Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

BESS PD Event: Educators and Social Media

BESS is proud to present our first PD Event of the year!

Educators and Social Media

Presented by Alec Couros

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Teacher Prep Center (2nd floor of Ed building)

Pre-register by e-mailing busedss@gmail.com to receive your certificate the night of the presentation.

This is a free PD event open to all Faculty of Education students.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Arts Ed Salsa Workshop *RESCHEDULED*


Regina North West Leisure Centre

Sunday December 5, 2010

1127 Arnason Street Regina, SK

...REGISTER by calling (306) 569-0893 (Regina) or call (306) 653-0395 (Saskatoon)
Register online: www.danzamorena.com

or email: danzamorena_latin danceacademy@yahoo.ca

SALSA WORKSHOP with Carmen Gonza, Los Angeles California Certified Salsa Instructor, Choreographer, and Director of the Latin Dance Academy Danza Morena of Saskatoon!

Join us on Sunday, December 5th for an amazing workshop with Carmen Gonza and Leo Liendo. Their style is absolutely amazing and they're going to bring up the hottest moves from LA!

Proceeds go to the Arts Ed P.L.A.C.E 2011

SALSA INTRO: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=321300467596

COST: Only $20/workshop!

1:00-3:00pm - Beginner Salsa w/ Carmen Gonza & Leo Liendo

*No salsa experience necessary, No partner necessary.

3:00-5:00pm - Advanced Salsa w/ Carmen Gonza & Leo Liendo

*Experience necessary, ballroom, ballet, tap, latin.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Adidas University Challenge

The adidas University challenge is a bracket-style competition between 19 Canadian universities that are adidas partners. Students vote for their school and the winning school will receive $25,000 for their athletic department.

In the first round, 16 schools with the most votes as a percentage of their student population will advance. Each subsequent week, your school will go head-to-head with another university. The school with ...the most votes as a percentage of their student population will advance to the next round. The process continues each week until only one school is left standing.

The next week, the remaining 8 teams will be matched up head-to-head and so on. This will continue each week/round until one school remains. That school will receive the $25,000 donation to their athletic department.

You can go to http://www.adidasuniversitychallenge.ca/ to vote for U of R today!

For more information, visit the Facebook Event at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104824286256821&index=1

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Science Elective for Non-Science Majors BIO223

I would like to bring to your attention a new course that may be of interest to you. I am excited to offer a new Biology Course-BIOL223, this winter (2011) that is directed towards non-biology and also non-science majors.

Based on campus activities, students are clearly interested in environmental issues and possible solutions to mitigate human impacts on the environment. It can be difficult to separate the rhetoric from the science when it comes to possible solutions for mitigating environmental impacts. The new course is tailored to introduce non-science majors to the importance of microbes in society.

Microbes are critical to the proper function of the biosphere, and microbiology can be used to introduce non-majors students to the science behind many environmental issues facing society. Students will develop critical thinking skills for evaluating the environmental issues to help separate the rhetoric from the facts.

Chris Yost

Canada Research Chair, Microbes, The Environment and Food Safety

Biology Department

University of Regina

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Talkin' about School and Society First One in Regina

Do you have some thoughts about education and school? Would you like to share them with others? Then come out to:

"Talkin’ about School & Society": An informal discussion series hosted by the Faculty of Education, University of Regina.

We're pleased to announce the first Regina installment of the 2010-2011 Talkin' about School and Society discussion series.

Come hear: "Three Stories from Activist Educators" with presenter/provocateur representation from K-12 to University

Ever wondered:

What IS an activist educator?

What IS the role of an "activist" educator?

Why should we want or not want "activist" educators?

Come hear about their thoughts and experiences while having an
opportunity to provide your own thoughts and input.

WHEN: Monday, November 22, 2010, 7pm-9pm

WHERE: La Bodega Restaurant- Upper Level/ Banquet Room 2228 Albert St.Regina

Format: Join Faculty of Education professors and guests in an engaging conversation about issues affecting our schools and our society. Share your thoughts, concerns, and ideas in an informal atmosphere. Complimentary snacks will be provided (full menu available for individual purchases).

For more information: patrick.lewis@uregina.ca or marc.spooner@uregina.ca

Child Day - Nov 20

Canada's "Child Day" is held on November 20 each year as enacted in the
1993 Parliamentary Bill C-27.7, the Child Day Act.

Canada became a signatory to the United Nations Convention of the
Rights of Child (CRC) on May 28th, 1990 and ratified the Convention on
December 13th, 1991.

In 1989 a unanimous House of Commons resolution passed to end child
poverty in Canada by the year 2000. Yet today, depending upon whose
statistics one refers to, between 10 to 15 percent of children still
live in poverty.

Of all the countries participating in the OECD Early Learning and Care
review in 2003, Canada scored amongst the lowest. Furthermore, the
report noted, with the exception of Quebec, Early Learning and Care in
Canada is characterized by "a patchwork of uneconomic, fragmented
services, within which a small *child care* sector is seen as a
labour market support, often without a focussed child development and
education role".

A UNICEF report released in December 2008, *The child care
transition, Innocenti Report Card 8* on early childhood care and
education ranked Canada last among 25 developed nations. Canada met only
one of the 10 benchmarks of quality and access proposed in the report as
the minimum standard for protecting the rights of children in the early

So, this Saturday November 20th, how will you be recognizing Canada*s
Child Day?

Dr.P.J. Lewis, Associate Professor

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

ECEC PD Event for ALL 3rd years

*note: location is ED193


  • November 24
  • Noon - 3pm
  • Education Lounge (ED189)
  • Great Western Lager & Great Western Pilsner Light for $2.50 (aka, no minors. Sorry!).
  • Also Hot Dogs and Burgers for $2.50 too.

Do we need to say more? I don't think so.

See you there.

Education Students’ Society

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=145665158814469

Wear Red to raise HIV Awareness

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Salsa Workshop - Arts Ed Fundraiser

SALSA WORKSHOP with Carmen Gonza, Los Angeles California Certified Salsa Instructor, Choreographer, and Director of the Latin Dance Academy Danza Morena of Saskatoon!

Join us on Sunday, November 28th for an amazing workshop with Carmen Gonza and Leo Liendo. Their style is absolutely amazing and they're going to bring up the hottest moves from LA! All proceeds go to the Arts Ed P.L.A.C.E 2011.

Click here for more info:


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

BESS Steak Night

Support your Business Education Students' Society (BESS) by attending their only fundraiser of the year: a steak night!

  • When: Wednesday, November 17th
  • Where: The Hub Sports Grill & Bar (2635E Starlite St E)
  • Who: Everyone! This is an event open to all ages
  • Time: 4-9pm
  • Includes: steak sandwich, baked potato, caesar salad, and a drink (draft, highball, or pop) (you may substitute chicken instead of steak, and there is a vegetarian stirfry option as well)
  • $20/ticket

For tickets or questions please contact busedss@gmail.com

Also, the BESS is also on Twitter! @urbess

Arts Education: Mongolie Grill Night

Help our fourth year Arts Education students fundraise for their PLACE trip this winter!

  • Mongolie Grill Stirfry Night

  • Thursday November 4th

  • 4-9pm

  • $20/tickets get you #10 worth of stirfry, a glass of draft beer (or pop) and rice and wraps!

Contact Krista at krista_bucsis@hotmail.com for tickets and/or questions.

Arts Education Cabaret

Help our fourth year Arts Education students fundraise for their PLACE trip this winter!

The Faculty of Arts Education and Kinesiology are coming together to throw the biggest cabaret of the year! Dress in either classy or trashy attire, dance to the DJ, lounge in the upstairs martini bar, or win prizes!

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door; first 300 tickets receive a free beverage. Doors open at 9pm at the Owl, see you there! Email Kim at kimberleypawsey@hotmail.com for questions.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Healthier Tomorrow

One of our graduates from 2009, Mike Alexanderson, is now the administrator of a small school in the Northern Lights School Division, in Northern Saskatchewan. His school is trying to raise funds to construct a gymnasium for the community as well as the school and are seeking our funds through the AVIVA Community Fund which requires votes. Their idea is called A Healthier Tomorrow, here's the link:


Questions? Email Mike at michaelalexanderson@nlsd113.net

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Haunted House

Attention all

You are invited to our

Thursday, October 28th
During the bewitching hours of 10am-5pm
at the Education Lounge (ED189)

Your Ghostly Hosts:
Education Students' Society

We`re DYING to see you…

PD Event: Gangs in Schools

We invite all education students to come out for our first free Professional Development Event of the year!

"Gangs in Schools" has been our most popular PD Event for the past two years. A constable from the Regina Police Services will be education us on the gang situation in Regina including basic information, how to identify students who are at-risk, and how to help them.

For attending this event, you will receive a PD Certificate that you can add to your portfolio. By pre-registering (new!) you will receive the certificate the night of the event. If you do not pre-register you will still receive a certificate but it will take approximately a week to receive it.
Email Hope Rudiak at hope.laura@hotmail.com to pre-register.

Date: Thursday, October 28

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: ED191

See you there!

Financial Statement 10/7/2010

Education Students' Society Financial Statement

Updated October 7, 2010

Click here or visit the following link to view the statement:


Friday, October 15, 2010

Looking for some teaching experience to put on your resume?
Apply to be a math tutor at All About Learning!

We are looking for university-educated students with strength in mathematics to tutor for our program. Student ages range from Grade 1-12 and the service is available to children with special needs or who simply want to improve their grades.

If you are interested, please contact Brett Barclay for more information:

Brett Barclay, B.A., B.Ed.

(306) 546-5284

6817 Rochedale Blvd.

Regina, SK S4X 2Z2

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Schools for Sudan

Schools for Sudan is an ongoing project that the Education Students' Society has committed to. We are working towards raising enough money to build a school for underprivileged children in Sudan. ALL proceeds raised during this fundraiser go directly towards this cause.


  • Thursday, September 30th at 10AM or 2:30PM (you choose which time works best for your team. Members can also split up and go at different times)
  • We start at the Riddell Centre in the University and complete a 5km walk or run around the Conexus Arts Centre and back.
  • Teams are of 7-12 members, each member must complete pledge forms for a minimum of $20
  • Receive a captain's package by emailing perkinsm@uregina.ca

  • Thursday, September 30th at 9PM
  • the Owl
  • Optional theme: Hot for Teachers
  • Ticket price $10 BUT you get $5 off if you participate in the Walk-A-Thon (see above)
  • Tickets are being sold in the Riddell Centre on September 28-29 from 9am - 4pm

If you have any questions, please contact Mariah Perkins at perkinsm@uregina.ca or leave a message at (306) 581-9929. Thank you for being a part of our project to build a school in Sudan!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Clothing Sale Extended

Show your Education Pride by showing off your education clothing! There will be a booth in the education lounge (ED189) from 8:00am - 5:00pm on September 13 - 16th EXTENDED TO Sept 20 - 23. Example sizes will be available. If you have any questions, email ureginaess@gmail.com.
  • T-shirt $15.00
  • Long sleeve $20.00
  • Sweatpants $25.00
  • Hoodie $30.00

Monday, August 30, 2010

Education Events in SK

The Western Development Museum - Moose Jaw is offering a teachers information night on September 16. Here is an invitation. I would appreciate it if you would forward it to all your teachers. I think that the Museum offers a number of programs that can support their class work.

David Roman is the Aboriginal Leadership Coordinator at the YMCA of Regina. He is in charge of a free tutoring program offered to students 5-12, G.E.D. and E.S.L. at the downtown YMCA. We are currently looking for volunteer tutors to help out minimum of one hour a week. We have quite a large demand for tutors so we are taking people who are proficient in any subject area. This might be a good chance for Education students to get some hands on experience in the community with a variety of different students. We only ask for one hour a week, however if someone is so inclined to do more they can as well.

Below is a brochure with all the info and David's contact information if anyone is interested. Also, feel free to contact David at anytime if you have any questions. He can be reached at 757-9622 ext 260.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

September Events *updated*

Events to look out for in September 2010:

Wednesday, Sept 8

  • Club Expo (9:00am – 3:30pm): Interested in learning about the Education Students’ Society? Come to our table at the Research and Innovation Centre and talk to us!

  • Sno Cones and Obstacle Course (11:00am – 3:00pm): join us on the Green for sno cones and a fun obstacle course... and maybe even some prizes!

Saturday, Sept 11

  • Faculty Pride Night (9:00pm): join us at the Owl and watch the ESS and the rest of the uni’s student societies compete, embarrass ourselves, and have fun! *must be 19 or older to attend

Monday, Sept 13

  • Graffiti Wall (8:00am – 5:00pm): join us in the education lounge* and sign your name on our graffiti wall!

Tuesday, Sept 14

  • Pancake Breakfast (7:00am – 10:00am): free breakfast to any and all in the education lounge*!

Wednesday, Sept 15

  • Faculty BBQ (11:00am – 3:00pm): join the ESS and some of the education faculty at our BBQ on the Green! $1 for a hotdog/hamburger combo.

Thursday, Sept 16

  • Movie and Popcorn Night (7:00pm - ???): come to the education lounge* for some movies and free popcorn and pop.

Thursday, Sept 30

  • Schools for Sudan Walk-a-thon and Cabaret: help us raise money to build a school in Sudan! Walk-a-thons are a 9:00am and 2:00pm, cabaret at the Owl starts at 9:00pm. Stay tuned for captain’s packages and ticket prices!

CLOTHING SALES will be on Sept 13 – Sept 16 in the education lounge* from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Prices TBA.

*Education Lounge = ED189

Thursday, June 24, 2010

ESS on Twitter

Hello everyone! We hope you are enjoying your summer. Just a quick notice to let you know that your ESS is now on Twitter! Follow us @ureginaess or http://twitter.com/ureginaess.

We also have a new Facebook page if you prefer keeping updated that way. Join the page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Education-Students-Society/134066719944290

Sunday, April 25, 2010

2010-2011 Education Student's Society

Here is your new 2010-2011 Education Student's Society as of April 25, 2010.


President: Mariah Perkins

VP of Academic and Professional Affairs: Hope Rudiak

VP of Communications: Robin Howell

VP of Finance: Lynda-Rae Schmale

VP of Social: Katie Campbell

Secretary: Candy Lam


G.U.E.S.S. Rep: Mark Regneir

G.U.E.S.S. Rep: Kelly Gerein

ECE Rep: Amanda Baker

Music Ed Rep: Sarah Creurer

BAC Rep: Brady Moore

Arts Ed Rep: Erika Folnovic

FNUC Rep: Steven Swan

Elementary Ed Rep: Amber Lisoway

Middle Years Rep: Kyle Rosbrook

Secondary Rep: Amanda Hagman

Lounge Director: Kristine Kostynik

Mentorship Program Director: Randee Patton

Social Rep: Kylie Kruger

Social Rep: Samantha Douglas

STF Rep: Derek Manson

STF Rep: Sophie Brisbois

General Rep: Bradie Mann

Missing Positions
HOPE Rep, SUNTEP Rep, Business Rep, General Rep (4), STF Rep (2)

If you are interested in applying for the above missing positions, please email ureginaess@gmail.com. Thanks and have a great summer!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


We would like to introduce the new Group of Undergraduate Education Science Students or G.U.E.S.S.!! This student group was developed by this years 4th Year Science Education students and has been registered with URSU as an official student group.

To celebrate this joining, there will be a meet and greet on April 15th. It will be held in ED320 at starts at 3:00pm. Note that G.U.E.S.S. is open to more than just science majors: anyone who will possibly teach science in their classrooms (including science minors, elementary, and anyone else interested) is more than welcome.

The meeting will be a discussion of what the group is about, what they provide for science education students, meeting the current G.U.E.S.S. members, and possibly touring our science labs. We will have snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and might even have scientific goodies out for people to see.

We hope to see you there!

G.U.E.S.S. wikispace and Facebook page.

Friday, March 26, 2010

School's for Sudan Pub Crawl

School's for Sudan Pub Crawl, Friday April 9th, 2010

Registration is at the Owl 7-9 p.m. Specials, no line, no cover Tickets $20
Sorry, no minors.

All proceeds from the pub crawl will also be going towards Schools For
Sudan. You can email to reserve tickets or come pick them up Wednesday,
April 7th at our table in Riddell.

To reserve tickets for the pub crawl, contact Kayla Hanson: kaylahanson1@hotmail.com or call (306) 696-7705

Schools for Sudan Walk-A-Thon

What: Schools for Sudan Walk-A-Thon

When: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 Your team can start the walk at 12:30 or 4:30 (You decide which time works best for you).

Where: Teams of 10-15 people will meet in Riddell Centre and participate in a 5K walk or run around Wascana Park

Who we are raising money for: School’s for Sudan is an ongoing project that the ESS has taken on to work towards raising enough money to build a school for underprivileged children in Sudan.

Prizes will be awarded!

Get your friends, section, or subject area together to help raise money for this great cause! Last year we raised over $6000.00! Let's beat that this year and make a difference in children's lives! If you cannot participate in the walk, you can make donations at our table in Riddell the day of the walk.

For a captain's package, contact Kayla Hanson: kaylahanson1@hotmail.com or call (306) 696-7705

Elections are now on!

ESS elections are now on! If you are interested in joining the ESS, please pick up a nomination form on the bulletin board outside the education lounge. Forms are due MONDAY APRIL 5. Successful applicants will be contacted within three days and are to attend the first meeting with both the old and new council on Tuesday, April 13 at 7pm. See below for information on available positions.

Clothing Orders - Pick up!

Clothing orders for the Winter Semester are in! Please pick them up Monday March 29 - Wednesday March 31. An ESS representative will be at a table outside the education lounge as often as possible, but there will be a few gaps where we all have classes. If you have any issues, please email us at ureginaess@gmail.com.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Updates & Reminders

  1. Education Social; if you attended this first-time event, we would really appreciate some feedback! Do note, that we've already decided that next year's event will be the day of the Career Expo so more school districts come out, so any other comments, questions and advice would be strongly appreciated! Email us at ureginaess@gmail.com or comment on this blog post.
  2. Ed Lounge; it nearing completion!! The kitchen is being finalized this week so hopefully we will be able to re-open within the next two weeks.
  3. Clothing Orders; have been ordered so anyone who has purchased clothing this year should receive an email within three weeks with a pick-up time.
  4. ESS Elections; elections for the new Education Students Society will begin in just a few short weeks. Please check out our blog for information on the different positions.
  5. Stay tuned for more information on elections and upcoming PD Events!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Election Information

Elections for the new Education Students' Society are coming up! Here is some preliminary information if you are interested in joining. If you have any questions or would like a more detailed description about any of the position, please email ureginaess@gmail.com. Stay tuned for more information.


A) President or Co-Presidents (to a maximum of 2, students in their internship year cannot apply for this position only)

B) Vice-President Academic/Professional Affairs

C) Vice-President Financial

D) Vice-President Social

E) Vice-President Communications

F) Secretary


A) Social Representatives (2)

B) Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) Representatives (4)

C) General Representatives

- GR Academic

- GR Financial

- GR Social

- GR Communications

D) Program Representatives

- ECEC Representative

- Elementary Representative

- Middle Years Representative

- Secondary Representative

- Arts Education Representative

- Baccalauréat en éducation Representative

- HOPE Representative

- BESS Representative

D) SUNTEP Representative

E) Lounge Director

F) Mentorship Program Director

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Christine Selinger Cabaret Fundraiser

Christine Selinger, last year's co-president of the ESS is currently in my fifth of six years in the combined B.Ed/B.Sci program at the U of R. She is also a paraplegic - and as many of you know she will be the first paraplegic to hike BC's Nootka Trail in May of this year. Unfortunately, this hike is costing a lot of money - and so she is holding fundraisers! The first fundraiser was a steak night that went great and raised nearly $2000!!

The next event is a cabaret:

- The cabaret is "Naughty Nighties and Tightiy Whities"

- Location: The Drink

- Friday, March 19

For more information email selingerc@gmail.com, check our her Facebook event, or call Christine at 527-8533.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Conversation with Severn Cullis-Suzuki

A Conversation with Severn Cullis-Suzuki




Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Venue: Education Auditorium, University of Regina

The Faculty of Education along with the University of Regina and
Saskatchewan In Motion have invited Severn Cullis-Suzuki to speak to pre
and post internship students, faculty and staff on Education for
Sustainability; Touching All Our Lives.

Severn has been briefed about the Faculty of Education’s programs and
is aware of the University of Regina's Strategic Plan. The experience
has been structured to be interactive and Severn is excited about
sharing some of her thoughts and ideas with us.

You may wish to refer to the website below in preparation for the
discussion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severn_Cullis-Suzuki

If you have any questions, please contact me at:

Garth Pickard, Ph. D.

Faculty of Education

University of Regina



Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Education Social Updates

Hello all,

The Education Social is now only $5.00 a ticket* and is now open to second year students! Email ureginaess@gmail.com to reserve a ticket (preferred) or buy them at the door! See the map below for parking.

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2010
  • 7pm-10pm
  • Innovation Place
  • Tickets = $5.00
  • Only 110 tickets: contact ureginaess@gmail.com to reserve a ticket
  • Several representatives of the education systems of Saskatchewan will be in attendance. This is a great chance to talk to your future employers and talk about the process of interviewing and applying for jobs. Some representatives may even be interviewing and hiring on the spot.

*if you have already paid $15.00 for your ticket, email ureginaess@gmail.com to set up a time for your $10.00 refund

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Education Social Parking and Tickets

Hello everyone,

Remember to email ureginaess@gmail.com to reserve a ticket for this year's Education Social (more information below). If you cannot find an ESS member before the event, you CAN buy tickets at the door as we are not completely sold out.

Here is a map for parking. Yellow means parking places, and the red building is where the event is being held. See you then!

TeachAustralia Information Session

TeachAustralia is interested in recruiting qualified Canadian Teachers for contract and casual Teaching for 16 positions in Melbourne in July & Sept 2010.

Information Session to be held:

  • Date: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
  • Time: 1:30PM - 2:30PM
  • Room: 228 (Education Building)

May 2010 Graduates are welcome to apply.

TeachAustralia has been placing Graduates from Canadian Universities in Victorian Schools since 2003.

Teaching Consultant will be holding interviews on March 2nd. Before & After the information sessions. If you wish to book an interview please e-mail your request admin@teachaustralia.ca ASAP to avoid disappointment. LIMITED number of interview slots. AVAILABLE. INTERVIEW requests will be confirmed ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.

Friday, February 5, 2010

First Annual Education Social

Your Education Student's Society is hosting the first Annual Education Social on February 23, 2010. Here's some information:

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2010
  • 7pm-10pm
  • Innovation Place
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th years only (contact ureginaess@gmail.com if there are exceptions)
  • Tickets = $15.00
  • Only 110 tickets: contact ureginaess@gmail.com to reserve a ticket
  • Several representatives of the education systems of Sasktachewan will be in attendance. This is a great chance to talk to your future employers and talk about the process of interviewing and applying for jobs. Some representatives may even be interviewing and hiring on the spot.

Email us if you have any questions!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

PD Event Change

Originally, we had the PD Event "Treaty Kits with Susan Beadin" at scheduled on February 24, 2010. Due to scheduling conflicts, we are replacing this PD Event with "Life as an Intern". We are still going to have the Treaty Kit PD Event, but the date is TBA. Here's some information on "Life as an Intern":
  • February 24 at 7pm
  • Teacher Prep Center, 2cd floor Ed Building
  • Approximately five education students who completed their internship this fall will be in attendance. They are there to talk about their experiences and answer questions. There will be as wide of variety of interns as possible (ie; ECE, Middle Years, BAC, Arts Ed, etc.)

Pre-registration is not necessary, just show up! You will receive a certificate to put in your porfolio. Stay tuned for updates on the Treaty Kit event!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hugs for Haiti

Hello fellow education students,

As you may of heard, the university student societies in conjunction with URSU are raising funds for Haiti relief. Whichever students society raises the most wins a 40" flatscreen TV for their lounge. Here are the events your ESS and the university are holding:


  • Friday, January 29

  • 9am-12pm in the Riddel Centre

  • 1pm-3pm in the Cornwall Mall

  • ESS members will be giving out Hugs for Haiti. Any size donations are welcomed :)


  • Thursday, February 4

  • Winners and grand total are announced

  • Partial funds from all drinks sold at the Owl that night will go towards Haiti relief.

ESS members will also be coming to various classrooms to collect money. It is impossible for us to hit all of them so if you would like to make a donation, please contact Robin at howell4r@uregina.ca by February 2, 2010.

Christine Selinger Fundraiser

Christine Selinger, former president of the ESS, is going to hike BC's Nootka Trail in May of this year. This trail is quite treacherous, and is cut off from civilization. It's on Nootka Island, off the west coast of Vancouver Island; this island is inhabited by a lot of wildlife including bears and wolves, but few people reside on the island. The hike takes approximately five days for the average able-bodied hiker, so my team and I are estimating that it will take us around 8 days to complete with my hand cycle. We have to carry in (and out) all of our equipment including tents, food and garments. Because we are doing this in May, we are predicting very wet weather, thus making this trip even trickier.

For more pictures and details of the Nootka Trail, please visit:
http://www.besthike.com/northamerica/canada_west_coast/nootka.html or http://www.clubtread.org/nootka.htm. Stay update on my progress at our blog: http://www.nootkanolimits.blogspot.com/.

This trek is incredibly exciting, as very few people with physical disabilities participate in backcountry activities, and I am believed to be the first paraplegic to hike this trail. As part of our team we have a photographer/ videographer who will be helping us to compile a documentary about the experience once we've completed it!!

In order to do this trek, though, I need to purchase or build an all- terrain hand cycle. This is where I am need of the most assistance. First of all, if you, or someone you know, is willing to help me build this cycle that would be greatly appreciated. Due to the fact that this cycle will cost approximately $4000 - $5000 (build or bought), I am hosting a Steak Night to raise funds for this. Here are the details:

  • Brewster's South 4180 Albert Street, Regina, SK
  • February 4, 2010
  • Drop-in anytime between 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM
  • It's a steak dinner! A $15 ticket gets you a delicious steak, baked potato, and Caesar salad (vegetarian options available) We will also be doing a 50/50 draw at the event.
  • To raise some of the funds needed to purchase/make Christine's three-wheeled off-road handcycle.
  • Purchase tickets from Christine by emailing selingerc@gmail.com or Stephanie by emailing sj.robertson@hotmail.com by February 1, 2010.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Clothing Sales

Hello all,

Clothing sales for the Winter 2010 semester will run from Feb 1-Feb 5. There will be a table outside the ED Lounge from 11am-4pm during those days with an ESS member there to answer any questions. Most sizes will be available for you to try on. Here are the prices:

  • T-shirts: $15
  • Long sleeves: $40
  • Hoodies: $30
  • Sweat pants: $30
  • Tote bag: $5
  • Water bottle: $10
  • Lanyard: $5

Hope to see you wearing your Education pride!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Update: ED Lounge

Hello fellow education students,

As you know, we have been renovating the ED Lounge so it will not only look better, but be a more useful space (including a kitchen area). It has come to our attention, however, that the last time the space was redone that things were done incorrectly, including fixing the walls. Therefore, the renovations are to continue indefinitely until everything is fixed properly. We will continue to update you on the progress - we miss the lounge already too! Thanks and we're very sorry for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Arts Education Gala & Silent Auction

The 4th year Arts Education students at the University of Regina invite you to experience their annual gala and silent auction. Come enjoy a blend of artistic presentations from the students and artists in our community! There is something for everyone to enjoy, including dance, music, drama, and visual art.

Full performances will take place both Friday and Saturday night with door prizes, silent auction items, and bake sale items at both shows. Please support us in our artistic endeavors!

All money raised goes towards the P.L.A.C.E. (Professional Learning As Community Experience) requirement of our Arts Education program. We need your help to reach our goals!


Adults - $15

Students - $10

Children 12 and under - FREE

Tickets are available from any 4th year Arts Education student or by emailing pastiche.gala@gmail.com. Please specify the night you will attend as well as the amount of each (adult/student/child).

See their facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=274599085618&index=1

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Education Lounge Closed

Hello everyone! We are renovating the education lounge so it will be closed all of next week. Sorry for the inconvenience, but the lounge will be better than ever once it's finished! And yes, the comfy couches are staying, except for the one that's broken :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Education Clothing Orders

We will once again be selling education clothing this semester! There will be a table set-up outside the education lounge from February 1-5 from 12-4pm with examples of the clothing for you to try on. Forms will be available at this table or on the desk in the education lounge the preceding week. Hope to see you wearing your education pride!

Prices TBA.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Arts Education Blender

Help this year's fourth year Arts Education students raise money for their P.L.A.C.E. trip by attending their blender this Friday!
  • Friday, January 8
  • 8pm-11pm, doors open at 7:30pm
  • The Exchange
  • Featuring the musical stylings of Carl Johnson, the nust-see performer and wordsmith Pat Swan, Vancouver stand-up comedian Shawn Hall and guests from Regina's Combat Improv!
  • Visual art, 50/50 draw, silent auction.
  • Tickets are $15.00 at the door
For more information, see their Facebook Event or contact millarli@uregina.ca

CPR/First Aid Course

We are also hosting a CPR/First Aid Course:
  • January 16 and 17
  • 8:30am - 5:00pm both days
  • $90.00 fee, the rest is subsidized by the ESS
  • Pre-registration necessary and immediate - please email perkinsm@uregina.ca by MONDAY, JANUARY 11th!!
Thanks and hope to see you there!

CPR Course

Hello fellow education students, happy new year! The first PD Event of the year is on Adaptive Dimensions. Here's the info:
  • Monday, January 11
  • 7:00pm
  • CK 185
  • Topic: Adaptive Dimensions
  • No pre-registration necessary
Hope to see you all there!