Whatever your New Year’s resolution might be, there’s a learning, art or self-care event happening at MacEwan this month to help you succeed. Check out some of these free (or inexpensive) activities to start the year off strong – or look back at some of our favourite moments from 2022 here!

For students who are starting their first semester, check out New Student Orientation (NSO) on January 3. Explore campus, attend your program orientation and learn what to expect on your first day. Once you’ve got your bearings on campus, check out some information sessions throughout your first couple of weeks to help you ace student life. Check out the NSO events page for more information.

If you’re looking at expanding your educational experience to far-off destinations, check out this month’s Education Abroad information sessions. If money’s on your mind,  attend a drop-in session to learn how to apply for scholarships, awards and bursaries (and don’t forget that the Winter tuition and fee payment deadline is January 31). And if you decide a class just isn’t for you (or want to add something else to your course load), January 13 is the Winter add/drop deadline.

On January 14, celebrate the ancient Ukrainian holiday of Malanka with a film screening from the Ukrainian Resource Development Centre (URDC) and the Ukrainian Students Organization. And keep an eye on the URDC’s events page for events every day during Ukraine Week, which begins January 30.

Also on January 14, attend the Showcase Band Concert at the Triffo Theatre. Tickets are only $5 for MacEwan students. On January 23, check out the Conservatory Big Band and Jazz Combo concert for only $15 admission. The Conservatory of Music’s quartet-in-residence, the Garneau String Quartet, is playing its inaugural concert on January 24. Students receive a discounted ticket price of $21.

On January 20, expand your business knowledge with the Stepping Towards a More Sustainable Business webinar from the School of Continuing Education. For more learning opportunities, attend their webinar on advocacy and access to queer health in Alberta on January 27.

If you have kids in your life, bring them down to campus for book giveaways and to see special guests reading their favourite books at this year’s Family Literacy Winter Carnival on January 29. 

If research funding feels like a mystery, check out the Office of Research Services’ events page to see all of their upcoming research grant sessions, including Grant Writing 101 on January 30.

Mental Health Week 2023

January 23 to 27 is Mental Health Week on campus. This year, the week of events focuses on the fact that Self-Care Isn’t Selfish with programming designed to help you maintain and strengthen your mental health. 

On January 23, the week kicks off with the Is Self-Care Worth It? panel and The Inquiring Mind mental health workshop. Attend the Mental Health Resource Fair, get an acupuncture treatment, or enjoy a spa day at the pool on January 24. January 25 marks this year’s Bell Let’s Talk day. Complete a self-care check-in with Wellness and Psychological Services and explore your financial health at the Ask a Banker Fair. Learn about how organizations can help or harm mental health on January 26, and close out the week with safeTALK training in suicide alertness and January 27.

Check MacEwan.ca/Events throughout the month for more information on these activities – and everything else that’s happening around campus.

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