Keep Me Safe App for International Students

New International Student Support Program: 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. SAFE is now available to support international students at MHC as they adapt to study and life Canada. 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


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.”

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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, – Deadline is December 15, 2017

Kevin Hines

On Thursday, November 30, Kevin Hines will be at the college to talk about how he survived a suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge – a 740 foot drop. He is an inspiration just by surviving and you have the chance to hear from him and listen to his message about mental health. He is speaking to staff and students at 9:30 am and later in the evening at 7 pm. This is a FREE event held at the Medicine Hat Eresman Theatre.

Domestic Violence Prevention Week

Tuesday, November 28 Domestic Violence Prevention week begins with a white ribbon campaign in the Common Grounds Hallway. Join us between 11am – 1pm alongside SARC and the Women’s Shelter Society to promote the end of sexual violence and harassment against all people.

On Wednesday, November 29 you have the chance to learn the basics about self defense for FREE! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the professionals. A MUST attend for all!

Tech Talks

Tech Talks – This week on Nov 28 at noon the IT department is hosting a tech talk session. If you have any questions about how to use student portal or student dashboard or if you want to get Microsoft Office for FREE then make sure to swing by

Papa John’s Pizza

Pizza week is back with Papa John’s! When you’re ordering your next pizza in the next week make sure you give them one of the codes in the picture for a discount on your pie!

Bob Wanner

Hey everyone! Bob Wanner will be on campus on November 23 to meet staff, faculty and students. This come and go event offers an opportunity to meet him and ask him any questions about parliament that you may have. Pop into the SA office on Thursday to say hi!


e-Writing Support is now available to MHC students and is available through Blackboard! When logging into Blackboard, there is a new “Organizations Catalog” module on the opening My Institution page with a Student Supports folder. If you click on the folder the e-Writing Support service is listed, and you can self-enroll from there. Once enrolled, you have access to submit your assignments to the writing specialist, Taryn, in Blackboard for comments. You will get the same service from Taryn that you would in drop-in, but with the option of an online medium. The e-support also includes links to the writing support webpage, the library’s APA/MLA guides page, and to the academic calendar for plagiarism definitions. Any questions about this service can be directed to Taryn herself.

Halloween Party

*Update* October 25

We have teamed up with Deluxe Taxi, Spirit Halloween and The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre to help create a fun filled, jam packed fun time on Friday. Deluxe Taxi will take care of getting you to the next party, Spirit Halloween is offering a 20% discount on one item (the most expensive of your purchase) along with some decorations for Crave. The Esplanade has donated some tickets to give away AND we have some pretty awesome prizes for costumes. Don’t forget that we will have popcorn, kernels toppings, Creepy Cocktails, music, dancing, and $2.50 hot dogs. Grab some friends after the art show or the Rattlers game (whatever your fancy) and come down to Crave on Friday night!

Join the SA on October 27 at 9pm in Crave for a howling good time!

Have friends from out of town? No problem. $5 cover fee is waved for all students and alumni with valid student ID.

Prizes will be dished out for costumes; best female, best male, best couple and best group (up to 5 people). Get creative and have fun!