Category Archives: Student Posts

My Time With The LSE – A Coop Story

After getting my acceptance into the University of Calgary’s Coop Distinction program, my head immediately filled with what can only be coined “Overactive Imaginings”. I saw myself working in a stylish office downtown – where important meetings were held behind … Continue reading

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Toronto Trip Halfway Discoveries

The past four days in Toronto have given me some of the most amazing volunteer opportunities, captivating discussions and lifelong memories. The day after arriving, we took a walking tour of downtown. Despite having lived here before, I saw it … Continue reading

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The glimpse of Toronto: Global Citizenship

The idea of travelling has always fascinated me. Being a first-year student is an overwhelming position. Many of us are still getting to know the campus, the people around us, constantly experiencing stress and finding it difficult to make friends. … Continue reading

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A Night of Service

Inspired, taken back and a new perspective are some of the feelings that arose in me after volunteering at the HIV Community Link for the Night of Service. When our group first arrived at the HIV Community Link, we were … Continue reading

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Yukon 2017 – First Days of July

On July 3rd, we made our way to Haines Junction to partake in our community service. Due to the unfavorable weather, our initial plan of staining the Village Bakery deck changed to helping a local community pastor pull weeds from … Continue reading

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Yukon 2017 – First Days

  Jake, Yolande, Dakoda, Reigen June 29th 2017 the U Calgary Cares group landed in Whitehorse ready to stock up with superstore snacks and drive 2.5hrs to Kluane Lake Research Station! Driving up to the research station, we were taken … Continue reading

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Bringing Perspective to Homelessness at Home

Prior to the service learning program, I thought I knew what it would be like to experience homeless… but I was wrong. After the eye-opening experience, I learned a lot about mental health, homelessness and social action with my peers … Continue reading

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Setting the Stage: Global Citizenship

When I first signed up for the ucalgarycares Toronto program, I was just looking to make some new friends. Adjusting to the changes and challenges of university can be difficult and this trip seemed like a great way of helping … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Communities in New Orleans

“Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed levees and exploded the conventional wisdom about a shared American prosperity, exposing a group of people so poor they didn’t have $50 for a bus ticket out of town. If we want to learn something from this … Continue reading

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Exploring Homelessness at Home

The ucalgarycares Homelessness at Home program run through the Leadership and Student Engagement Office at the University of Calgary is centered around learning about the complexities of homelessness in Calgary. It is an active learning process that benefits both the … Continue reading

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