Engineering students at the University of Regina are designing a plan to compost the university’s food waste. Even though the university has considered composting proposals in the past, students think the design steps were not developed successfully, which has left the university one step behind major universities across Canada.

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The U-Pass petition has two weeks to get 200 more signatures to reach its 700-signature goal. The Regina Public Interest Research Group is leading the petition for a student bus pass, the U-Pass, which would be included in students’ tuitions in 2015.

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Jocelyne Paulus, UR Guarantee student.

The UR Guarantee program at the University of Regina is known for its fairly obvious incentives.

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Notes and numbers won’t be the only thing exchanged at the university this week. The Regina Farmers Market will be setting up at the University of Regina on Thur., Oct. 30. The weekly market at the Research and Innovation Centre Atrium showcases local vendors offering a variety of products.

 

Kandra Forbes, a sustainability intern with the Regina Farmers Market, said the market has been operating on campus since last semester. The market began their second season at the university on Oct. 2. Customers so far have been supportive of the market, said Forbes.

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University of Regina students are taking the opportunity this week to put the books away, all in the spirit of Halloween. Students have the chance to celebrate the holiday by partaking in events all over campus, which are hosted by different student groups.

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Vandana Shiva inspires people all over the world with intellectual inquiry, anti-globalization and environmental activism. She will now inspire people at the University of Regina as a keynote speaker on Tuesday evening.  

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Intellectuals from across Canada are descending on the University of Regina today and tomorrow to attend the eighth annual Canada’s Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research conference.

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Academic freedom is a hot button issue at the University of Regina and the Faculty Association is hoping to spread the word. URFA set up pop-up information tables in the Classroom Building and Riddell Centre at the university today. “Bottom line is, we would like to be protected in our duties,” URFA member Marc Spooner said.

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