More than four decades ago, some pioneering faculty members took the first tentative steps to establish a film program at the University of Regina. In 1980, the first of the University’s film degrees was handed out. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has put a halt to this year’s 40th anniversary celebrations of the only degree-granting film program between the Great Lakes and Vancouver.
The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are difficult enough on individuals who are fortunate to be able to work from home. Families that have endured job loss are finding it even more challenging. But post-secondary students in our communities are some of the hardest hit by the pandemic, often facing the stresses of financial hardship while trying to stay on top of daunting academic workloads. Now there is a way to help struggling students – the University’s Student Emergency Fund.