“Join us online”
You see those words on the front cover of this issue of Degrees magazine but what do they mean?
After 33 years, we have decided to move away from the printed version of Degrees magazine. We will now tell the remarkable stories of our University of Regina alumni community via the website and social media.
The University’s commitment to sustainability is certainly a key factor in our decision. By eliminating the printed version, we will significantly reduce our carbon footprint.
Printing Degrees magazine required us to use about 6,000 kilograms of paper each year. Each time we published, approximately 40,000 copies had to be shipped from the printer to Canada Post for mailing. Those that were not mailed were transported some 2,700 kilometres by truck to the University. That is not in keeping with our University-wide commitment to sustainability.
The transition allows us to concentrate on our online presence. It means we will be able to bring you all the informative and engaging stories you’ve come to expect from Degrees and we’ll be able to bring them to you more often, and with value-added visual content such as video or photo galleries.
We are excited by the prospect of bringing you enriched content.
While we may no longer be printing the magazine we will continue to bring you stories and shine a brief spotlight on people in our U of R community who, in their own ways, are making the world a better place every day.
The website, www.degreesmagazine.ca, is now the place to go for the extraordinary stories of the alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends who make up our University community.
You can be sure to be notified of the most recent Degrees website updates if you’ve shared your primary email address with us.
If you haven’t already done so, go to https://alumni.uregina.ca/degrees-subscribe and submit your email address. Or scan the QR Code that appears below. Submitting your email address will ensure you don’t miss any of these great stories. One submission, selected at random, will win an Apple iPad.
I would like to thank our readers for their loyalty through the years and their understanding as we change with the times. I look forward to sharing more stories through the Degrees website.
So “join us online” is more than just a new way to read these stories, it’s an invitation to be part of our University of Regina community that is now more than 80,000 strong and spans the globe.
Greg Campbell BFA'85, BJ'95