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How to get involved: Sign up as a discussion facilitator

UToday HomeJuly 29, 2013

As the Common Reading Program enters its third year at the University of Calgary, the participation of the campus community is vital for its continued success.

New incoming students participate in discussion groups on the first day of Orientation Week, Tuesday, Sept. 3. Over the past two years, many faculty, staff, and upper-year students have volunteered as discussion facilitators. We would love to see you sign up as a volunteer to participate in the program as a discussion facilitator again this year.

The discussion facilitator role is a commitment of approximately six hours:

  • Read No Impact Man. All facilitators are provided with a complimentary copy of the book, which takes approximately four hours to read.
  • Attend one facilitator’s training session from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 2pm on Aug. 6, 8, 13, or 15 (snacks provided). We will provide you with all of the support and training you will need to be a facilitator.
  • Facilitate a discussion group with the assistance of our Orientation Leaders for one hour during the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 3.

If you have any questions about being a discussion facilitator please contact us at


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