Involvement Advising

Involvement Advising connects you with an advisor who helps you to explore your interests outside of the classroom, and create a plan to connect with related opportunities that are right for you. Chart your involvement goals, define successful outcomes and more.

Gareth McVicar

Gareth McVicar

Manager, Student Leadership Development

Gareth has the pleasure of working on projects like the Leadership Exchange, CliftonStrengths and Leadership on Demand. In his role, Gareth gets to work with an awesome team of staff and students who coordinate many of the programs described on this page.

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Heather Lee

Heather Lee

Coordinator, Student Life Programs

Heather has been involved with the Leadership and Student Engagement Office since her first year of university. She was a participant in Camp LEAD, the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), and a Peer Helper for two years with ELP.

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Victoria (Vicky) Hirsche

Victoria (Vicky) Hirsche

Coordinator, Leadership and Training Programs

Vicky is the Coordinator, Leadership and Training Programs, and is involved with programs like the Emerging Leaders and Sophomore Leadership Programs, Leadership on Demand, and Camp LEAD.

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Carllie Necker

Carllie Necker

Manager, Leadership and Student Engagement

Carllie is the Manager of the Leadership and Student Engagement office where she provides strategic vision and oversight of programs that contribute to four key aspects of the student experience, including: Leadership Development, Orientation, Transition and Involvement, Student Life, and Community Engagement.

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Clare Hickie

Clare Hickie

Program Assistant, Student Engagement

Clare is the Program Assistant, Student Engagement and is involved with a variety of programs, including the Co-Curricular Record, Online Orientation, and Involvement Advising. A graduate of the University of Calgary with a degree in Psychology (BA Hons.), Clare is passionate about mental health, social justice, sustainability, student leadership development, and more.

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Lindsay D

Lindsay Desrosiers

Coordinator, Community Engagement

Lindsay has been with the Leadership and Student Engagement office since 2019 as the Coordinator, Community Engagement.  She graduated from the University of Calgary with a BA in Development Studies in 2009.  She has been a Project Leader for both the ‘Homelessness at Home’ and the ‘Culture and Community Development in Costa Rica’ ucalgarycares programs.

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Jared Baillie

Jared Baillie is the Coordinator, Orientation and First Year Experience. He completed a B.A in Business Law at Carleton University. Jared worked in the non-for-profit sector for 10 year, focusing on program development. Some of Jared’s interest include finding your best university experience, experiential education, and international travel.

Areas of Experience: Study abroad, Experiential education, Career planning, Study/life balance

Advising Philosophy: As an advisor, I am here to listen to your ideas for your future. Your story is being written and I hope that we can work together to make that story an amazing adventure.

General availability: Tuesday 1-3pm, Thursday 1-3pm