Awesome things to do at the U of R


A ton of great speakers for you to check out

Read these boards more often! / Haley Klassen

Read these boards more often! / Haley Klassen

Hey, U of R students! There’s some really cool events coming up in the month of October for you to check out! We summarize some of the ones that we’re really excited for below. You can no longer say that cool stuff never happens at the U of R or in Regina. Maybe we’ll even see you there!


  1. Joseph Boyden: One of Canada’s foremost literary giants is coming to the U of R on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The free event is in the Education Auditorium, and is hosted by the First Nations University of Canada and Campion College. Boyden will be presenting from his new award-winning novel The Orenda. Book signing too!


  1. Bob Rae: Former interim Liberal Party leader and Ontario Premier Bob Rae is coming to campus to discuss “Honouring the Treaties: What does that mean?” Rae will be on campus Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Education Auditorium.  According to the Faculty of Arts’ website, “Bob Rae is a senior partner at Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP. He works with First Nations across Canada as legal counsel, advisor, negotiator and arbitrator.”


  1. Vandana Shiva: Again, in the Education Auditorium! Seems we’ll be spending a lot of time there this month. Dr. Vandana Shiva, according to one of the hosts website’s, the Saskatchewan Council For International Cooperation, will “challenge and motivate you with her sharp intellectual enquiry and courageous activism.” Go see Shiva on Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m.


  1. Dr. Mariana Valverde – is a professor from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Criminology and Sociology.  Her talk is called “Beyond the criminal law: what local & provincial authorities can do to regulate sexually-oriented business.” The talk is Oct. 23 at 5:00 p.m. in the Luther Auditorium. Valverde’s talk is presented by the U of R’s Faculty of Arts and is the Dr. Gordon Wicijowski Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies Lecture.


  1. David Suzuki – the target of attack dog Ezra Levant’s goofy polemic, environmentalist David Suzuki is coming to the Conexus Arts Centre on Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m. Suzuki is coming as part of his Blue Dot Tour. Special guests include Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor. Not exactly free: Tickets available online.

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