Alumni Notes


Class Notes


Ruth Warick BA’69, MA’83, MEd’90 is serving her fourth term as president of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People. It is the longest term of any president for the organization that promotes global hearing accessibility and human rights for people who have hearing loss.

Brian Stubbings BEd’72, BA’09 spent 37 years teaching young people, including seven years in Zambia, three and a half years in Malawi and 26 years in the Regina public school system. Post-retirement, he taught English to newcomers to Canada at the Regina Open Door Society.


Heather Bishop BA’70 is a JUNO award winning singer-songwriter. She is best known for her folk and children’s recordings. She was awarded the Order of Canada in 2005, the Order of Manitoba in 2001 and an honourary doctorate of laws in 2011. Recently she was appointed to the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Michael Coyne MFA’77 has been a practicing visual artist for over 40 years. He taught art for 38 years at Acadia University (1977-86) and Memorial University (1986-2015). He founded the BFA visual arts program at Memorial University in 1986, and received the ArtsNL Hall of Honour Award in 2005.


Steve Robinson BAHons’86 became vice-president (Academic and Provost) at Brandon University in August 2016. He became interim president in August 2017, a role he will serve until a new president is appointed.


Gordon Steinke BAJ&C’88 is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author and one of Alberta’s most popular news anchors. For over 25 years, Steinke has co-anchored Edmonton’s Global News Hour on Global Edmonton. As well as enjoying his role as a broadcast journalist, he is having fun at speaking engagements talking about his Canadian bestseller, Mobsters and Rumrunners of Canada.

Douglas Chase BMus’89 had a top 40 hit on Australian radio last year. He has also opened for the Black Crowes in front of 20,000 people and recorded with JUNO award winner Derek Miller.


After 34 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Ross Fetterly MAdmin’92 retired as comptroller and business planner. He is an adjunct professor in the Management and Economics Department of the Royal Military College and teaches courses in defence resource management and business planning to senior military officers and civilian executives in developing countries.

Trish Livingstone BAHons’93 is celebrating her 20th year at the Government of Saskatchewan. She is the director of Corporate Planning, Evaluation and Improvement at the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice.

After teaching for 10 years in northern B.C., Michele Curley BACEd’95 and her family moved to Tanzania where she taught for four years. This summer, the family will move to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Rachel Sentes BA’96 has run a successful freelance publicity business for the past 10 years. She specializes in publicity for actors, writers, singers and businesses. She has worked with actors Kaley Cuoco, Linda Blair and William B. Davis, to name a few.

Annmarie Aronoff BFA’99 worked in the international film and TV industry for 20 years. She and her husband launched a company and produced various TV series and feature films worldwide. In addition, she designed a curriculum for the University of Regina that takes an entrepreneurial approach to international media distribution.


Jonathan Molina BA’00 owns a full-service marketing agency and a hockey management company. He has been officially recognized by the National Hockey League Players Association as a certified agent representing NHL players.

Matthew Lawson BA’01 and his family moved from Calgary to Melbourne, Australia in 2017 in search of adventure. He is practicing as a senior lawyer in the Melbourne head office of a large Australian law firm.

For 16 years, Kim Ursu BA’02, BAdmin’02 has been a foreign service officer with the Government of Canada. She is currently the Trade Commissioner responsible for promoting Canadian education in China.

Jo-Anne Cadrin BSW’89, MSW’05 is one of three partners, including University of Regina alumnus Dennis Chubb BSW’76, that operate a Saskatoon-based consulting group. They facilitate change and strengthen organizations, workplaces, not-for-profits, communities and schools that face varying degrees of challenge. The work ranges from leadership coaching to strategic development to interpersonal dynamics, including conflict and bullying.

Patrick Button’s BAHons’08 story of a résumé experiment regarding age discrimination was featured in 35 media outlets such as The New York Times. His written testimony as a panelist at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s meeting is
being published as well.

When Nathan Nunweiler BBA’08 experienced the slow down of the oil and gas industry in southern Alberta, he made the move from commodities trading and marketing to financial planning and investment advising. He enjoys helping his clients achieve their goals and educating them on investment options.

TaraLee Houston BA’09 is an emerging artist working and living on Vancouver Island. She creates dialogue about the earth through community-based art with all ages, merging her passion for working with children and families with protecting the environment.


After more than a decade living in North America, Jose Condor PhD’10, MPA’12, moved to Ecuador where he is a professor at Universidad Central del Ecuador. He is currently leading enhanced oil recovery projects and is working on establishing a research institute in his faculty.

Alicia Wotherspoon BEd’12 has built a successful dance program that has empowered her students. After hosting a fundraiser, her team achieved their goal to convert a classroom into a dance studio. She is co-owner of Birch Hills Dance Centre and is adjudicating her first dance competition.

Katherine McLeod PhD’14 a PhD graduate from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, works as an assistant professor of Medical Sciences in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut. She lives in Connecticut with her partner, former Saskatchewan Roughrider linebacker, Renauld Williams.

Samantha Goertz BA’15 launched a digital advertising strategy business after graduation. She coaches companies on how to ethically run their digital advertising campaigns using ethnographic research.

Sheryll Jurado BSRS’15 is a recreation therapist supervisor at Adair Acute Care at Osawatomie State Hospital, an acute psychiatric hospital run by the State of Kansas, with a 106-year history.


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Alumni Events


Alumni Association Annual General Meeting
Join us for the 2018 Alumni Association Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in the Research and Innovation Centre Atrium.

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Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards
Celebrate the extraordinary at the 2018 Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards dinner on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Please save the date. Registration will open in August 2018.



Rider tailgate with alumni and friends
August 2, 2018
Further details to come.


Alumni reception with President Vianne Timmons
October 2, 2018.


Alumni reception with President Vianne Timmons
November 1, 2018

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