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U School Year End Report 2014-15

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YEAR END REPORT 2014-2015
Paul First Nation School Prince Charles School Riverdale School St Anne School St Benedict School St Catherine School St Jerome  School St Maria Goretti School St Pius X School Wabamun School York School
34 CLASSES
Andrew School Balwin School Beacon Heights School Belvedere School Ben Calf Robe School Duffield School Ermineskin School Inglewood School John A McDougall School Keephills School
Kitaskinaw School Lamont School Lauderdale School Lawton School Mee-Yah-Noh School Meskanahk Ka Nipa Wit School Montrose School Mother Teresa School Northmount School Norwood School
FROM
PARTICIPANTS
780 STUDENTS
38 TEACHERS
422 VOLUNTEERS
STUDENT BREAKDOWN
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2 PROGRAM LEADS
VOLUNTEERS
2200 Volunteer Hours
Classroom Mentors:  1540  hours
Faculties Represented:
- Agricultural, Life and      Environmental Sciences - Alberta School of Business - Arts - Education - Engineering - Extension - Graduate Studies and Research - Law - Medicine and Dentistry - Native Studies - Nursing - Physical Education and      Recreation - Rehabilitation Medicine - School of Library and      Information Studies - Science - St. Joseph's College
ALUMNI
FACULTY & STAFF
GRAD STUDENTS
UNDERGRAD
STUDENTS
SENATORS
Life at the U of A Interviewees:   170  hours
Session  Presenters:   490  hours
SESSION HIGHLIGHTS
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Visiting the U of A's Cooling Plant
Extracting DNA from Onions
Interviewing U of A Community Members
SELECTED SESSION TOPICS
- Aboriginal Identity &      Citizenship - Alberta's Ancient      Archeology - Arctic Environments,      Animals & Glaciers - Breaking News:      The Making of a      Newspaper - Bruce Peel Special      Collections Tour - Computer      Programming - Visit to folkwaysAlive! - fYrefly in Schools - Introduction to the      Canadian      Constitution - Math Games - Neuroscience of      Human Movement
- Nutrition & Sugar - Visit to Mineralogy &      Petrology Museum - How to Pay for      University - Philosophy for Children - Photography - Careers in Utilities:        Visit to the University      Cooling Plant - Physical Education - Play Time with Right to      Play - Tour of Rutherford      Library - Science FUNdamentals      Sessions - Soil Chemistry - Fish - How to Get Into the     U of A
- Forestry - St. Joseph's College      Experience - The Auroras & the            Campus Observatory - Drama -Visit to the Vascular      Plant Herbarium - Viewing my Brain with      my Own Eyes - Visit to the      Paleontology Museum - Water for the World - Global Citizenship - Aboriginal Art with     Aaron Paquette - Chicken Reproduction - Citizen Participation in      Ancient Athenian      Democracy - DiscoverE Sessions
Making Circuits with
Ophthamology
Celebrating Malanka at the Ukrainian Folklore Centre
Searching for a book in Rutherford Library
Making Circuits with
Ophthalmology
MORE SESSION HIGHLIGHTS
30
Poster/Essay Contest Winners
U SCHOOL CONVOCATION
780
U School Certificates Handed Out
5 'O Canada' Singers from St Catherine School
Honour Song by Trey S from Meskanahk Ka Nipa Wit School in Maskwacis
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CONGRATULATIONS!
PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK
Pretending to be spies and use math to do spy-ish things [was my favourite part of U School] because it gave me a whole new perspective on math.
 Grade 5 Student Norwood School
We get to see a side of the students that we sometimes don’t see in the classroom.  I enjoy seeing the students excited.  
Grade 4/5 Teacher St Maria Goretti School
I think this program is amazing; it has been really good for my son.  It has allowed him to make a real connection with a post-secondary institution, it is not so foreign to him now, he can visualize going there.  
Parent of a Grade 9 Student Duffield School
The most important thing to tell them is that this place gets you thinking about your future!  And what you are gonna do with your life when you are older.  
Grade 6 Student Prince Charles School
Telling the students more about my personal experience (going to a school close to theirs) and telling them they could achieve what I achieved.  I think these sessions need to have a technical aspect, but also provide inspiration to say someone in my situation has achieved this and I like this topic so this is something I can achieve too.  
Volunteer Presenter
They offer lots of support program for all types of PEOPLE like me
Grade 9 Student Meskanahk Ka Nipa Wit School
The program is a wonderful opportunity for the grade 6 students to learn about university (and other post-secondary options) by helping to remove possible stigmas and concerns.  Encourages them to think about their futures and options.  
Grade 6 Techer Mee-Yah-Noh School
SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
THANK YOU!
Amissa Jablonski U School Program Lead
Tiffany Smith U School Program Lead