uCalgary given $5-M donation for mental health support

September 9, 2014

An anonymous donor has given the University of Calgary $5 M to enhance mental health support for students on campus. The donation will fund the UCalgaryStrong program, which helps students transition to PSE and provides access to online assessment tools, leadership advising, and workshops, as well as bystander intervention training. The funding will also support the expansion of uCalgary’s Leadership Advising Program. The donation was made in response to the April stabbing of 5 young people at an off-campus party. uCalgary President Elizabeth Cannon said that the donation will allow the university "to offer a truly holistic student experience, linking community engagement, leadership development, and personal wellness.” Calgary Herald | uCalgary News Release