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May 2018 Ridgeback Report

Academic Support

  • Tip: Use the Student Life Portal to book a 60-minute practice interview appointment with the Career Centre
  • Tip: The Career Centre has career counselling services for students. Career Counsellors can help you identify career options, create a career action plan, cope with stress surrounding career development and more. To book an appointment, email


  • Are you interested in trying out for a Ridgebacks varsity team? The university offers a number of varsity sports including badminton, curling, dance, field lacrosse (women’s only), golf, hockey, rowing and soccer. Register online or connect with a head coach for more details.
  • Why row? Why not? Learn a new sport, be a part of a varsity team—no experience necessary! Join us for the 2018-2019 Ridgebacks Novice Rowing season. For fall tryout information, contact Jennifer Durward, head coach.

Get Involved

Money matters

  • The 2017-2018 spring/summer OSAP extension form is now available on MyCampus—fill out the form if you are an OSAP student taking a full-time course load in the spring/summer term (minimum of three courses total).
  • If you have outstanding winter term fees, be sure to check MyCampus for your balance, as those fees are now overdue and being charged monthly interest.
  • Don't forget to check MyCampus for spring/summer term payment deadlines and to review your tuition account balance.
  • Student spending behaviours: Complete the survey for a chance to win 1 of 10 $50 MasterCard gift cards. In order to qualify, you must fill out all required fields. Take the survey now!


  • Tip: Eat real, whole foods often. Limiting the amount of processed foods in your diet can give you more energy throughout your day.
  • Tip: Showing kindness—and having a nonjudgmental attitude with friends and peers—can go a long way in reassuring them that they have a support system.
  • The Flex Centre is excited to offer group fitness classes during the spring from Monday, May 7 to Monday, June 18. For information on how to register and to view the schedule, visit the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre.

Other news

  • A Master of Health Sciences student is looking for participants for on-campus research related to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). If you are a university student between 18 to 35 years of age and have been diagnosed with ADHD, you are eligible for this study. You will receive a $10 gift card for Tim Hortons for completing the session or, if you are a student enrolled in an approved Kinesiology course, you may choose to receive a bonus grade. To participate or for more information, please contact Heather McCracken. This study has been approved by the Research Ethics Board (REB #14507) on September 14, 2017