Make a Difference Week 2024 Volunteer Call-out

Are you passionate about:
-having fun outdoors?
-showing nature some love?
-bonding with your community over meaningful volunteer work?

If so, then volunteering for the upcoming Make a Difference Week 2024 might be up your alley! Make a Difference Week is a series of global events that are organized by the Society for Ecological Restoration, and takes place each year during the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2020-2030).

The UVic SER Student Association is very excited to be organizing this year’s Make A Difference Week 2024. From June 1-9, local environmental organizations across Victoria will be hosting a range of restoration events to help support our local ecosystems. We are looking for student and faculty volunteers to join us at the events. Activities will include removing invasive species, planting native seedlings and cleaning up litter, and typically run for 1.5-2 hours.

For a better idea, check out some of the events that were hosted last year.
And Click here to learn more about Make a Difference Week and the events happening across the world!

Email Andrea at uvic.ser.association@gmail.com for more info and to register as a volunteer.

Online In-Course Scholarship Application

The in-course scholarship online application for students currently attending UVic is open from April 1st – May 31st, 2024. In order to apply for these scholarships, students must complete and submit the in-course scholarship application, available through their Online Tools. Scholarships and awards that require applications ask for students to submit an online application as well as supporting documentation. Any supporting documentation required must be submitted by email to incourse@uvic.ca. Please include your full name and student number in the subject line when submitting any documentation.

To view a list of awards and specific requirements visit https://www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/in-course-scholarships/application/index.php.

How to apply:
Go to Online Tools, click on Finances
1. Awards and Financial Aid
2. Apply for awards
3. Winter Session
4. In-Course Application
5. Follow the application portal

For more information on how to apply go to https://www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/in-course-scholarships/apply/index.php.

Any questions can be directed to awards3@uvic.ca or awards1@uvic.ca.

Volunteer with the UVic Global Community

Volunteer with the UVic Global Community! The UVic Global Community is looking for Undergraduate and Graduate Conversation Partners and Mentors for the 2024-2025 Academic Year (September 2024 – April 2025) who want to help build an inclusive, globally-minded campus and support international students with their social and academic transition to UVic. Global Community Volunteers are matched with up to three students and meet with their student(s) for a minimum of 1 hour every week throughout the term to encourage students to get involved in the UVic community and build confidence in conversational English, all while making connections with people from around the world. Our Spring Application Deadline is April 7th, 2024. For more information and to apply click here!

Jumpstart Your Job Search!

At Co-op and Career Services, Jumpstart Your Job Search is now underway!

In this year’s career workshop series, we’re teaching the latest and greatest tools and tips to help students and alum find a job they love, no matter where they are in their journey.

Online from 12-1 p.m. this week, we’re running:

  • March 11: Jumpstart your job search with AI (artificial intelligence) > How to make searching fast and easy with AI
  • March 12: Writing smart résumés using AI > Leveraging the power of AI to build a successful résumé
  • March 13: Networking, even if it scares you > Finding jobs that aren’t necessarily advertised, plus simple, friendly networking strategies
  • March 14: Ace your interviews using the AI edge > Interview prep with AI and how to make a good impression
  • March 15: Preparing for a virtual career fair > What a career fair is, why companies participate and how to make the most of it

https://www.uvic.ca/career-services/events/jumpstart-your-job-search