Science Ambassador Program

The Science Ambassador team is a group of dedicated undergraduate students that work with the Faculty of Science to engage current, prospective, and past students. Ambassadors pursue this goal by organizing and hosting events, creating digital content including videos and social media posts, providing guidance and assistance to new students, and much more.

Check out their social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @UCWeAreScience!

The Social Media team specializes in reaching out to the science student population via social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The Science Ambassadors working in social media typically relay useful and valuable information from the Faculty, like special opportunities. They also create unique content designed to satisfy scientific curiosity and encourage students to have more fun and be more involved in the science community.

“I became a Science Ambassador to help make science more welcoming towards wanderers, explorers, and experimenters of all ages and backgrounds!” – Joel Wawro, Social Media

Our Video Ambassadors are committed to recording and sharing the real and relatable moments of student life. On their YouTube channel, you will find everything from students sharing the secrets of their Science Superpowers to introductions to many of our first year professors. Subscribe to the UCWeAreScience channel and see what’s new.

“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, Video

The Communications team plans and organizes events, writes student communications, volunteers at Faculty events and performs a wide range of diverse tasks for the Faculty of Science and the Student Engagement Team, while creating opportunities for students that share their interest in all things science and beyond. The Communications team is an essential part of all aspects of Student Engagement Programs within the Faculty of Science.

“My favorite memory of first year is how helpful orientation leaders were during O-week - they even walked us to our classrooms!” – Ajmer Singh, Communications

Mentorship leaders work to organize and lead the Science Mentorship Program, ensuring it is a consistently valuable and fulfilling experience for both the mentors and the mentees.  

Mentorship leaders engage students by directly allowing them to receive guidance and build connections through fun activities.

“My plan is to start a masters next year, with which I want to pursue research that will have a positive impact on the environment!” – Laura Matchett, Mentorship Leader

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 science.engagement@ucalgary.ca, 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.

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