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October 05, 2012

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News from WRC October 4, 2012

Hello everyone!

Here are some news and events that might interest you.

We will send out an e-newsletter on a bi-monthly basis to highlight upcoming events and activities at the WRC, around campus, and in the community.

In this Issue

At WRC

  1. December 6 Memorial Graphic Design/Logo Contest
  2. Women Leaders Speaker Series: Frances Wright - Wednesday, October 17
  3. Latin American Support Organization Linking People - Wednesday, October 24, 3:30 - 4:30pm
  4. Peer Support
  5. Winter 2013 Co-op Opportunity at the WRC
  6. Persian Library
  7. Through Her Eyes: Call for Women Artists

On Campus

  1. Wellness Centre: National Depression Screening Day - Thursday, October 4
  2. The Calgary Police Service Women in Policing Conference - Saturday, October 27
  3. SARE Research Project: Call for Participants
  4. Eyes High on Research, a Public Lecture Series - Fridays, 12pm
  5. Career Service: Aboriginal Relations Leadership Certificate Program
  6. Mental Health Awareness Week: Call for Student Speakers
  7. Community Helpers Training - Starting October 19

Around Town

  1. Calgary 2012 ONE LOVE: A Sacred Music Celebration - Sunday, October 7, 7:30pm
  2. Women's Empowerment Night (WEN) - Thursday, October 17, 6 - 9:30pm
  3. Stardale Women's Group: International Day of the Girl Child - Thursday, October 11
  4. Famous 5 Foundation: Person 2 Person Celebrating the Legacy of Women - Thursday, October 17
  5. Calgary Sexual Health Centre's 40th Anniversary Gala - Thursday, October 25, 6:30pm
  6. Women's Centre of Calgary: Give a Child a Gift

At WRC

1. December 6 Memorial Graphic Design/Logo Contest

Enter for your chance to WIN $100! We are inviting graphic design/logo entries for the WRC's annual December 6th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Initial entries must be submitted by email. Please include your name and phone number. The subject line should read: December 6 Contest. For more information.

CONTEST DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012

2. Women Leaders Speaker Series

The Women Leaders Speaker Series presents local women leaders who will share the challenges they have faced in their careers, how they overcame them and how they defined their own paths. Join us for our WRC Persons' Day speaker with Frances Wright and celebrate the WRC's 6th Birthday!

3. Latin American Support Organization: LASO - Linking People

LASO - Linking People enhances students in the Latin American culture and integrate individuals to the University of Calgary community through discussions, activities and crafts. This is an opportunity for students to have cultural exchanges and practice some Spanish.

What: LASO (Latin American Support Organization) - Linking People
When: Bimonthly Next meetings: Wednesday, October 24, 3:30 - 4:30pm. Friday, November 2, 12 - 1pm
Where: Women's Resource Centre

This event is offered in English and Spanish. Everyone is welcome! For more information.

4. Peer Support Services

Are you feeling isolated or overwhelmed with university life?

Are you having trouble finding what you need on campus (or in Calgary)?

Are you having relationship problems?

Peer support services are available everyday at the Centre! We welcome students, staff, faculty and community members alike.

What: Peer Support Services
When: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Where: Women's Resource Centre

5. Winter 2013 Co-op Opportunity at the WRC

Are you an Arts student looking for a meaningful co-op position during the winter 2013 semester? Join the WRC team to promote the gender equality and build a supportive community on campus! The application deadline is Monday, October 15, 2012.

For the full position description and application, please go to CareerLink and search for the following position:

Job ID: 3020
Position: Project Assistant, Women's Resource Centre, University of Calgary
Work Term: Winter 2013
Application Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2012

If you are not currently enrolled in the Faculty of Arts Co-op Program but want to know if you are eligible to apply for this position, please contact artscoop@ucalgary.ca / 403-220-8696 or visit the website or Faculty of Arts Program Information Centre (Social Sciences Building Main Floor).

6. Persian Library

A section of the WRC library is dedicated to the Persian Library which is run by the Iranian Graduate Student Association.

The Persian Library Hours:

  • Tuesday 12 - 1pm / 6 - 7pm
  • Wednesday 12 - 1pm / 6 - 7pm
  • Thursday 12 - 1pm

7. Through Her Eyes: Call for Women Artists

The WRC is considered one of the most beautiful and innovative spaces on campus. All of the wall space within the Centre is dedicated to women's paintings and photography. If you are interested in showcasing your artwork at the WRC, please download a submission form from our website.

For more information.

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On Campus

1. Wellness Centre: National Depression Screening Day

Take a look around. A recent study suggests that one in four of those around you have experienced symptoms of depression. You, your family members and your friends are not alone in this experiences National Depression Screening Day is a yearly event that raises awareness around depression by providing free and anonymous screening for depression through a short online questionnaire. The test does not attempt to offer a diagnosis, but points out to participants or absence of depressive symptoms and offers a referral for further evaluation, as necessary.

Take the survey and reach out for support!

What: Depression Screening
When: Thursday, October 4, all day
Where: Online

For more information and to make an appointment with phisicians, counselors, chaplains, massage therapists and chiropractors.

Also, stay tuned for upcoming Mental Health Awareness Week (October 29 - November 3), a week long campus events to raise awareness for Mental Health!

2. The Calgary Police Service Women in Policing Conference

Are you a female student and interested in a career in policing? Join a one day conference to celebrate 100 years of women in Canadian policing!

What: The Calgary Police Service Women in Policing Conference
When: Saturday, October 27, 8am - 5pm
Where: MacEwan Conference and Event Centre
Featuring: Group discussion, career showcases, physical and mental training
Attendance: Free (post-secondary enrollment is required for attendance)

For more information or to register: pol3735@calgarypolice.ca

3. SARE Research Project: Call for Participants

Attention: 1st year, female students: Chance to win up to $500 in lotteries and receive $30 gift cards and other prizes.

Research is being conducted by Sexually Assault Resistance Education (SARE) to test the effectiveness of two interventions on sexual assault and rape resistance for university women. By participating, you could win up to $500, receive $30 gift cards and other prizes. You must be a first-year female student between the ages of 18 and 24 to participate in this research.

For more information: 403-220-2749 / resist@ucalgary.ca / website

This has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board, ethics ID: 23834. A female Research Assistant will make arrangements to talk with you on the phone to explain the study.

4. Eyes High on Research, a Public Lecture Series Sponsored by the Advisor to the President on Women's Issues

The Lecture Series will highlight Research leaders from across the University. For details regarding the four speakers in the Fall Series and registration for individual talks, see Eyes High on Research.

Speaker: Lana Wells, Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence, is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Work.
When: Friday, October 19, 12pm
Where: Social Sciences 1153, University of Calgary

For more information and registration

5. Career Services - Aboriginal Relations Leadership Certificate Program

This program is designed for undergraduates, alumni or working professionals who may embark on career opportunities that interconnect with Aboriginal communities.

What: Aboriginal Relations Leadership Certificate Program
When: October 31 - November 28, 2012 every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30pm - 8:30pm (No class November 12, 2012; Remembrance Day).
Where: Career Services, MacEwan Student Centre 188

Registration is now open through CareerLink. Please contact Chris Fry at cafry@ucalgary.ca or 403.220.5067 if you have any questions. Cost for a University of Calgary student is $200 (including course materials). For more information.

6. Mental Health Awareness Week: Call for Student Speakers

From October 29 to November, the University of Calgary is holding its first Mental Health Awareness Week. While this will consist of a variety of events throughout the week, it will culminate on Friday with a "Voices of Mental Health" speaker series. The goal of this speaker series is to break down the stigma and barriers surrounding mental illness by hearing from those with a lived experience of mental health issues.

We are still looking for student speakers.

If you are interested, please contact Emily Macphail at women@ucalgary.ca as soon as is convenient.

7. Community Helpers Training

The next Community Helpers Training session starts on October 19. Participants must attend all training days. If you are interested in participating, please email Adriana Tulissi at artuliss@ucalgary.ca.

What: Community Helpers Training
When: 1 - 4pm, Fridays, October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

For more information

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Around Town

1. Calgary 2012: ONE LOVE - A Sacred Music Celebration

The music for the One Love: A Sacred Music Celebration is an eclectic mix of music from around the world inspired by the rich and diverse systems of beliefs that enrich our world and our own cultural community of Calgary.

What: ONE LOVE: A Sacred Music Celebration with Tom Jackson.
When: Sunday, October 7, 7:30pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, 205 - 8 Avenue SE Ticket: $10.00 with proceeds to the Interfaith Food Bank. Available through the EPCOR Centre Box Office at 403-294-9494 or website.

For more information

2. Women's Empowerment Night (WEN)

What: Members of the U of C's Student Run Clinic (SRC) are excited to present Women's Empowerment Night (WEN): "Bloom Where You're Planted".
When: Thursday, October 17, 6 - 9:30pm
Where: Calgary YWCA, 320 5th Avenue SE

For more information

3. Stardale Women's Group: International Day of the Girl Child

The United Nations has declared October 11, 2012, the first "International Day of the Girl Child" and Stardale Women's Group invites you to celebrate this important milestone with us. Drop by for a few minutes to meet the "Stardale Girls" and say "Hello" as they commemorate the world-wide establishment of this important day by the art they will be creating, putting a special focus on the rights of girls throughout the world.

What: Celebration of International Day of the Girl Child
When: Thursday October 11, 11am - 2pm
Where: Calgary City Hall - Municipal Complex, Main Lobby, 800 Macleod Trail SE

4. Famous 5 Foundation: Person 3 Person - Celebrating the Legacy of Women

The Famous 5 Foundation and ProCura are pleased to invite you to a celebration honouring the past, present and future of remarkable women in Calgary community.The keynote speaker, Annette Stanwick, encourages and empowers women to value the role of women as influential leaders and mentors.

What: Person 2 Person - Celebrating the Legacy of Women
When: Thursday, October 17, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Where: The Art Gallery of Calgary, 117 - 8 Avenue SW
Ticket: $50

For more information and registration

5. Calgary Sexual Health Centre's 40th Anniversary Gala

To celebrate four decades of service in Calgary - and to look forward to many more - the Calgary Sexual Health Centre will bring together long-time supporters and new friends for a playful and thought-provoking celebration.

What: Calgary Sexual Health Centre's 40th Anniversary Gala
When: Thursday, October 25, 6:30pm
Where: Belgo, 501 - 8 Avenue SW
Cost: $75.00/ticket
To register

For more information visit the CSHC's web site or call 403-283-5580 ext 316.

6. Women's Centre of Calgary: Give a Child a Gift Every

December, the Women's Centre of Calgary operates a toy room for women and families in need. To do this, they need donations of new unwrapped toys for children (ages 0 - 18) and unwrapped gifts for mothers and single women. Drop off any donations at the Women's Centre of Calgary!

What: Give a Child a Gift
When: Donations accepted until December 7, 2012, at noon
Where: Women's Centre of Calgary, 646 First Avenue NE

For more information, please contact tiffany@womenscentrecalgary.org

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Thank you for reading, and we hope to see you soon at the WRC!

WRC Team

Women's Resource Centre
University of Calgary
Phone: 403-220-8551
Email: women@ucalgary.ca
Office Hour: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

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