Moving Muscles Scholarship

Canada Safeway’s Moving Muscles Scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to young adults who are either starting or continuing with their post-secondary education.

To be eligible, you must be a resident of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba or Northwestern Ontario,  between the ages of 17 and 27, and a registered client of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

The deadline for application is July 15, 2013.

Puppy Room

Do you think that access to a Puppy Room – filled with friendly pooches – might help alleviate the stress you experience during finals? You might be in luck.

The promise of bringing puppy rooms to the University propelled Ben Cannon into office, as Vice-President Student Life, during the recent University of Calgary student union elections.

The logistics of the puppy room are already being considered, according to University administration.

We’re pretty excited.

STEPS Program

University of Calgary students on Academic Probation can now obtain 1-on-1 ongoing support — in areas such as studying effectively, completing assignments, time management, accessing campus resources, motivation, and more — through the Student Success Centre’s
STEPS (Successful Turnaround & Educational Preparation Support)

Students must commit to the STEPS program for one full semester at a time.

Spaces are limited. For more information, contact:

Paul Papin, Academic Development Specialist:

Leadership Exchange Conference

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, the University of Calgary’s 2013 Leadership Exchange will take place. This event brings together students from across the campus community to share experiences, discuss innovative ideas, and further build a culture of leadership, where each University of Calgary student can live up to his or her potential.

The theme of this year’s event is “Uncommon Energy: A New Generation of Leaders.” The Keynote Speaker is Jessi Cruickshank, former face of MTV Canada and long-time Canadian ambassador for non-profit organization Free the Children. Jessi will encourage attendees to see beyond the MTV world and discover the power each holds to create positive change.

The event will also feature speaker panels on leadership in the arts, business, social justice and sustainability, arts and healthcare.

Registration is free.

Awards Overview

We’re big fans of awards – most recently, we highlighted the Shire Canada 2013 ADHD Scholarship Program (deadline to apply is March 27, 2013!).

There are numerous awards available for new and ongoing University of Calgary students. The Student Finance website has complete information on awards and application procedures and deadlines.

High school students applying for admission to the University of Calgary in Fall 2013 are automatically considered for admission scholarships. There are numerous other awards available – the specific criteria for each award varies, so consult the University of Calgary Student Finance website for High School students for more information. The final application deadline for High School Competitive Awards is April 1, 2013.

Transfer students are also eligible for a variety of awards. Consult the Student Finance Transfer Students website for eligibility information.

The application for awards for ongoing undergraduate students opens June 1, 2013. There are a wealth of awards available for ongoing students – eligibility, criteria and value varies, so consult the Continuing Undergraduate Students link for full information. Application deadline is August 1, 2013 (all documents must be received by August 10, 2013).

Included amongst the awards available are awards for students with permanent disabilities. This document provides a brief overview of those awards. Further information on each award can be obtained through the awards section of the University Calendar.

More information on external awards available to students with permanent disabilities is available through the Student Accessibility Services awards section.