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World-renowned filmmaker and artist, Atom Egoyan will be the featured guest at an art symposium in Regina from Nov. 2 – 5.

“He is internationally known for making feature films,” says Christine Ramsay, associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Regina. “It’s so nice to bring a Canadian national and also international artist to be with us and enjoy our little art scene and to bring their expertise. It’s such a thrill to have someone who is this in-demand.”

Egoyan was born in Egypt to Armenian parents and grew up in Victoria, B.C. He studied at the University of Toronto. He is known for his work in theatre, music, art and film. He has been nominated for two academy awards and many of his films – Exotica, Adoration and The Sweet Hereafter have won awards at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Stephanie Proulx, Living Skies Student Film Festival coordinator and student filmmaker, has a list of tasks to complete before the festival kicks off on March 3 at the U of R's Shu-Box theatre. Photo by Jessie Anton.

It’s that time of year again; University of Regina film students are busy bustling around in preparation for their main feature: The 28th Living Skies Student Film Festival. However, before the popcorn pops and the lights gently dim, there is a laundry list of duties to complete in order for the first opening credits to roll.

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33 ⅓ Coffee Roasters owner Eric Galbraith (left) and barista Ethan Anderson (right) stand behind the coffee bar. Photo by Jessie Anton.


When Eric Galbraith started roasting coffee beans five years ago in his backyard garage, he had no idea where his love for coffee would take him. Today, with his own handpicked, in-house roasted coffee beans, he has gone from selling his coffee at the Regina Farmer’s Market to opening his own coffee shop in the heart of Heritage Regina. He called it 33 ⅓ Coffee Roasters.

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Adam Martin and Katherine Boyer, organizers of the three-day symposium, say it will offer something for everyone. Photo by Brad Bellegarde.

Artists from across Canada will gather in Regina Feb. 24 to 27 to take part in what could be considered the first event of its kind in the Queen City. The Indigenous Artists Symposium is being hosted by Sakewewak Artists’ Collective and the Plain Red Art Gallery of the First Nations University of Canada.

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