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
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.
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!
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!
We’re hard at work with our Board planning Apathy Into Action 2017! We’re changing things up a little bit this year, and we’re excited to give the U of R and Regina communities some fresh material and new partnerships!
Stay tuned to our Apathy Into Action webpage where updates will be posted as we know ‘em!
Thank you to everyone who attended last week’s Conversation with David Suzuki event here on the U of R campus & helping us celebrate our 10th Anniversary! It was a roaring success. We had to turn people away at the door when the main auditorium and overflow seating in the wings was beyond capacity. We wish we could have had everyone with us.
We want to make a couple of quick shout-outs to everyone who made the event possible and supported us on the night: a huge thank you to our sponsors, the University of Regina Communications Department, and the Word on the Street Festival out of Saskatoon; we thank Dr. David Suzuki and Dr. Ian Mauro for making the quick trip down to see us in the busyness of their touring schedule; we thank our Board of Directors for providing logistical help at the event (20 hands are better than 4!); and we’d like to thank the wonderful folks at Campus Security and AV Services for being yet more sets of hands to make the event a success!
It’s been a big 10 years at the U of R campus, and we at RPIRG are excited to keep it going and going and going for many more to come!
RPIRG’s 10th Anniversary: A Conversation with David Suzuki
Help RPIRG celebrate 10 years as a student centre at the University of Regina by welcoming scientist, broadcaster, and author Dr. David Suzuki!
Where: Education Auditorium, U of R
When: Sept 19, 2016 – 7:30pm
Cost: FREE, open to the public!
**Free parking in Lot 6 & 7
For more details, check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1600310630262815/
Registration is NOW OPEN through August 18th for Generating Momentum 2016!
Register HERE and RSVP on the Facebook event to let all your friends know you’re coming!
Questions & inquiries can be directed to Anna at email@example.com.
Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG) is holding a competition for the design of a new logo for the Green Patch Garden on-campus. We are inviting students, alumni, and faculty from the U of R to design and submit a logo that is representative of sustainable gardening and environmental justice. The competition will be open from July 1 – July 31, 2016, and the winner of the competition will receive a prize of $200.00.
Guidelines and Description for the logo-design competition
- Logo must be original
- Compatible in both colour, and black and white.
- Must be representative of sustainable gardening and environmental justice.
- Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Must include your name, student number, and phone number.
- All submissions must be in JPEG format.
- Optional: A brief description of the meaning behind the logo.
If you have questions, or require more information, please contact Leonel at email@example.com.