Mental Health Awareness Week

Join us for Mental Health Week

Starting on January 30th, from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the Den we will be serving David’s Tea and providing some much needed pet therapy.

January 3st is Bell, Let’s Talk day where Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada, by contributing $0.05 for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of their Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. #BellLetsTalk is how you can connect.

February 1st come join us for a Mocktail in the Den from. We will serve from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Ladies and Gents Gala

It’s that time of year to roll out the red carpet and celebrate the second semester! Come to Crave on January 26 and be transported back to the 1920’s with our Great Gatsby Ladies and Gents Gala! Don’t forget to bring your government ID.

Doors open at 7:30pm, our FREE hors d’oeuvres will be rolled out, ready for you, and we have prizes for best dance, best dressed couple and best dressed individual. Prizes so far include tickets to the Canalta Centre and tickets to the Esplanade. Stop by our photobooth on the way in and have your picture taken on the red carpet.

Tickets are $5 in advance – they can be purchased at the SA office anytime during regular working hours (8:30am – 4:00pm) or you can stop by our booth during the noon hour in the Common Grounds hallway on January 22, 24, and 26. Tickets at the door are $10 so be sure to pick up yours early!

Free Food

Hungry?

Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10th, is FREE soup and bun day compliments of the Faculty Association. Two serving stations will be offering Colette’s delicious soups. One, outside of the SA office and the other in the S wing by the vending machines, both at 12:00. As requested, one soup from each soup station will offer completely meat free soup for those who have that preference.

Crisis Services

Nationwide suicide crisis hotline now available in Canada

Launched November 28, 2017, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) is Canada’s first nationally available, regionally delivered suicide prevention service providing support for voice, text and chat methods.

CSPS doesn’t replace, but complements existing local services to ensure that all people in Canada have immediate and equitable access to free and confidential support on the device of their choice, available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.

Keep Me Safe App for International Students

New International Student Support Program: Keep.me SAFE

 

For international students, studying abroad is an exciting life experience, but one that also comes with many challenges. Students face all the usual demands and pressures of college life while at the same time adjusting to different classroom expectations and a new culture, often while communicating in a second or additional language.

Keep.me SAFE is now available to support international students at MHC as they adapt to study and life Canada. Keep.me SAFE provides students with 24-hour access to multilingual and multicultural experts, so that students may discuss their challenges and concerns with someone who speaks their language and understands their culture.

 

Students can access support by:

  • downloading the My SSP App (available from the App store/ Google Play)
  • calling 1.844.451.9700, or
  • visiting www.keepmesafe.org

 

Please contact the International office (403.504.3615) room C226 with any questions.

Tuition Freeze

“Alberta’s students have placed some hope in this review on tuition for a more sustainable and predictable tuition model. The government’s commitment to backfill funding to PSIs during this freeze acknowledges that neither students nor PSIs should bear the burden of this process. ASEC hopes that same acknowledgement will also characterize Alberta’s new approach to tuition and fees as we move into the new year.”

For More Information go to

https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=500788D38002A-AC2E-35D2-908D62F552959BD8

Exchange Program

Do you want to see the world but don’t want to take time off from school to do it? Then check out the 2018 Canada-Brazil Outbound Student Mobility Program.

“Colleges and institutes Canada (CICan), in collaboration with the Conselho Nacional das Instituicoes da Rede Federal de Educacao Profissional, Cientifica e Technologica (Conif), created the 2018 Canada-Brazil Outbound Student Mobility Program for students who are interested to pursue an international cultural experience in Brazil.” For additional information about the program or to submit an application, contact: Nicole Nemo, goabroad@mhc.ab.ca – Deadline is December 15, 2017

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