Welcome to Calgary Confederation. Congratulations! Congratulations on your acceptance to study at the University of Calgary! The coming years will shape you in the most unimaginable ways and will be the foundation for the rest of your lives.
Yes, you need to study and you need to do your work, but take time for yourself too. Discover new friends, new experiences and new places. Most importantly, get involved! Get involved in something, anything! It will open your mind, your heart and your imagination. It will provide you with skills and experience, but it will also provide you with insight and inspiration.
You can get involved in sports, campus clubs, service clubs, or any one of hundreds of volunteering opportunities. You could even get involved in politics!
When you walk across that stage at graduation, make sure you leave with more than just a piece of paper. It’s up to you to determine what else you leave university with, but make sure you leave with a broader knowledge of the world around you and the people in it. Leave more than you take, and leave knowing you made a difference in lives other than your own.
Member of Parliament for Calgary Confederation