Upcoming campaigns focus on important issues including gender diversity and drug awareness

Date Posted: October 17, 2017

With the school year in full-swing, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you about some awesome upcoming events and campaigns the Students’ Association will be offering this semester.

Later this month, the Students’ Association is partnering with Pride on Campus, Central Alberta Pride and the Trans and Non-Binary Aid Society (TANAS) on Sexual/Gender Diversity events. The first event, Roundtable Discussion, takes place on main campus Tuesday, October 24 in Room 2603, starting at 6 p.m. The second event, Obscure Orientations, takes place at the Donald School of Business Thursday, October 26 in Room 310, starting at 6 p.m.

Earlier this month, the Students’ Association joined with Central Alberta Pride to host a speaker series in the Cenovus Center in honor of National Coming Out Day. All three events are part of the Sexual/Gender Diversity campaign coming out of the Vice President Student Life office.

In November, we will be rolling out our Drug Awareness campaign. The initiative will focus on addiction, recovery, the opioid crisis, and responsible gambling/drinking. We will be teaming up with multiple internal and external partners to make this campaign as impactful as possible. We also hope to start offering Narcotics Anonymous meetings on campus starting sometime this fall.

On November 15, be sure to stop by the Forum to check out the Volunteer Expo. This will be on of the biggest Expos yet! This will help introduce young ambitious students like yourself to local organizations looking to make a difference and recruit volunteers.

December is synonymous with Christmas, snow, and finals. Don’t sweat it too much though because the Students’ Association has your back. To keep you sane during the last month of this semester we will be holding our Great Hot Chocolate event to keep you warm and wired through one of the toughest months of the year.

Be on the lookout for other events such as Mental Health Week, Lip Sync Battle, and as always, Karaoke on Tuesdays in the Far Side Bar and Grill!

Article Author: Chaise Combs Vice President Student Life

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