Science Ambassador Program
The Science Ambassadors are a group of dedicated undergraduate students who work with the Faculty of Science to engage our current, prospective, and past students. Some of their main initiatives include organizing and hosting events and creating digital content, such as videos and social media posts. Ambassadors provide guidance and assistance to new students and consult with the Faculty on student perspectives and experiences.
The Champions of Science Team specialize in individual professional development and student wellbeing. They host events and create videos and social media strategies that focus on their peers’ individual experiences in Science. They develop professional skills outside the classroom and promote the wellness initiatives of the Faculty and University as a whole. Projects include student tours, promoting the IDEAS fund, stress-less events, and pet therapy.
"Becoming an ambassador was one of my best decisions during my undergrad, being a part of our science community and making opportunities for our undergraduates has made me feel more a part of our science faculty and the University of Calgary as a whole” - Daria Strel’nikova
The Grand Challenges Team focuses on individuals and teams participating in various scientific communities both inside and outside the University. Their goals are to promote scientific literacy, undergraduate research, and help students discover the experiential learning opportunities available to them. They often consult with the Associate Deans of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Graduate Studies, and Research. Projects include research information nights, poster sessions, and conferences – these activities provide opportunities for students to discuss their work with peers, faculty members, and industry.
“One advantage of being a Science Ambassador is that you get to meet lots of people that you might not have otherwise - both inside and outside of the Faculty!" – Adley Mok
The Impactful Team focuses on helping undergraduate students build their networks to become part of a mentoring community of practice. They promote self-care and resilience, and help their peers develop communication and collaboration skills. Students participating in these initiatives start to build a life-long professional network that aids in their career development.
Projects include the Science Mentorship Program, Speed Friending, seasonal social events, student tours, and institutional opportunities such as Open House and You at UCalgary.
"I joined the Science Ambassadors to help create a community within the Faculty of Science, and in the process, I found my own community filled with amazing and encouraging people!" - Raneen Abdul-Rahman
Within the Faculty of Science, we aim to promote interdisciplinary connection and connect the Faculty to the campus community. Our Science Ambassadors play a role by hosting several inclusive events, open to all Faculty of Science students, that promote networking and fostering connections. The Ambassadors also connect to their fellow students through social media and mentorship activities.
Watch the Science Program Portal on D2L and keep an eye out for Science Ambassador posters and social media for a fun event coming up soon. Come by and meet the ambassadors, share in a fun event, and grow your connections on campus.
For prospective students, the Faculty of Science has a wide range of opportunities to explore its buildings, labs, classrooms, and the campus as a whole. To request a Science-specific tour, please contact the Student Engagement Team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the Campus Tours. By requesting a tour or attending a tour-based event held by the Faculty of Science, you get a targeted exploration of the campus with a current student or Science Ambassador. Our tour guides are always willing to answer all your questions.