Archive: Faculty of Arts

Food in a time of crisis

The ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s food supply could be disastrous. Hoarding, international trade disruptions, shortages of farm workers and processing plant closures, among other issues, threaten to push global food security to the tipping point. Associate professor of history Donica Belisle assesses the Canadian food security situation and puts today’s challenges in an historical context.

Thomas Chase BA(Hons)’79

In an April 1, 2020 announcement, Thomas Chase BA(Hons)’79 was officially named the University of Regina’s interim president. Chase has a nearly 40-year relationship with the University, beginning as a student. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (High Honours) in English in 1979. In 1984, he earned a PhD from Glasgow University in Scotland, where he held a doctoral fellowship in the Department of English Language. He has served in various academic and administrative positions at the University of Regina, including coordinator of the Linguistics Program, founding director of the Centre for Academic Technologies, associate dean (Research and Graduate) of the Faculty of Arts and, for four years, dean of the Faculty of Arts. Most recently, he served as provost and vice-president (Academic), having been appointed on July 1, 2011.