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Saturday, January 31 • 10:45am - 11:30am
A3: Micro-Sessions: You Can Be An Entrepeneur Too! - Lone Pine Apparel / Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 / Transition from Founders to the Future- How to Create and Sustain a Mentorship Program LIMITED

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You Can Be An Entrepeneur Too!: Lone Pine Apparel
Alida Soto, Josh Thompson and Matthew Jacula

Myself and three friends became aware of the prominent issue of homelessness in our city during our grade twelve year. We wanted to shed a light on this often disregarded problem and find a way to improve it, so we founded Lone Pine Apparel. We partner with charities like IHuman and donate 25% of our profits to them. Our drive to create change in our community, pushed us to work as a group and pool our skills in the design and business field to build up a project. Our leadership skills helped us turn an idea into tangible and successful socially conscious business, and we would like to share our story. 

Mental Health Awareness Week 2015
Nicole Mensik, Joseph Dimitry, Lynn Squires, Ying Ling, Ashlee Yang, Sarah Hanafi, Hely Shah, Megan Howlett and Orysya Svystun

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is a medical student initiative intended to raise awareness for mental health on the campus through a variety of speakers, a resources fair, and personal anecdotes from students. Often, medical students and professionals in healthcare feel like they are supposed to be the “healers” and appear strong and invincible, making it difficult to speak out about their personal mental health struggles. The safe environment created at MHAW events encourages students to speak out about their experiences, and empowers them to understand how mental illness affects people personally.

Transition from Founders to the Future: How to Create and Sustain a Mentorship Program
Lianne McLean, Kimberley Hodge

Presentation content contributors: Georgia Dewart, Allison Norris, Sarah Cooper, Christine Howell, Nichole Mark, Susan LaBonte, Nasreen Lalani

In 2013, a group of Graduate Nursing students from the University of Alberta were inspired to create a mentorship program that would provide peer to peer support and foster a sense of community for nursing graduate students. The students worked together to develop MENTOR US, a program that successfully garnered faculty support and received program funding. MENTOR US was launched in September 2014 and currently includes 16 mentor/mentee pairs. The leaders of the program are currently focusing on strategies that will ensure MENTOR US sustainability for the future.

Saturday January 31, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
CCIS 1 440 University of Alberta

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