In about 18 days, Regina will become much busier as up to 7,000 students from across Canada come together for Congress 2018.
The event, in it’s 87th year, is making its first ever stop in the Queen City, with students from 70 different colleges and Universities across the country coming to Regina.
Executive Director of the Federation for Humanities and Social Services Gabriel Miller says this is a purely Canadian event that focuses on issues in the country.
“It’s not just unique in Canada, it’s unique in the world because of the number scholars that come together, 4,00-7,000 every year,” Miller says. “Also, the number of disciplines that come together. You have historians, economists, philosophers, experts in literature, international trade, agriculture.”
Issues such as climate change, reconciliation, and international trade will be discussed during the week long event.
Miller says this is a good time as any to stop in Regina for the first time.
“Part of the challenge and excitement of it is reinventing it as the world we study changes, and it’s so important to be in Regina and Saskatchewan now, because this part of the country has been through incredible changes,” Miller says. “It’s important for scholars to understand what’s happening here if they’re going to understand the country.”
International delegates will also be in Regina for Congress, with as many as 1,000 people from around the world visiting the Queen City to see what some of Canada’s brightest minds are studying.
Congress 2018 begins at the University of Regina on May 26th, and runs until June 1st.