Together We Are Stronger
he University of Regina recently
launched a five-year plan that
bolsters its reputation for
sustainability leadership in the
Canadian post-secondary sector. The
Strategic Plan for Sustainability marks
a bold step forward in the institution's
long-held commitment to our local,
provincial and global communities.
The plan was shaped by input gathered
from more than 1,400 faculty, staff,
students, alumni and members of the
University's community and supports
the institutional Strategic Plan, peyak
aski kikawinaw, which highlights
campus sustainability and
Indigenization as priorities.
The plan identifies broad-scope areas
that the University can focus on
improving, such as waste reduction,
energy efficiency, and access to
sustainable transportation. It
encourages those already engaged in
sustainable projects to continue and
expand this important work – work
such as that of Dr. Stephanie Young who has installed
a grey-water recycling system into one of the campus
buildings and Dr. Hussameldin Ibrahim and Dr.
Raphael Idem's research projects that work to convert
biomass into useful chemicals and fuels.
The plan also includes actions that will have
immediate, positive effects, such as expanding the
University's recycling programs and improving transit
service to campus.
Nwakaku Okere, Environmental Systems
Engineering student (L), and Dr. Vianne Timmons,
President and Vice-Chancellor (R)