Under the Arch

Want to know what’s happening at UCalgary? Looking for some campus tips and tricks? You’ve found the right place! Check out our latest updates or search our old posts to find out more about life at UCalgary.

The power of peer support

Preparing for the new semester can be both exciting and intimidating at once. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through it alone. Peer support can help students better cope with the stress of university.

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Seven tips to help you destress after exams

Here are some steps you can take to help you calm down, reduce your stress, and enjoy your time off between semesters.

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Neurodiversity support at UCalgary

Did you know Student Wellness Services’ (SWS) has a neurodiversity support advisor (NSA)? Learn about how our NSA supports neurodiverse students at UCalgary.

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Accessing mental health support

We can all experience mental health and well-being issues, but major life changes – like the COVID-19 pandemic – can trigger more serious reactions. Talking to a mental health professional can help.

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More stories

Looking for more info about what's happening under the arch? Check out our older stories. 

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Three things you don't know about compassion

Compassion is a term we use frequently, but what is it exactly and how can we use it in our everyday lives?

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Online etiquette 101: Staying professional

Tips for learning on Zoom and maintaining academic integrity while studying online

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Working with groups online

Here are some ideas that can help make it easier to navigate working with a group online.  

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Online etiquette 101: Getting organized

Tips for how to keep yourself organized while learning online. 

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