Bank of Canada Scholarship and Work Placement Program

The Bank of Canada’s Scholarship and Work Placement Program is designed to assist students with disabilities in furthering their education and to encourage them to take an interest in the work performed by the Bank of Canada. These annual $4,000 scholarships and work placement opportunities reflect the Bank’s commitment to the diversity of people and ideas and their desire to further enhance their diverse and inclusive work environment.

The application period for the 2017-2018 scholarships is now open. For more information, please consult the brochure.

To apply for a scholarship:

Students with disabilities

The application closes on June 1, 2017.

SAS Strategies for Success

On April 6, 2017, SAS is providing a half day of academic strategies support sessions for students who are registered with Student Accessibility Services.

Focus topics include:

  • Exam strategies
  • Time management & spaced practice
  • Well-being strategies – sleep and the brain

Where?
TFDL, Student Success Centre
3rd Floor, Room 355D
10:00 am–11:00 am – Exam Strategies
11:00 am-12:00 pm – Time Management & Well-Being strategies

Seating is limited. To register, please email access@ucalgary.ca

Reminder: NEADS Scholarship closes April 30, 2017

The NEADS National Student Awards Program is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities, who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education, as well as extra costs because of their disabilities. Students must currently be registered in and continuing at post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of registration as part of the application and on receipt of the award.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  • Applicants must have a permanent disability*
  • Applicants must be currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. Full-time status is at least 40% of a full course load.

*For the purpose of these awards, a permanent disability is a permanent functional limitation which affects the ability of the student to participate fully in post-secondary education.

Criteria

  • Strong commitment to your academic discipline
  • Exemplary record of volunteerism and/or employment
  • Demonstrated potential to be an outstanding participant in the community

Value and number available

  • NEADS National Student Awards (6, $3,000 each)
  • NEADS Holly Bartlett Memorial Award (1, $1,000)
  • NEADS Christine Nieder Memorial Award (1, $1,000)
  • AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship (2 at a value of $5,000 each)

Selection Process

Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed for completeness and adherence to the above guidelines. Assuming all guidelines are met, selection committees review applications based on the selection criteria described above.

Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected to receive an award will be contacted. Recipients will be contacted by August 1.

Apply to: NEADS National Student Awards Program
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Rm. 426 Unicentre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6
By e-mail: etes@neads.ca

Deadline: April 30, 2017

Click here to Apply Online

See more at: http://www.neads.ca/en/about/projects/ete2/scholarship/

WRAP UP, April 4-5, 2017

The Student Success Centre, Libraries & Cultural Resources, and the SU Wellness Centre have partnered to run a program called W2RAP UP from April 4 – 5, 2017.

This program provides Writing, Wellness, Research, and Academic Support, as well as Peer-Assisted Study Sessions. Through group sessions, you will have an opportunity to receive support for exam-preparation, research, and writing, as well as support for maintaining holistic wellness during the final stretch of the term.  Writing Tutors and Academic Development Specialists will offer one-on-one sessions, and stress-reduction activities such as making stress-balls and receiving free massages will also be offered. This event will provide you with access to services and resources on campus to help you as you wrap up the term!

Access the full schedule of sessions here: http://www.ucalgary.ca/ssc/events/wrap_up

 

Accessibility in the Workplace Event

Accessibility in the Workplace

March 21, 2017 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*Requires registration

Ready to graduate or thinking about your future career? This interactive workshop offers students with disabilities and/or medical conditions a great opportunity to hear from employers who are passionate about recruiting, empowering, and retaining employees with disabilities, and to meet some of the great community resources available to help with navigating employment with a disability!  Discussion topics will include:

  • Duty to accommodate and what organizations can do to support the diverse needs of their employees
  • Disclosure of disability – a conversation about how much employees should/need to share, and when?
  • Empowering and positioning yourself to choose a great employer
  • First person perspective from professionals with a disability/medical condition – Colleen from SAIT and Jennifer from U of C Wellness Centre

This highly interactive session will be in roundtable format, where 4-5 students will have the opportunity to connect with 2 employers per table. Open networking will commence once the formal roundtable portion has concluded.

Employers:  HR – University of Calgary * City of Calgary * Royal Bank of Canada * Husky * Calgary Public Library * CINTAS * Meticulon

Resources: Champions Career Centre * Prospect Human Services * The Worx * Canadian Mental Health Association

Limited seating!

To register: access@ucalgary.ca / 403.210.6019

 

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