Wednesday, 17 June 2015

YouAlberta Spotlight: U of A Compliments

The great Maya Angelou once said, “People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” Meet Batool, Evan, Fahim, Mishma, Mitchell, Nicole, Shirley, and Tyler - these students are among the many amazing U of A Compliments volunteers making the University of Alberta a safe, inclusive, and loving environment. Through the use kind words, U of A Compliments has become an avenue for university students to have a positive effect on their peers and the general campus community. U of A Compliments has shown how simple yet kind gestures can have a positive impact on those in our campus community.

YouAlberta sat down with the group to learn a little about why they do what they do. Here's what we learned:

Who Are They?

What Do They Do?

What Advice for Do They Have for Students?


About the Author


Kevin Chavez Laxamana is a 4th year Anthropology Honors student. He hails from the Philippines and has been living as a proud Edmontonian for half a decade. When he is not busy, which is a rare occurrence, Kevin enjoys long walks, volunteering, and binge-watching past seasons of Survivor. He aspires to become a ‘cool’ social scientist while trying to get his Twitter account verified (though he doesn’t tweet much). His most prized possession (for now) is a signed copy of Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake.

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