U of R President Visits Maverick School

Timmons maverick
University of Regina President Vianne Timmons talks with Maverick student Sarah Houghtaling during a tour of the school on Thursday.

The president of the University of Regina was in Swift Current this past week.

Not only was Vianne Timmons in the city to announce a new four-year nursing program at Great Plains College, but she also made a stop at Swift Current's Maverick School.

"We place our student-teachers all over the province who are interested in giving the students who graduate from Maverick an opportunity to learn about the University of Regina, and we're looking at potential partnerships with the administration here," Timmons said.

Timmons took a tour of the facility and talked with some of the students, including Sarah Houghtaling. She said, "everyone was really open to asking questions and discussing how it works here, and I think it just went really well."

Maverick is known locally for its unique approach to high school education, and Timmons says it's something the University can learn from: "I think that this school has done some innovative things about keeping learners in school. We are interested in that and we are always interested in students' success, so we think we can learn from Maverick and the things they've done here, and the potential that they might learn from us too."

"Maverick has been the biggest difference in my life since being born," Sarah added. "I had huge depression issues, and then I got here and people embraced my differences instead of disregarding them, and now I am way happier."

Colin Powers talked with Vianne Timmons about the tour of Maverick School:



Colin also talked with Maverick student Sarah Houghtaling:

 

Share This:

  • arnalbrothers

    Celebrating Birthdays

    Friday July 03, 2015

    Sean, Blake and Lyndon Arnal. Photo submitted by Olivia Arnal.   The Arnal Family of Ravenscrag are keeping the memory of their thr

  • omanschool copy

    Vandalism at Oman School

    Thursday July 02, 2015

    Swift Current RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in identifying youth responsible for vandalizing Oman School. Police received a

  • deer copy copy copy copy copy copy copy

    New Wildlife Regulations in Effect Across Saskatchewan

    Thursday July 02, 2015

    New hunting and wildlife regulations under the 2015 Wildlife Amendment Act took effect in Sasktachewan yesterday. Changes under the Act e

  • construction slow 570x380

    Slow Down: Fines Triple in Work Zones

    Thursday July 02, 2015

    Saskatchewan Government Insurance is urging drivers to remember to watch for orange and slow down. This is a particularly busy time for h

  • Water

    Fire Ban for Most of Southwest

    Thursday July 02, 2015

    The fire ban for much of the Southwest remains in effect due to the extremely dry conditions. This includes the RM's of Swift Current, La

Search Local News Archives

National News

  • View more