Working Groups are often referred to as the heart of a PIRG. They are semi-autonomous groups of students and community members who organize around specific issues of environmental and social justice.
Upon approved application, a Working Group will receive:
- Support and funding of up to $500 per semester,
- Space on the RPIRG webpage,
- Access to office resources, such as photocopying and the button maker,
- Networking access, and
- The ability to apply for Project/Event funding.
Do you have an idea for a working group? RPIRG has yearly funds available for working groups. If you are interested in forming a Working Group, fill out the Working Group Application online (accessed HERE). RPIRG staff would be happy to assist you in making your application a successful one!
Active Working Groups
The following Working Groups are currently taking action in their area of interest. If you would like to join one of these groups, please contact the group directly at the email address provided!
The Psychology Students Association has moved from a social group for those studying psychology to a collection of students working to advocate for improved mental well-being and resources for all students. Our focus is no longer based only in the problems psychology students face, but in the problems all students at the University of Regina are shouldering with regard to navigating the demands being a student has on their well being. This includes but is not limited to: resource access issues, advocating for unmet student needs, taking a strong interest in research, development, training and programming and providing a place for students to turn to their peers for information on the psychology program but more importantly campus services and options.
The Non-Profit Youth Leadership Network (NPYLN) allows for youth involved in non-profit work to connect, share, and work on professional development skills. Each month, members of this network are provided with various sessions/webinars such as professional development, an organization spotlight, youth panel discussions, as well as a networking session. With a group of youth spanning across the country, organizations are able to use the NPYLN for promotion and to more easily consult with youth on their ideas and programming. Our Youth Engagement Advisors team has been developed to promote youth engagement within organizations and help develop frameworks for youth councils or youth positions. The Non-Profit Youth Leadership Network connects the next generation of non-profit leaders with each other, as well as give them the tools to work towards their dream roles.
Nourish YXE was founded to address a gap in size-inclusive and weight-neutral gathering and learning spaces in Saskatoon (and in society), and has evolved to directly challenge weight/size/body stigma and biases and position weight stigma (particularly against fat bodies) as a social justice issue. Nourish aims to cultivate a social justice revolution in Canada by encouraging people of all ages, abilities, identities, and sizes to honour and celebrate themselves (and others) just as they are – and to explore weight-neutral health and wellness practices (ie. things that don’t focus on weight loss as a goal). The work is being done by facilitating opportunities for learning, dialogue, and connection – including our signature event, the Nourish Conference.