Be prepared for the semester ahead; familiarize yourself with the support services available to you:

Academic Support:  https://www.acad.ca/current-students/get-support/academic-support

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  • Drop-in Tutoring – supports students understanding of MLA standards, essay composition, research strategies, liberal studies course content interpretation and assignment assistance.
    • Accessible Mon-Thurs 3pm-7pm, Fri 12pm-4pm in the library.
  • Academic Strategies- assistance with general study skills, time management, exam prep and critiques.
  • The Writing Centre – assistance with written projects and submissions, artist statements, creative writing skills, paper composition and editing.
  • General support- regarding studio and/or liberal studies courses.

Individual and Specific Academic Accommodations:

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  1. Make a disclosure of the disability status/medical situation or condition that substantiate your request for accommodations
  2. Produce a copy of the supportive documentation, which contains the following information:
    1. A statement from your medical specialist identifying the academic barriers caused by the disability/concern.
    2. Academic recommendation(s) as to how the learning barriers may be overcome, a suggested list of reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations.
    3. Contact Learning Assistance Resources: learning.assistance@acad.ca to schedule a consultation.
    4. Review ACAD’s Academic Accommodations Procedure: https://www.acad.ca/sites/default/files/Documents/web_preamble.pdf

Counselling support

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  • On campus counselling
    • Mon – Fri 8:15am – 4:15pm
    • To make an appointment:
      • email: counselling@acad.ca
      • Drop by counselling office in the Main Mall Level (down the hall to the right of the Knowledge Centre and outside the Student Affairs + Registration offices)
      • Phone: 403 284 7666

 

Community support

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  • Integrate into the ACAD community by joining an existing student group or student-run gallery on campus, or creating your own. Visit acadsa.ca/programs/studentgroups/ for more information.
  • Find your sense of belonging within the ACAD community by mingling with fellow students, staff and faculty at an ACADSA event. Check out http://www.acadsa.ca/news/events/ for more information.
  • Consider participating in the ACADSA Hear/d Residency program to be supported by peers. The 3-month long residency provides students with a platform to express their lived experience with peers while creating projects relating to mental health. For more information please visit acadsa.ca/heard