Entries by Brenda MacLauchlan

Brian, Rebekah, and Joy Lindenbach

Remember Maslow (or perhaps this is your first encounter with him)? 40 years ago, when I took my nursing degree, we had a class in Human Psychology which taught Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. For some reason, that class stands out in my memories and over the years I frequently thought about this theory. Maslow’s hierarchy […]

Drift Racing

You never know where your connection with Astonished! will take you. Have you ever been to a drift race? While she was a student at the University of Regina, Kaylah Zahara, Drop Dead Drift Team Manager, was introduced to Astonished! by A! Student Researcher Avery Ottenbreit. Recently Kaylah came to us with the proposal that […]

Five Year Memorandum of Understanding

“I believe that Universities should not reflect the society we live in.  They should reflect the society we WANT to live in.” This is how Dr. Vianne Timmons began her address to the community gathered at the University of Regina (U of R) on June 2, 2015 to celebrate the signing of a five year Memorandum […]

Linda Stumpf

I was introduced to Astonished! initially through my friend Sue Bland’s blog. She had been doing some work with one of the researchers and Kennen Dorgan’s picture appeared on her blog. I had known Kennen and her family when I lived in Grenfell so I was very interested in her connection with Astonished! I did […]

Big Hero 6

An animated movie, really, are we going to watch an animated movie about a plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes? I expected to be bored; instead I was fascinated, both by the movie and by the group of […]

Staying Connected

University of Regina Social Work practicum student, Jessica Trevors, and A! Student Researcher, Kelsey Culbert, were photographed by A! Student Researcher, Rebekah Lindenbach, as part of a workshop on creating great photos with your iPad. At Astonished! we are using technology to tell our stories, to learn from others, to connect with the wider world, […]

Pascal Erickson – Rocking with Nickelback

Pascal Erickson  – Just Saying……. I graduated from Campbell Collegiate in 2005. Since April 12th 2007 I have been conducting my life from Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina. People say I am an excellent conductor, organizing and scheduling things I want in my life. I love music, especially country and rock. My dad and I […]


The Next Chapter Book Club Facilitators, Morgan Campbell, Courtney Keith, Ashelee Longmore, Ella McIntyre, Janelle Thompson and Lindsay Torrie accept the Circle of Friends Award a the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards gala. (Photo: CTV) Congratulations to Ella McIntyre, A! program staff, for recognition of her volunteer work with the Regina and District Association for […]