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People & places: Erin Weir, MP

Erin Weir, MP’s first Carillon interview In the midst of his first session in the House of Commons, Regina Lewvan MP Erin Weir caught up with the Carillon to talk about life in politics.   The profession of politics – and being a politician – has a negative connotation with a lot of people. Why do you think that is? That’s a very good question. I think there have been many examples of politicians or ...

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With the Birds

Not for the birds Only two members of With the Birds currently attend the University of Regina, but the band is most definitely a product of the school. Or a product of the U of R’s international business program, more specifically. “The lead guitarist (Dan Pearson) and I met in an economics class at the University. We did a couple projects together, talked about music, and found out we both played the guitar, so we ...

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People and places: Ryan Meili

Physician, author, and activist Ryan Meili, a Saskatoon-based physician who penned A Healthy Society: How a Focus on Health Can Revive Canadian Democracy, recently caught up with the Carillon to talk about his life in medicine.   Who is Ryan Meili? Ryan Meili is just some guy. That’s a strange question (laughs). I’m a person who’s interested in health and social justice. That’s who Ryan Meili is.   From my perspective, it seems like everything ...

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Amber Phelps Bondaroff

Meet downtown’s new artist-in-residence Artists-in-residences have different responsibilities, depending on their home institution. The degree of impact the position offers is also dependent on the institution they call home. But suffice to say, Amber Phelps Bondaroff’s new artist-in-residence post with the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District carries a lot of weight. “Over the next three months, I’m developing a number of what we’re calling pilot projects – smaller initiatives that will occur in the downtown ...

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Saskatoon’s Friends of Foes

…back in the Queen City It’s still early, but Friends of Foes has already kicked 2016 off with a bang. The four-piece Saskatoon outfit just released Faults with an accompanying video — the first single from their upcoming six-song EP of the same title, which is to be made available Feb. 12. On Feb. 20, they’ll cap off their first tour of 2016 — an eight-stop string of shows across Western Canada — with a ...

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Glitch art from mexico city at the 5th parallel

What is glitch art? Come see! When Mexico’s Begoña Malo came to the University of Regina to finish her degree, she didn’t exactly plan on curating an exhibit at the U of R’s Fifth Parallel Gallery. But it happened. Malo, with the help of Fifth Parallel director Dillon Lewchuk, proposed and curated ID-10T, which is on display at the gallery in the Riddell Centre. “I’m a dancer, and my boyfriend is a digital artist and ...

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People, places, and Pimpton

Catch up with one of the QCs rap veterans Queen City hip-hop star and University of Regina alum Kyriel “Pimpton” Roberts recently caught up with the Carillon to talk about his early days as a rapper, the secret to his success, and his future in music.   Where does the name come from? Simply enough, why “Pimpton?” I used to do hip-hop dancing when I was a kid and I used to get a lot ...

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People and places: Cassandra Ozog

… academic, derby player, entrepreneur Cassandra Ozog, a PhD Student and sessional instructor at the University of Regina and First Nation University of Canada, recently caught up with the Carillon to talk about her passion for education.   When you were growing up, what did you want to do for a living?   (Laughs) That’s an interesting question to start with. I wanted to be a marine biologist and a tornado chaser. Those are the ...

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