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UThisWeek | April 11, 2016

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Important Dates

April 13 - Winter term classes end. Last day to withdraw from winter term courses and fall/winter term (multi-term) courses.
April 16 – 27 - Final exams. Review the updated exam schedule in your Student Centre or the online pdf.

UCalgaryStrong Festival

UCalgaryStrong Festival Doubles Activities and Attractions in Second Year

UCalgaryStrong Festival is back for its second year with bigger and better ways of celebrating community resilience, leadership capacity, wellness and the successful end of the academic year. Open to the public, this event features live music, an artisan market, human hamster ball racing, virtual reality bikes, food trucks and many more activities that unite our campus as one. Drop in for a free Starbucks coffee courtesy of the Bookstore, a free Jelly Modern Doughnut, or a chance to win a doorprize!

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Integrity Bags

Preparing for Final Exams, April 16 - 27

If you're writing an exam in the Red, Gold, or Auxiliary Gym, and some classes, you'll be given a clear plastic bag to store your valuables. Focus on your exam, with your belongings safely stowed in an Academic Integrity Bag under your seat. The bag measures 13.5" by 18.5" - big enough for a laptop, textbook, wallet, etc.  If you have a backpack or larger items with you, there are day-use coin lockers available in the Kinesiology change rooms.

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Withdraw Deadline

Last Day to Withdraw

Wednesday, April 13 - Last day to withdraw from winter term courses, and multi-term courses.

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Walking Meditation Offered During Exams

Stop by the Dance Studio in Kinesiology during exams to relax, refresh, meditate and de-stress. There will be a Labyrinth available for walking meditation, mats for resting and lamps for studying. The Labyrinth is available from 11 a.m. - 4 .pm., April 18 - 22 in KNA 162. Everyone is welcome!

Exam Anxiety

Wellness Online: Exam Anxiety

Do you experience anxiety during exams? Would you like tips, tools, and suggestions to help you manage your exam anxiety? Register yourself in the SU Wellness Centre's FREE online exam anxiety D2L course!

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Live Music

Relax with Live Music During Finals

Exams are stressful! Take a moment to relax with some live music! Listen to performances by UCalgary music performance students in KNES B Atrium, from 11 a.m. to noon on all weekdays during finals!

Relationship Skills Workshop

Free Two-Day Relationship Skills Workshop

Join the Wellness Centre and Faith & Spirituality Centre on June 3 - 4 and learn important relationship skills that will help you deepen your relationships. Learn about friendships, spirituality, intimacy and satisfying sexual relationships.

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Maintaining your loan

Maintaining Your Loan over the Spring/Summer

If you are a government loan borrower, you will enter a six month grace period at the end of this term. Ensure you keep your loans in good standing by understanding what this means, and how it applies to you.

Alberta loan borrowers | Out-of province loan borrowers

Student Experience Survey

Help Improve Your Student Experience

Help improve your student experience and share your views on course outlines. If you enter your email at the end of the survey, you may be one of 50 lucky winners to receive a coffee card! The SES Course Outline Survey is available until April 15.

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Prolife group on campus

Pro-Life Group Appears on Campus

University encourages free inquiry, open debate and diversity of opinions.

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ucalgarycares BSD Day of Service

Looking to Volunteer? Participate in the ucalgarycares BSD Day of Service

Celebrate the end of the year by giving back to the community! Participate in the ucalgarycares BSD Day of Service on April 13, 2016 and volunteer at various organizations across Calgary for up to four hours while connecting with your peers! Volunteer opportunities are available at CUPs, the Drop-In and Rehabilitation Centre, Calgary Dream Centre, the Crisis Nursery, Ronald McDonald House and Brenda’s House. Morning and afternoon placements are available. Please direct any questions or concerns to

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Volunteer for convocation

Volunteer for Convocation

We are looking for student volunteers to participate in various roles during our June 6 - 10 convocation ceremonies. Volunteer shifts vary in length and volunteers will receive valuable Co-Curricular Record (CCR) credits and leadership opportunities. To volunteer, register by May 20, 2016.

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Congress 2016

Volunteers Needed for Congress 2016!

Want to get involved in one of the biggest events to hit campus? Show off your campus to 8,000 out of town guests? Gain valuable work experience? Running May 28 to June 3, UCalgary is proud to host the 85th edition of CongressCanada’s largest academic gathering of scholars. We need your help!

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Inquiring Mind

Free Student Workshop on Mental Health

Join the SU Wellness Centre for the Inquiring Mind on April 29. Gain practical knowledge of mental health and illness, learn to recognize signs and indicators in yourself and others, reduce negative stigma, and improve your own resiliency.

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Community Helpers Training

Free Community Helpers Training

Increase your natural "helping" skills, and learn the skills and tools you need to help others who are experiencing a problem or are in distress during this free three-day training. This training also fulfills the training requirement to be a ManUp for Mental Health peer support volunteer. Open to students, faculty, and staff. Food will be provided.

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WIN $5000.00 Resilience Scale Contest - Teams of up to five UCalgary students are invited to conceptualize and develop a prototype surrounding the concept of resilience. The winning team will be awarded a prize of $5,000 per team, to be divided equally among members. Learn more...

Countdown to Finals with a Countdown to Rocky! - Join the Faith & Spirituality Centre as they countdown the days to finals with a screening of all of the Rocky films! The films will begin playing at 9 a.m. and replay all day until closing at 7 p.m. (4:30 p.m. on Friday). Popcorn will be available! Drop in/out anytime! April 11 - 14. Learn more...

It's Time for Class Evaluations - Universal Student Ratings of Instruction (USRI) will be conducted during the final weeks of classes. Many of you will complete paper surveys in your classroom. Some classes have online USRIs. Please check for online evaluations through your Student Centre under the Academic tab. Thank you for your feedback! Learn more...

Women Guiding Women Mentorship Program - Are you a female student and going to be in the last phase of your degree next year? The Women’s Resource Centre is accepting protégée applications for the Women Guiding Women Mentorship Program 2016 - 2017. The Application deadline is Friday, April 15. Learn more...