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The Diaries and Selected Letters of Jeanne Demessieux

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Lynn Cavanagh

Subject(s): Diaries, letters and journals, History of music

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: Lynn Cavanagh

Last updated: 26/02/2024

This publication presents the diaries and selected letters of French organist-composer Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968) in English translation. These fall into three sections. The earliest letters and diary, spanning 1932 to 1940, were written by the teenage Demessieux during her first eight years of study in Paris, mainly at the Paris Conservatory. They concern her tribulations and successes as a student of piano, composition, and organ. The second diary, with related letters, spans 1940 to 1946. The opening of the diary concerns Demessieux’s last semester of study at the Paris Conservatory; the bulk of the diary describes Demessieux’s collaboration, as organist and composer, with Marcel Dupré, and quotes from lengthy conversations she had with him. The third section consists of letters and travel diaries from Demessieux’s 1950s North American recital tours, and is a revealing glimpse of the trials of being a touring organist in a country very different from the European countries in which she ordinarily toured.

Interspersed with the translations are chapters of introduction and commentary. The chapters introducing each translation describe the biographical, historical, and musical contexts of its content. The chapter following each translation comments on the subject matter, reading between the lines to demonstrate how the written words provide clues to more than first meets the eye.

The translations are annotated with notes. These explain obscure or incomplete references, provide background information, and mention when statements made can either be confirmed by other sources, or appear to be in error. In the translations spanning 1932 to 1940 and 1940 to 1946, names of historical figures mentioned are linked to short biographical notes.

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RIGHT ON TIME - Healing from Cancer During a Pandemic

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)   English

Author(s): Barbara Reul

Subject(s): Coping with / advice about illness and specific health conditions, Autobiography: general, Autobiography: science, technology and medicine, Memoirs, Higher education, tertiary education, Narrative theme: Health and illness, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Narrative theme: Interior life, Narrative theme: Identity / belonging, Narrative theme: Sense of place, Narrative theme: Journeys and voyages, Saskatchewan, Southern Saskatchewan, Germany, History of music, Psychology: the self, ego, identity, personality, Health psychology, Mind, body, spirit, Autobiography: philosophy and social sciences, Age groups: adults, Textbook, coursework, For higher / tertiary / university education, Migration, immigration and emigration

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 18/02/2024

This book is a sequel to the award-nominated memoir-textbook Perfect Timing – Recollections on coping with cancer during a pandemic from 2021 but can be read on its own.

It chronicles the eventful and highly transformative time of healing and reflection following cancer treatments that the author – a middle-aged, immigrant, and non-partnered university professor from Regina, Saskatchewan – spent on the West Coast of Canada to be near family during the pandemic.

It will be of interest to anyone who: 1.) likes to laugh while learning about the experiences of a cancer patient after she finished active treatments; 2.) is or strives to be a health professional (oncologist, GP, nurse, social worker, pharmacist, physio- or exercise therapist, etc.); 3.) is an administrator, instructor, teaching assistant, or student at a post-secondary institution interested in health sciences, English literature (memoir writing, creative non-fiction, and narratives of illness), Women’s and Gender Studies, Spirituality Studies, Religious Studies, and the Fine Arts; 4.) is a fellow author and/or a reader who likes to give writers from the Canadian prairies a chance.

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PERFECT TIMING - Recollections of Coping with Cancer During a Pandemic

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)   English

Author(s): Barbara Reul

Subject(s): Coping with / advice about cancer, Memoirs, Chemotherapy, Menopause, Autobiography: religious and spiritual, Music: styles and genres, Educational: Music, Educational: Humanities and social sciences, general, Educational: Personal and health education, Nuclear chemistry, photochemistry and radiation, Relationships: friends / peer groups, Textbook, coursework, Gender studies: women and girls, Health, Relationships and Personal development, Self-help, personal development and practical advice, Germany, Primary care medicine, primary health care, Traditional medicine and herbal remedies, Mind, body, spirit: meditation and visualization, Exercise and workouts, Narrative theme: Identity / belonging

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 14/01/2024

This book is an educational, entertaining, and highly personal memoir written during a global pandemic. It provides an insightful snapshot of the occasionally bumpy yet spiritually transformative cancer journey of a middle-aged, immigrant, and non-partnered academic living in a sunny Canadian prairie province.

It will be of interest to anyone who: 1) is or has been on the cancer continuum as a patient, caregiver, family member, or friend; 2) is or strives to be a health professional (oncologist, GP, nurse, social worker, pharmacist, physio- or exercise therapist, etc.); 3) is an administrator, instructor, teaching assistant, or student at a post-secondary institution interested in health sciences, English literature (memoir writing, creative non-fiction, and narratives of illness), Women’s and Gender Studies, Spirituality Studies, Religious Studies, and the Fine Arts; 4) fellow authors and/or readers who like to give writers from the Canadian prairies a chance.

The Appendix includes “Leading Reading Questions” meant to increase everyone’s reading experience and lighten the load of fellow university professors who wish to adopt this book, or part of this book, for a class.

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Rural and Northern Social Work Practice: Canadian Perspectives

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Bonnie Jeffery, Nuelle Novik

Subject(s): Social work, Rural communities, Canada, Working patterns and practices, Domestic abuse, Ethnic groups and multicultural studies, Indigenous peoples, Society and Social Sciences, Care of the elderly, Care of people with mental health issues, Social attitudes

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 13/01/2024

This book highlights the contextual foundation of social work practice with rural and northern communities by addressing the importance of place using anti-oppressive perspectives. Practice competencies are presented, including an emphasis on trauma- and violence-informed approaches and the importance of addressing the mental wellness of social workers practicing in these communities. The book explores selected areas of social work practice including abuse and intimate partner violence, mental health issues and addictions, newcomers and immigrant populations, older adults, and child protection work.
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The University of Regina OER by Subject Directory

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Author(s): University of Regina

Editor(s): Arlysse Quiring, Isaac Mulolani, Shuana Niessen

Subject(s): Reference works, Directories

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 19/12/2023

This guide is designed to help University of Regina faculty easily discover open educational resources (OERs) for their courses. It is primarily a list of open textbooks organized by faculty and department at the University of Regina, but other OER such as videos may also be included. The guide will be continuously updated as new resources are identified and created across the OER ecosystem.

There are 9 main sections in the guide:

  • Faculty of Media Art and Performance
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Social Work
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Faculty of Business Administration: Paul J. Hill School of Business

For each resource listed, the following are provided:

  • A short summary of the book based on the content, author, or other features
  • If available, the “Includes” line lists supplementary materials (e.g. exercises) that are available
  • If available, the “May suit” line lists University of Regina courses in which the resource could potentially be adopted (work-in-progress)

Faculty are encouraged to make use of these resources in their courses either as textbooks or as supplementary readings.

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Cost Accounting

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  313 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Bill Bonner

Subject(s): Cost accounting

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 28/11/2023

This textbook combines chapters from several OER sources. It includes an introduction to the idea of cost accounting and challenges over time that led to the development of cost accounting concepts or events that called them into question.

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Public Policy Case Studies

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Author(s): Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Subject(s): Public administration

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 27/11/2023

Welcome to this online book of case studies on Canadian public policy and administration, created as part of the MPA program at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. This resource includes videos and written content exploring four Canadian public policy and administration case studies: The Opioid Epidemic, The Phoenix Pay System, Canada’s Affordable Housing Crisis, and the Transmountain Pipeline Expansion. Students in the MPA program can expect to learn more about these cases throughout their program

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An Introduction to Geological Field Trips: Case Study Avonlea Badlands, Saskatchewan

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)  3 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Monica Cliveti, Maria Velez

Subject(s): Geology, geomorphology and the lithosphere, Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning, Geology, geomorphology and the lithosphere, Geomorphology and geological surface processes, Historical geology and palaeogeology, Project-based learning, Teaching skills and techniques, Teaching of a specific subject, Plains and grasslands, Canadian Prairies (AB, SK, MB), Prairies, Soil and rock mechanics

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 22/11/2023

An Introduction to Geological Field Trips: Case Study Avonlea Badlands, Saskatchewan is trying to fill the gap between the student and the fieldwork. Most commonly, the geology student is thrown into the fire while in the field trips and has to process a lot of information on the fly. Consequently, sometimes is hard to see the full picture. This book wants to be the starting point for every student looking to embark in that first geological field trip. How to prepare? What to do? How to approach the field work? Which data should be collected? Where to start? It is a work in progress and as the students will learn more about preparation so, too, the authors will learn more and more about the questions that the student has before, during and after the field trip. We are grateful to all the people that contributed to this book. Your dedication to student success is admirable!

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Canada and Speeches from the Throne

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Alexander Washkowsky, Braden Sapara, Brady Dean, Sarah Hoag, Rebecca Morris-Hurl, Dayle Steffen, Joshua Switzer, Deklen Wolbaum

Editor(s): Raymond B. Blake

Subject(s): Biography: historical, political and military, Politics and government

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 09/11/2023

The Speech from the Throne is one of the most important moments in the Canadian Parliamentary calendar. It signals the beginning of a new Parliament, and it lays out the government’s agenda for the upcoming session as well as the Prime Minister’s vision for the country.  In this book, senior undergraduate students and graduate student enrolled in their History course on Canadian Political History at the University of Regina in the fall of 2020 researched how Prime Ministers have articulated a national identity through their speeches marking the opening of Parliament. It offers their perspectives on the engaging question of Canadian identity.

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Being Together

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Author(s): Emily Grafton, Jérôme Melançon

Editor(s): Emily Grafton, Jérôme Melançon

Subject(s): Decolonisation of knowledge / Decoloniality, Political structure and processes, Central / national / federal government policies, Political oppression and persecution, Genocide and ethnic cleansing, Social and political philosophy, History of the Americas, Cross-cultural / Intercultural studies and topics, Decolonisation and postcolonial studies, Colonialism and imperialism, Indigenous peoples

Institution(s): University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 08/11/2023

A living land acknowledgement begins with an understanding of the multiple existing and possible relations to the land and to the peoples who are Indigenous to it. The four videos in this resource feature discussions about traditional ways of life developed in the area surrounding oskana kâ-asastêki / Regina; the genocide that is meant to destroy them; the treaties that were signed to establish ways of being together with the land but served instead to establish Canadian domination; and the challenges and joys of cultural and linguistic revitalization. Recognized knowledge keepers and scholars Langan Goforth, James Daschuk, Annie Battiste, and Melanie Brice discuss these topics with the editors.

These discussions aim to allow viewers to develop and deepen their reflection upon and relationship to the land and the peoples, human and non-human, who had developed ways to be together. The videos are complemented by references and further readings, and an introduction and conclusion in which the editors reflect on the possibilities of living land acknowledgement, against current practices of territorial acknowledgement.