Claim the power within you to lead your peers, improve your community and, in turn, change the world. We want you to join us and a few of your fellow graduates to find out how they are connecting passion to purpose in their community and how you can do the same.

Join other U of R young alumni and participate in the first Change Makers forum developed just for you.

Please register online before March 19, 2018 and bring your friends.

UR Change Makers!

Delta Hotel, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Doors open: 6:30 pm
Forum: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
After Party: 8:30 p.m.

Complimentary registration includes first beverage and appetizers.

Ilona Doughery

Ilona’s presentation Amplifying the impact of young changemakers is an inspiring call-to action and a practical guide for not only the leaders of today, but for the leaders, influencers, and change makers tomorrow. Learn how you can amplify your impact, tap into your full potential and drive social and economic change. Ilona is the Managing Director of the Youth & Innovation Research Project at the University of Waterloo, a regular commentator in the Canadian media and speaks to audiences internationally about tapping into the innovation potential of Millennials and Gen Z. She was named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women's Executive Network in 2015; was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012; received a Global Ashoka Fellowship in 2009; and a Yukon Women’s Award in 1999.

Kelly Husack BKin’15

Kelly is passionate about health. Her presentation will focus on addressing health by creating the right to a healthy environment for all Canadians. Since 2015 she, and other volunteers, worked with the City of Regina to pass a municipal declaration in support of the right to a healthy environment. The Blue Dot Movement is part of a national campaign led by the David Suzuki Foundation and EcoJustice. Kelly is the Executive Director of SEARCH (Student Energy in Action for Regina Community Health). SEARCH is a student-led nonprofit organization that bridges the gaps that exist to health in the North Central community by offering medical and social programs on an after-hours basis. She is also currently working as a research assistant on a project to develop a patient-provider toolkit for individuals living with HIV in Regina.

Shawna “Pimohse Mahkwa Ihkwe” Oochoo

Shawna is a proud Saulteaux/Cree woman from the George Gordon First Nation. Shawna's passion is to cultivate a proud, inclusive and respected community through her work with White Pony Lodge Community Patrol in North Central Regina. She is the co-founder, and newly appointed, Executive Director of White Pony Lodge Inc., a non-profit with a mission to “create a safe and connected community” and vision that is "guided by the Spirit of Truth and Reconciliation through partnerships, programs, and services”. Shawna also coordinates the White Pony Lodge’s Youth Street Gang Exit Program. She is a North Central Community Association board member, Reconciliation Regina's Communications sub-committee member, and is a member of Regina's Gang Prevention Committee. She and “The Women of White Pony Lodge” received the 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Award – Circle of Friends. She was named one of CBC’s Future 40 Award recipients for 2017.

Jim Demeray DipBA’06

Jim is a changemaker, combating the stigma of mental health through youth education. His personal and family experiences with anxiety and depression, in part, led him to co-found UnderstandUs, a volunteer organization that provides awareness and education to overcome mental health barriers in youth. Working within the school system, Jim talks to youth about mental health and how not to let it isolate them and how it is okay to be vulnerable. Jim believes that the invisible pain of mental illness does not have to be suffered in silence. He is passionate about giving a voice to the mental health perspective. Jim challenges the way we approach mental health and is making a difference in the way people perceive those who suffer from a mental illness.