Ask a Counsellor – Wednesday, October 28th at 12:00pm

Do you have questions about counselling, mental health, or how to stay well?

Join this interactive workshop where Student Wellness Services Counsellors Danni Lei and Alex Klassen answer your questions about student life, relationships, personal wellbeing and everything in between.

Prepare questions for the conversation or come just to listen and learn!

Register using your UCalgary email here

Have a question you want answered? Email it dlei@ucalgary.ca or anklasse@ucalgary.ca

UFlourish 2020

Build positive mental health, resiliency, and community connection at UCalgary through a month of online and in-person workshops, seminars, and events. UFlourish runs from October 13 to November 13 this year.

Click here for a list of events.

 

Tips for Zoom

This is an excerpt from the student section of  an e-Learning page called “Guidelines for Zoom”. To see the full article, visit elearn.ucalgary.ca/guidelines-for-zoom/

For Students

When entering a Zoom session, you play a role in helping create an effective, safe and respectful learning environment. Please be mindful of how your behaviour in Zoom may affect others. To help ensure Zoom sessions are private, do not share the zoom link or password with others, or on any social media platforms. Zoom links and passwords are only intended for students registered in the course. Zoom recordings and materials presented in Zoom, including any teaching materials, must not be shared, distributed or published without the instructor’s permission.

Getting the Most out of Zoom Classes

  • Close other programs on your device, that are not pertinent to the class.
  • Make sure you have adequate headphones that allow you to speak and hear the instructor.
  • Attend Zoom sessions from a quiet place. Set up a Zoom background if there is activity going on behind you.
  • Keep your microphone on mute unless it is your turn to speak.
  • If enabled by the instructor, use the chat function to ask questions and participate during a session.
  • Watch for Zoom fatigue: multiple classes in Zoom can be fatiguing given the demanding visual cues our brains try to process. The following tips can help manage Zoom fatigue:
    • Choose “Speaker View” so you can focus your attention on one speaker
    • If possible, attend Zoom classes in a quiet environment with minimal distractions
    • Take breaks from looking at the screen to give your eyes a rest, focus on taking notes, or at a focal point away from your screen while you listen.
    • If possible, take breaks from screens between Zoom sessions and practice Zoom wellbeing.

It is recommended that you follow these guidelines when attending Zoom sessions, but even with the best protections inappropriate activity may occur. If an incident occurs during your session that affects your learning or ability to focus or participate, talk to your course instructor. Should you suspect your class has been disrupted by individuals outside of the class, or a security incident has occurred you can report incidences to IT Security. Contact the IT Support Center at 403.220.5555 or itsupport@ucalgary.ca.

UPass Program Suspended for Fall 2020

The UPass program will not be available for the Fall 2020 semester.

Discounted Calgary Transit Books (40% savings from retail price) are available to UCalgary Students. For more information on where to purchase these discounted books, and for updates on the UPass program, visit https://ucalgary.ca/ancillary/parking/upass-fall-2020

Students may also qualify for Calgary Transit’s Low Income Monthly Pass. For eligibility and application information, visit http://www.calgarytransit.com/fares-passes/passes/low-income-monthly-pass