Study Abroad Winter 2015 International Studentship Competition

University of Calgary students who are studying abroad next semester, and who are commencing their study abroad program between January 1, 2015 and March 31, 2015, may be eligible for funding through the Winter 2015 International Studentship Competition.

For full eligibility criteria and to apply online, visit:
https://www.ucalgary.ca/studyabroad/study-abroad/funding/international-studentship-competition

f.lux and Twilight

Research has suggested that nighttime exposure to the blue light from our various electronic devices can disrupt sleep or exacerbate existing sleep disorders.

f.lux makes the colour of your device’s display adapt to the time of day: warm at night and like sunlight during the day. The program is free for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Android users looking for a similar app may want to investigate Twilight.

Breaking Down the Walls: Discussing Experiences around Mental Health in Minority Populations

Monday, October 27, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, the Women’s Resource Centre (MacEwan Student Centre 482) hosts Breaking Down the Walls: Discussing Experiences around Mental Health in Minority Populations. 

This event aims to bring attention to the specific obstacles that accompany mental health in families with cultural and religious backgrounds outside the North American majority. The program will include discussion of personal stories and will end with discussion of potential initiatives that could help in decreasing stigma around mental health in diverse communities.

All are welcome, no registration required.

NEADS seeks applications for its Board of Directors

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is seeking applications for the next two year term of its board of directors, January 01, 2015 – December 31, 2016. All persons interested in a position on the board must be regular members in good standing, that is students with disabilities enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution or recent graduates with disabilities (graduated within the last five years).

No prior participation in the disability or student movements is required to join the NEADS Board. Members who have strong skill sets in governance, fundraising, finance, social media and membership/partnership outreach are especially welcome. Any interested and enthusiastic NEADS member with relevant skill sets and a strong work ethic is encouraged to seek election.

For more information on the application process, consult this press release.

Meet Your Monkey

Meet Your Monkey is the University of Calgary’s first annual student mental health summit. Brought to you in partnership by the SU Wellness Centre and Students’ Union, with generous support from the Residence Students’ Association, this summit will be like no other mental health event on campus before. This summit is about YOU. We want to know your thoughts, concerns and ideas for solutions. Let’s get those monkeys off our backs and start talking about mental health.

When: Friday October 17 from 4:00pm – 6:30pm,
Saturday October 18 from 8:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: FREE for University of Calgary Students
Location: MacEwan Hall B (Friday night) and MacEwan Ballroom (Saturday night)

Come prepared for a weekend of packed full of activities, including 90 ideas in 90 minutes, a collaborative art project and lots of great discussion about mental health on campus. The goals of this summit are to:

  • Provide an opportunity for University of Calgary students to come together and share perspectives on mental health
  • Provide a unique vehicle for raising awareness and reducing stigma around mental health
  • Connect University of Calgary students with information, resources and services to support their mental wellbeing
  • Open dialogue and brainstorm innovative solutions to kickstart start mental health action on campus
  • Collect student feedback to advocate to decisions makers at the University and other areas

This event is free for University of Calgary students. Snacks on Friday night will be provided, as well as lunch on Saturday. Space is limited so register early!