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Flood relief and support

Flood relief and support

Clockwise from top: Faculty of Social Work students Salma Mohiuddin and Sarah Winstanley work to assist evacuees staying at Yamnuska Hall on the University of Calgary campus.

Nearly 160 volunteers from the University of Calgary directly assist the Siksika Nation after the community was hit hard by flooding from the Bow River.

Donna Kennedy-Glans, MLA for Calgary-Varsity, visits flood evacuees in student housing.

Members of the Emergency Operations Group at the university meet to discuss flood relief

University of Alberta staff make the trek south to help response efforts on campus

University members help out in the East Village unloading trucks of bedding, linens, kitchen supplies and futons

Haskayne School of Business clean-up crew

Captions top to bottom: Members of the Emergency Operations Group at the university meet to discuss flood relief.

University of Alberta staff make the trek south to help response efforts on campus.

University members help out in the East Village unloading trucks of bedding, linens, kitchen supplies and futons.

Haskayne School of Business clean-up crew.

When serious flooding hit our city in June, the university closed for regular business. But we opened our doors — and our hearts — rolling up our sleeves in support of the university and community. Here’s just a small sample of the relief efforts provided by students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Read dozens of inspirational stories at ucalgary.ca/news/floods2013

By the numbers
(as of September 1, 2013)

  • 1,094 University of Calgary volunteers deployed
  • 6,588 volunteer hours
  • 1,205 hours contributed by 268 University of Calgary volunteers
  • 1,186 evacuees stay in student residence from June 20 to July 28 for a total of 10,401 bed nights
  • 485 RCMP officers housed on campus
  • 160,000 posts to flood insurance discussion board created by Haskayne School of Business and their alumni
  • 871 hours of paid time off that was covered by the university to allow faculty and staff to assist in flood relief activities
  • 1,236 hours volunteered by students, faculty and staff to aid recovery efforts at the Siksika Nation
  • 59 Faculty of Law students who gave 452 cumulative hours of assistance to local pro bono law groups, supporting six information and legal advice sessions
  • 47 Faculty of Nursing students who helped resettle seniors at the Golden Age home in the East Village
  • 252 hours donated by University of Calgary volunteers to help clean up homes in High River
  • 618 hours donated by volunteers from faculties of medicine, nursing and social work to establish a medical clinic for evacuees in partnership with Alberta Health Services
  • 8 fun summer camps organized by the Faculty of Kinesiology for evacuated children