Under the Arch

Want to know what’s happening at UCalgary? Looking for some campus tips and tricks? You’ve found the right place! Check out our latest updates or search our old posts to find out more about life at UCalgary.

Preparing for a new academic year

The beginning of the fall semester brings with it some mixed emotions. One way to overcome these worries is by making a healthy plan for success, and implementing it sooner rather than later. To help set you off on the right foot, try out some of these helpful tips.

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Online etiquette 101: Staying connected and involved

Here are some ways to keep connected to your UCalgary community while studying online

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Student Wellness Services (SWS) is changing it up this month

Here's a hint about the changes - they'll have more counsellors on staff, and you can start booking massage and chiropractic appointments again.

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Staying healthy with mindfulness

Learn how adopting a mindfulness practice can help you reflect, and deal with feelings of anxiety and stress.

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Accessing mental health support

We can all experience mental health and well-being issues, but major life changes – like the COVID-19 pandemic – can trigger more serious reactions. Talking to a mental health professional can help.

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More stories

Looking for more info about what's happening under the arch? Check out our older stories. 

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What is pay to pass?


Learn how to spot unethical tutoring practices that are being offered by companies with the promise of enhanced GPAs and passed exams.

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Online etiquette 101: Staying professional

Tips for learning on Zoom and maintaining academic integrity while studying online

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Job scams

Find out how to identify job scams and how to protect yourself during your job search.

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Online etiquette 101: Getting organized

Tips for how to keep yourself organized while learning online. 

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