October 05, 2012
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 403-220-8696 or visit the website or Faculty of Arts Program Information Centre (Social Sciences Building Main Floor).
The Persian Library Hours:
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.
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
Also, stay tuned for upcoming Mental Health Awareness Week (October 29 - November 3), a week long campus events to raise awareness for Mental Health!
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.220.5067 if you have any questions. Cost for a University of Calgary student is $200 (including course materials). For more information.
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 email@example.com as soon as is convenient.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Community Helpers Training
When: 1 - 4pm, Fridays, October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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.
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
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
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
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
For more information visit the CSHC's web site or call 403-283-5580 ext 316.
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 email@example.com
Thank you for reading, and we hope to see you soon at the WRC!
Updated February 25 2015 by Student & Academic Services