Tagged mental health

Tips for interacting with former lovers

By Lady Marmalade, March 30 2018 — Relationships can be messy. The beginning and end of relationships can especially be blurry and difficult to navigate. People disagree on whether one should or shouldn’t interact with an ex-partner and most of these views are based on personal experiences. There’s a lot to keep in mind when…

Campus club aims to help Calgary-area refugees and newcomers

By Hannah Brunn, March 27 2018 — Pangaea, a University of Calgary student club that focuses on helping newcomers to Calgary navigate life in the city, hosted its annual training event on March 7 where volunteers came together to learn about cross-cultural sensitivity, bilateral learning, Syrian culture and mental health. The event aimed to equip…

Focus on yourself when feeling lost as a student

By Aneeka Sandhu, March 9 2017 — One of the most troubling feelings young people encounter is not having a sense of purpose and direction. Not knowing what they want to study, what career they want to pursue or who they want to be takes a heavy toll on students’ emotional health. Being surrounded by…

Drawbacks of part-time status a barrier to education

February 9, 2018 — Though it comes with a lot of work, being a full-time student at the University of Calgary has its benefits. Full-time students — those enrolled in three or more classes per semester — receive access to a UPass, greater eligibility for scholarships and financial aid and full access to Students’ Union’s…

Go sledding for a fun study break

By Christie Melhorn, January 12 2018 —  Many traditional New Year’s resolutions involve disciplined workouts and diet regimes. Pursuing fitness goals can improve well-being in a variety of ways. It gets you out of bed earlier, is a better energy boost than a cup of Tim’s and offers relief from the heap of assignments on…

SU aims to help students stress less before exams

By Tina Shaygan, December 7 2017 — StressLess Week, an annual week-long event held by the University of Calgary Students’ Union, returned to MacHall for its fifth year.  The event intends to provide students with support during the lead-up to exams. SU vice-president student life Hilary Jahelka said events, such as Pet Therapy, yoga and…

Universities should standardize grade scales

By Jesse Stilwell, December 5 2017 — Few things are more frustrating than getting the same percentage grade in two classes to have them translate into two different letter grades on your transcript, or doing substantially better in one class only to receive the same letter grade as another class you struggled with. This happens too…

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