RPIRG News & Events


Election 2017: RESULTS ARE IN!

WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS!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:

  1. Catherine Pamisaran
  2. Claire McLellan
  3. Taya Triffo
  4. Lexie Obey
  5. Jamie LaRose
  6. Levi Paul

You can find more information on each of the folks above by visiting our 2017 Election webpage.

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Job Opportunity: Green Patch Coordinator

 We’re Hiring a 2017 Green Patch Coordinator!

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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

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NEW WORKSHOP – Campus Event Planning

campus event planning imageOur 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:
https://goo.gl/forms/aZBN8qYn2UnfadhJ3

 

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Meet your 2017 Board Election Candidates!

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!

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RPIRG is Hiring: Student Researcher

Community Tool Sharing

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.

Qualifications:

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.

Schedule:

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.

Wage:

The wage will reflect CUPE 2419 rates ($17/hr 4th year, $20/hr Masters)

To apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested by email to:

Anna Dipple

Executive Director, Regina Public Interest Research Group

info@rpirg.org

Deadline for Applications:

Friday, March 3rd at 4pm

Project Partners:

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.

 

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Board Elections 2017 – BECOME AN RPIRG BOARD MEMBER!

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:

  1. Networking with other like-minded people on the U of R campus;
  2. Becoming a change-maker for social and environmental justice;
  3. Getting experience in your areas of interest (like finance, event organizing, or staff relations); and
  4. 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? 

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Transforming Conflict Workshop THIS WEEKEND!

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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.

Workshop Description:

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.

Facilitator Bio:

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!

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RPIRG is Hiring!

Job Posting: Generating Momentum Coordinator

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**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 info@rpirg.org by February 7th at 4pm

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Winter 2017 Toolkit Workshop Series

Please find below our poster for the upcoming Winter 2017 workshops of the Toolkit Series presented in collaboration between RPIRG, the Community Research Unit, STOPS to Violence, and the U of R Centre for Continuing Education.Toolkit-Workshop-Series-Poster-Winter-2017-11x17 (2)-page-001 (1)

 

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APATHY INTO ACTION REGISTRATION OPEN!

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Apathy into Action 2017 registration opened yesterday! We’re already getting great response for the Saturday workshops.

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of RPIRG’s annual social justice conference, Apathy into Action. The staff and board are pleased to invite students and members of the Regina community to sessions on January 20th & 21st, 2017 at the University of Regina Main Campus.

Claire Carter will be joining us again on Jan 20 at 12:30pm in the RIC Atrium!

Claire Carter will be joining us again on Jan 20 at 12:30pm in the RIC Atrium!

Friday sessions will cover a variety of topics based on current social justice events; from LGBTQ organizing, to Standing Rock, and the US Election, we’ve got something for everyone. Come by for the whole day (10:30am-4pm, 1-hour/session), or pop by between classes to learn & enjoy lively action-focused conversations! We will have free fair trade coffee & tea for your enjoyment.

Saturday workshops will aim to expand your toolkit, and enable you to be a more effective change maker in you communities. Our facilitators will focus o

 

n skills from caring for yourself while doing this work, to being effective with media, and communicating within your change making communities. Registration is REQUIRED for Saturday workshops. Should you attend both a morning and afternoon workshop, lunch will be provided. If you do not attend both, you are still welcome to eat your own bagged lunch with our participants from noon-1pm.

Register HERE for your Saturday workshops, and RSVP to the event on Facebook for all the up-to-date info you need to make the best of Apathy into Action 2017!

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