University of Calgary

Not your typical Spring Break

Students spend break learning about homelessness and mental health

Feb. 18, 2014

Twenty-four University of Calgary students will spend their reading week volunteering with the Mustard Seed and learning about homelessness and mental health in Calgary. The team will spend four days downtown exploring the complex challenges facing those experiencing homelessness through site visits, volunteer work and experiential learning opportunities such as a "day in the life of" activity.


WHAT:   Students learning about homelessness and mental health in Calgary  
        through activities and volunteering                                
                                                                           
WHEN:   Tuesday, February 18 from 6 p.m. - 7:30p.m. "Hunger Banquet" (102-
        11 Avenue SE)                                                      
                                                                           
        Thursday, February 20 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Sorting Centre   
        Bay 27, 4216-54th Avenue SE)                                       
                                                                           
WHERE:  The Mustard Seed, 102 11 Ave SE, Calgary's downtown and the Mustard
        Seed Shelter                                                       
                                                                           
WHO:    Erin Kaipainen, Manager, Leadership and Student Engagement Office  
        at the University of Calgary                                       
        Teresa Li, University of Calgary student                           
        Danielle Tougas, University of Calgary Student