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The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, and Lakota nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. With an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs, it is ranked one of the top young universities in the world and boasts an active academic community that includes more than 15,000 students who study within 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges: Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College. Home to a thriving research community, University of Regina scholars push the boundaries of knowledge at a world-class level and make a meaningful impact in the lives of people at home and around the world.

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Greyhound has permanently shut down its intercity bus service in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld 

Canada needs a national public transportation system — here’s why

Many communities in Canada currently lack intercity and regional transportation. A national public transportation system would improve connectedness between cities and access to essential services.
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau speaks during a dramatic meeting with the entire federal cabinet and a delegation of about 200 First Nations leaders on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in 1970. THE CANADIAN PRESS/R. Mac

Pierre Trudeau’s failures on Indigenous rights tarnish his legacy

How did a national leader whose animating political spirit was protecting human rights come to adopt a passive acceptance of Canada’s worst face of colonialism?
A police officer stops traffic as people opposed to public health measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 march on Granville Street after the B.C. Grand Freedom Rally, in Vancouver, in Feb. 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID-19 ‘freedom’ rallies actually undermine liberty – here’s why

Denial and deception can be harmful weapons with lethal consequences, neither logic or law is on the side of ‘freedom’ rallies.
In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, Donald Trump supporters gather outside the U.S. Capitol as protesters begin to raid the building. Protesters waving Trump signs stand outside the U.S. Capitol.

Strategic extremism: 4 insights on the U.S. Capitol siege from established insurgencies

In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, how political violence has been organized in other areas of the world that can help us anticipate the future of right-wing extremism.
Colten Boushie’s family fought for accountability after the racist actions of the RCMP as they investigated the death of her son who was shot and killed by a local farmer. Here she holds up his photo during the 2018 trial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Watchdog report into RCMP investigation of Colten Boushie’s death confirms police racism

Years of research show that Indigenous, Black and racialized people experience over-policing but also, under-policing, as was the case with the RCMP investigation into Colten Boushie’s death in 2016.
Élèves du Pensionnat indien de Metlakatla, en Colombie-Britannique. (William James Topley. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, C-015037)

L’action collective réglée, il ne faut pas oublier les histoires des survivants des pensionnats autochtones

Les archives publiques sont précieuses pour comprendre comment se crée la mémoire collective. Si l’on ne prête pas attention aux voix et aux expériences autochtones, le regard colonial perdurera.
Students of the Metlakatla Indian Residential School, B.C. (William James Topley. Library and Archives Canada, C-015037)

Residential school survivors’ stories and experiences must be remembered as class action settlement finishes

The destruction of IAP residential school records and media reports that continually emphasize compensation will ensure that if remembered, the process will be remembered through a colonial gaze.
Québec Premier François Legault chairs a premiers virtual news conference as premiers Brian Pallister, Manitoba, and Doug Ford, Ontario, are seen on screen on March 4, 2021 in Montréal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

The disingenuous demands of Canada’s premiers for $28 billion in health-care funding

The premiers are demanding more funding from the federal government for health care. Yet more cash without real change would be the real betrayal of Canada’s public health-care system.
Under tight security, Libyans mark the 10th anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi in Martyrs Square, Tripoli, Libya. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)

Ten years after the Arab Spring, Libya has another chance for peace

Ten years after the Arab Spring, hope has given way to turmoil as Libyans have watched duelling governments and armed groups fight over the country’s oil riches. Is a new chance for peace afoot?
Gathering on the land: Indigenous ways of knowing can ensure that communities reclaim and promote health and healing. (Melody Morton-Ninomiya)

Indigenous community research partnerships can help address health inequities

Many researchers may lack resources to guide them in conducting research that is equitable, inclusive and respectful of diverse Indigenous knowledge, ethics, practice and research sovereignty.
Students watch as a teacher participates in a solidarity march with colleagues to raise awareness about COVID-19 cases at École Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., Feb. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Provinces should act fast to avert a teacher shortage now and after COVID-19

Provinces have struggled to mitigate the COVID-19 health concerns of full-time and substitute teachers. The need for substitutes has increased, but fewer are available.
L’eau dévale du barrage hydroélectrique Carillon au Québec. LA PRESSE CANADIENNE/Ryan Remiorz

Comment le Canada peut fournir une énergie propre et fiable grâce aux macroréseaux électriques

Le secteur de l’électricité jouera un rôle clé dans la réduction des gaz à effet de serre. Améliorer le transport sur de longues distances permettrait de distribuer une énergie propre à moindre coût.
Water rushes through the Carillon Hydro electric dam in Québec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Why Canada should invest in ‘macrogrids’ for greener, more reliable electricity

The electricity sector is expected to play a key role in Canada’s push to net-zero emissions. Enhancing long-distance transmission can be lower the cost of providing clean and reliable electricity.

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