Five Questions with Rupen Pandya BA’91

When SaskPower welcomed Rupen Pandya BA'91, MA'99 last June as their new president and CEO, they knew they were getting a community-minded, team player with deep local roots. Degrees magazine posed five questions to the U of R alumnus about what excites him about his new job, the importance of having a local perspective, and the value of community.

Growth potential

When Hannah Tait BBA'22 convocates this October, she'll have already made a good impression in the world of Agtech. Developed alongside fellow U of R grads and current students, Tait’s ProdYous app — which connects home gardeners with consumers in search of fresh, local produce — is getting a lot of attention.

Holy moly it’s Rolli

In his early 20s, Charles Anderson BA’03, an aspiring children’s book writer, was looking for a catchy pen name that youngsters would remember. Before long, Rolli was born and now, the author, cartoonist and songwriter is enjoying unprecedented success.

Home, family and war

Two U of R students share the effects of war in their home countries on their lives and how a new fundraising priority, Project Resilience, will make a difference to students from lands of strife.

Reduce, reuse, recycle…Regina

A team of University of Regina engineering graduates has combined high tech—artificial intelligence, GPS, and big data—with social marketing to solve a “wicked” waste problem: recycled materials that end up in landfill.

Life on the spectrum

Dave Plummer has realized incredible success since he graduated from the University of Regina’s computer science program in 1993. He has had a long and distinguished career at Microsoft and is the man behind the Window’s Task Manager. Three years ago he was diagnosed with autism and his perspectives changed forever.

Dearest Mom

Reflections by Daphne Bramham.

Paradise found

In 2012, yoga master, entrepreneur and U of R alumnus Janel Phillips and her husband left everything behind in Canada and headed for Panama. Their dream? To build a world class yoga and surf resort. Today, Sansara Resort is rated as one of the best wellness hotels on the globe by Condé Nast Traveller.

President’s Note

Welcome to the Spring/Summer issue of Degrees.