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Student Leaders

Rising Leaders Forum 2015 hosted by the Graduate Leaders Circle, Panelists and GLC event organizers (L-R): Mayor Naheed Nenshi, alumnus; Dr. Susan Smith, adjunct Professor, Faculty of Nursing, executive director of Caminamos pra Salud y Sadarrollo; Kelsey Collins, Killam Scholar, Geoffrey Cumming, alumnus and donor, Cumming School of Medicine; Ryan Lewinson, Killam and Vanier scholar; Lauren Cappozi, Killam and Vanier scholar; and Leigh Conroy, Killam scholar. Photo by Adrian Shellard.
There are many opportunities for graduate students to enhance their university experience and become student leaders within the university community.
The Graduate Leaders Circle
The Faculty of Graduate Studies has established the Graduate Leaders Circle (GLC), a group of scholars that is composed of our Vanier Doctoral Scholars, Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholars and the Graduate Students’ Association President.
The goal is to develop a community for our Scholars, to support their individual and collective development and student experience. This group also gives back by mentoring other students to successful award applications through workshops and coaching. The GLC is an investment in our very best student scholars and future leaders and this benefits the graduate population as a whole.
Get Involved as a Student Leader
University bodies such as the Graduate Students’ Association provide many opportunities for students to get involved and make a difference on campus.
More opportunities also come through International Student Services (ISS). The Mentorship Program is a volunteer program in which University of Calgary students are matched with new international students. This partnership helps new students feel at home at the University of Calgary and is a great experience for all participants.