Tikkun Olam Makers: Calgary Student Chapter

Do you have an everyday difficulty that you’ve come up with a solution to, but can’t make it yourself? Or even without a solution, is there a frustrating everyday challenge you encounter?

We are Tikkun Olam Makers: Calgary Student Chapter, and we facilitate the pairing of makers with unique challenges to address neglected needs. We operate what we call a Developers Group, and we are seeking new challenges to be tackled on campus by our student members! 

If you are interested in designing, making, and creating such a solution for yourself or others, please contact tomcsc@ucalgary.ca


Reminder: AbbVie IBD 2016 Scholarship Program

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

Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will extend ten (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 2016. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship is a competitive bursary.

Application deadline is June 1, 2016.

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

NEADS Survey

Do you have stories of challenges you have faced in getting financial aid to support your college or university studies, as a student with a disability?

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is collecting student narratives on the difficulties of navigating Canada’s student financial aid system. They are especially interested in your experiences with government grants and loans programs. Your stories will inform their advocacy to improve financial aid in Canada for students with disabilities.

Please share your story with NEADS by completing the following survey online, which is supported by the Canadian Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and hosted by the University of New Brunswick: http://goo.gl/hj4Ndq

The survey must be completed by May 30, 2016. 

Student Success Centre Offerings

This post is an overview of some of the current and upcoming resources and supports being offered by the Student Success Centre.

  • Writing Support is offering drop-in support until April 20: Monday through Thursday, 6:10pm to 9:00pm, and Sundays, 11:10am to 4:00pm. Sign-up on the day of consultation at the Learning Commons Service Desk on the 1st floor of the TFDL. One-on-one appointments are also available, and can be booked online.
  • The SSC has a Study Hall space available for quiet, individual study. The space is available Mondays from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesdays from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Thursdays from 11:30am to 12:30pm, and Fridays from noon to 4:00pm. Sign in at the front desk of the SSC (3rd floor, TFDL).
  • Graduate students can now access trained peer coaches to help with topics such as goal setting, research management, motivation, implementing feedback, and more. To learn more about the Graduate Coaching Program, email wconline@ucalgary.ca
  • Lastly, May 4 to 7 is Grad Success Week! Grad Success Week offers graduate students a chance to brush up on their study skills and refine their writing process before heading into a summer of research and writing. Consult the website for more information.

Lime Connect 2013 Event Calendar

We have blogged before about Lime Connect (here, here, and here), the not-for-profit organization that matches corporate partners – including BMO, IBM Canada, and RBC – with talented students and alumni with disabilities for internship and full-time positions.

Lime Connect recently released its 2013 Event Calendar, which includes recruitment events in Toronto and Vancouver. The 2013 Lime Event University Calendar is available for download.

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