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 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: or Stay update on my progress at our blog:

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 or Stephanie by emailing 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 Please specify the night you will attend as well as the amount of each (adult/student/child).

See their facebook group:

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

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 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!