RPIRG News & Events


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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It’s AGM time!

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INJUST JUSTICE: PANEL AND DISCUSSION ON INCARCERATION & SOCIAL INEQUALITY
11:30am-12:30pm
RIC Atrium

Join us for a discussion on inequalities in our incarceration system. We will be focusing on discrimination based on race, gender, and mental health issues.

Panelists:
Michelle Stewart – Justice Studies, U of R
Jason Demers – English Department, U of R
Bobby Henry – Indigenous Studies, U of S
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RPIRG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

12:45pm-1:15pm
RIC Atrium

Come hear about what RPIRG has been up to for the past year, and enjoy FREE PIZZA from your favourite student centre!

Motions are due September 18th at noon. Send to info@rpirg.org.

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RPIRG is hiring!!

RPIRG is hiring a new Outreach and Events Coordinator for the new school year, and we are looking for your application!!

What does it take to be the O&E???

**This position is only being offered to students at the University of Regina**

Responsibilities:

  • Event coordination: Organize, plan, promote, recruit and carry out all aspects of RPIRG’s events, including Welcome Week, Annual General Meetings, elections, conferences, camps and campaigns.
  • Community relations/networking: Establish contacts and maintain communication with students, campus groups, U of R faculty, and community groups for the purpose of outreach and community awareness on issues of public interest.
  • Marketing to raise awareness of RPIRG student opportunities and events, including producing a monthly newsletter, ensuring board and staff attendance at funded events, and creating and ordering PR materials
  • Volunteer coordination: recruitment, retention and management of the organization’s volunteers.
  • Manage the Faculty and Community Advisory Committee including, organizing and running meetings, and facilitating all communication with the committee.
  • Facilitating, ordering, and organization of the alternative library resources.
  • Managing RPIRG’s online presence including updating the website and managing all social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Participate in regular board meetings and committee meetings, by participating in the consensus decision making process, providing all relevant information to the board, including activity reports, and following up with board and staff to ensure the timely completion of tasks.

Requirements:

Knowledge of:

  • Public interest issues relevant to students and/or the community of Regina
  • Volunteer management, recruitment and retention
  • Event coordinating, management, and promotion

Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work without supervision
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Computer skills (internet, word processing, spreadsheets, graphic design)
  • Interest in and willingness to work in a leadership role with student volunteers, using a consensus decision-making process

Contract Period: August 31st, 2015 to April 29, 2016, with possibility for renewal.

Hours of Work: 20-25 hours per week. Hours are flexible.

Remuneration: $16.46/hour

Reports to: Reports to and accepts direction from the Board of Directors and the Executive Director

Application Deadline: July 31st, 2015 at 4pm.

 

Please email your cover letter and resume to info@rpirg.org

Click here to see the SaskJobs job posting.

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RPIRG Wants YOU!

RPIRG is accepting applications for an open board member position! If you are interested email info@rpirg.org as soon as possible! To learn more about the RPIRG Board, CLICK HERE.

 

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Vote for the Green Patch!!

The RPIRG Green Patch is the running for a $15,000 grand prize through the Nature’s Path #GardenForGood Contest! This contest awards 3 gardens in the United States and 1 garden in Canada a prize to continue their work in making their communities a better place!

Help us get to the second round by voting for the Green Patch! You can vote once a day until July 6th. To vote CLICK HERE!

“If the Green Patch were to be the recipient of this award, the funds would be used to help us increase the production and scale of the Green Patch in order to match the need for quality produce donations to Carmichael, other soup kitchens in the city, and to the Campus Community Cupboard. This funding would allow us to greatly increase the output from the garden each year. If granted this award, we would: – Create and run food preservation programs and workshops – Make the garden more accessible by building wheelchair accessible beds – Implement a more efficient irrigation and water management system – Collaborate with the U of R’s Team Compost group to reduce overall food waste on campus – Create a consistent pest management system The Green Patch is an extremely valuable asset to the Regina community when it comes to providing high quality, organic food to those who can’t afford it”.

                                                            – RPIRG Green Patch 

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