Evolve by getting involved

Friday, January 22, 2010


Written by Gavin Armstrong

On January 26th Your CSA, IHC, and Student Life will be hosting the annual Student Involvement Fair in the science complex atrium from 4:30-6:30. It is a great opportunity to come out, grab some free food, and learn about all of the different ways to get involved here at the University of Guelph.  Oh ya, and we’re giving away an iPod and some other cool prizes.

The fair will have different student groups ranging from college government, campus media, special status groups, and clubs. It is a great opportunity to ask questions one on one right before the student elections shift into high gear. Brenda Whiteside, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, will be giving a talk on the importance of getting involved as well.

 Throughout the event slides will be projected displaying testimonials from current student leaders on how getting involved truly did change their lives. I tried to write my testimonial but couldn’t figure out how to cut it down to 20 words. Getting involved this year truly did evolve me into a new person and (prepare for the corny remark) gave me the confidence to reach heights I never dreamed possible. The friends I’ve made, the lessons I’ve learned, and skills I’ve achieved have made my involvement a truly rewarding experience.

Being a student leader is a large responsibility. You represent thousands of students at an intuition that is constantly changing. The most rewarding part for me is knowing I was a voice in that change, representing the concerns and best interests of my peers.

If your looking for a way to get involved I strongly urge you to come out to the student involvement fair, if not for anything else you can at least come to see what I decided to put on my slide.

Questions about the fair can be sent to me at , or Amanda Reda, IHC President, at .

See you there!

 Gavin Armstrong
CSA Communications Commissioner
Undergraduate Board of Governors Rep
B.Comm Student Senator  

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