The University of Regina is looking to build an awareness of the school outside of the immediate vicinity of its campus. To do this, they are embarking on a tour, travelling to a number of communities to essentially bring the school to prospective students and their parents through UR Days.
The first stop of UR days is in Weyburn, where the faculty of the school have set up an expo in the Cugnet Centre to let students learn more about the specific parts of the school, while also taking over some of the classrooms.
Dr. Jeff Keshen is the president of the University of Regina. He is travelling to each of these communities and meeting with faculty at the various high schools, as well as the students and their parents.
Keshen explained the idea behind the UR Days initiative is quite simple. “To make the university known, to make the university appreciated for what it does and the opportunity it provides to young people.”
The stop in Weyburn is the first of five stops being made across the province, with UR Days also stopping in Swift Current, Yorkton, North Battleford and Prince Albert.
The agenda for the day includes the classroom takeovers, with Keshen also getting a tour at Whitecap Resources’ carbon capture and enhanced oil recovery facilities. The afternoon will see the expo continue for parents and students, along with a reception for Grade 12 students committed to the U of R and their parents.
The day concludes with a pair of guest speakers. Swish Goswami will talk about how people can use social media to effectively tell their story. Then, Dr. Erica Carleton, the school’s RBC Women in Leadership Research Scholar, will talk about her work at the U of R, and her current research on the topic of leadership, gender and well-being.