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RMP is a student-run organization that helps first year students with their transition from secondary school to the University of Waterloo. Upper year students volunteer their time and offer their experience to new students. First year Rec students can use their peers' experience and availability as a resource for guidance. The program offers study skills workshops; information sessions; guest speakers, such as a Rec Professor or UW Rec Alumni; and student socials. Through activities, information sessions and by providing resources, the mentors help first year students to become actively involved in student life at UW.
As a first year student you are encouraged to get involved with mentorship and take advantage of their events. You can sign up during Orientation Week and the first week of classes. In future years you can return the favour to new students by being a mentor.
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AHSUM is a union of all undergraduate students within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS). AHSUM represents all students within AHS at important departmental, faculty and university committees influencing decisions that affect all undergraduate students in AHS. The Executive committee is made up of students who provide services and events to enhance academic life and promote cohesiveness among AHS students.
The committee organizes the Eats & Greets, End of Term parties, movie nights, clothing orders, bbqs, semi-formal and offers a bi-weekly newsletter, candy store, and exam bank. During the AHS Orientation Week you will have an opportunity to meet the students involved with AHSUM this coming year.
First year students can be elected as class reps, and sit on sub-committees, and beginning in second year AHS students can run for Executive positions. All students are welcome at General Meetings, held Thursdays at 5:30 pm, to have their say on issues and events.
Every undergraduate student is automatically a member of AHSUM, so come out and have fun!
Orientation gives students the opportunity to be introduced to social, academic and residential aspects of university life with the guidance and support of upper year students. The university welcomes students and fosters pride and a connection to the university community. The students find out about all of the amazing academic and student services available to help them learn, grow and excel as a University student. Orientation leaders organize events to enable first year students to meet new people, to adjust to university life, to feel more comfortable in their new environment and to have fun!
Orientation Week with AHS is a great introduction to life at UW and within the faculty. This year’s “Welcome to the Ranch” theme included a great balance of social and academic information events geared toward all interests. This week would not run without the efforts of all the excellent leaders who contribute to a positive first year experience, while developing their leadership skills. Information about becoming an AHS leader will be available the beginning of winter term. For more information about orientation visit: http://www.orientation.uwaterloo.ca/
AHSEF is a student based financial support system with the sole purpose of enhancing the quality of student life. Each undergraduate student registered in AHS contributes $27.44 as a donation to the University of Waterloo through AHSEF. The money is a voluntary contribution used to support academics and student life, and it is the hope of AHSEF that all undergraduate students in AHS will view the fund as a significant contribution to help themselves and their fellow classmates receive the best possible education. The contribution can be refunded by submitting an AHSEF Refund Form to the AHSEF office on the third floor.
The Board of Directors, made up of students and faculty, decides which projects receive funding and the Executive manages the affairs of AHSEF. Proposals for funding are accepted every term and are approved by the Board of Directors. Projects can be such things as new lab equipment, improved lounge facilities, improved computing facilities, awards and bursaries, guest speakers, etc. – the possibilities are as endless as your imagination and practicality allow.
Students are the only ones who can write up proposals for funding, so if you think there is a worthy cause then hand in a submission to AHSEF. Students can get involved with the Board of Directors by being a department representative or part of the Executive committee to help decide where your money goes.
AHS hosts many special events throughout the year, such as Campus Days, the Recognition Reception and the Fun Run, and volunteers are always needed. If you are interested in volunteering for any events email firstname.lastname@example.org.