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Luther College offers Bundles programs that group together first-year students and classes to give you a great start and help ease the transition from high school to university.
Luther College is recognized for its high standards of teaching, focused research, and one-on-one academic advising. We value and protect this heritage of excellence in scholarship, freedom of inquiry, and faithful seeking after truth.
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Every degree program at Luther College offers a study abroad option and an optional EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING COMPONENT where you gain real world experience and get paid while going to school!
Luther students can register in Arts, Science, or Media, Art, and Performance. Luther students are U of R students and receive a U of R degree.
Luther College students are U of R students and receive all the same benefits. Upon graduation you will receive a U of R degree.
Luther College students are eligible for an additional $100,000 in academic awards – in addition to scholarships and bursaries awarded by the U of R.
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The Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Studies Network (NVSSN) is an interdisciplinary, community-university collaborative comprising of students, the voluntary sector and faculty/staff administered out of the NVSSN office at Luther College at the University of Regina. At NVSSN, a buzz of activities and conversations unfold daily about the voluntary sector in Regina and across Saskatchewan.
The NVSSN is the first formal program of study on the voluntary sector as a whole in Saskatchewan. It began in September 2014 with seed money for ten months from the Luther College, President's Academic Strategic Initiatives Fund. A total of $89,298 was made available and an additional $96,705 was leveraged in in-kind resources. Given the high degree of support the NVSSN has garnered during its first year, the steering group has decided to continuum the momentum. The main goals of NVSSN for 2015-2017 are:
The NVSSN is building sustainable communities by developing the tools required to equip Saskatchewan’s voluntary sector with the knowledge and skills it needs in order to continue working toward the enhancement of the quality of life and well-being of all people in Saskatchewan. The collaboration and partnerships between the university and voluntary organizations in Saskatchewan builds capacity to work together and is a strategic way of using the voluntary sector to sustain communities and build social, human, natural, and financial capital.
The voluntary sector - also known as the nonprofit sector, the third sector and the community-based sector - is worthy of significant academic exploration. The sector provides many public benefits, is woven into the historical fabric of Canada, is active in myriad areas (e.g., arts/culture, heritage, environment, sports and recreation, faith-based organizations), has $75 billion in revenues, is found in every community, has thousands of staff, and draws on millions of volunteer hours every year. Saskatchewan has at least 8,000 registered charities and nonprofits, has the second highest number of voluntary organizations per capita in Canada and has the highest volunteer rate in Canada.
The NVSSN program embraces three inter-related themes – learn, research, innovate. As shown in the figure to the right, students, voluntary sector staff and volunteers as well as university faculty/staff are involved in dynamic and mutually beneficial relationships while learning, researching and innovating. We believe that by enhancing connections among these diverse groups that the potential for reciprocal learning for everyone involved is great – indeed, the creation and sharing of knowledge is multi-directional. This reciprocal learning benefits communities and society as a whole.
Learning at VSSN is both formal and informal and encompasses different models of course delivery: semester-long courses, online courses, webinars, block classes, evening seminars and ‘weekend university’. There are three main groups of learners at VSSN:
Community-based participatory action research and community-engaged scholarship are the main paradigms at VSSN. Community-engaged scholarship is a multi-dimensional, systematic, documented and evaluated process of discovery that is entrenched in both theoretical literature and the real-world that results in products that are public, peer-reviewed, change-oriented and made available to others for further use. These products range from theories about the sector, new legislation and public policies, to community histories and children’s drawings. Depending on the nature of the projects, teams of students engage in community-based research and work closely with faculty and voluntary organization staff and volunteers. The integration of theory and practice is paramount.
Innovation is an essential component because the voluntary sector is undergoing transformational shifts today (e.g., shifts in the charity, social justice, and social enterprise models) yet Canadian research on the voluntary sector is still in its infancy. Complexity, network and ecological theories – to name but three key theories - inform our work. We believe when a diverse group of thinkers - old and young, experienced and inexperienced - sit and dialogue around the same table, new ways of looking at problems and their resolution ensue. Students will develop their leadership skills and voluntary entrepreneurship skills; new public policies and voluntary sector incubators are but two examples of what students can pursue at VSSN.
Students, voluntary organizations and faculty/staff involved in dynamic and mutually beneficial relationships to learn, research, and innovate! For more information, contact us by phone at 1-306-206-2112 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.