UNICEF on Campus @ University of Calgary

December 5th, 2011

Bake Sale!!!

Posted by unicefadmin in Uncategorized

Looking for those extra hours while performing an easy task? Well I got just the event for you! Tomorrow (December 6) we will be setting up a bake sale in the health science building, so if you have time come volunteer, or just drop by to say hello and get something to eat. Unfortunately the building is not part of the main campus, but it’s only like a 5min bus ride away if you take the 20 Heritage bus (get off at the hospital) so not bad at all. If you can’t make it but enjoy baking, you could also drop off goods at 9am tomorrow to either Nat or Aisha (whoever is there) that will also get you hours! 1 hour for a dozen baked goods!

October 10th, 2011

Prof in a box

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Hey everyone! Ready to start putting some hours into your Co-Curricular Transcript? Well we have our first event coming up very soon!

We’re planning on holding an event to collect donations from your fellow students for National UNICEF Day, on October 31st!!

How the Event will work:

1. October 14th : Volunteers put down their available times for an info session to get them orientated for the event. If absolutely none of the times for the info session work for you, please let us know and we can talk with you at another time. Sign up link is: http://www.doodle.com/tbrivwwrdv6s93fw

2. During the info session volunteers will then be given a template for approaching the professor and a letter for the professor which they will present to their professor of choice, asking them if they wish to participate.

3. October 17th – 21st: Approach/Contact professor

4. October 24th – 28th: During the week after the information session, volunteers will “market” the event by asking students to participate by donating $1 (or any amount) on October 31.

5. October 31st: Volunteers will sign out a human sized counter box, bring it to class, enjoy a lecture being taught by their counter boxed professor, feel satisfied that they have contributed to a great campaign and return the box after the lecture to the PM.

The info session will also count as 1 hour towards your CCR, so be sure to attend!!! As well, depending on the length of your class(es) you will receive matching volunteer hours and an additional hour for preparation of the event!!!

Volunteers can approach this event solo or in groups of 2-3 (must be UNICEF on Campus members). Volunteers will be asked to approach a professor and ask if they are interested to support the National UNICEF Day campaign by teaching their October 31st lecture in a UNICEF human size counter box, IF all the students (most, or over 50%) donate a $1. Should the professor agree to participate, the volunteer will then market the event to their class mates during their lectures prior to October 31st and on the class prior to October 31st volunteers will collect the donations. For example, if a volunteer has a Monday (24th), Wednesday (26th), Friday (28th) class they will collect the donations on the Friday (28th). On October 31st volunteers will sign out a human sized counter box, bring it to class, enjoy a lecture being taught by their counter boxed professor, feel satisfied that they have contributed to a great campaign and return the box after the lecture. If you need help approaching your professor, we are here to help.

*One professor/volunteer (or volunteer group) is subject to change depending on how many volunteers sign up, because we have a limited number of human sized counter boxes.

If you are interested please “comment” on this event page stating that you are interested and with your email address or e-mail us at unicef@ucalgary.ca (Please put “Prof in a Box” in the header). Also, remember to fill in a time you are free October 14th to attend the info session at http://www.doodle.com/tbrivwwrdv6s93fw

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to write them in a “comment” or email is us at unicef@ucalgary.ca
Lisa, Lawrence, and Yves

October 10th, 2011

Badminton Tournament

Posted by unicefadmin in Uncategorized

When: October 22nd

Where: University gold gym

What:- UNICEF on Campus 2011 BADMINTON TOURNAMENT!!! –

PMS: Kirtbir Chahal, Randy Luu, Gordon Chen

Are you good at badminton… fantastic at badminton… phenomenal at badminton?! Think you’ve got the skills to win the UNICEF on Campus 2011 Badminton Tournament?!

Make a team and come show us your skills!!!

All proceeds will be donated to the “Children Education”!!!


Team rules:
– Teams of 2 players
– 12 teams playing on the court at a time
– We are only accepting 16 teams

– Winning team receives a prize!!!!

Registration: 3pm-3:15pm
– $20.00 per team member.
– You will pay on the day of the game.
– Please message one of the PMS to register. Include your team name, and the names of your team members. Team members do not have to be U of C students.

Once 16 teams have registered, we will cap the event, and begin the wait list which will have 5 teams (10 people). Wait listed teams can pay $10/person to play on free courts during the tournament. When and/or if needed to play in tournament wait listed teams will pay the remaining $10/person (free courts are not assured, but more likely near the end of the tournament)

– Each person must bring their own badminton racket.
– Gym Attire required.
– We will try to provide some birdies, but please bring your own if you have them!!!

1. Teams will be trusted to play responsibly and honestly, as we will not be keeping score or have referees.

2. Team will be doubles, and it will be double elimination. Standard badminton rules will apply.

3. Point Advantage is in place

mix doubles vs. male doubles = mix team 6point lead
female doubles vs. male doubles = female team 10 point lead
female doubles vs. mixed doubles = female team 6 point lead

4. Games will start at 3:30 pm and continue until 8:30 pm. 


Volunteer Opportunities During /After Tournament
– Set up (2:30 – 3:30 pm)
– Sign in table/name tag
– Score keepers
– Time keepers
– Runners (run scores to bracket table, and other tasks)
– Take down (8 pm-8: 30 pm)

Doodle: http://www.doodle.com/bucm52bfgvpyg5st#table

October 10th, 2011

Key Chainge – Changing the Life of Children… One Key Chain at a Time

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WHO: “Key Chainge”, a group of ENTI 381 students

WHEN: Friday, October 18th-21rst , 11am- 4:00pm

WHERE: Science Theatre Foyer (in front on Upper Crust)

“Key Chainge” is a group of ENTI381 students (entrepreneurship students) that have been assigned to start up their own business from scratch. Key Chainge has decided to sell key chains on campus. However, before submitting the total profit made on their project to be graded, they are going to first donating a portion of their profits to a non-profit organization… UNICEF on Campus!!! Their donation will be going towards Children Education (school in a box, school supplies, and funding to build schools etc.) in third world countries.

Changing the life of children with limited education one key chain at a time.

Thank you Key Chainge for including us in your project.

More information to come! Keep posted!

September 29th, 2011

September 30th!!! UNICEF on Campus Collaboration with the Iranian Graduate Student Association: ZUMBA Event!!!

Posted by unicefadmin in Events, Uncategorized

Hi Team!

Who wants a good workout and dance at the same time?! Work up a sweat, raise awareness and money for Somalia at the same time!!! We are collaborating with the Iranian Graduate Student Association for there Zumba event tomorrow, September 30th in ICT 114 from 5-7 PM.

“… Let’s have some fun and dance together to raise fund for helping drought victims in Somalia! No experience required! Come have fun and learn how to dance Zumba, you won’t even notice you’re exercising! A Zumba instructor will also be present at the venue!

“The most severe drought in decades is threatening the lives of more than 10 million people — especially young children — in the Horn of Africa. Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia are the worst affected. World Vision is responding by providing emergency food and health care, and by meeting other urgent needs for children and families in the Horn of Africa.”

Admission fee for this event is $10. The revenues of this event will be donated to drought victims in Somalia through Unicef Canada (http://www.unicef.ca/portal/SmartDefault.aspx?at=2727). We’ll be spreading brochures at the door about the cause and how you can make your donations. Should you need any further information, please send an email to event@IGSA.CA. We look forward to meeting you all on September 30th in ICT 114 at 5 PM.”

We have enough volunteers for this event, BUT it is going to be a really fun event that is supporting a great cause (one of our own)!.

Thank you Iranian Graduate Student Association!!!


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