Summary: President's Message April 2011
Together with teaching and community service, research is one of the three pillars of the University of
Regina's academic mission. The research activities undertaken by faculty members at our University are
rich and diverse. Just as importantly, academic research is a key component of the undergraduate and
graduate student experience here as well. There is no better illustration of this than the upcoming
University of Regina Graduate and Undergraduate Student Research Conference.
The sixth annual conference, to be held April 1-2, provides a tremendous opportunity to present their
findings in front of their peers, and reflect on the feedback of others.
The lineup of this year's presentations is impressive, and speaks volumes about the quality of our
students. It includes such topics as the motor performance of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders,
alternative rehabilitation programs for correctional facilities, and the question of whether or not an
applicant's name can influence the hiring process in racially diverse labour markets.
I encourage students, faculty, and staff members to attend as much of this conference as you can. Our
students are the primary reason we are here, and showing our support for them is an important way of
developing our academic community and encouraging our researchers of the future. For more conference
details, please visit www.urgsa.ca/conference.
The student research conference comes on the heels of another important development in the research
enterprise at the University of Regina. In late March, Executive of Council approved the University's new
strategic research plan, the blueprint for research for the next five years.
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