharing economy’ initiatives, interviews with professionals in law, insurance, and nonprofit fields, and writing a feasibility report.
Open to qualified University of Regina undergraduate or graduate students. Required skills include: strong communication skills, both oral and written; good interpersonal skills; research experience; and strong computer skills. Interest in the sharing economy is an asset. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with good time management. We will ask you to demonstrate your enthusiasm, examples of your independent work, and also your willingness to chase leads.
The student researcher will be contracted for a maximum of 120 hours of work from March 6 – April 30, 2017. The work hours and the location of the work are somewhat flexible.
The wage will reflect CUPE 2419 rates ($17/hr 4th year, $20/hr Masters)
Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested by email to:
Executive Director, Regina Public Interest Research Group
Deadline for Applications:
Friday, March 3rd at 4pm
The Community Research Unit is based out of the Faculty of Arts, and aims to connect community groups and University of Regina faculty and students through research, service-learning and other collaborative activities.
The Regina Public Interest Research Group is a student funded resource centre at the University of Regina committed to social and environmental justice. They provide the resources and funding necessary to enable students to organize around issues through research, education, and action.