U of C support group for students with a diagnosis on the spectrum

New! U of C support group for students with a diagnosis on the spectrum (ASD, PDD-NOS, Asperger Syndrome).

When? 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, starting March 1st!

Time?  Always 12-2 pm

Where? MSC 458 (classroom on the top floor of Mac Centre)

Cost? FREE!!

Share your unique experiences, learn from your peers, meet people, celebrate success, and problem solve challenges. Guest speakers can be brought in based on group interest.

Interested? Email:

Sarah (Autism Calgary) – sarah@autismcalgary.ca

Mary (Student Accessibility Services) – mlcole@ucalgary.ca

Group dates: March 1, March 15, April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17, June 7 and June 21.

WRAP UP the semester

The Student Success Centre, Libraries & Cultural Resources, and the SU Wellness Centre have partnered to run a program called W2RAP UP from April 5 – 6, 2016.

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.

The full schedule of events is now available: http://www.ucalgary.ca/ssc/events/wrap_up


Breaking it Down: Dialogues on Removing Barriers for People With Disabilities in the Workplace

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), with host the University of Calgary Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), invites post-secondary students and recent graduates with disabilities at all levels, career educators and representatives from federally regulated private sector employers to a one day innovative and interactive workshop “Breaking it Down (BID): Dialogues on removing barriers for people with disabilities in the workplace”, to be held at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta on Friday, April 1 in the Senate Room, 7th Floor, Hotel Alma, 169 University Gate NW from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

During this event, students and employers will have the opportunity to hear from both lived experience and employer experts on topics such as: Personal Branding and Social Media; Disclosure and Accommodation In The Workplace; Job Interviews; Soft Skills: Challenges in the Workplace; Professional Development; Barriers and Focused Career Transitions; Moving On From Entry Level.

This event is free to post-secondary students and recent graduates with disabilities (within less than 5 years after graduation).

Register online now: https://secure.neads.ca/register/en.php?id=16CA

Skill Boosters Workshops

Throughout November the SU Wellness Centre is offering a series of one hour workshops designed to provide students with helpful information and tools to more effectively manage their stresses and responsibilities. Workshops are open to all students.

To learn more and register, visit the workshop website.

Conquering Your Math Course

On June 30th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, the Student Success Centre will be offering Conquering Your Math Course.

Conquering Your Math Course is designed to get you off to a good start in your math course, including especially MATH 211, MATH 249, MATH 265, MATH 267, and MATH 271.  During the workshop, students will:

  • identify areas in which their foundational math skills need improvement, and make plans to upgrade in those areas
  • draft a weekly study schedule to ensure adequate time for study, review and practice problems
  • expand and improve their study strategies
  • learn techniques to reduce math anxiety

Interested students can contact Dale Block, manager of Learning Support Services, to register.

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