We have spent two full days in New Orleans and have made a number of observations. In our tours of New Orleans so far, we have noticed that there are a number of abandoned homes and that there is still a large amount of destruction present even though it has been a number of years since Hurricane Katrina. The population within the communities were very receptive to our groups! We were often greeted by many different people who were walking by. Some stopped to thank us for our work, and some to let us know that they thought we were doing a good job. Today, our group spent the day working in the 7th Ward and in Carrolton with Habitat for Humanity working on restoring the outside of Rhonda and Cat’s houses. In speaking with Rhonda, it was evident that even though there was a lot of destruction in the area that the community was still very strong. She said “everyone on our block looks out for each other but it is the infrastructure that is the problem”. The buildings may be crumbling, but the community is still strong. It is incredible to see, and it makes you think about what is important and why. At one point, a person on a bicycle rode by and told us how “it was a blessing to still have people like you that care.” It is a really remarkable thing to see, how despite everything these people have been through and the problems institutions have given them, they still have appreciation and love for the people around them. Our Habitat for Humanity leader, Ferm made a statement that was quite profound and resonated with us: “New Orleans does have dark places but it is about finding the light and then brining the light to the darker areas”.
- #throwback Students had a blast last year at Camp LEAD where they spent time playing outdoor games, getting to know other new Ucalgary students, and developing leadership skills!We’re really missing our #ucalgarycares trip to the Yukon, and especially the breakfasts our participant Savana made. Thanks Savana!Apply today to be an Ask Me volunteer! Help assist students with their questions during the month of September! Sign up at: http://www.ucalgary.ca/orientation/askme/volunteer #MyUcalgaryAny first year students looking to make friends while learning about the fundamentals of leadership through interactive sessions and outdoor activities? Sign up for Camp Lead! (link in bio) #UCalgaryLead #MyUCalgaryAre you looking for fun part time work next year while you take classes? Don't forget to apply to the Leadership and Student Engagement's Student Life Assistant Position! Learn invaluable work skills and spend your time in the best office on campus (in our opinions) . This is a part time position - 15 hours a week, and has you working with amazing portfolios, like Orientation and Student Life! . To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Teri Jones, Coordinator, Orientation and First Year Experience via CareerLink by midnight on April 15, 2018. . Job ID: 41782 https://careerlink.ucalgary.ca/Come join our team and become a part of a greater campus community! We are looking to hire one part-time student to provide support for the Emerging Leaders Program, one part-time student to provide support for the Sophomore Leadership Program, and one Co-op student who will provide support for the Peer Helper Program, Leadership on Demand, and other leadership programs! Check out CareerLink (link in the bio) to apply for one of the following positions - Leadership Ambassador (ELP): 41634 - Leadership Ambassador (SLP): 41635 - Program Development Assistant (Co-op): 41648 (Arts) or 41649 (Haskayne) Applications close Monday, April 9th.Don’t forget to donate to our Meal Exchange food drive table! Right beside Tim Hortons, help support our Meal Exchange volunteers! #MealExchange #LSE #MyUcalgarySummer Incubator Program – everything you need to grow your startup Spend your summer validating and developing your startup idea at The Inc. Get access to co-working space, mentorship and special programming. May 1-Aug 31. Open to undergrad and grad students. Funding available for full time participants. Apply by 12 p.m. (noon) March 23. Link in bio #myucalgaryFeeling low because of the snow? We know what you need...sign up for Camp Lead! Link in the bio.Did you miss out on the Night of Service last week? If so we got you covered with another volunteer opportunity. Tomorrow, in partnership with the Faith and Spirituality Centre, we will be going to the Calgary Food Bank to learn more about their programs and services and sorting food for distribution. Registration link in Bio #ucalgarycares #tzedakahsadaqah #interfaithfoodbankHave you ever wanted to help in a situation but weren’t sure what to do? Sign up for UCalgaryStrong Bystander Intervention and learn strategies to intervene when witness to violence, bullying and emotional distress: http://www.ucalgary.ca/bystanderCome work with us this summer! Looking for amazing work experience this summer? Join the Orientation or Leadership Ambassador teams. Check out more info and apply on CareerLink (Job Ids: 38834, 38567, 38566) Application deadlines are Feb. 2 (Orientation) or Feb. 11 (Leadership) https://careerlink.ucalgary.ca/home.htmDon’t forget to stop by the Science Collaborative Space tomorrow between 2-4pm to enjoy some fun and funny improv games! #MyUcalgary #StudentLife #Unwind @uofcimprovAre you a student who is interested in helping out at this year's Crowchild Classic on January 25th, 2018? Register here to become an Active Bystander at the Crowchild Classic with the Bystander Intervention Program! We'll provide training so that you can look out for other fans, intervene in potentially harmful situations, and ensure others enjoy game day in a safe, friendly, and caring environment. Sign up with friends, or join us to meet new people on campus! In exchange for contributing to the wellbeing of fellow Crowchild Classic fans, you'll get special access to to watch the game, snacks, and a hoodie! Participants must be available for training on January 22nd from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (dinner will be provided) as well as at least 3 consecutive hours on January 25th (either 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., or 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.) for the Crowchild Classic event. Please register by Thursday, January 18th to confirm your spot! Link in descriptionThank you to everyone who came down to the Mustard Seed yesterday and participated in Tzedakah-Sadaqah! And a special thank you to @fsc_ucalgary for partnering with us on this series of faith based volunteer opportunities! Dont forget to check out Tzedakah-Sadaqah in the winter semester! #ucalgarycares #ServiceLearning #CommunityEngagementDon’t forget to magically appear in the Loft tomorrow between 5 - 7 pm to learn some magical skills! #myucalgary #UcalgaryStrong #magicianDon’t forget to stop by the Science Collaborative Space in half an hour to catch Darrin Ambrose’s Lecture: Even Accountants Make Mistakes #MyUcalgary #LastLectureHappy Halloween from the LSE! It’s not too late to sign up for tonight’s annual Trick or Eat programming! Link in the description #TrickorEat #HappyHalloween #ucalgarycares #MealExchangeWant to become an "active bystander" on campus? Sign up for bystander training tonight from 3pm to 5pm and get into Thursden without waiting in line! Link to register in bio #bystanderintervention #myucalgaryWould you rather be playing Improv games and eating pizza than studying? Us too! This afternoon come hangout in Craigie Hall for an afternoon of fun!! #myucalgary