RPIRG News & Events


Green Patch Logo Competition

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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

Criteria:

  • 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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SUMMER FUNDING ROUND!!

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

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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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Job Opportunity: Green Patch Coordinator

A great opportunity is in your midst! RPIRG is hiring our Green Patch Coordinator for the 2016 Spring/Summer season!

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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 May 2nd-September 30th, 2016.

Applications are due on April 7th at 4pm.

Find the full job description and how to apply here – Green Patch Job Description – 2016

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Job Opportunity: Generating Momentum Camp Coordinator

Looking for a fantastic summer job? Look no further, RPRIG and SCIC are hiring a Generating Momentum Camp Coordinator!

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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 destruction. 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.

We are looking to hire a coordinator to run the camp from start to finish in tandem with the Generating Momentum Planning Committee.

Applications are due on April 6th at 4pm

For a complete job description and details on how to apply, click here: Generating Momentum Coordinator – Job Posting.

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BECOME AN RPIRG BOARD MEMBER – Create change by sitting on the RPIRG Board of Directors!

Spring (well, cold rain and icy roads) is in the air, and so is election season! Beginning February 11 and until February 26 RPIRG will be accepting nominations for the 2016-17 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, Feb 26th to be eligible to run in the board election.
Download a nomination form here: RPIRG Board Nomination Form 2016

The voting will take place online on March 14-17, in conjunction with the Student Union election.

What does it mean to be on a board?       What is RPIRG? 

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9th Annual Apathy Into Action Conference!

Every year, sessions are organized over a number of days to engage students and the community in current issues impacting Regina and the U of R. The goal of the conference is to introduce or provide information about these issues, as well as to equip students and community members with the skills needed to organize around these issues.

All sessions are FREE and open to students and the public! Registration is only required for the Sat., Jan 30 workshops, and you can register HERE.

 

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More information is available at the Apathy Into Action webpage and on the Facebook event.

 

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RPIRG is Hiring!

RPIRG is hiring a Student Research Assistant for our ongoing Living Wage project!

Check out the details here:

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IMPACT! is coming to SASKATCHEWAN!

IMPACT! Training


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Developing youth sustainability leaders of today and tomorrow

Young people care deeply about the fate of the planet, its people, and their future. This fantastic opportunity is targeted to university/college students and recent grads aged 19-30 years old, who are passionate about sustainability and want to make a difference in their community. Participants will deepen their sustainability understanding, enhance their confidence as leaders, and be empowered to develop and advance meaningful sustainability projects and social enterprises to address our pressing environmental, social, and economic challenges.

 

Spread the word: change makers wanted

Please help reach the current and emerging young leaders in your network. If you know youth who would be a good fit for this program, please pass this opportunity along to them via e-mail, social media, online, and any other channels available.

  • Facebook event page: Join this event, and invite your contacts to the event to spread the word!
  • Facebook posting: Incredible opportunity for #youth in #Saskatoon region, and across the #Prairies: Gain training, network, tools, mentorship & funding to lead #sustainability projects and social enterprises. Apply by Oct 18 @ http://bit.ly/ichamps.
  • Twitter: Youth in #Saskatoon area: Gain training support & mentors 2 lead #sustainability projects & social enterprises. Apply @ http://bit.ly/ichamps
  • LinkedIn: Attention youth in Saskatoon and across the Prairies: Gain training, networks, tools, mentorship & funding to lead sustainability projects & social enterprises. Apply by Oct 18 @http://bit.ly/ichamps.
  • Poster: Pass it on or print it out.

Thanks for helping us make a difference in the community!

 

Impact is an initiative of the Natural Step & the Co-operators. Delivered in partnership with Futurpreneur Canada, Social Delta, SoJo, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, Kinship Community Development, Next Up, RPIRG, Saskatchewan Co-operative Association, Saskatchewan Environmental Society, and the University of Saskatchewan.

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