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PASS Program

In Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) you can join your classmates in free, regularly-scheduled group study. With PASS, you'll gain an understanding of—and practice applying—your course content, all supported by a PASS student leader.

What is the PASS Program?

PASS will help you succeed academically in your course by offering alternative approaches and strategies to course material that you may find difficult. You get as much out of a PASS seminar as you put in: if you collaborate, answer questions, and work with others, you will learn a lot and probably make a few friends too!

Sessions are facilitated by a PASS Leader who is a student who has recently taken the course in question. Through group discussion, collaborative activities, and worksheets, PASS Leaders can help you better understand difficult course concepts. PASS Leaders are not TAs or instructors, and will not give you answers to tests or assignments. They will help you understand the course material as a peer and as a friend.

If you’re in a PASS course, you can learn more about the program through your course D2L and by speaking to your PASS leaders. They're here to help you succeed and are happy to answer your questions. If you'd like more detailed information about the PASS program, please contact the program coordinator using the contact details listed at the top of this page. 

Contact info

Steve Mason
403-220-7798
smason@ucalgary.ca

Become a PASS Leader

Pass Leader Applications for Winter 2023 are open.

Login to elevate.ucalgary.ca, select "Job Board - Campus Wide" from the left side menu, and search for competition number 102150. 

 


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Fall 2022

You can attend PASS for the following courses this Fall:

Course Leader Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
ACCT 217 Quyen Tues | 10–10:50 a.m. (ST 129) Tues | Noon –12:50 p.m. (SS 113)  Thurs | 11–11:50 a.m. (SH 274)
CHEM 209 Chandhini Tues | 2–2:50 p.m. (ST 59) Wed | 5–5:50 p.m. (ICT 217) Fri | Noon –12:50 p.m. (ICT 217)
CHEM 209 Farica  Mon | 11–11:50 a.m. (ENG 224) Tues | 5–5:50 p.m. (ICT 217) Thurs | 10–10:50 a.m. (SA 121)
ECON 301 Mitch Mon | 3–3:50 p.m. (SA 121) Wed | 11–11:50 a.m. (SA 121) Fri | 11–11:50 a.m. (SA 121)
ECON 301 Steph Thurs | 11–12:15 p.m. (HNSC 124A) Fri | 1–2:15 p.m. (TFDL 364) -
ECON 301 Karli Mon | 4–4:50 p.m. (ST 131) Wed | 1–1:50 p.m. (ST 131) Fri | 1–1:50 p.m. (ST 131)
ECON 357 Matthew Tues | 10–10:50 a.m. (SB 142) Thurs | 10–10:50 a.m. (SB 142) Fri | Noon –12:50 p.m. (SB 144)
ECON 395 Rylee Mon | 2–2:50 p.m. (ES 443) Wed | 2–2:50 p.m. (ES 443) Fri | 10–10:50 a.m. (SB 142)
ENDG 233 Sobia Mon | 2–3:15 p.m. (ENG 224) Fri | 11–12:15 p.m. (MS 527) -
ENDG 233 Sadia Mon | Noon–12:50 p.m. (ENG 224) Tues | 2–2:50 p.m. (ST 129) Wed | 11–11:50 a.m. (ST 129)
ENGG 201 Ahmed Tues | 5–5:50 p.m. (ENG 03) Wed | 2–2:50 p.m. (SA 245) Fri | 10–10:50 a.m. (ES 54)
ENGG 201 Bihan Mon | Noon–12:50 p.m. (ENC 201) Thurs | 11–11:50 a.m. (SA 245) Fri | 2–2:50 p.m. (ES 54)
ENGG 225 Nick Tues | 2–2:50 p.m. (SA 129) Thurs | 5–5:50 p.m. (ENC 201) Fri | 10–10:50 a.m. (ES 920)
ENGG 225 Noshin Mon | 9:30–10:45a.m.(ENG 224) Wed | 2–3:15 p.m. (SB 144) -
FNCE 317 Rounak Mon | 12:30 –1:45 p.m. (SB 142) Thurs | 2–3:15 p.m. (SB 142) -
GEOG 380 Tenzin Mon | 3–3:50 p.m. (SA 123) Fri | 11–11:50 a.m. (SA 123) Fri | Noon –12:50 p.m. (SA 123)
GEOG 480 Emily Tues | 12:30 –1:45 p.m. (SA 124A) Fri | 11–12:15 p.m. (SA 124A) -
KNES 363 Alana  Mon | Noon–12:50 p.m. (KNB 131) Mon | 2–2:50 p.m. (KNB 131) Thurs | 12:30–1:20 p.m. (KNB 133)
LING 201 Madeline  Mon | 2–2:50 p.m. (ST 132) Wed | 2–2:50 p.m. (ST 132) Fri | Noon –12:50 p.m. (SS 109)
LING 201 Ileia Tues | 2–2:50 p.m. (SS 12) Wed | Noon–12:50 p.m. (SS 12) Fri | 1–1:50 p.m. (SS 12)
LING 301 Nikki Tues | 12:30 –1:45 p.m. (EDC 57) Wed | 12:30–1:45 p.m. (TFDL 364) -
MATH 211 Ben Mon | 1–1:50 p.m. (ES 920) Wed | Noon–12:50 p.m. (ES 920) Thurs | 11–11:50 a.m. (ES 920)
MATH 211 Logan Mon | Noon–12:50 p.m. (ENG 03) Wed | 3–3:50 p.m. (SB 105) Thurs | 11–11:50 a.m. (SA 247)
MATH 211 Chase Mon | 11–11:50 a.m. (ENG 03) Tues | 2–2:50 p.m. (SB 142) Fri | Noon–12:50 p.m. (ENG 03)
MATH 275 Sam H. Tues | 11–12:15 p.m. (ES 920) Wed | 1–2:15 p.m. (SB 142) -
MATH 275 Ethan Mon | Noon–12:50 p.m. (ENG 224) Mon | 2–2:50 p.m. (ENG 03) Fri | 11–11:50 a.m. (SB 148)
MGST 217 Noah Mon | Noon–12:50 p.m. (EDC 284) Mon | 3–3:50 p.m. (EDC 284) Wed | 11–11:50 a.m. (EDC 287)
MGST 217 Peggy Wed | 2–2:50 p.m. (SA 15) Wed | 4–4:50 p.m. (SA 15) Thurs | 2–2:50 p.m. (SA 15)
PHIL 279 Ryan Mon | 3–3:50 p.m. (ST 128) Wed | 3–3:50 p.m. (ST 129) Wed | 4–4:50 p.m. (ST 129)
PHYS 221 Julia  Mon | 1–1:50 p.m. (HNSC 122) Wed | 1–1:50 p.m. (MFH 164) Wed | 3–3:50 p.m. (CHC 119)
POLI 399 Liyan Tues | 11–12:15 p.m. (SA 129) Wed | Noon–1:15 p.m. (SA 17) -
SOCI 311 Elizabeth Mon | 3:30–4:45 p.m. (SA 247) Fri | 2–3:15 p.m. (SA 247) -
SOCI 311 Sam W. Tues | 3:30–4:45 p.m. (HNSC 124A) Thurs | 2–3:15 p.m. (Zoom — link is on Elevate) -
SOCI 331 Sloan Mon | 2–2:50 p.m. (ST 64) Wed | 3–3:50 p.m. (ST 64) Fri | 2–2:50 p.m. (ST 64)
STAT 213 Navneet Mon | 3–3:50 p.m. (ST 131) Tues | 3:30–4:20 p.m. (ICT 122) Thurs | 10–10:50 a.m. (ST 129)
STAT 213 Ayoung Mon | 10–10:50 a.m. (ST 132) Wed | 9–9:50 a.m. (ST 132) Fri | 11–11:50 a.m. (ST 139)
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Winter 2023

You can attend PASS for the following courses this Winter:

ACCT 217 LING 201
CHEM 209 LING 353
ECON 301 MATH 211
ECON 357 MATH 277
ECON 395 MGST 217
ENGG 201 PHIL 279
ENGG 202 PHIL 379
FNCE 317 PHYS 223
GEOG 310 SOCI 315
GEOG 485 SOCI 333
KNES 263 STAT 213

 

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