December 2 2013
Another semester of UThisWeek winds down:
Thanks all for sticking with us for one more semester of UThisWeek. We are hopeful as always that you find these email updates useful and will share any thoughts you have on ways to improve this publication. Feedback can be provided through our submission form.
UThisWeek will be back in January for the Winter semester. Best of luck with your exams, and have a wonderful holiday season!
All the best,
Casey Blais and Jacob Quinlan
Exam Jam - Review, prep and refresh!
Join the Student Success Centre, SU Wellness Centre and other campus partners for a three-day exam jam on the second floor of Mackimmie Library Block. Brush up on your study skills and de-stress with helpful seminars, individual academic support, study halls, healthy snacks, and mental health resources.
Activities will be happening all day on December 9, 10, and 11 in the study space of the second floor of MacKimmie Library Block.
Report highlights university's sustainability efforts
The University of Calgary has released its second biennial Sustainability Report. The report details achievements made over the past two fiscal years in research and education for sustainability, how students are leading the way in daily campus and community activities, and how the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability are being advanced in institutional governance and operational practices.
Some highlights include:
- A diversity of leadership initiatives by more than 1000 students ranging from organizing Fair Trade on campus, to developing community-based tourism in Costa Rica, to designing and racing a solar car.
- plentiful research partnerships with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration on problem-focused solutions ranging from understanding transportation options for sustainable cities to developing clean and efficient energy sources.
- Operational practices that currently position the university with the fourth highest score among over 280 post-secondary institutions across North America
- Attainment of a Gold rating under the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS)
December 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
The Women's Resource Centre (WRC) volunteers are selling hand-made candles in honour of the December 6th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.
You can purchase the candles at the Women's Resource Centre (MSC 482) during office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm) until December 6, or at tables in the food court of MacEwan Student Centre on select dates. All proceeds will go towards supporting initiatives at the WRC.
On Wednesday, December 4, you're invited to a special presentation by Rangina Hamidi, founder of Kandahar Treasure, an organization dedicated to the social development of Southern Afghanistan.
Rangina is a role model for women around the world as she leads with the example that positive change can start with one individual on a local, national, or international scale. She will address women's rights, education and peace efforts.
The discussion takes place at the MacEwan Student Centre (MSC 487) at 5 pm.
Networking Gala a Success!
The Networking Gala that took place on Nov. 26 was an opportunity to mingle and network with both industry professionals and other students.
The evening included many guests from diverse professional and personal backgrounds, and provided students with an opportunity to learn about the different paths those professionals have taken to get where they are now. Students who attended learned valuable career tips and were offered insightful advice when forging their own career paths.
Speaking to these professionals, it was incredibly interesting to see how different degrees and disciplines have been incorporated into so many diverse industries. It was also inspiring to observe so many people who were enthusiastic about their careers and their companies.
Another highlight of the evening was the chance to meet and speak with other students of all faculties, all in different stages of their schooling career and job search endeavors.
To check out other networking events coming in the future. The networking presentation is also available for download on the Career Services website.
Written by Emma-Leigh Knight, student journalist for Career Services.