About URSU Advocacy Equity Week 2023

Taking place from Friday January 6th to Thursday January 12th, the inaugural URSU Advocacy Equity Week is a week of various events and activities oriented around anti-colonialism, social justice, and anti-oppression put on by the URSU Advocacy department and our campus and community partners. Keeping to its motto, “Students Making Change.”

MONDAY January 09 

12:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Indigenous Law Students Panel Presentation Workshop The Lazy Owl:

Indigenous Law Workshop will examine how students can apply a practical and foundational understanding of Indigenous Law to make spaces like your students’ union and your campus more accessible and more grounded in Indigenous values and approaches. The workshop will feature Carlie Kane, co-chair of the Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students Caucus of the Canadian Federation of Students, Koren Lighting-Earle, Director of the Wahkotowin Lodge at the University of Alberta, and Gavin Cason-Wilkes, president of the University of Alberta’s Indigenous Law Students’ Association. For those attending in-person, refreshments will be provided.

TUESDAY January 10 

12:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Immuno-compromised Women Social Online Only:

URSU Advocacy Immunocompromised Women’s Working Group Social will create the space for working group members to both have a chance to get to know one another, find out about more ways to get involved (or join for new students) and also discuss the long term goals and vision for the group. The social will feature a presentation from Nadiya Ekhteraetoussi, URSU’s vice-president external for the 2022-23 academic year. 

07:00 pm – 10:00 pm

URSU Open Mic Concert The Lazy Owl:

Coming soon!

WEDNESDAY January 11 

12:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Student Parents Campaign Launch The Lazy Owl:

Student Parents Working Group Roundtable Discussion will examine the needs of student parents at the University of Regina and First Nations University, including the creation of rooms and spaces dedicated to student parents. The discussion will feature a presentation from Navjot Kaur, president of URSU for the 2022-23 academic year. For those attending in-person, refreshments will be provided.

08:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Equity Week Concert The Lazy Owl:

Equity Week Concert will feature Roshin (Notes to Self; BBRC), Fresh Kils (URBNET) & InfoRed. 

THURSDAY January 12

12:00 pm – 02:00 pm

EDIA Women’s Issues Roundtable The Lazy Owl:

Coming soon!

For those attending in-person, refreshments will be provided.

06:00 pm – 09:00 pm

URSU Cancer Bursary Gala The Lazy Owl:

It is our hope to bring together as many community leaders on January 12th to create the most powerful launching pad for our exciting new student bursary program. URSU Cancer Bursary Gala will feature guest speakers, live music, a catered dinner and other great attractions. 

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