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Co-curricular record celebrates one year on campus

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Co-curricular is in the vernacular.

The University of Calgary's co-curricular record has been recognizing students' out-of-classroom experiences, and on Jan. 20 the school celebrated the success of the program's first year.

The CCR, which records a student's non-academic campus involvement in areas like clubs, campus media or intramural sports on a document coupled with their academic transcript, has attracted 4,900 students to list their achievements so far.

"Very likely that by the time we finish eating this cake we will be 5,000 students strong," said Meghan Houghton, acting associate vice-provost of student success, addressing the crowd.

Students' Union president Charlotte Kingston said that the growing number of students involved with the CCR shows that student apathy is on the decline at the school and that "the game has changed" when it comes to involvement on campus.

"I think you would be hard pressed to find anything else that influences so many students," said Kingston.

This marks the second phase of the project, which hopes to see even more students get involved to show potential employers a wider view of their experience while at university.

"The CCR is a ready symbol of our changing culture at the University of Calgary," said Kingston. "Canada can look at the U of C and see that we are leaders."

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