A story, unfolding.

Perhaps URcomm attempted cutesy-fartsiness when it posted this video as a news story on the front page of the University of Regina’s website.


the regina mom thinks it’s kinda hurtin’ to see that there, especially when there are hard times at the U of R.  An Academic Program Review that was done cheaply and poorly, rejigging by the Administration and reduced funding from the right wing Wall government have forced cuts across the board within the institution (even though The Premier Himself says the province’s economy is booming).

However, certain faculties at the U of R will face deeper cuts to their budgets because the research dollars they bring in are lower than those of other faculties.  It seems, then, that Arts, Fine Arts and the Humanities faculties — the fundamental pieces of any university education — are under attack.  And the regina mom finds that to be very sad, especially because the U of R was once regarded as one of the most progressive institutions in the country.

It strikes the regina mom rather hard right now because she’s been hearing from her daughter, a student at the University of Ottawa, about the Orientation Week activities on that campus.  In particular, the regina mom is excited about the Alt101 activities, offering up something a little more real to students.

No doubt, student groups at the U of R are doing their best to be real with new students, too.  With an administration that treats new students to meaningless tripe such as the video above, it’s not gonna be hard.

Check out the Facebook page, Community Support for U of R Arts, Fine Arts & Humanities Programs, for the story as it unfolds.


Taking time to celebrate IWD

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Celebrating the Arts on

International Women’s Day

7:30 pm Thursday March 8 @ The Artesian

Intercultural Grandmothers Uniting ~ Sacred Web Sask ~ Brenda Niskala ~ Susana Deranger ~ Mirtha Rivera ~ Cassidy McFadzean ~ Belle Plaine ~ Tara Solheim ~ All Beings Confluence Art Installation & more

All Proceeds to the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan

Tickets By Donation ($50 Suggested)



Doors Open 7pm
Program Begins 7:30pm

Cash Bar

Produced by the regina mom
bprintink (at) sasktel (dot) net

Canadian Conference of the Arts Regional Forums

From the Inbox, information about opportunities to deepen connections within the arts community at regional meetings throughout the country.
Dear Friends,
Everyone is welcome to attend the upcoming Canadian Conference of the Arts Regional Forums (see below). The CCA has posted papers as background to the discussion on their website at www.ccarts.ca and a blog has been set up to begin the conversation: French: http://forumscca.blogspot.com/; English: http://ccaforums.blogspot.com/

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The National Director of the CCA Regional Forums

Regina: Globe Theatre, 1801 Scarth St.

November 6th

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Saskatoon: Mendel Art Gallery, 950 Spadina Cres. E.

November 27th

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

With the arrival of a new federal government in power, this is an opportune time for the arts and cultural stakeholders to gather and consult on the short term and long term strategies, so that the interests of the arts and cultural communities figure within the public discourse and on the political agenda.

During this fall, the CCA will be on tour to meet with artists and cultural workers across Canada. We invite you to meet the CCA Director General, and to express your perspective on the three following questions:

Within the arts and culture milieu: how can we improve collaboration in the pursuit of common objectives?

What should our 3 to 5 priorities be for the next coming two years?

What are the best strategies to promote these priorities?

We look forward to hearing your opinions!

The regional forums are free and open to all; however we are requesting that you confirm your attendance at least one week before the forum with Annie Caporicci annie.caporicci@ccarts.ca 613-238-3561 extension 10.