We’re stronger when we’re connected
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us at the 2017 UCalgaryStrong Festival! Best of luck on your exams.
The UCalgaryStrong initiative will include free access to an online assessment tool called StrengthsQuest, leadership advising and strengths assessment workshops every week during the academic year, workshops in the SU Wellness Centre and bystander intervention training.
One of the most comprehensive programs of its kind at a Canadian university, it integrates elements of student personal wellness, leadership and engagement. The initiative enhances the many student programs already available at the University of Calgary and aims to welcome students into the campus community, reduce loneliness and isolation and foster resiliency in the face of the stressors that are part of the post-secondary experience.
Bystander intervention training will help prepare students, faculty and staff to be proactive and help those around them, by intervening if they witness situations involving violence, bullying or see signs of loneliness or distress.
StrengthsQuest helps students identify their top-five strengths and how they can be used in different areas of life. In understanding their inherent strengths, each student will have a greater understanding of themselves as well as their classmates – fostering greater connection and compassion amongst students.
Vice Provost, Student Experience, University of Calgary
Orientation Leader, University of Calgary