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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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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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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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People and places: Costa Maragos

Catching up with Costa Former CBC broadcaster and current University of Regina spokesperson and community affairs advisor Costa Maragos recently caught up with the Carillon to talk about his career as a journalist and his post at the U of R.   When did you know that you wanted to be a journalist? This is a long time ago, but I used to deliver the Leader-Post when I was a kid. I remember, as part ...

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