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Kin Peer Connections Program

First- and second-year Kinesiology students are invited to join the new Kin Peer Connections program.

Connect with other students

If you are entering into your first or second year in the Faculty of Kinesiology, we have great news. We have launched the first ever Kin Peer Connections Program (KPCP), and you are invited to join.

You can participate in an in-person event on campus or online. KPCP leaders (current upper year undergrad students and kin graduates) lead small group discussions.

 

About the program

The program provides peer-to-peer mentorship for first- and second-year students. We want to help create community as we return to in-person learning. We also want to help you develop a number of skills to successfully navigate university life.

 

What you will do

Twice each semester, you will be invited to attend a meeting with other first or second year Kinesiology students. The meetings last about one hour and include large and small group activities. Small group activities are led by current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a couple of alumni, who are volunteering their time and expertise.

Topics covered over the year include:

  • transitioning from high school to university
  • transitioning from remote to in-person learning
  • the importance of mental health and self-care
  • university learning beyond the classroom
  • communicating with professors
  • equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and community-building

 

How to join

Dates, times and details are shared via D2L. We look forward to welcoming you to our faculty and getting to know you better.

For any questions, please contact Dr. William Bridel, Associate Dean Academic, at william.bridel@ucalgary.ca

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