RPIRG News & Events

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 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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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!



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Dr. David Suzuki – More than a packed house…

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!

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David Suzuki at the U of R!

RPIRG’s 10th Anniversary: A Conversation with David Suzuki

david-suzuki-posterHelp 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/

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Generating Momentum 2016























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 info@rpirg.org.

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Green Patch Logo Competition
















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.

Submission Information:

  • Email submissions to: garden@rpirg.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 garden@rpirg.org.

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The RPIRG Board has approved a SUMMER FUNDING ROUND! Applications are due July 1st at 4pm.

Find the applications and more information HERE.

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Learn & Ride Refugee Bike Event a success!

image3 (2)Earlier this year, a student at the U of R came to RPIRG with an idea. Nwakaku Okere wanted to provide sustainable, independent transportation & information to newcomers, specifically new refugees, in the form of bicycles. Anna was excited about the project and soon we were on our way to planning.

Thanks to the hard work of our planning committee – Cam Faser (Knox Met), Lynn Lau (Bike Regina), and Nwakaku Okere – we managed to put on a great event with about 25 attendees. We were able to give away 17 bikes and helmets to newcomer and refugee youth ages 15-25 here in Treaty 4, Regina. Bike Regina’s Sara Maria ran an interactive road safety workshop, and True Wheels’ Joel Braun gave the low-down on basic bike maintenance. After some snacks, the group went on a ride with their new bikes.

A special thank-you goes out to Joel Braun for fixing up the 17 bikes, turning donations into ride-able, safe vehicles; all of the donors including the City of Regina Bike Program and the University of Regina Students’ Union; and Roberto Misterio and the Regina Open Door Society for all of their tireless assistance when our O & E Coordinator just couldn’t figure something out!



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Generating Momentum – Artist-in-Residence Team Application

Call for Proposals: Artists-In-Residence Team, Generating Momentum 2016


We’re seeking a collaborative team of (up to 3) Saskatchewan artists to serve as Artists-in-Residence for the duration of the 2016 Generating Momentum Youth Leadership Training camp, August 25-28, 2016 at Camp Easter Seal, Manitou Beach, SK.  Over four days, the Artists-in-Residence team will lead a variety of activities including facilitating workshops, developing a collaborative art project, and performing or displaying original works of art related to themes of global citizenship and social and ecological justice.

The objective of this residency is for Saskatchewan artists who are dedicated to social, ecological and global justice, and who are interested and experienced in exploring these issues through their practice, to work collaboratively in delivering arts-based activities throughout the camp in order to increase empowerment of youth leaders and activists.

Full details, compensation, and application requirements:

Call for Proposals – Generating Momentum Artist-in-Residence Team

Expression of Interest Form

Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

To Apply: submit the following documents as clearly labelled email attachments to communications@earthbeat.sk.ca with the subject line “Artists in Residence Team”:

  1. Artists’ CVs
  2. Completed Expression of Interest Form outlining your group’s qualifications and experience;
  3. Description of project (maximum 2 pages) outlining your proposed workshops; performances / presentations, and collaborative art project, including:
    • material and space requirements;
    • how the project will engage youth.
  4. 2-5 samples of each artists’ work (photos, writing, video, MP3, etc). Please make video or audio files available online (i.e. links to ie Vimeo, Youtube, Soundcloud) and provide timecodes if you wish us to view a specific clip. Total running time is not to exceed 10 minutes.
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