100 Stories

Angie Abdou, B.A. English/History Hons (Regina), M.A. English (London, ON), Ph.D. English/ Creative Writing (Calgary)

Assistant Professor, English and Creative Writing, Athabasca University

"I came a long way in my short time at Campion thanks to inspiring and generous mentors."

Zach Almond, B.F.A. (Regina)

2017 Graduate

"Campion cares about its students and offers an environment for them in which they can grow and that there are people that want to help you grow."

Ryan Arnott, B.F.A. (Regina)

Visual Artist, Curator

"My approach is to serve the artists and assist them in presenting an excellent show of their important creations."

Jackie Beaurivage, B.A. English (Regina), Diploma Education (Montreal), M.B.A (Montreal)

Corporate Director, Home Capital Group

"Who could have imagined that the girl from Campion with a BA in English Lit would have ended up with an outstanding career in high finance?"

Kirsten Bligh, B.F.A., B.A. Hons (Regina)

Film and Television Production

"I want to share my thoughts and observations, and be able to have a life that is fluid and free that allows me to spend more time in the place I miss and love and want to tell tales about: Saskatchewan.”

Sheri Block, B.A. Psychology, B.A. Journalism, Distinction (Regina)

Digital Content Producer and Journalist at CTV (Bell Media), Toronto

"I feel fortunate to have received such a great head start from Campion and will continue to carry with me the values and work ethic I learned there in my future endeavors."

Archbishop Donald J. Bolen, B.A., B.A. Hons (Regina), B.Th. (Ottawa) M.Th., (Ottawa)

Archbishop of Regina

"Church went from being an obligation to being something I deeply looked forward to, and where I was engaged at a very deep level."

Tom Bonic, M.Div., M.Ed. OISE (Toronto)

Retired Teacher, Vice-Principal, Principal with TCDSB

"I will always love the Jesuits, and I owe them so very much..."

Carrie Bourassa, B.A., M.A., PhD. (Regina)

Chair, Indigenous & Northern Health; Senior Scientist, Health Sciences North Research Institute; Scientific Director at the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

“I try to give back every day. The work that I do is always community driven."

Alexis Brassard, M.D. (Saskatoon)

Second-Year general surgery resident at the University of Saskatchewan.

"I get great satisfaction and fulfillment from helping others learn, and I look forward to making a difference for the doctors of tomorrow."

Elizabeth Bryce, B.Sc. (Regina), M.D. (Saskatchewan), FRCPC

Regional Medical Director for Infection Control, Vancouver Coastal Acute
Clinical Professor, UBC

Dr. Bryce has a bold vision for health care and wants to modernize the clinical environment by offering more infection control opportunities for patients.

Will Chabun, Will Chabun, B.A. History (Regina), B. Journalism (Ottawa), M.P.S. Media Administration (Syracuse)

Retired Journalist

"The college experience opened career and educational doors for me and how it was about the experience of learning, as opposed to just the marks."

Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., B.A., M.A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Ph.D. (Arizona)

Director, Vatican Observatory

"God is not a force to be invoked to swell a progress, start a scene or two, and fill the momentary gaps in our knowledge. God is the reason why existence itself exists."

Catherine Couture, B.A. Hons Psychology Student, 4th year

Student

"I have been fortunate to have many opportunities to give back to the community and promote the values of Campion College as a result..."

Julia Creusot, First-year

Student

"Being there and interacting with everyone showed me the sense of community and family that Campion embodies. That's when I knew that this was something I wanted to be a part of.”

Rob Currie, B.Ed., M.Ed. (Regina)

Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Ministry of Education

"... education is about the development of the whole child and that students fully realize their potential when engaged with their learning.”

Phoebe DeCiman, B.A. Psychology, B.A. Political Science Hons, (Regina)

Director of Sector Program Development, Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education

Phoebe believes that Campion made university a richer experience.

Linda Dewhirst, B.A. (U of Regina), B. Comm. (U. of A., Edmonton), M. Adult Ed. (Regina)

Retiree

"My university experiences at Campion those many years ago helped foster my community foundation and nurtured my commitment as a contributing member in our society."

Adam Dubé, B.A. (Regina), M.A., Ph.D. (Regina)

Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, McGill University

"Without her and without Campion's attention to individual students, I would not have convocated..."

Darcy Dumont, B.A. Distinction (Regina)

Law Student

"I was the first person in my family to attend and graduate from university, so it is an accomplishment that I am extremely proud of.".

Katherine Duran, Final-year

Student

"In our modern and innovative society today, there is the opportunity to be successful if you’re willing to put in the work, no matter what your abilities are."

Richard Eisler , Campion College High School

(1924-2010)

"Richard Eisler considered himself to be a diamond in the rough, though he related more to baseball diamonds than gemstones."

Rachel Evans, First-year

Student

“After attending an information night with fellow Campion prospects, I decided that this was the place for me."

Stacey Fayant, B.F.A. Painting, Printmaking, B.A. Hons Women’s Studies (Regina)

Artist/ Dancer

“I never felt like I was just another student in a long line of students."

Jason Gagnon, B.A. (Regina)

Campion Graduate Spring 2017

"Even the early morning meetings were fun since everyone on the CCSU were friends."

Jim Gallagher, B.A., B.Ed. (Regina)

Retired Teacher

"Teaching became my vocation allowing me to pursue my two favourite vocations, music and athletics, in my free time.”

Marc Gervais, S.J., B.A. (Loyola), Ph.L (St. Mary's), M.F.A. (The Catholic University of America), M.Th. (Regis), Ph.D. (Paris-Sorbonne)

(1929-2012)

“His influence was all pervasive, his knowledge of film was prodigious, and his enthusiasm was infectious... "

Luke Gilmore, B.A. (Regina)

Student

"It was an amazing opportunity to grow personally and to be an ambassador not only for Canada but also for Campion College."

Leisha Grebinski, B.A. Journalism (Regina)

Journalist and Host of CBC’s Radio One’s Saskatoon Morning

“My job is all about hearing and sharing stories. It's how we learn about each other, our community, and our country. How lucky am I to get a front row seat to it all!”

Erica L. Grimm, B.F.A. (Regina), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser)

Chair, Associate Professor of Art & Design, Trinity Western University

"Erica recalls a warm community within which the liturgy and faith came alive."

Shayne Gryba, B.Sc. (Regina)

Ph.D. Student at University of Toronto

"In the future I hope to become a professor so that I can continue to inspire students to pursue the wonders of mathematics and science."

John Hartney, B.A. (Regina), B. Admin. (Regina), CPA, CMA

Program and Resource Manager, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region

"Campion College became my new home upon my arrival at the University."

Cecile Hebert, B.A. (Regina)

Teacher

"... the Campion student union office, the music room with the grand piano, and the cafeteria were my home for the four years I attended university."

Shina Hom, B.M.Ed. (Regina)

Music Teacher/ Musician

"I always felt like I was at home when I hung out at Campion during my undergraduate years and Campion will always have a special place in my heart."

Caitlin Hunter, B.Sc., B.A. Hons (Regina), M.D. (Saskatoon)

Resident Physician

"My future goal is to stay in Saskatchewan to start a family medicine practice with a special interest in women’s health.”

Marion Idun, B.Admin. Student, 3rd year

Business Admin Student, Member of Campion College Campus Ministry Team

“Through Campion, I have been able to meet lots of its staff and made new and good friends who are also in my classes.”

Georgina Jackson, B.A. (Regina), L.L.B. (Saskatoon)

Judge

"At this stage of my life, it remains foremost to focus on what is important, which I have distilled to living as good and kind a life as possible."

Denis Jakubowski, B.Ed. (Regina), Diploma, School Guidance and Counselling (Regina)

Retired Campion Entrance Counsellor

"The cooperation of faculty and staff, who willingly gave of their time to assist with these events, was significant---and greatly appreciated."

Natasha Jaques, B.Sc. Computer Science. Hons, B.A. Psychology (Regina)

Ph.D. student (MIT)

"...what really stands out is my overall impression of the warmth, kindness, and generosity of the people at Campion."

Courtney Keith, B.A. English (Regina), J.D. (Ottawa), L.L.M. (London, England)

Lawyer

"Volunteering is a big part of my life. It gives me the opportunity to share skill sets with people and organizations in many different areas."

Curtis Kleisinger, B.A., B.Ed., M.A. (Regina)

Executive Director, MTMS

"It is indeed an honour to serve students and families in our community who live in poverty."

Steve Kruzeniski, B.Sc. (Regina), DVM (Saskatchewan)

Veterinarian, Director, World Vets Latin American Training Centre – Granada, Nicaragua

“I have been blessed with the opportunity to utilize my skills and knowledge in regions where they are most needed. I feel fortunate that I can pass this knowledge onto others with similar aspirations.”

Liane Laville Morse, B.A., B. Journalism Hons (Regina), M.A. (Northridge, CA)

Certified Translator, Language Teacher

"I came to appreciate his confidence in me, which I could not see at the time.”

Tim Lilburn, B.A. M.A. (Gonzaga), Ph.D. (McMasters)

Professor, Department of Writing and Religious Studies, University of Victoria

“I have always thought of writing as a form of “community service,” more than merely decorative."

Chris Lindenbach, B.A., M.A. (Regina)

Master's Student

"The education I received at Campion helped me complete that degree."

Oleksa Lozowchuk, B.F.A. Film (Regina), M.F.A. Cinema (Montreal)

Music Composer, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist

"... it was awesome to see a familiar face, every time I visited the main office to deal with signing up for classes, etc.. I just like the smaller ‘family’ feel of the college."

Mike MacNaughton, ICD.D (Regina)

Owner, Twisted Pair Productions

“I believe my time at Campion greatly influenced my career path in creative industries."

Jean Mahoney,

Retired Registerd Nurse

Jean states that one of her future goals is to accomplish as much as possible in each day, in humble service, where it is most needed.

Fred Marcia,

Retired Alumni

“It was amazing to experience the growth and physical changes over the years. The staff and students made my time a rewarding experience.”

Amy Matysio, B.F.A. Theatre (Regina)

Award winning Canadian stage and screen actress, improviser/writer, producer

"To me my greatest accomplishment is doing what I actually set out to do when I graduated. I feel very fortunate to make my career as an artist."

Frank McCrystal, B.A., BEAD (Regina)

Retired Regina Rams head coach

" I always believed in the values and sense of worth that the Jesuit institution instilled in those people it touched, whether they were students, instructors, or support staff."

Stephanie Molloy, B.A. (Regina), M.Div., M.Th. (Edmonton)

Campus Minister and Director of Pastoral Studies at Campion College

"The Jesuits with whom I’ve worked have shown me a Catholicism that truly cares about relationships – those with and for God, with and for people, and with and for creation."

Lindsay Morcom, B.A., M.A. (Regina), Ph.D. (Oxford)

Assistant Professor / ATEP Coordinator Queens University

“I want to produce work that makes education more relevant and accessible to Indigenous people, and that also allows non-indigenous people to appreciate the depth and sophistication of my indigenous ancestors’ ..."

Anna Mudde, B.A. Hons (Toronto), M.A. (Memorial), Ph.D. (York)

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Campion College at the University of Regina

"I often ask my students to notice how community is accomplished through each person’s small, unacknowledged, ‘everyday’ engagements, skills, and practices."

Evelyn Muma, BSc. (Regina), DVM (Saskatoon)

Veterinarian

"It made it much easier to participate in the classes and allowed you to develop a more personal relationship with the professors."

Camille Munro, BHJ (Regina)

Tactical Crime Analyst, Regina Police Service, Former Miss World Canada 2013

"Throughout my university career I was inspired by several professors to think this way and it’s become a part of who I am as a person.”

Fr. E. Peter W. Nash, S.J.,

President, Campion College, University of Regina (1965-1978)

"In his tenure as President he set the tone for the College: a humanistic scholarship which nurtures both the mind and the spirit."

Byron Neiles, B.A. (Regina), M.B.A (Calgary), Graduate, Advanced Management Program (Harvard Business School)

Executive Vice President, Corporate Services, Enbridge

"At this stage of life, conversations and reading inevitably turn towards one’s future purpose. Campion influenced this thinking many years ago.”

Lawrence Nestman, B. Comm. (Saskatoon), CA CPA (Nova Scotia/Alberta), MHSA (Edmonton)

Professor Emeritus, School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University

"I was always mindful of my own shaky beginning and the importance of looking at the whole person and not just on marks to determine what a person is able to do.”

Fr. Frank Obrigewitsch, S.J., B.A. English, B.Ed., M.A. (Toronto)

Priest, Educator

“In my second stint at Campion, it was a privilege to be in the classroom with students, to work with and be associated with wonderful colleagues..."

Robert Petry, B.Sc. Hons Physics (Sask), Diploma & M.St. Theology (Oxford), M.Sc. Mathematics (Calgary), Ph.D. Physics (Regina)

Instructor of Mathematics and Statistics, Campion College

"I try, in practice, to demonstrate the development of a future involving technology that is built on an ethic of sharing."

Sean Phillips, B.A. Justice Studies, B.S.W. (Regina)

Social Worker

"I would say my favourite memory is thinking about all the openness Campion has shown me through the past ten years."

Jan Purnis, B.A. Hons (Guelph), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Associate Professor of English, Campion College, University of Regina

"Campion College strives to create a community in interaction with the broader community, and I am an active participant in college events.”

Ethan Reis, B.A. Political Science, 4th Year (Regina)

Campion Arts, Political Science major

"One of Father John Meehan’s many messages that have stuck with me throughout the years is his commitment to making Campion an accessible space for all students and all peoples..”

Pat Reis, B.A. Political Science (Regina), LL.B. (Saskatchewan)

Judge, Provincial Court of Saskatchewan

"I believe that I received a great education as well as a sound spiritual direction. I also made many life-long friends there."

Hank Reis, Campion College High School, B.Ed., B.A. (Saskatchewan)

Teacher (retired)

"I am happy to follow the success of former students, which includes my sons."

Annette Revet, B.Sc. Hons. (Regina), M.B.A. (Regina), C.Dir.

Chief Transformation Officer at Conexus Credit Union

"I was proud to be part of a team that resulted in such a great celebration."

Neil Robertson, B.A. (Regina), L.L.B. (Toronto)

Lawyer

“Sometimes we think we were lucky, but more often the luck is the result of someone caring enough to provide an opportunity by opening a door which would otherwise have remained closed. That is the essence of a community.”

Katherine Robinson, B.A. Hons (Bishop’s), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Alberta)

Psychology Professor at Campion College

"I believe that it is important for me, as a Campion faculty member, to also play an active role within the University of Regina to demonstrate that Campion is comprised of dedicated faculty who are both teaching- and research-oriented.”

Nicole Sarauer, J.D. Hons (Saskatoon)

Lawyer, MLA (Regina Douglas Park), Interim Leader of the Saskatchewan New Democrats

“I loved the intimate atmosphere of Campion – friends and I would often use the main lobby area as a meeting spot."

Joe Schner, SJ, A.B., M.A., M.Div., S.T.L., Ph.D.

Current Professor & Interim President, Regis College, Toronto

"In the next few years as I have the energy, I would like to synthesize my academic and formation work at Regis (based on my earlier work at Campion), and perhaps share my thoughts about this in useful ways."

Zina Scott, Juris Doctor, Distinction (Saskatoon)

Student-at-law

"I had a lot of fun planning and attending Campion events and creating a network with other Campion students."

Halena Seiferling, B.A. Hons (Regina), M.P.P. (Vancouver)

NGO Policy Analyst and Advocate and Freelance Writer

“Coupled with my undergraduate education from Campion, I now have a deep understanding of the political and social processes, which organize and impact our lives."

Len Sitter, B.A. (Brandon), B.Ed. (Winnipeg)

Teacher (Retired), St. Paul's Jesuit High School (1970-2003)

“...the bonds of friendship that were formed during my time there have remained steadfast, in spite of time and distance; there are many fellow students that I still count among my closest friends.”

Bryan Smith, Fourth-year

Student

"This fall, I will be helping at Disability Awareness Week with helping people to better understand what life is like for disabled people in society as well as around campus.”

Derek Stoffel, B.A. Political Science , Bachelor of Journalism (Regina)

CBC News Middle East Bureau Chief

"..what really stands out for me was the quiet and intimate space that Campion provided to me during such formative years of my life.”

Katie Todd, B.Sc. (Regina)

Geoscientist

"The best part of being a Campion student is the benevolent atmosphere of the faculty and staff."

Megan Vogelsang, B.Sc., BScN (Regina)

Registered Nurse

"My hope is to make a difference in health care on a larger scale, which could be through policy development or education.”

Colleen Volk, B.Sc. Computer Science (Regina), CPA, CMA (Toronto)

Chartered Professional Accountant

"It has been a privilege to serve the most recent part of my career in the public service, both federally and now provincially."

Fred Wagman,

Retired - Former Saskatchewan Roughriders President/CEO of Access Communications

"The Jesuit fathers were the best and when you left there as a graduate you were prepared for life’s journey."

Makenna Weir, Bsc - Biology, 1st year

Student

"They have made all of my experiences of transitioning from high school to university a breeze."

Judy Wensel, B.F.A. (Regina)

Current Student in the Directing Program, National Theatre School of Canada - Montreal

"I always aim to give young people tools to identify and use their own voices while creating their own work."

Noah Wernikowski, B.A.J. Distinction (Regina), J.D. Great Distinction (Saskatoon)

Student-at-Law, Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench

“I have always wanted to help people and their communities and was drawn to law school because I saw it as a means to this end."

Mark Wihak, B.F.A. (Regina), M.F.A. (Concordia)

Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Film, University of Regina

"These days Mark gives back by helping emerging filmmakers—sometimes reading scripts or writing letters of support—even if that support means that he step out in front of the camera as an extra."

Tim Young, Campion College High School, B.A. Administration (Regina), M.B.A. (Queen's)

Founding Partner and General Manager, Young’s Equipment

"That evening Father Boyle showed us what it meant to be a leader and even though we didn’t win the game, that was a life-changing experience for me.”

Carl Zylak, B.A., M.D. (Saskatoon), FRCPC, FACR, D.Sc. Hons (Saskatoon)

Retired Radiologist

“Life lessons learned by observing the actions, listening to the words of wisdom of those thoughtful, committed, worldly men, the JESUITS!"