Category Archives: Student Posts

Working as the Community Engagement Assistant

Working as one of the Community Engagement Assistants this past year has taught me so much. From allowing flexibility in your working goals to learning how to be patient and lastly, to learning how to be confident. Most importantly, working … Continue reading

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Funny how the time did fly…

As I drink a warm cup of coffee and reflect upon the journal I have kept for my past year, and my third and final work term as a co-op student working in a professional work environment, the best summary … Continue reading

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ucalgarycares Night of Service Reflection

Here is what some students had to say about their experiences at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehabilitation Centre: When I volunteered at the University of Calgary’s night of service for the Drop-In Center, I saw a less-fortunate population that I … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Place

Day 194: 16 more days to go… C.S. Lewis once wrote that “friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one’”…and throughout my time here, there were … Continue reading

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Working as a Community Engagement Assistant at Leadership and Student Engagement

  As one of the new Community Engagement Assistants at Leadership and Student Engagement (LSE), I walked in, on my first day, filled with excitement and enthusiasm about my new position. I remember that day so clearly. I woke up … Continue reading

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“Education is the New Buffalo”

    It is after 4:00pm, February 22nd of the year twenty-nineteen, which was the last moment of the Sustainable Cities program in Calgary, Alberta. As I reflect on our experiences during the program, I realize that I have made … Continue reading

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Homelessness at Home 2019 Reflection

It’s difficult to put into concise words the range of emotions I experienced throughout the week on this ucalgarycares trip. Before embarking on this journey, there was the expected excitement and nervousness as I tried my best to mentally prepare … Continue reading

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“Let food be thy medicine; and medicine be thy food.” ~Hippocrates

Food (or the lack thereof) has an immense capacity to bring people together. Communities revel in their ability to share and experience traditional food, it builds a sense of identity for them. This year I, and nine other beautiful souls … Continue reading

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Finding Yourself in Others

  Time: 9:17 pm Toronto local time, Date: last day and last hours of this trip. I am writing this right after an awards ceremony with my team – I am in tears over the fact that this trip is … Continue reading

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My volunteer experience at Medical Mercy Canada-ucalgarycares Night of Service

Medical Mercy Canada first sparked my interest when I read about their mission. Their mission to help others by providing medical assistance to those in need had really inspired me. They are a Canadian volunteer organization, providing support services to … Continue reading

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