AEBC/T-Base Communications Scholarship Program

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 edition of its AEBC/T-Base Communications Scholarship Program.

The application deadline for the program is Friday, March 30th, 2018.

The application package can be downloaded from:
http://www.blindcanadians.ca/programs/scholarship

SU Wellness Centre: Strategies for Exam Anxiety

Who is this group for? Students who experience anxiety and fear that is impacting their test performance.

Why group? Many students report finding it very helpful to connect with others who are experiencing similar concerns. Groups provide a safe and supportive environment where students are free to learn and participate at their own pace and comfort. Furthermore, students can benefit by helping others and build a sense of community. All groups are based on evidence-based guidelines, and research shows that group is often as effective, or more effective than individual counselling for certain concerns.

What happens in this group? The Strategies for Exam Anxiety Group looks at your thinking, emotions and test performance to understand how they are connected. You will be introduced to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) ideas to help reduce your anxiety and improve your test performance. Included in the sessions will be strategies for improving your test performance, inviting relaxation and ways to increase confidence in test writing situations.

Sessions:

  • Module 1, Introduction: Understand anxiety and its impact on test performance. Understand the connection between your thoughts about tests, your emotions and test performance. Understand anxiety reduction strategies.
  • Module 2, Strategies: Understand and apply anxiety reduction strategies to improve your test writing performance. Begin practice with these strategies to help improve your performance and experience with test writing.
  • Module 3, Refining Practice: Discuss and refine exam anxiety reduction strategies. Understand and practice with additional strategies. Plan for future success.

 Winter 2018 Dates/Times:

  • Fridays, 2:30pm-4:00pm: February 2, February 9, February 16
  • Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm: March 28, April 4, April 11

Location: Wellness Centre Classroom

Please check in with reception when you arrive.

Group sessions run weekly. We recommend that participants complete all 3 sessions.

Register Online: http://www.ucalgary.ca/wellnesscentre/group_support

The Body Project, new sessions!

The Body Project is a program aimed at helping young women feel better about their bodies. All female-identified students are invited to take part in these peer-led sessions that will help you challenge and resist societal pressures to conform to an unrealistic standard of beauty.

Sessions will run in January and February of 2018.

To register, visit:

ucalgary.ca/wellnesscentre/thebodyproject

AbbVie IBD Scholarship program for 2018 is now open!

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada has launched the 2018 AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program.

Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will extend 10 one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 to students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution for the fall semester of 2018. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship is a competitive bursary.

The application deadline is June 1, 2018.

For more information, or to access the online application, please visit www.ibdscholarship.ca

Students with Diverse Abilities Transitioning into the Workplace: Accessibility and Accommodations

When: Feb 1, 2018 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where: 
Escalus – MacEwan Student Centre

Registration Deadline: Feb 1, 2018 04:00 PM – limited registration so sign up early!

Register: https://careerlink.ucalgary.ca/home.htm

On February 1, 2018, Student Accessibility Services and Career Services are offering an opportunity for students with disabilities and medical conditions to connect with employers who are passionate about recruiting, empowering, and retaining employees with diverse abilities. Career support agencies will be available to talk about how they can help you find employment!

Discussion topics will include: recruitment strategies around people with diverse abilities; duty to accommodate and how organizations support the diverse needs of their employees; disclosure and how much information an employee should share with their employers. Workplace support agencies for persons with accessibility needs will also be sharing their information and will be available for discussion.

This highly interactive session will be in roundtable format, where 4-5 students will have the opportunity to connect with 2 employers per table and meet at least 4-6 employers during the session. Open networking with employers and support agencies will follow. Handouts can be emailed and will be available at the event with employer and support agency contact information.

Please contact Mary Cole at Student Accessibility Services no later than Friday, January 26th if you require accommodations for this event – email mlcole@ucalgary.ca or call 403.210.9457.

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