Saturday, 29 March 2008

College Prep Course


STAC 1101, SECTION 001
May 5th to August 6th

Instructor: Nathan Anderson Course Times and Location:
Office Location: 4600 NW Campus Monday 2:00-4:00 Room 4211A
Office: 4614 Wednesday 2:00-4:00 Room 4211A
Telephone: 527-5517
Email: Semester: Summer 2008

Office hours: M&W 12.30-13.30


Students in this course will develop college preparatory skills and confidence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening for academic tasks. This course is designed to improve academic skills required to meet the demands of college level courses. In addition, information about how to improve memory & cognitive strategies necessary to academic work will be provided. Efficient time management and good study skills and habits needed to become an effective student will be stressed throughout the course. An outline of topics covered throughout the term is attached. Some additional topics and materials may be added during the semester as needed.


Students will be required to bring a three-ring binder, a dictionary, loose-leaf paper, a pen, and a highlighter. Students will be provided with reading materials and assignments as the semester proceeds.


This course is designated as a Mastery course. Courses designated Mastery assess a student's knowledge and achievements according to defined learning outcomes or criteria.

Questions?? Talk to the course instructor, Nathan Anderson, 604-527-5517 or Kary Otterstein at 604-435-5677.
A pre-entry interview with the instructor is required.

Stand Up For Mental Health

Hi Folks,
Just to let you know that Stand Up For Mental Health will be featured in The Globe and Mail (For those non-Canadians on this list it's one of Canada's National Newspapers) this Saturday in an article by Gary Mason. He saw the CBC documentary on us entitled Cracking Up and loved it, so we did an interview and he sent a photographer to take some pictures of the class. It should be a great article and will really help raise awareness and fight the public stigma around mental illness. It's so great to have some good PR for a change!
You can also access the article at <>
Also, the CBC documentary Cracking Up is now for sale for $28.25 (this includes shipping anywhere in North America). Contact me if you'd like to buy a copy. <>
And yes, there are still tickets left for April 13 but they're going fast!
Laugh Your Head Off and Support Mental Health!
Stand Up For Mental Health 2008 Gala Showcase, Sunday April 13 at 7:00 pm at the Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver.
(See attached flyer)
This is the debut performance for our all-new 2008 class. Also featuring psychiatrist Judy Allen doing stand-up comedy and discussing treatment options!
With headliner Mike MacDonald. As seen on Just for Laughs, CBC, Showtime, Comedy Central, and an Evening at the Improv. Mike has bipolar disorder and is thrilled to help raise awareness around mental illness.
Tickets are only $30.00 each (plus applicable service charges). The best way to get them is through The Arts Club Box Office (604) 687-1644 or go to <>. (this site may not be live yet though)
Our last event sold out and we had to turn people away, so get your ticket now to avoid disappointment!
Led by counsellor and stand up comic David Granirer, Stand Up For Mental Health (which was featured in the CBC documentary Cracking Up) teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental illness as a way of building confidence and fighting public stigma. <>
We have to raise all our funds on our own, and this is our chance to keep this life-changing program going.
Please help us spread our message of hope and empowerment by coming to our show and forwarding this email on to everyone you know!
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Get there early and buy a Stand Up For Mental Health Jean Bag or T-Shirt!
People with mental illness are always being told what they can't do. In Stand Up For Mental Health they get to prove what they CAN do!
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