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Job Shadow program for 3rd and 4th year students in the Faculty

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities and The Student Success Centre are pleased to . Job Shadow is a specific model of experiential learning that gives students a first-hand look at a work environment within a chosen field. Job Shadow offers you a chance to engage with professionals who might aid in your academic decision-making and post-graduate career planning.
Job Shadow hosts will represent a range of professions relevant to a student with an Arts & Humanities degree, and all opportunities will be located in Southwestern Ontario.

  1. Job Shadow opportunities will be posted on CareerCentral * on January 22, and applications to
    participate in the program are due February 10.
  2. If selected, your Job Shadow experience will take place in March on a date that is mutually agreeable to you and the host.
  3. To learn more about the program, including how to apply, please attend an Information Session on
    Tuesday, January 22 from 5:30 ? 7:00 pm in (UCC 147A). Register to attend the information session via

We hope you will consider this exciting opportunity to explore a job that interests you, build your professional network, and ask important questions that may direct your future! Questions can be forwarded to
The web address for CareerCentral is:

Word Hoard as a community space, is a journal based at Western University and open to all Arts and Humanities scholars. Click here for more information.

Volunteer with the Violence Prevention Program ?Good Intentions???
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Thames Valley District School Board "Stand By Me" Program

Stand by Me" is a program to provide a caring adult mentor for children in Grades 1-7 who have been identified as at risk, either academically and/or socially.  Mentors are caring adults from the community who volunteer to make a difference in the life of a student.  Mentors provide children with friendship, reinforcement, academic support, and act as a role model.  They help children develop life skills and encourage them to make healthy choices.  

Time Commitment:  Mentors are required to commit to meet with their student one hour each week, scheduled at the child's school during regular school hours.

Training Information:  A 2 hour training session for the mentoring program will be provided by Thames Valley DSB Safe Schools Learning Coordinators. A manual will be provided to all volunteers at the training session providing Mentors with important background information, as well as a variety of activities that could be done with the student.  

Police Background Check:  Prior to the training, we require volunteers to have a current police background check.   A copy of the police background check must be provided at the training.  For more information on applying for your police check, you can visit or by phone at 519-661-5670.

Date of Training Session: There are 2 sessions offered, but you only need to register and attend one session
Friday, October 18th, 1:30-3:30 pm TC 342 (Talbot College)
Monday, October 22nd, 1:30-3:30 pm UCC 66 (University Community Centre)
There is a limited number of available spaces at these training sessions, so please register asap if you are interested.

Registration for Training Session:
To register for one of the above training sessions, please e-mail Jessie at or call 519-452-2000 ext. 20044 with the following information:
1.      Name:
2.      Program:
3.      Email:
4.      Telephone Number:
5.      Training Session: (Friday or Monday)
6.      Yes, I will provide a copy of my completed police check at the training.
7.      Yes, I will provide contact information for 2 references at the training.

Thank you very much for your interest and feel free to bring a friend or roommate to the training. We look forward to hearing back from you!

Susan Dale & Toni Wilson
Learning Coordinators - Safe Schools
Thames Valley District School Board
519-452-2000 ext. 20048 / ext. 20047 /

Writers needed

The Support Service Network is getting prepped for the September 2012 year, and we're looking for regular writers. You can contribute stories about anything from issues of gender LGBT issues, or the marginalization of minorities, and how they affect your life on campus. Providing commentary on sharing personal anecdotes and or discussing on-campus issues which you feel need to be addressed are all welcome subjects. Post, be heard, and enter your chance to win to win movie tickets for Western Film, courtesy of Student Life.

Support “Sexual Violence on Campus Awareness Week”

This student-lead initiative is supported by Act To End Violence Against Women, an organization dedicated to education, action and advocacy to end violence against women. They are asking Canadian universities and colleges to establish and sanction a Sexual Violence on Campus Awareness Week to take place in mid-September (at the discretion of individual institutions). This framework will allow each school to promote education, support, and activism-based initiatives tailored to the distinct needs of each student body.

To find out more, follow this campaign on Facebook:
Get involved and sign their petition HERE.


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Tel: 519.661.3759
Fax: 519.661.3491

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