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.
Spring (well, slush and sunshine) is in the air, and so is election season! Beginning February 24 and until March 3 RPIRG will be accepting nominations for the 2017-18 Board of Directors!
Being on the RPIRG Board of Directors has its perks:
- Networking with other like-minded people on the U of R campus;
- Becoming a change-maker for social and environmental justice;
- Getting experience in your areas of interest (like finance, event organizing, or staff relations); and
- Building your skills as a community leader!
Nomination forms must be handed in to the RPIRG Office by 4PM, March 3rd to be eligible to run in the board election.
Download the nomination package here: RPIRG Nomination Package 2017
The voting will take place online (on UR Self Service) March 13-16, in conjunction with the Student Union election.
What does it mean to be on a board? What is RPIRG?
We’re excited to have Tracey Mitchell (there’s a great interview with Tracey on Kindred Cities – kindredcities.tumblr.com, search ‘Tracey Mitchell’) from Saskatoon joining us on Saturday, February 4th @ 2:30-5:00PM here at the University of Regina Main Campus (Research and Innovation Centre room 208) for an awesome workshop on conflict transformation.
This workshop will explore why conflict happens, the pros and cons of conflict and how to transform conflicts, or at least our perceptions about them. This hands-on workshop will introduce the tools of nonviolent communication, perspective checks, and more, and will provide a chance to practice using these tools.
Tracey Mitchell is the Prairie Region Manager for Next Up Leadership program. She has studied conflict management through the Resolution Skills Centre in Winnipeg.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP. Sign up HERE, it’s completely free and open to the public!
Job Posting: Generating Momentum Coordinator
**Must be a University of Regina student to apply**
Generating Momentum is an activist leadership training camp for youth between the ages of 18-30. The camp is focused on educating, training, and organizing around social and environmental justice issues, and giving youth the tools to make meaningful change in their communities. The camp discusses the interconnectedness of social, economic, ecologic, or global justice issues through topics such as, sexuality, gender, allyship, decolonization, and environmental justice. The camp also fosters the practical skills, knowledge, education, and networking opportunities necessary for participants to make a difference in their local communities and around the world.
For more info, check out the website.
We hiring for the 2017 Generating Momentum Coordinator position. Check out the job description here: Generating Momentum Coordinator – Job Posting 2017
To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 7th at 4pm