AUSU Update – AU Calgary Location is a Great Resource for Students!

Donette Kingyens, AUSU Communications and Member Services Coordinator

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IMPORTANT DATES
– Nov 22: Meet & Greet in Halifax
– Nov 30: December course extension deadline
– Dec 10: AUSU Council Meeting
– Dec 10: Deadline to register for courses starting January 1
– Dec 15: January degree requirements deadline
– Dec 25-Jan 4: AU Holiday Closure

In 2013, AU Calgary campus moved to the brand new Bow Valley College (BVC) South Campus building at 345 6th Avenue in Calgary. AUSU feels it is time we let our members know about this great building and the many resources it offers to AU students in Calgary!

The 7-storey BVC building is home to numerous post-secondary institutions, including AU, Bow Valley College, Olds College, and the University of Lethbridge. The building is LEED silver certified, and provides many services to students from all of the institutions represented. The AU offices and exam center are on the 6th floor of the building.

Getting to the building is a breeze as the CTrain (both red and blue lines) stops right outside the front doors under a shelter at the City Hall station. The BVC building also has an underground parkade including carpooling stalls, and both indoor and outdoor bicycle parking.

The BVC building interior features lots of study spaces available, including a 4th floor outdoor terrace, a rooftop garden, various study nooks, and over 50 classrooms. It is a great place to study for those students who don’t have a dedicate study space at home!

The main floor is home to the ?Market?, a cafeteria with over 200 seats and a huge range of hot and cold foods with daily specials (including a burger grill, pizza oven, grab and go sandwiches, sushi, salads, and wraps). They post the weekly menu online here as well as on view screens outside the Market. And for those caffeine lovers, there is also a full-service Tim Hortons on the main floor.

The building features a bookstore with lots of books, clothes, and stationary items. There is a large print and copy center on the main floor, a multi-faith chapel, and an Aboriginal Center. There are huge, clean bathrooms on each floor, big airy open stairwells, computers available for student use, as well as lots of places for notices and literature.

Also, during heavy exam times, they even have puppy rooms for students to relax in and visit with puppies ? a great way to de-stress!

For more information about the building you can view floor maps online here or you can view a video about the building on the Bow Valley College website here.

If you have any questions about this article, please contact services@ausu.org.

Resources:

BVC South Campus grand opening ushers in collaborative era. Bow Valley College Media Release, 10 May 2013. Web. 17 November 2015. New South Campus Grand Opening. Bow Valley College. Web. 17 November 2015. Amanada Malkiewich. BVC’s South Campus welcomes some puppy love. Bow Valley College, 30 April 2015. Web. 17 November 2015. Photos and building insights provided by Tamra Ross, AUSU Councillor. 4 November 2015.

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