New Student Connect

What is New Student Connect?

We know this isn’t the first-year experience you expected, but you’re not in it alone. The New Student Connect program is an online university community where new students from all over the world will connect with others entering their first-year at UVic.

Throughout the 2020-2021 Academic year, your Engage Leader (EL) will check in with you regularly. They will provide ongoing support and information about things relevant to your unique university journey. They are upper-year students who want to make your first-year experience something memorable and meaningful. They are a wealth of knowledge about student life, the UVic student community, services available to you, and ways that you can get support when you need it.

Using the Microsoft Teams platform, your EL will connect you with a group of other first-year students in your faculty, and will lead activities and events to help build your community. Throughout the year you can participate in different social events, join clubs and course unions, and attend learning workshops.

Join the team!

We are recruiting for:

 

Your Student Leaders

Engage Leaders are upper-year UVic students that create a sense of belonging, lend a listening ear and support yours wellbeing and academic goals. They are someone you can count on to check in with you, invite you to group activities, and provide you with resources. Your Engage Leader is here to help create an AMAZING year for you!

Engage Leader (EL)

Engage Leaders (ELs) are role-models and mentors for new students participating in the New Student Connect program. As an EL, you play a major role in creating a sense of belonging amongst all new students

Engage Leader - Indigenous Student (ELIS)

The Engage Leader – Indigenous Students (ELIS) is responsible for building community amongst a group of Indigenous students who have chosen to be a part of this identity-based group within the New Student Connect program. They practice community development in a way that supports the social and cultural needs of new Indigenous students. They collaborate with leaders in Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE) to promote events, opportunities, and services available for Indigenous students

Engage Leader - Global Student (ELGS)

Engage Leader – Global Students (ELGS) are responsible for building community amongst a group of international students who have chosen to be a part of this identity-based group within the New Student Connect program. They practice community development in a way that supports the unique needs of international students. They collaborate with leaders in International Student Services (ISS) to promote events, opportunities, and services available for international students.

Engage Leader - Team Lead (ELTL)

Engage Leaders - Team Leads (ELTL) are responsible for creating team spirit amongst a group of ELs. They use their leadership knowledge to help facilitate activities and discussions with their group of ELs that empower them in their role and promote group bonding. Working both independently and in collaboration with the Engagement Coordinator team, ELTLs plan activities, build team connections and share information during regular team meetings.

Looking to propose a channel in the New Student Connect HUB? Please fill out the NSC HUB Channel Proposal Form and email it to us at newstudentconnect@uvic.ca