CEPSSC February Newsletter: Skating, Volunteering, and Field Trips — Oh My!


Greetings from your College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Student Council!

Hello everyone! Here’s your monthly edition of the CEPSSC Newsletter, coming in just in time for Reading Week! Take a study break and read on…

1. Club Updates

Chemistry and Biochemistry Club
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Club is excited to announce a trip to the Ontario Science Centre on Sunday March 4th!  Join us in exploring Ontario’s premier location for experiencing awesome science first hand!  The bus will be leaving from the UC at 8:30 AM and leaving the science centre at 5 PM to return to campus by 6:30 PM.  Tickets are $20 or $26 to include a ticket for the IMAX movie (3pm:  A Beautiful Planet).  Lunch can be purchased at the science centre or a bagged lunch can be brought.  Please email chemclub@uoguelph.ca to reserve your ticket, the deadline is Friday, February 16th at 4 PM.
EngiQueers Guelph
Are you a fan of making long-lasting memories with your friends and loved ones? Do you like supporting super awesome charities that help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals escape violence and persecution in their home countries, such as Rainbow Railroad?? Then EngiQueers has you covered!!!
Come to our “Love is Love” photo booth event this Wednesday (Valentine’s Day) in the Thorn Atrium from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. It’s by donation, pay whatever you can — every bit helps!
See you all there 💖🌈💖
More info on Rainbow Railroad here: https://www.rainbowrailroad.ca/

2. CEPSSC Winter Event: CEPSSC on Ice!

Sharpen your skates and come downtown to the City Hall rink to join CEPSSC for a casual skate day. Beginners and experts are welcome 🙂
Skates are available to rent nearby if you don’t have any!
The event will end at 3 pm officially, but you are welcome to join the group as we move somewhere for a nice hot beverage afterwards.This is perfect for anyone who is sticking around for reading week or is planning on coming back early!

Check out the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/148204812487421/

3. What’s Happening on Campus this Month

Fall 2018 Peer Helper Opportunities – apply by Feb 14!

Want to boost your resume with new experiences? The Peer Helper Program is now recruiting for placements starting in Fall 2018… and this is one of our biggest recruitment cycles ever!

We’re looking for 93 new Peer Helpers to join over 15 different teams… and each one is a little different. For example, you could help students with their job search at Career Services, promote a healthy campus with the Wellness Education Centre, or share your love of learning with Supported Learning Groups (SLG) or Learning Services! Other teams include: Off-Campus Living, English Language Programs, Multi-Faith Ambassadors, Civic Engagement and Sustainability Office. With this much choice, there’s something for every interest!

Benefits include professional skill development, quality training and coaching from campus staff, and recognition of participation on your official academic transcript. Join a campus legacy of students helping students.

The application deadline is Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Full details and team descriptions at: www.peer.uoguelph.ca.

The Student Transition Office (STO) is currently looking to hire 20 START Facilitators for its peer support program. In this role, facilitators will provide on-going one-on-one assistance to students who self-identify as needing support with their transition or who have been identified as being academically at risk. Upper year students who have significant experience in leadership roles that emphasize helping relationships, and who possess a strong understanding of, and sensitivity toward, diversity related issues are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please refer to the link below for more information about job qualifications, responsibilities, and the application process:

Any questions about this position can be directed to Nancy Hood, nhood@uoguelph.ca.


That’s all for February —

From all of us at CEPSSC we are wishing you all the best this midterm season and to reach out for help if you’re feeling unwell or stressed. Use your support network, whether it is your family, friends, or professionals here on campus.
If you start to miss us too much, make sure to check us at the following links below:
or during our weekly meetings, on Mondays at 5:30 pm in the board room across our office.

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