NEADS National Student Awards Program Now Accepting Applications

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is now accepting applications for the NEADS National Student Awards Program, the Holly Bartlett and Christine Nieder Memorial Awards and the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarships. These awards are offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or professional degree programs at recognized Canadian universities, or in certified diploma programs at Canadian colleges. Two outstanding applicants who meet eligibility criteria will be eligible for the $5,000 Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship (one English, one French). Up to six deserving applicants, who meet the criteria of the NEADS Student Awards Program, will be receiving an award in the amount of $3,000 to support the costs of their tuition and student fees. One or more eligible and outstanding applicant(s) will receive the Holly Bartlett and Christine Nieder Memorial Awards, in the amount of $1,000.

Apply for all programs through the NEADS website:

Procrasti-Nation Study Group

What is Procrasti-Nation?

Procrasti-Nation is a peer-led study group open to all UCalgary students. It provides a motivating environment and increases accountability so students can get work done. It is a group environment where the focus is on individualized work. At the start, Peer Support Volunteers help students set a SMART goal outlining what they would like to achieve in the session. The group then has 50 minutes of uninterrupted study time, with a follow up at the end where students can share how the session went for them and discuss challenges and study tips.

When does it run?

Procrasti-Nation runs every Tuesday at 4:00pm, 5:00pm, and 6:00pm. Each study session starts on the hour and are 1 hour long with 50 minutes of studying and a 10 minute break. Sessions are drop-in, with no registration required. Students can choose to attend one session, or stay for multiple. Procrasti-Nation takes place at the Campus Community Hub (located in Yamnuska Hall next to Subway).

Accommodated Entrance Exams (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT)

If you are thinking of taking an entrance exam and were wondering about the process for requesting accommodations for your exam, please see the links below:

Mercer Consultants Information Session

Available to students in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences program.

Mercer Consultants, a Health Care and Human Resource firm, will be on campus on February 13, 2018 for coffee chat appointments.

These 15 minute, one-on-one conversations with a Mercer team member provide an opportunity to:

  • Find out more about the firm and make meaningful connections
  • Learn about exciting internship/co-op opportunities and entry level positions as consulting analysts
  • Gain knowledge that can help you when writing your resume, interviewing, and more

This event will take place at Scurfield Hall room 319 from 9:00am to 1:30pm.

If you are interested in attending, please send your resume and preferred meeting times to Susan Basudde, Career Advisor with the Haskayne School of Business. Susan is willing to talk with you to help you prepare for these chats.  There is an expectation that students should be dressed in semi-business casual wear: dark wash jeans; dress pants; a collared shirt; blouse; sweater; cardigan, blazer; clean runners are fine.

Wheelchair-accessible Performance of Conduct

The School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary is presenting a special wheelchair-accessible performance of Conduct on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Reeve Theatre.

This performance will be a modified, wheelchair-accessible version of the full performance. Because of the small size of the performance venues, the number of tickets is VERY limited. Patrons relying upon wheelchairs are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets to have the full experience of the show. Please call the ticket office at 403.210.7576 to book tickets to this special, wheelchair-accessible performance.

About Conduct

Co-created and performed by students from the Divisions of Dance, Drama and Music, Conduct is a small-audience, immersive performance/event inspired by the enigmatic life and work of Henry Cowell, one of the most influential American composers of the 20th Century. Based on the extensive research of Jeremy Brown of the SCPA’s Music Division, this production incorporates theatre, music, dance, and intermedia to explore themes of innovation and eccentricity, morality and prejudice, sexuality and identity, and creativity in captivity.

  • Audience members will be blindfolded briefly at the beginning of the performance (for approximately 5 minutes).
  • Much of the performance will take place in small, enclosed environments with irregular floor surfaces.
  • All audience members will be asked to check their coats, outdoor clothing (hats, gloves, etc.) and bags or knapsacks. A coat check, with attendant, will be available at all performances.
  • All audience members are asked to bring a smartphone with wifi or cellular capacity as well as personal ear buds or headphones to enable audio access during the performance. Phones should be fully charged when you arrive at the theatre. You will be asked to download the “ConductPlayer” app to your phones for delivery of the performance soundscape.
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