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Saskatchewan: Nuclear Wonderland- Documentary (Funded February 2012)
Saskatchewan: Nuclear Wonderland is an investigative documentary and citizen engagement project exposing Saskatchewan’s nuclear industry. Funding for this project will go towards post-production of this full-length documentary on the nuclear industry in Saskatchewan, focusing on 2009 Uranium Development Partnership (UDP) Consultations.
Education Students’ Society- Project Connect (Funded October 2011)
The program will be organized as a series of day camps that run over the course of a few Saturdays in the winter semester of this year, each of which will be hosted by a different community school in Regina. Each day camp will have a specific theme associated with it. These themes may include Sports day, Science day, Art day etc.The day camps will include a morning of fun activities that work on important social skills like listening, teamwork, respect, and communication
Occupy Regina (Funded October 2011)
Occupy Regina is a protest standing in solidarity with the Occupy Together movement. It is also standing in solidarity with movements launching across Canada and across the globe. The movement stands against the current economic structure and distribution of wealth, and is also concerned with relevant issues to the working class in Regina.
Briarpatch Creative Writing Contest (Funded July 2011)
Briarpatch is a Regina-based contemporary issues magazine that covers a broad range of social, political and environmental stories from a grassroots, radical perspective. Now in its 38th year of publication, Briarpatch has become a leading voice in the progressive landscape of Saskatchewan and beyond, and a vital forum for exchanging ideas and developing radical consciousness
The primary goals of this project are as follows: first, to showcase the talent of new writers of political fiction and creative non-fiction and foster the development of this important and often undervalued means of building radical consciousness. Further, we would like to connect with young writers and readers in the University of Regina community to establish lasting and mutually supportive relationships around the creation and dissemination of creative writing.
TRANSforming Lives Advocacy Project (Funded November 2010)
The TRANSforming Lives Advocacy Project aims to promote awareness and attention to transgender issues, bring the LGBTQI community and its allies together to create social change, address the importance of including “gender identity” and/or “gender expression” into the Saskatchewan Human Rights Act and to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.
This is Africa: Photo Exhibit and Reception (Funded March 2012)
This photo exhibit and wine and cheese reception was held by Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) Saskatchewan featuring photography from local writer and photojournalist Raquel Fletcher. It was also a fundraiser for another journalism student, Noah Wernikowski, who will be travelling to Ghana to volunteer with Journalists for Human Rights.
Engineers Without Borders Gala (Funded February 2012)
The second annual Engineers Without Borders Gala was entitled Kumvana, which means “Unite so we may Discuss and Understand”, and this theme played a huge role in the shape of the evening. Kumvana brought people together from a variety of industries and fields of study, and the evening’s speakers inspired thought and conversations about the impacts of our actions on the world. The event was a huge success, attracting over a hundred people and touching on many of the important issues encompassed by the work of Engineers Without Borders.
Starhawk (Funded February 2012)
Starhawk, renowned environmental activist and educator, held an environmental activism workshop, led a spring Equinox ritual, and gave a public lecture on strategic action to end Tar Sands development. This event was also sponsored by the U of R Women’s Centre, U of R Women’s and Gender Studies Department, U of R Faculty of Arts, Luther College, Prairie Lily Feminst Society, Humanities Research Institute, U of R Department of Religious Studies, and the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour.
Israeli Apartheid Week (Funded February 2012 and February 2011)
Israeli Apartheid Week is a global event raising awareness about the current Israeli government’s oppressive and discriminatory legislation towards Palestinian people. It began in 2005 as a means for Palestinian Civil Society to make its voice heard in the rest of the world and to call for Boycotts, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. It is held in March every year in cities and campuses worldwide and includes events such as public lectures and documentary screenings.
The Travelling World Community Film Festival(Funded November 2011)
The mandate of this group is to encourage people from the community to learn about different social justice/ environmental issues by viewing a variety of films that are usually not on the commercial circuit. In the long-term we hope that learning will encourage taking actions towards creating a more environmentally and socially just world.
CUQSC (Funded November 2011)
The Canadian Queer University Services Conference’s mandate is to provide critical knowledge and networking to the individuals who run Canadian Queer Services, as well as the local community where the conference is being held. Bringing together people from around the country to come together and discuss the issues that are seen every day in the queer community, CUQSC promotes positive and informed discussion and progress on prominent issues. Combining workshop style lectures with caucus style discussions, CUQSC emphasizes national and local issues, combating them with strong, activist discussion. CUQSC also attracts a lot of visibly queer and strong academic individuals, as delegates, presenters, collaborators and speakers, creating a collective hub of diverse activists.
African Students’ Union- Walk for Hunger (Funded October 2011)
This fundraiser is aimed at creating awareness about the hunger in the horn of Africa and also about the African Students’ Union and UNICEF group on campus through a walk, having a bake sale, and selling t-shirts and wristbands.
Todd Gordon Lecture (Funded November 2010)
The respected professor and author, Todd Gordon, will be giving a presentation on Canada’s role internationally, titled: “Is Canada Imperialist?”
Oxfam: Men Against Violence (Funded November 2010)
Oxfam is organizing two, free-to-the- public lectures in Regina featuring a group from Nicaragua, called Men’s Association Against Violence (AHCV). The intention of these lectures is discuss positive and empowering methods to reconstruct the gender roles that enable and promote violence against women.
Women’s Political Empowerment (Funded November 2010)
The objective was to provide women with information, so that they have the tools needed to reflect on their own lives, their aspirations, and the means they may have to achieve a greater measure of autonomy, success and citizenship. The event also addressed how to engage women of all ages and backgrounds to start thinking, discussing and analyzing how politics shape their lives.
Eyewitness Report: Israel’s Assault on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla (Funded November 2010)
The event featured a film screening of footage from the attack of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla by the Israeli army in May of 2010, in which nine activists were killed and dozens more injured, followed by a discussion period with Mr. Neish. Mr. Neish also discussed ongoing campaigns to break the illegal siege of the Gaza Strip, and the Canadian Boat to Gaza project.
YEAH Conference (Funded March 2012)
The Y.E.A.H. (Youth Educating About Health) at Planned Parenthood Regina is a unique sexual health intervention that was directly designed and led by youth in Saskatchewan through Planned Parenthood Regina. Initiated in 2000, the intent of YEAH program is to provide an opportunity and environment where youth can take ownership over their sexual health and develop youth-driven, peer-driven education. YEAH is open to anyone in Saskatchewan between the ages of 14-29. This conference will provide the YEAH group with relevant information and skills related to drug policy reform, youth and the criminal justice system, and harm reduction.
Journalists for Human Rights- Trip to Ghana (Funded February 2012)
Journalists for Human Rights (Jhr) is Canada’s largest international media development organization and strives to eliminate rights abuses by making everyone aware of their rights. Both in Canada and abroad, the organization partners with local media owners and journalists to promote Rights Media – media focused on creating societal dialogue on human rights issues. JHR has operated international programs in 17 African countries, training over 5000 local journalists and helping produce over 40,000 rights-based stories. Annually, jhr selects a few journalism students from across Canada to intern with the organization’s media development projects in Ghana, Africa. This year, U of R journalism student Noah Wernikowski was selected as one of these students, and will be interning in Ghana during the summer of 2012.
Engineers Without Borders – National Conference (Funded November 2011)
EWB is a national organization with over 30 professional and student chapters across Canada. We believe that the next generations of rural Africans should have the same opportunities to improve their lives that we do here in Canada.
EWB Regina will be sending 16 delegates. Each delegate will participate in three and a half days of workshops, panels and key note speeches that focus on international development and engineer’s role in it. The overall group goal this year is to network with other chapters, bring back development knowledge to the chapter and prepare for chapter transition as many members are graduating in May 2012.
WUSC Annual General Assembly (Funded November 2010)
The goal of sending three members to the WUSC Annual General Assembly is to create a strong committee so that they will be able to conduct their internal SRP duties with greater capability, but also so that they will be able to better engage their fellow students with the many issues that WUSC advocates for, and bring back the knowledge the three attendees have gained back to the rest of the group.
Awakening Ecological Action (Funded November 2010)
The Awakening Ecological Action conference is intended to kick start a year-long Canadian Catholic Student’s Association program of ecological awareness and activism. The conference will facilitate a religious experience of creation, will educate on motivations within Christian tradition and science, and inspire environmental campus actions.