Release Date: February 25, 2009
Media Contact: Stephen King, External Relations
E-mail: Stephen.King@uregina.ca
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University of Regina Career Centre and Kinesiology and Health Studies present one-day student employment extravaganza
The University of Regina Career Centre and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies are teaming up for a combined one-day employment fair with a few new twists.

70 plus potential employers will be on site for the 2009 Summer Job & Employment Fair on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport Atrium on the main campus.

"Hiring a student benefits everyone," says U of R Career Centre manager Kevin Bolen. "Employers obtain
well-qualified, highly motivated employees that provide summer vacation relief and project assistance. Students receive practical work experience and help finance their education."

In addition to looking for summer employment, students approaching the end of their degree are also being encouraged to use the event as an opportunity to research and plan graduate career opportunities in their field as employers are promoting more than just summer opportunities. The fair provides students with a focused opportunity to make personal contact with, and identify employers of choice.

This year, the employment fair is also being held in conjunction with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies Fieldwork Fair, where employers will be seeking students for KHS 400 Fieldwork placements. As a special part of the KHS Fieldwork Fair, Grade 7 students from  Hawrylak Elementary School will be on campus to participate in a variety of activities including the career fair, activities in the neuromuscular control lab as well as wheelchair basketball and goal ball (a blind sport). Mike Brady from the Paratroopers Wheelchair Basketball Club in Regina, and U of R Kinesiology student Chantel Horel, a member of the Paratroopers and the National Women's Wheelchair Basketball team that recently competed in Japan, will facilitate the wheelchair basketball session. Constable Randy Longman from Regina Police Services will lead the goal ball game. Longman, a graduate of the University of Regina's Physical Activity Studies program, completed his fieldwork in Vancouver with the Canadian Blind Sports Association and B.C. Blind Sports and Recreation Association.