Yoga & Mindfulness – 8 Week Program

The SU Wellness Centre has partnered with Active Living to offer a free, 8 week program for students to practice mindfulness and yoga as a sustainable method of coping with stress.

The program takes place every Wednesday starting February 12 and will run over the lunch hour.

Any University of Calgary student can participate, but the program is designed to support students who are currently experiencing feelings of stress or anxiety (no clinical diagnosis is required).

Full program and registration information is available online.

Smartphones in the Classroom? Let Students Decide

On chroniclevitae.com, David Gooblar suggests that the question of the acceptable use of personal technology in the classroom – which is a contentious issue for many instructors – could be decided by the students themselves. One result of this approach, he writes, would be the removal of any unnecessary difficulty, stigma or discrimination placed upon students with disabilities who use personal technology to participate fully in the class.

2014 Leadership Exchange conference

Saturday, February 8, 2014, the University of Calgary office of Leadership and Student Engagement presents the annual leadership conference, the Leadership Exchange. This conference is designed to allow participants to build leadership skills and engage in discussions around leadership with peers and other members of the U of C community, and is appropriate for current and prospective undergraduate and graduate students at the University.

For more information, and to register, visit the Leadership Exchange website.

Best Practices for Accessible Print Document Design

Over at ProfHacker, an overview of best practices for creating accessible print documents, excerpted from the Guidelines for Print Document Design offered by the American Printing House for the Blind.

Making the Transition to Post-Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities

Saturday, February 22, 2014, St. Mary’s University College hosts the annual ‘Making the Transition to Post-Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities’ event. This event is ideal for prospective post-secondary students, parents, partners, guidance counsellors, and teachers.

Please see the 2014 Transitions poster for full details.

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