University of Calgary

August 2, 2012

Common Reading Program 2012

The University of Calgary’s Common Reading Program is the first of its kind among universities in Western Canada.

Designed to give every new student a shared academic experience, incoming students are annually given a book to read prior to coming to campus in September. As they read the book, they have the opportunity to engage in the university community through discussion and interaction.

This year’s selection is Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness, by Clem and Olivier Martini. It will be on sale at the bookstore next week at a discounted rate of $14.95.

What it’s all about
Sense of community as important as academic and leadership concepts program introduces.

Bitter Medicine
A look at the 2012 Common Reading Program book selection.

Q & A with Clem and Olivier
An in-depth conversation with the Martini brothers and Casey Blais.

How to volunteer
Get involved and facilitate a discussion group.

Healthy presence
Mental health links on campus.