Guest blog by Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Regina
We are now officially a year away from Congress 2018 and, as host university, we are thrilled to invite you to our community!
Regina has proudly hosted a number of large-scale events in recent years – the 2013 Grey Cup, the 2013 Juno Music Awards, and the 2014 North American Indigenous Games come to mind. What strikes visitors to events such as these is the unique way our community comes together to ensure attendees feel welcomed and experience the hospitality for which Saskatchewanians are known across Canada.
Community is at the heart of who we are and what we do. It is also the inspiration for the theme for 2018, “Gathering diversities,” which honours Regina’s history as buffalo hunting grounds and a sacred meeting place for generations of Indigenous peoples.
Situated on Treaty Four land and nestled in Wascana Centre, Canada’s largest urban park, the University of Regina campus will provide a beautiful setting to bring people together in the spirit of building community at Congress 2018.
To help bring us together, we are developing academic and cultural programming such as: the Community Connections series which will explore how scholarly knowledge can contribute to the vitality of diverse communities; Cultural Connections events to share Saskatchewan’s rich artistic and cultural life through performances; and the Big Thinking lecture series to spark discussion about critical questions and issues, including Margaret MacMillan and Alaa Murabit".
At Congress 2017, we are in the Expo space in Booth #1. Do come and see us.
To learn more about our plans, please visit and explore this Congress 2018 website often: www.congress2018.ca.
We look forward to welcoming you to Regina!