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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RPIRG Board has approved a SUMMER FUNDING ROUND! Applications are due July 1st at 4pm.
Find the applications and more information HERE.
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!
The group listening intently about bike maintenance.
Newcomer youth getting the maintenance low-down for their new bikes with Joel Braun!
Joel Braun (bottom right) teaching the ‘A’ in ‘ABC’s’.
Biking on over to start road safety with Sara Maria (middle).
Running road safety drills.
Newcomer youth learning the rules of the road for cyclists in Regina with Sara Maria
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 email@example.com with the subject line “Artists in Residence Team”:
- Artists’ CVs
- Completed Expression of Interest Form outlining your group’s qualifications and experience;
- 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.
- 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.
A great opportunity is in your midst! RPIRG is hiring our Green Patch Coordinator for the 2016 Spring/Summer season!
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
Looking for a fantastic summer job? Look no further, RPRIG and SCIC are hiring a Generating Momentum Camp Coordinator!
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