Olds College Recognizes and records student experiences and achievements that allow students to showcase skills and competencies gained through the completion of co-curricular activities.
Please complete this form to have your Co-Curricular Record reviewed by the Activity Sponsor and have a Co-Curricular Record issued to you.
Please Note: The CCR Validation Form is open until May 15. Students who participated in an eligible CCR activity between September - April must apply before May 15.
Academic Council is the governing body that represents the academic community of faculty, students, and administrators at Olds College. Student representatives are responsible for all student advocacy related to academic concerns.
Admission Ambassadors commit to 6 hours per week. They lead Campus Tours, participate in events like Open House & Preview Days, and assist with tasks within the Communications Plan (Prospect & Welcome Packs, poster mail outs, etc).
The Black Canadas Scholars is a mentoring, advocacy, and empowerment group. It is one part learning, one part support, and one part leadership. The group engages in explorations in Canada’s Black history, offers a space for questions and support, and encourages members to take their knowledge and experience out into the wider world to provide a voice for marginalized groups/people where necessary.
Leadership Collaboration & Teamwork Building Community Health and Wellness
Broncos game day ambassadors will play a vital role in the delivery of all Olds College Broncos home games and events. There are various roles including, Varsity sport coordinator, score clock operator, shot clock operator, score sheet coordinator, statistician, ACACTV camera operator, ACACTV live stream operator, announcer/DJ.
Women’s Hockey Student-Athletes compete in the ACAC and commit to 5 hours/week of training and a minimum of 2 hours/week of conditioning. They also benefit from mental skills training, fitness testing, nutrition, team building, community engagement, video analysis and study sessions.
Badminton Student-Athletes compete in the ACAC/CCAA and commit to 4.5 hours/week of training and a minimum of 1 hour/week of conditioning. They also benefit from mental skills training, fitness testing, nutrition, team building, community engagement, and study sessions.
Curling Student-Athletes compete in the ACAC/CCAA and commit to 4.5 hours/week of training and a minimum of 1 hour/week of conditioning. They also benefit from mental skills training, fitness testing, nutrition, team building, community engagement, and study sessions.
Student-athlete representatives have developed outcomes and strategies for the mutual best interest of all sports and promote a positive Bronco environment within Olds College and the Community of Olds. SALT members commit a minimum of 1 hour per week.
Returning students (domestic or international) touch base and answer first-year international students' questions about Canadian college life and academics from a student perspective. First-year international students gain cultural insight and tips to ease their transition and academic success, while returning students develop mentorship and global citizenship skills. Whenever possible, students are paired with someone from a culture different from their own.
Students will create and implement one social media campaign per month per academic year. The student will be given a list of topics to choose from each month and create a campaign using photo and/or video to post on Olds College social media accounts. During their time as a Communications Assistant, they will receive training and guidance to gain valuable skills and experience for their resume. There will be three positions available each academic year.
Students practice several times per week to prepare for the Cor Van Raay case competition. This is a two day competition that requires a range of disciplines including agriculture, business and economics. A team of four students analyze a written case and develop recommendations and solutions which are then presented to a panel of judges.
Collaboration & Teamwork, Leadership, Diversity and inclusion, Global Citizenship
The Conversation club gives international students a resource on campus to practice their English skills in a low-stakes, supportive environment. The Canadian participants will gain both international experience within a local context by learning from their peers, as well as leadership experience in small-group facilitation. Both international and native English-speaking participants will develop skills in cross-cultural communication.
Students practice twice per week for several months to prepare for the Alberta Dean’s business case competition. This is a three day event where teams of four or five students are presented with a variety of business challenges in a case study. Student work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions which are presented to a panel of judges.
Students will learn how to fly drones and apply these skills to various real-life projects at the college.
Education abroad is an enriching and intensive educational experience and includes opportunities such as summer programs, internships, and study tours. Participants in education abroad programs will develop cross-cultural communication skills, create an international network, and enhance their academic profile. Becoming an active part of our globalized world builds independence, initiative and adaptability. These skills are valuable and employable in our global market.
Leadership, Collaboration & Teamwork, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Building Community
Enactus uses entrepreneurial thinking to solve social problems. Students work on a project over the year and present it at regionals in Calgary and Nationals in either Vancouver or Toronto.
The International Buddy Program gives new international students a resource on campus to be able to learn about the College and community from a student perspective but also to have a contact on campus before they arrive to ease the transition into Canadian life. The Canadian buddies will gain international experience while at home by learning from their buddies, as well as skills in cross-cultural communication.
Collaboration & Teamwork Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Building Community
Peer Learning Circles involve reciprocal academic coaching and collaborative problem-solving. The regularly scheduled meeting times include goal-setting, strategic planning, focused work time and reflection on learning. Students support one another in their academic goals and build supportive networks with peers.
Leadership, Collaboration & Teamwork,Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Building Community
Daily chores to be conducted from October to April and completed twice a day. The chore schedule is spread across the members of the club/team.Preparation of show cattle - including halter breaking, rinsing, training hair and clipping.Promotion of the Olds College Red Angus herd and Olds College programming at three different cattle shows throughout Alberta.
Collaboration & Teamwork Entrepreneurship & Innovation Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
The Olds College School of Innovation (OCCI) has a mandate to enhance innovation in agriculture, apparel, horticulture, land and environmental management sectors through market-focused applied research and the development of enabling processes and new products. Students can work with Olds College Researchers and assist them with various duties as dictated by time of year and availability. Activities could include crop and plot trials field work, data collection, lab preparation and analysis, data entry and other duties
Collaboration & Teamwork, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving,Building Community
Students are provided the opportunity to sign up for evening and overnight calving sessions. During this time they are responsible for health and calving checks of the OC cow herd. Training is provided for the students to recognize the signs and SOP's have been established to guide the students in proper protocols used on Olds College Smart Farm. Students on shift are responsible for completing the feeding chores in the barn, keeping the environment as clean as possible. Calves will be processed following the animal care guidelines.
Leadership, Building Community, Collaboration & Teamwork, Diversity and Inclusion
Student Clubs sanctioned through the SAOC range from program orientated to recreational and there are numerous to choose from. It’s a great way to balance the busy student lifestyle and have some fun! Club Presidents organize meetings, events, fundraisers and collaborate with their team and Olds College students.
Student-athlete representatives that have developed outcomes and strategies for the mutual best interest of all sports and promote a positive Bronco environment within Olds College and the Community of Olds. SALT members commit a minimum of 1 hour per week.
This mentorship program will broaden Olds College students’ understanding of careers in their respective industries and encourage future goal development. With an industry mentor’s support, guidance, and collaboration, Olds College student mentees identify their future goals and possible careers in their industry and discuss potential opportunities. The student mentees and their mentors can also establish potential strategies and methods to meet these goals and possibilities.
Leadership, Collaboration & Teamwork, Building Community,
Diversity and Inclusion
Answering questions & conversing with prospective students about campus life, program information, and college experience through the use of a smart phone app. Sharing useful information about being an Olds College student in the form of blogs/picture posts. Represent Olds College in a positive virtual presence.
Leadership, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Building Community,Diversity and Inclusion, Health and Wellness
The Upstander self-directed training is made up of 9 modules and a reflection paper. Students will have the opportunity to take each module at their own pace. It creates a foundation of how to step up and step into a situation that people may otherwise avoid. The topics include how to step into a situation where another individual is being harassed, where a potential gender based violence situation is taking place, and when someone discloses gender based violence.
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